Live Tonight: Band of Horses, Keyboard Kid, Rhye One, Walking Papers

Band of Horses I first saw Band of Horses live at a club in Montreal, shortly after the boys had pulled up stakes in Seattle and moved to South Carolina. Well on their way to stardom, they packed the house with sullen French-Canadians and commenced to breath Dixie hellfire down those frostbitten spines. It’s well known that the band’s studio efforts have been trending downward since its lone Seattle record, 2006’s Everything All the Time. But it’s also well known that the band’s Southern-rock chops allow it to absolutely eviscerate a live crowd, regardless of the songwriting quality. Better yet, lead singer Ben Bridwell reportedly made a “pilgrimage” to Seattle this spring to revisit some of what inspired the best album of his career. Seattle’s been having a great year for nostalgia rock—Soundgarden, Postal Service, Nirvana—and this show seems poised to add itself to the list. With Sera Cahoone and S. Showbox at the Market. 8 p.m. SOLD OUT. DANIEL PERSON

Keyboard Kid Seattle’s resident beatsmith recently tackled an unlikely piece of remix material: garage-pop band Chastity Belt’s “Seattle Party” single. The resulting “Seattle Based Party” is a standard cloud-rap instrumental, centered around CB singer Julia Shapiro’s howling vocals, but it’d be cool to see this sort of cross-genre collaboration more often. With BLKHRTS. Crocodile. 8 p.m. $5 DOS. All ages. ANDREW GOSPE

Rhye One of the best songs I’ve heard all year is “Open,” the first track and single from this L.A. duo’s March album Woman. Built on a slyly syncopated bass line and singer Mike Milosh’s breathy, not-quite-falsetto vocals, it’s an achingly romantic example of stripped-down R&B done right. Even though the rest of Woman doesn’t quite measure up, Rhye’s live show promises to be sensuous. With J-Justice. Neumos. 8 p.m. $20 adv. AG

Walking Papers is the newest of Seattle Weekly columnist Duff McKagan’s many classic rock–minded bands, and they’re celebrating the release of debut album The Whole World’s Watching with this free in-store. Easy Street Records. 7 p.m. All ages. AG

 
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