Live Tonight: Tori Amos, John Mayall, Thunderpussy

Thunderpussy is your new favorite Seattle supergroup. Since late last year, bassist Leah Julius (Cumulus, Sundries), guitarist Whitney Petty (The Grizzled Mighty), vocalist Molly Sides (This Bitch Don’t Fall Off), and drummer Lena Simon (La Luz, Kairos) have been writing rock ’n’ roll jams with a sultry blues twist. This is only the band’s second public show, but, judging by footage from its first, the quartet has the chemistry and stage presence of a group that’s been playing together for years. This show is a fundraiser for Hangin’ Tuff, a wonderfully wacky online music variety show in which host DJ Bobbi Rich, who is also emceeing this event, interviews local bands in, of all places, a hot tub boat. With Lozen, Dusty Lips, Un-Protected Sax. Chop Suey, 1325 E. Madison St., 324-8005, chopsuey.com. 8 p.m. $10. 21 and over. AZARIA C. PODPLESKY

In a fortuitously timed booking, two elder statesmen of British rock play Jazz Alley in the same week. John Mayall, whose Bluesbreakers featured Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, and Jack Bruce over the years, plays Thursday through Sunday—and at 80, that’s an accomplishment in itself. Starting Tuesday, Albert Lee begins a two-night run. Lee, whose tour celebrates his 70th birthday, has long been hailed as one of country rock’s most virtuous players. Besides having released dozens of his own records and DVDs, he has also logged time with the Crickets, Emmylou Harris, and the Everly Brothers. If only the pair would have toured together! Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., 441-9729, jazzalley.com. Mayall: 7:30 p.m. Thurs.–Sun. plus 9:30 p.m. Fri.–Sat. Lee: 7:30 p.m. Tues.–Wed. $26.50. DAVE J. LAKE

Tori Amos, Paramount. Read our interview with the artist here.

 
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