Tonight: A Tribute to the Kinks, Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Nappy Roots


Tonight: A Tribute to the Kinks, Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Nappy Roots

  • Tonight: A Tribute to the Kinks, Jackson Browne & David Lindley, Nappy Roots

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    A Tribute to the Kinks. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. $10. "Whenever the Beatles vs. Stones question comes up I always have to go with the Kinks," says local rock marimba player Erin Jourgensen. "They seem the most honest to me somehow." Jourgensen isn't alone in her assessment; Seattle is full of notable musicians who love the Kinks. Consequently, the line-up for tonight's show is stacked fat. Along with Jourgensen's unorthodox renditions of "Young and Innocent Days" and "Come Dancing," the benefit for Musicares will feature a performance of The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society by the Quaifes, an all-star band led by Kwab Copeland that includes Bill Herzog (Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and Dan Peters of Mudhoney. Rounding out the bill are Shelby Earl, Rusty Willoughby, Sean Nelson and Guided by Dan, a new project that includes members of Mudhoney and Mother Love Bone. HANNAH LEVIN

    Jackson Browne with David Lindley. Chateau Ste Michelle, 14111 N.E. 145th St., Woodinville, 425-415-3300. 7 p.m. $48.50 general/$68.50 reserved. Jackson Browne has penned and performed some of the most enduring country-rock songs of the last half century ("Running On Empty", "Take It Easy"). But you might ask who that dude is standing next to him on stage? His name is David Lindley and--though he's nowhere near as famous or handsome as ol' JB--he fucking rules. Lindley founded sorely overlooked '60s group Kaleidoscope, the one psychedelic group that fully studied and embraced world music successfully. Back then, lots of shitty groups aimed for that Middle-Eastern-trip thing, but Kaleidoscope was the real deal and Lindley was the man. Besides backing up Jackson Browne for a decade, he was one of Warren Zevon's best sidemen (next to Waddy Wachtel). On this tour, Lindley adds multi-instrumental elements to Browne's classics, creating an arid desert mood for otherwise familiar numbers. BRIAN J. BARR

    Nappy Roots, with Kevin Gardner, Key Element, Black Stax. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467. 8 p.m. $15. Some people might argue the Kentucky-based rap quintet Nappy Roots hasn't done anything worth listening to since its 2002 hit singles "Awnaw" and "Po' Folks." Those people are wrong. Nappy Roots might never see the chart success they did earlier in the decade, and their most recent attempts at club tracks like "Fishbowl" have come off as hollow at best. But Nappy Roots doesn't care about those things, because tracks from their fourth record The Pursuit of Nappyness like "Ride" and "Back Home" offer up a sound laced with the acoustic guitar melodies and nimble Southern drawl that prove they haven't lost their soul. NICK FELDMAN

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