In non-People Talking and Singing related news, here are some things available for doing tonight. No, not like that:

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Back Door Slam

Back Door Slam

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Tonight!

In non-People Talking and Singing related news, here are some things available for doing tonight. No, not like that:

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Back Door Slam

Back Door Slam

Friday, November 9

Hailing from the tiny Isle of Man in the U.K., Back Door Slam are a ragtag trio of white boys who can play the blues like nobody’s business. They’ve already hit the road with the likes of R.E.O. Speedwagon (a casino tour!) and the Who, and for good reason—these boys are no Blues Brothers. Close your eyes and you can almost imagine Stevie Ray’s ghost up there, wailing away onstage, taking long pulls off a bottle of Crown. AJA PECKNOLD

Crocodile Cafe 2200 2nd Ave., 441-5611 , http://www.thecrocodile.com, $10 adv

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The Turn-Ons, photo by Brian O'Shea

The Turn-Ons

Friday, November 9

Some music scribes fancy themselves journalists, disclosing information with analytical impartiality. I, friends, am a writer. I just write about stuff I like or don’t like. Or, in the case of the Turn-Ons, stuff I love. I LOVE THE TURN-ONS!!!! If you haven’t seen them or it’s been awhile, do your ears a favor. This band’s journey from T-Rexian glamsters to Wired-up, pedal-heavy gazers in a few years is Radiohead-like in its sensible musical progression. Avoiding the pratfall that kills so many other bands, the Turn-Ons successfully stretch themselves as artists, achieving continuous reinvention while still sounding perfectly like themselves. Plus, they all have fabulous personal hygiene and are great kissers. Go! (Disclaimer: Yes, I was once this band’s publicist. Before you cry foul, think: Do you still love whoever your boss was five years ago?) Sky Parade, Gram Rabbit, and This Blinding Light open. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR Comet Tavern 922 E. Pike St., 323-9853 $6, 9 p.m.

Emerald City Soul Club's Weekender

Friday, November 9

Indie rock may be lacking soul (if this month’s ongoing joke/discussion is correct), but you can avoid it entirely this weekend, and check out the real deal, at Emerald City Soul Club’s Weekender. ECSC hosts regular dance nights with an emphasis on the ‘60s, ‘70s, and Northern Soul, when all the music is played on 45’s. The second annual Weekender expands on those evenings with DJs from around the world playing an “Allnighter” (7 p.m.-4 a.m. tonight), and “Alldayer” (12 p.m.-7 p.m. tomorrow), with a live performance from Detroit legends JJ Barnes and the Brothers of Soul (also tomorrow). And if you’re still standing, there’s a massive, 45s-only vinyl trade fair on Sunday. Now who’s got soul? RACHEL SHIMP Lo_Fi 429B Eastlake Ave. E., 206-254-2824 $65 weekend pass/individual prices vary Fri., November 9, 7:00pm-4:00am

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Del the Funkee Homosapien

Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Devin the Dude & the Coughee Brothaz, Bukue One, Serendipity Project

Friday, November 9

Never would I have thought that Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Devin the Dude would hit the stage together, let alone for a whole tour. But lucky for you weed heads out there, it’s going down. The Bay Area’s and H-Town’s underground champions have combined the forces of C, T, and H (not necessarily in that order) to bless Seattle with a crafty aroma of sativa green that will surely drown out the stench that will exist from the concertgoers’ patchouli and body odor. All smells aside, this should make for an incredible show—Del and Devin rarely disappoint due to their combined catalog of hip-hop classics. Bukue One and Serendipity Project open. SAMUEL L. CHESNEAU Showbox at the Market 1426 First Ave., 628-3151 , http://www.showboxonline.com, $18.50 adv./$20, 8:00pm

 
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