Tonight: GreenNote Benefit Concert with Amos Lee & Rocky Votolato, Young Sportsmen, Moneta, Day 2 of Block Party

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GreenNote Benefit Concert, with Amos Lee, Rocky Votolato, Star Anna, Ian Moore. Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center. 4:30 p.m. $15-$25. All ages. Amos Lee is the

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Tonight: GreenNote Benefit Concert with Amos Lee & Rocky Votolato, Young Sportsmen, Moneta, Day 2 of Block Party

  • Tonight: GreenNote Benefit Concert with Amos Lee & Rocky Votolato, Young Sportsmen, Moneta, Day 2 of Block Party

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    GreenNote Benefit Concert, with Amos Lee, Rocky Votolato, Star Anna, Ian Moore. Mural Amphitheater, Seattle Center. 4:30 p.m. $15-$25. All ages. Amos Lee is the only performer coming to this sustainability-oriented concert by airplane (horrible for the carbon footprint), so you know he'd better be good. Flying in from Pennsylvania, Lee teases his strings with an ambling folk birthed from rhythm and blues in its truest sense. His songs are sung low but full of emotion and history, like a man who talks slow but says much. Locals Star Anna, Rocky Votolato and Ian Moore also play this all-acoustic benefit for the Sierra Club, People for Puget Sound and the People's Waterfront Coalition. MARY PAULINE DIAZ

    Amos Lee performs "Truth" for NPR:

    Young Sportsmen, with Eightball Break, Eccentric Souls, The Dignitaries. Sunset Tavern, 5433 Ballard Ave. N.W., 784-4880. 9 p.m. $7. Young Sportsmen have written some of the best local pop songs this side of the Young Fresh Fellows. Ditties about "girl pants" and muscle cars married the best ingredients for pop confections: wry wit and sunny euphoria, with just a dash of melancholy. That's why it was such a damn shame when they broke up back in 2008. Or did they? "We all still really like playing together," says bassist Richard Davidson. "If the opportunity to play a good show comes up and we're all actually available, we'll do it. We just haven't talked about what that means!" Given their perpetual ambiguity, this is not a show one should risk missing. HANNAH LEVIN

    Moneta, with Hello! High Water, Scream For Eden, Striking Back, The Vallar. Showbox at the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151. 7 p.m. $13. All ages. On their MySpace, Moneta writes about existing in a wasteland music scene filled with "auto-tuned teenie-boppers," "neon-clad frat-core," and "a million faceless Fall Out Boy clones." Someone should tell them that, well, they sound a whole lot like Fall Out Boy. The hometown power-pop five-piece, who have opened for the likes of Paramore and The Smashing Pumpkins, thrive in the land of power chords and pre-pubescent harmonies that take me straight back to age 17: pissed off at my parents, crushed by my ex-girlfriend and looking so forward to moving far away. This is the music that you're supposed to leave behind, but a little reminiscing never killed anyone--embarrassed maybe, but never killed. NICK FELDMAN

    And of course, Day 2 of Capitol Hill Block Party. Today's lineup is: Atmosphere, Blonde Redhead, !!!, Blitzen Trapper, Obits, Here We Go Magic, Zola Jesus, Night Marchers, Past Lives, The Redwood Plan, Avi Buffalo, THEESatisfaction, Beach Fossils, Grand Hallway, The Drowning Men, Cold Lake, Air 2 a Bird, Black Breath, Grynch/Spaceman/State of the Artist, Math and Physics Club, Happy Birthday, Eastern Grip, Head and the Heart.

     
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