Unfortunate timing, guys! Especially since I, for one, am going to Block Party. But if you don't feel like braving the raucous mob of scenesters at Capitol Hill Block Party, here are a few more laid-back alternatives worthy of your consideration
The Watson Twins courtesy of Michael Alan Goldberg
Nicole Atkins & the Sea at Triple Door Mainstage
10 p.m., $17 adv, $20 dos.
According to Ma'chell D-L, Nicole Atkins is possibly the next Amy Winehouse. Let's hope she doesn't follow in Winehouse's footsteps....that is, turn into an emaciated crack addict with emphysema and a severe case of the crazies.
The Watson Twins, Tim Fite, Jen Wood at Tractor Tavern
9 p.m., $10 adv, $12 dos.
Pretty ballads for you, with folk songstress Jen Wood opening! What more could you want?
at Easy Street Records in West Seattle
9:30 p.m., $5, 21+ (like all after-hours shows there)
I went to see Little Pieces at Re-Bar the very week I moved to Seattle, and I say to you, Herman Jolly's sunny, sparkly new pop band is not to be ignored.