Tonight!

Friday, February 1

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Paintings for Animals, Gallery 1412, 2/1.

Weird Science. . .

Aphonia Recordings showcase with Problems, Paintings for Animals, the Precambrian

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The Weekend Preview

Tonight!

Friday, February 1

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Paintings for Animals, Gallery 1412, 2/1.

Weird Science. . .

Aphonia Recordings showcase with Problems, Paintings for Animals, the Precambrian

On the first Friday of each month, local experimental/avant-garde label Aphonia Recordings hosts a showcase at (surprise!) Gallery 1412. There’s no better home for the kind of music Aphonia puts forth—and this time around it includes the Olympia-based (surprise again!) Problems, whose music is described on the label’s Web site using words like “microstructures” and “polyforms.” Joined by the one-man electronic and vocal endeavor Paintings for Animals and the Precambrian, the project of the label’s founders—who utilize “homemade piezoelectric transducers, microphones, and algorithms” in their “one-act narratives” (songs?)—this is sure to be one freaky Friday. Get ready to weird out. AJA PECKNOLD

Gallery 1412, 8 p.m., $5-$15 sliding scale.

Nashville based Bobby Bare Jr. brings his curly mop and Southern fried rock back to the Sunset with a stripped down, acoustic set this time around.

Sunset Tavern, 6 p.m. $12

Some of local hip-hop's rising stars and veterans/road warriors--D. Black, SK, the Physics, Kingzmen and Grayskul--come together tonight at the Chop.

Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $7.

Saturday!

February 2

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Dyme Def, Vera Project, 2/2.

And the domination continues. . .

206 Stand Up II with Dyme Def, Scribes, Knowmads, GMK, Solstice, PhilHarmonic, with dance performances by Miecha Taylor, BYC, Burgerlicious, Samantha Hanson, hosted by Khingz of Abyssinian Creole and DJ Roscoe

Solid local hip-hop bills dominate the clubs calendars around town week after week, and this one is no exception. Tonight’s round two of 206 Stand Up sees the three Renton-based hard hustlers of Dyme Def headlining, along with Seattle MC Scribes, Knowmads, GMK, Soltice, PhilHarmomic, and live dance performances, all held down by the evening’s host, Khingz of Abyssinian Creole. 206 Stand Up, indeed. These kids are up, out of their seats, and causing a ruckus—with no sign of settling down anytime soon. AJA PECKNOLD

The Vera Project, 7:30 p.m. $6.

Buttrock at the Triple Door?

The Buttrock Suites

Can you think of any venue in town that’s less buttrock than the Triple Door, where live shows are often accompanied by the clinking of forks on plates from the adjoining Asian-themed Wild Ginger restaurant? Wasabi sure does clear the sinuses, but you likely won’t find anyone snorting it off of a set of naked boobs in the bathroom of this classy joint. But tonight, sensational ’80s show Buttrock Suites is taking over with more than enough spandex and big hair to eclipse the surroundings. The now annual production (last year’s was held at the more rock-appropriate Neumo’s) features local dancers/choreographers Diana Cardiff, Bob Gregory, Pam Gregory, Jana Hill, Matt Mulkerin, and Juliet Waller Pruzan performing their creations to the thrash of live ’80s buttrock, including era-appropriate artists like the Scorpions, Def Leppard, and Van Halen. Wok on. AJA PECKNOLD

Triple Door, 7:30 and 10 p.m., $16 adv./$18.

Garage rock from Tacoma + Go Go dancers = Studio 66

Studio 66 with the Fucking Eagles, the Pop Machines, DJs Gort, Chrispo and Vodka Twist

Just when I was at my Chris Crocker boiling point and about to give up on YouTube forever, I watched a video of the Ronettes singing “Be My Baby” to a shrieking studio audience circa 1963. Ronnie Spector’s live voice sent a shock wave through me, but I noticed in the background two rows of go-go dancers doing a vigorous routine of shimmies and shakes, adding a jolt of goofiness to this love song that always sounds so sad. Miniskirted twist-and-shouters were a crucial element to the 1960s discotheque, and that’s a detail the organizers of the Studio 66 mod parties are wise not to omit. Their bimonthly at the Lo_Fi features go-go dancing from Tangerine Tonic, in addition to DJs mining the best of Nuggets-era mod and garage rock. Tonight, Tacoma’s the Fucking Eagles headline the gig, which is rounded out by the Pop Machine and DJs Chrispo, Vodka Twist, and Gort. They’ll make you happy, baby, just wait and see. RACHEL SHIMP

Lo_Fi, 9 p.m. $7.

Sunday!

February 3

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Bone Cave Ballet, Skylark Cafe, 2/3.

Bone Cave Ballet will be at the Skylark Cafe, and might be worth going to see based on the name alone. But they aren't as scary as they sound- a bit like early No Doubt on quelludes with a little bit of slide guitar added in for good (?) measure.

Skylark, 7 p.m. Free.

 
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