Tonight: Hobosexual at the Blue Moon, Too Beautiful To Live with the Long Winters at Columbia City Theater

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Hobosexual, with What What Now, Greenriver Thrillers. Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St., 675-9116. 10 p.m. $6. Two-man band Hobosexual sounds like a hybrid between '80s hair metal, dirty blues and Southern rock. As in, John Lee Hooker crossed with Warrant's "Cherry Pie" crossed with "Gimme Three Steps." The gritty, lo-fi guitar + drums formula invites serious early Black Keys comparisons, but Hobosexual gets a little more metal than that. The band, guitarist Ben Harwood and drummer Jeff Silva, has one album out so far, and it's rife with gross references to pedophiles giving away candy in vans, living in dumpsters and other themes of impoverished transience. From the band's ridiculous handle, which toes the line between gleefully irreverent and offensive, it's clear that the duo takes nothing about their band very seriously except for the music itself. SARA BRICKNER

A Night of "Imaginary Radio" With Too Beautiful to Live. Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S. 9 p.m. $35. Too Beautiful To Live, the podcast that smirkingly boasts having "tens of listeners," opens up the show to 350 seats in Columbia City Theater this weekend. Once a KIRO evening talk show, the three personalities on TBTL don't really talk news, sports or music. They spend their hour musing on things like Amanda Bynes' Twitter habits, an awkward HR diversity workshop, and whether human poop or dog poop is grosser. No surprise at least one of those gags has also appeared on "The Office." TBTL is like a sitcom with the laugh track turned off. For two Summer Slam live tapings, the Long Winters (July 9, which is already sold out) and Blue Scholars (July 10) will play, followed by a karaoke after-party. MARY PAULINE DIAZ

 
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