Tonight: Kinky Friedman at the Triple Door, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster at Studio Seven

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Michael O'Brian
Kinky Friedman, with Little Jewford, Rat Malone. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 7:30 p.m. $30. All ages. Kinky Friedman's career is not

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Tonight: Kinky Friedman at the Triple Door, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster at Studio Seven

  • Tonight: Kinky Friedman at the Triple Door, Maylene & the Sons of Disaster at Studio Seven

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    Michael O'Brian
    Kinky Friedman, with Little Jewford, Rat Malone. Triple Door, 216 Union St., 838-4333. 7:30 p.m. $30. All ages. Kinky Friedman's career is not like yours. It doesn't matter who you are, because you're not a satirical, smartass Jew from Texas known as the Lone Star State's Mark Twain. And he is. The first full-blooded Member of the Tribe to grace the stage at the Grand Ole Opry; the first independent candidate for Texas governor in 169 years; and the first time he's been in Seattle for 20 years. Expect the hits -- "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore" and "Asshole from El Paso" to be sure -- and some lite literary fare from a new release, his 29th, entitled Heroes from a Texas Childhood. And don't expect to see anyone quite like him ever again. CALEB HANNAN

    Maylene & the Sons of Disaster, with For Today, Blessed By Broken Heart, A Plea For Purging, The Color Morale, The Crimson Armada, I The Breather, The Great Commission, In The Midst Of Lions, Hundredth. Studio Seven, 110 S. Horton St., 286-1312. 2 p.m. $18. All ages. Southern rock lives on in the grooves of Alabama's Maylene & the Sons of Disaster -- country-fried like Skynyrd and the Allmans, and plenty battered with metalcore and hard rock so it'll stick right to your guts. Those heavy textures come from frontman Dallas Taylor's past as frontman for metalcore heroes Underoath. Taylor split from Underoath under less-than-friendly circumstances back in 2003; he formed Maylene a year later, and since then the quintet has issued three albums, their latest imaginatively titled III. After six years, the band has cultivated a look straight out of Deliverance and perfected the art of sounding like the beer-soaked party on the infield of a NASCAR track and the brutal crashes happening on the track at the same time. Righteous. MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
     
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