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Live Music Round Up: Tuesday, April 14

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The badass ladies of THEE Satisfaction (pictured) will be at the Jewelbox tonight at 10:30, if you're looking for some quality local hip hop; that's $6.

The Round 47 at Fremont Abbey Arts Center, 7:30 p.m., $5-$10, all ages

If you're one of those artistic types with trust and/or intimacy issues, I suggest you avoid playing Seattle staple The Round. Now in its 47th incarnation, The Round comes off like a singer/songwriter group therapy session. The performance format is much more open than traditional show boundaries; at The Round, artists can collaboratively explore covers, sing their own or their stagemates' "classics," try out new material or take a crack at improv in a relaxed environment. This anything-goes format has got to be the musical equivalent of throwing yourself backwards into an awaiting crowd, not only hoping you'll not only be caught, but held up and praised. This month's show features Jesy Fortino (Tiny Vipers), Grant Olsen (Arthur & Yu), John Van Deusen (Lonely Forest), and poet Maya Hersh, quality performers who'll surely use The Round's element of surprise to their--and the audiences'--benefit. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

Anvil at El Corazon, 8 p.m., $15

Riding the Spinal Tap ticket into the spotlight, veteran Canadian heavy-metal group Anvil will perform along with a screening of the acclaimed, painfully real documentary about them--the tongue-in-cheek, redundantly titled Anvil! The Story of Anvil. (The SIFF-favorite doc, which our Aaron Hillis called "candid and heartbreaking," has won festival awards and opens for its regular run at the Varsity on April 17.) The flick chronicles why, after touring with no less than Bon Jovi in '84, the group was playing to five-person audiences in metal-friendly Europe two decades later. Of course, the band keeps the faith (har, har) and still plays with unparalleled aplomb, appealing to fans of irony and Iron Maiden alike, no Stonehenge necessary. KORY GROW

The Whip, Late of the Pier at Chop Suey, 8 p.m., $14

The UK-based dance/rock quartet The Whip emphasize instrument-fueled musicianship as much they do machine-powered mechanization on their debut disc, X Marks Destination, released March 3. It's a combo that makes for potent, refreshing listening reflective of lead-singer/guitarist Bruce Carter and keyboardist Danny Saville's background playing in the band Nylon Pylon, as well as their previous lives as club promoters. Think Fleetwood Mac meets Felix Da Housecat. Rave-rock opener "Trash" loops fuzz and bass around a teenage anthem-style hook that proclaims, "I wanna be trash!" More dance-centric jams include "Fire," a blazing inferno of feedback and metallic pulsation, and "Sister Siam," a sonorous electro-fied re-configuration of a Nylon Pylon tune. The Whip aren't the next big thing, but they'll make you pine for some E. KEVIN CAPP

 
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