Loveless Records band The Ruby Doe plays a $5 show with Danielli and Elba at Jules Maes Saloon tonight, which starts at 9 p.m. It's a pre-funk for Artopia, which is happening June 27, but you can start getting geared up for the Georgetown madness tonight.
And in SODO, one of our favorite local country bands, the Rainieros, play a show at Club Motor with Big Valley Rangers that costs $5 as well, and starts at 8 p.m.
While there's also a good show at the Sunset Tavern on Saturday featuring a whole slew of great Northwest bands-- Team Gina, Hoquiam, Man Plus, Katharine Hepburn's Voice, Wow & Flutter -- it costs more than $5, which breaks the rules. However, one of the above, Portland rock band Wow & Flutter, who received theRocket Queen's seal of approval not too long ago, are playing a free show at the Skylark Cafe that begins at 10 p.m.
New York City-based folk band the Rosewood Thieves play the Blue Moon Tavern at 10 p.m. for $5, if you're in the mood for a little neo-Americana.
Finally, the AfterMath Quintet plays ToST in Fremont at 9 p.m. for $5. Here's our fearless leader Mark D. Fefer on them:
In the decade since he left Seattle, former Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin has covered a lot of musical ground, doing the L.A. studio thing, studying percussion traditions around the world, and keeping up Tuatara, the cinematic-rock band with R.E.M. guitarists Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey. All of these strains--along with Martin's jazz training at Western Washington U--come together in this new quintet, formed when Martin moved back home a few months ago. With some of the shrewdest progressive-groove players in town--including trumpeter Dave Carter, ubiquitous Joe Doria on keys, and fat-toned Brett Joseph on sax--this loose collective mixes funk, Afro-beat, Afro-Latin and a deep swing. Just two gigs in, AfterMath definitely adds up, and their first-Saturday shows at ToST are going to be a highlight of the new-jazz month. They'll be joined this time by the Nigerian-British singer Adama (a sometime collaborator with Tuatara), the local Senegalese drum master Thione Diop, the Circle of Fire dance crew, and who knows who else.