Live Tonight: The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Honky Tonkers, Reverter

The Dillinger Escape Plan This constantly touring New Jersey hardcore band is known for its go-for-broke live performances. Whether you want to sit through all nine (!) opening bands depends on whether you’re free in the mid-afternoon on a Monday. With Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Norma Jean, Cattle Decapitation, The Ocean, Revocation, AEON, Rings of Saturn, Thy Art Is Murder. Studio Seven. 3 p.m. $29.50 adv./$34 DOS. All ages. ANDREW GOSPE

The Honky Tonkers In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a country revival happening in Ballard, a ’hood whose stages and dance floors in recent years have seen more Tony Lamas than a Texas roadside honky tonk. Thing about those honky tonks and the dancers that fill ’em—they didn’t learn those moves overnight (keeping time on your feet to a 2/4 beat is harder than it looks). Tonight, under instructor Sean Donovan’s direction, you’ll have a chance to learn the steps that make the boots scoot—without stepping on any toes. Accompanied by the Honky Tonkers’ West Coast twang—think Lefty Frizzell and Buck Owens—you’ll be two-stepping in no time. Just take it easy on the beer, cowpokes. You’ll want to remember how to do it next time. Tractor Tavern. 8 p.m. $5. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

Reverter This Vancouver, B.C., three-piece (two guitarists and a drummer) plays tightly wound indie rock with a slight mathy streak. With Red Forman, The Mercury Tree. Blue Moon. 9 p.m. $5. AG

 
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