The Love No Love Compilation release is tonight at the Triple Door . It deals with love -- either the presence or lack thereof --


Live Music Roundup: Thursday, August 14

The Love No Love Compilation release is tonight at the Triple Door. It deals with love -- either the presence or lack thereof -- and features tracks from various local artists that deal with the subject. The show starts at 7 p.m., is all ages and costs $17. Proceeds benefit New Beginnings, an organization that provides shelter, advocacy and a fresh start for battered women and their children.

The specific line-up for the show is:

7pm Sage Redman, Andrea Wittgens, Central Services

8pm Carrie Clark, Pufferfish

9pm Your Heart Breaks, Gina Young

Yirim Seck plays a show tonight at Chop Suey with the Physics, Fresh Espresso, Larue, and Black Stax at 8 p.m. for $12. It is all ages. Jonathan wrote about that show in the music section this week.

The Fruit Bats play the Crocodile tonight at 8 p.m. (well, that's doors anyway) for $12 with Johnny & the Moon and Palmer Electric Co.

The Dead Weather plays the Paramount tonight for $33 at 8 p.m. That show, too, is all ages:

Last summer, during a Raconteurs tour with the Kills, Jack White contracted bronchitis and had the Kills' vocalist Alison Mosshart step in and sing several of his songs for the remainder of the tour. Afterward, Mosshart and White tapped Jack Lawrence of the Raconteurs and Dean Fertita of Queens of the Stone Age for an impromptu jam session at White's Nashville studio, where they first recorded an eerily catchy cover of Gary Numan's "Are Friends Electric?" The group's full-length, Horehound, is bluesy, psychedelic and so hip it hurts. Here, White plays drums, leaving Mosshart's crackling, sultry vocals to top off the band's crunching guitars and rambling synthesizers. The results are brilliant - the Dead Weather is ten times sexier than the White Stripes or the Raconteurs ever have been. Just check out the video for the single "Hang You from the Heavens." It's shot in a gritty black and white and has each band member wearing, naturally, black leather jackets. My God, this band is cool. ET

Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, Partman Parthorse at the Funhouse, 9:30 p.m., $8

Thee Oh Sees are a vital part of San Francisco's richly complex post-punk stew, swimming in psychedelic-flavored pop and garnished with enough fascinating racket to make you wonder if you've stumbled upon the soundtrack for a shootout between a plumbers' union and a disgruntled pack of math rockers. Thee Oh Sees frontman John Dwyer made a name for himself in beloved cult bands like Pink and Brown and the Coachwhips, the latter of which used to call Seattle home. HL

Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loca at the Century Ballroom, 9 p.m., $25

Salsa music works because it follows a formula, but after a couple hours, that formula can sometimes be a bit much, even for the diehards that frequent Century Ballroom's regular salsa nights. Ricardo Lemvo's band gives you the best of multi-worlds, mixing salsa motifs with a pan-African sound that is both varied and uniformly irresistible. Afro-Cuban connections have been explored by many, many artists in recent years, but few have done it with as smoothly ingratiating a feeling as Lemvo (whose band's name is an Africanized misspelling of "crazy machine" in Spanish). He goes down easy, like much of his Putumayo-style world-music brethren, but when you're trying to execute those steps, rough edges aren't what you need. Dance lesson starts at 9. MF

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