Who: Brent Amaker and the Rodeo
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Tractor Tavern
I like Brent Amaker and the Rodeo's records, but they pale in comparsion to the band's live shows, which include a super sexy burlesque dancer named Bunny Monroe prancing around in pasties and Amaker "baptizing" unsuspecting audience members with whiskey. What's not to love? You'll especially want to pick up their new record, called Please Stand By (longtime Rodeo fans will get the reference), that comes with a very graphic X-rated comic book. People were lined up out the door at the Tractor Tavern to see this show -- one girl said she'd been coming to the Tractor for years and had never had to wait to get in before -- and if you go to their next show, you'll understand why. In my interview with him, Mr. Amaker said he and his band won't be the next buzz band in Seattle...but after that set, I beg to differ.