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Live Animals, with Spamtron, Leon Nite & DJ Fuke. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094. 8:30 p.m. $10. All ages. Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer

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Tonight: Live Animals at El Corazon, The Beach Boys at Snoqualmie Casino

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Live Animals, with Spamtron, Leon Nite & DJ Fuke. El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E., 381-3094. 8:30 p.m. $10. All ages. Conceptual artist Jenny Holzer once said, "Lack of charisma can be fatal." If that's at all true, Seattle's Live Animals will be mixing it up in neon-splattered geriatric diapers, as they have buttloads. This adorably dirty dynamic laptop/DJ duo possesses inspired chutzpah and ears for what instinctually shakes the booties of the chemically impaired. Their music, while fun, suffers a few growing pains. It's somewhat beholden to their elders (let's just say Daft Punk is definitely playing at their, their house) and flirts with occasionally with crowd pandering (their "Billie Jean" Cowbell remix is brilliant for two minutes, then promptly poops out). Regardless, these boys will only get better with age. MA'CHELL DUMA LAVASSAR

The Beach Boys. Snoqualmie Casino, 37500 SE North Bend Way, Snoqualmie, 425-888-1234. 6 p.m. $40-$75. Twenty two years after the Beach Boys' last #1 hit, "Good Vibrations," in 1966, they shot right back on top with "Kokomo," their contribution to the Cocktail soundtrack, in 1988. It was the longest stretch between chart-topping hits for any artist. No, the song it was nothing like the uber-hip, critically lauded, Brian Wilson-backed music the band churned out in the '60s. It was a grocery store jingle inspired more by Tom Cruise than Pet Sounds, and was helmed by Mike Love, not Wilson. 22 years later, Mike Love and the Beach Boys are still on the road, still without Brian Wilson, and Tom Cruise isn't exactly on top of the world these days. Time for Cocktail II and another trip to Kokomo? I think so. CHRIS KORNELIS

(If you're curious about what Brian Wilson was doing instead circa 1989, click here to listen to "Smart Girls," his uber-hip, not quite critically lauded attempt at rap.)

 
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