First things first: the Dutchess and the Duke's tour homecoming show is tonight. Last time I saw them, I suggested they play a larger venue than the Wild Rose next time, because they obviously have enough fans to pack a larger venue. Lo and behold, it happened. Personally, I think that the Dutchess and the Duke, despite all the hype and attention the Moondoggies have received lately, are my favorite new Hardly Art band, and their self-titled record is truly an outstanding little pop music gem. And they're fun live. If you didn't go to the CD release show (or, uh, couldn't get in because it sold out), you should attend this one tonight.
House of Thee Unholy #2, Triple Door Mainstage, 7:30 p.m. (17+), 10 p.m. (21+), $25
I couldn't say it better than Raechel did:
The music of Led Zeppelin, the thrill of burlesque, Broadway-level talent...what more could you want? The latest brainchild from Seattle's Swedish Housewife production company, "House of Thee Unholy #2" picks up right where last year's burlesque Zeppelin tribute left off. Featuring a mouth-watering roster of local talent, including the delicious Ms. Indigo Blue as well as the Broadway-blessed Nick Garrison lending his vocals, an evening of delightfully sexy, sensory overload is all but guaranteed.
Cut Copy, the Presets, Heartbreak, Showbox at the Market, 8 p.m., $18, all ages Another one of Raechel's picks:
If you're tired of laptop-based hipster DJ's being billed as "the biggest dance party of the year," (ahem! Girl Talk), then prepare yourself for the real thing as Cut Copy takes over the Showbox for some guaranteed roof-raising. After putting in their requisite time as openers for uber-acts such as Bloc Party and Daft Punk, the Australian trio embarks on their first headlining tour across the States with a set-list incorporating their sparse, enigmatic early sounds as well as the synth-loving sex appeal of their recent release, In Ghost Colours. Known for live shows that combine their love of high-energy dance beats as well as visually stunning graphic design, Cut Copy will satisfy any lingering desires from the last time you went out to go dancing and came home less than sated. Get ready to get sweaty! All ages.