Jahcoozi, a three-person electronica outfit, performing "Monkey"
From now on, you can expect full show recommendations with additional blurbs that you can't find in the print issue, every day, Monday through Friday, with Friday's edition containing Saturday and Sunday shows as well. I can never cover everything I want to cover in print, so I'm gonna do things this way. I hope it's useful to all of you out there in Internetdom.
Decibel Festival show feat. Jahcoozi, Neumos, 8 p.m., $20
I suggest you check out the Decibel Festival website for a complete list of DBF-related events...but if I HAD to pick one, I'd pick tonight's show at Neumos, because Berlin powerhouse Jahcoozi's West Coast debut will move your bones and melt your brain into blissful mush, no E required. Frontwoman Sasha Perera commands the mic with a blend of sultry vocals and rhymespeak. Meanwhile, Robot Koch provides the booty-shakin' beats, with musical expertise and production assistance from Oren Gerlitz. And the rest of the acts on tonight's bill haven't played Seattle before, either. Don't wear anything you're too attached to; if you don't plan on spending the evening soaked in your and other peoples' sweat, you might as well just stay home.
Yellowman, the Sagittarius Band, Lafa Taylor, DJ Redman, Nectar, 9 p.m., $16 adv.
Yellowman's been making reggae music for a very long time. He goes by Yellowman because he is albino, but even though he was shunned for it as a kid, he grew up to be one of the most popular Jamaican dancehall DJs of the 1980s. And even if you haven't heard of him before, you've probably heard him sampled by such mainstream icons as Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Sublime, Dead Prez and Blackstar (Mos Def andTalib Kweli).
Shake the Shack Rockabilly Ball with Omar Romero, Texas Steve & the Git Gone Trio, Dusty Chance & the All Nighters, Slim Sandy, $18 nightly or $50 three-day pass, 8 p.m.
I don't think you could go wrong attending any one of the three nights of the Rockabilly Ball. As I said in Short List this week. All the bands on tonight's roster are signed to Wild Records, and the common thread is the music's authenticity. It'd be really easy to listen to this and pretend it's 1956.