Deerhoof, performing "Panda Panda Panda" at the Knitting Factory in NYC

Anyone else born in the early-mid '80s feel like our adolescence is coming back

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Nostalgic Tuesday Show Recommendations

Deerhoof, performing "Panda Panda Panda" at the Knitting Factory in NYC

Anyone else born in the early-mid '80s feel like our adolescence is coming back to haunt us for a one-night only extravaganza? Yeah. Me too.

Deerhoof, Experimental Dental School, Coconut, Neumos, 8 p.m., $14 adv., all ages

Deerhoof's new album, Offend Maggie, comes out today. If you knew that already, and can't get enough of the band's experimental, oft-psychedelic noise rock stylings and cute-but-bizarre lyrics (which are sometimes in Japanese), well, you're probably already planning on going. But if you're on the fence, trust me: Deerhoof's music makes a whole lot more sense when experienced in person.

Liz Phair performing Exile In Guyville, Showbox at the Market, 8 p.m., $25-$27

Hobart hearts Liz Phair, and you can read her interview with Liz here, but here's the Wire blurb she wrote about Liz:

Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville is, hands down, one of the most awesome albums of all time. Seriously, how kick-ass do you have to be to pull off a song-for-song response to the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street? It’s hard to believe, but 15 years have passed since Phair made her brutally honest and sexually explicit debut in indie rock. Harder to believe still is that she's a 41-year-old mother (she's hotter than ever) who's back on tour to promote the 15th-anniversary reissue of Guyville. (She's also working on an untitled sixth album.) I just about died of happiness when her schedule was finally updated to include Seattle. Phair's fans have patiently waited for this moment for years, so you'd be wise to show up early if you want a decent seat.

Bane, Outbreak, Cruel Hand On, El Corazon, 7 p.m., $12, all ages

I've never claimed to be, nor wanted to be, straight-edge, but back when I listened to hardcore and punk music with more regularity, Bane, which started as Aaron Dalbec (of Converge) and Damon Bellardo's side project, was one of my favorite bands: loud and raucous with great energy and a positive message that's not preachy or exclusive. It helped me navigate the treacherous waters of high school. And where I went to high school (Reno, Nevada, that is), if you went to a straight-edge show with booze on your breath, you risked getting the shit kicked out of you (and probably still do) by the militant straight-edge teenagers who ran the hardcore scene like it was the fuckin' Mafia. But I risked it for a Bane show. It was worth it. It still is. Just try not to puke on someone with Sharpie Xs on their hands, all right? That's not helpful.

Ben Kweller, Whitley, Chop Suey, 8 p.m., $18 adv, all ages

I was really into that Sha Sha album when it came out. Then I lost track of Ben Kweller, whose pop songs are decidedly bubblegum, but unlike most bubblegum, it hasn't lost its flavor as time wears on, even though most of the music I liked back when Sha Sha was a frequent flier in my CD player has now been distributed amongst used record stores up and down the West Coast. But I still like Ben Kweller and his cute pop songs. If anyone goes to this show, I'd like to hear about it.

 
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