Tonight's Show Suggestions

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Disney Cover Night at Chop Suey, 8 p.m., $7

Kane Hodder lead singer Andrew Moore has been known to end a show with minor injuries. And really, what else would you expect from a hardcore group given to shrieking lyrics like "I hate the taste of your blood, black as pitch/But I'd hate it even more to see my skull mounted next to some pompous grin." Aww. Needless to say, the band named for the man behind Freddy Krueger's vile mask isn't what first comes to mind when watching a cartoon Merlin pack up his things while singing "higitus figitus zumbabazing!" in the Disney classic The Sword in the Stone. But tonight, play it they will. It's all part of Disney Cover Night, a somewhat annual tradition when local indie-punk-pop stars like Aqueduct (pictured above), The Catch and People Eating People return to childhood, rocking out to tunes from Dumbo to The Little Mermaid. It's an over 21 show so no kids are allowed in Chop Suey tonight--just those young at heart. LAURA ONSTOT

Les Claypool, Saul Williams, Yard Dogs Road Show at Showbox SODO, 7 p.m., $35

Naming a Les Claypool-headlined tour the "Oddity Faire" is redundant. By now, you should probably expect that the erstwhile Primus singer-bassist and master/practitioner of almost every style of music imaginable (and member of about 37 other bizarro music projects, including Colonel Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade and Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains) will come out on a flaming unicycle wearing a tuxedo and a giant platypus head and play Frank Zappa's Uncle Meat in its entirety with his mutating band of crazies, while fixing sandwiches onstage for the audience during some of the lengthy instrumental bits. But maybe he'll just surprise us and play songs from his new album, Of Fungi and Foe, which evolved out of the music he was commissioned to write for the Wii game Mushroom Men. Which reminds me of a joke: A mushroom walks into a bar, and the bartender says, "I'm sorry, I can't serve you." And the mushroom replies, "Why not, I'm a fungi!" MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG

 
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