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No-Fi Soul Rebellion, with Boy Eats Drum Machine. EMP Sky Church, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 367-5483. 5 p.m. $15 adults/$12 children. All ages. Bellingham husband-and-wife

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Tonight: No-Fi Soul Rebellion at EMP, Ravenna Woods at the Tractor

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No-Fi Soul Rebellion, with Boy Eats Drum Machine. EMP Sky Church, 325 Fifth Ave. N., 367-5483. 5 p.m. $15 adults/$12 children. All ages. Bellingham husband-and-wife band No-Fi Soul Rebellion's playfully bizarre dance pop is the perfect union of big, thumping booty beats and silly, nonsensical lyricism. Nothing is sacred and everything is a source of inspiration: horror show theremin, butt rawk sing-shout, chipmunk voices... it's all there, mingling in a melting pot of hip-hop, metal, '80s synth pop and rock and roll. Like the band's previous releases, No-Fi Soul Rebellion's most recent effort, Oh Please Please Please, unapologetically blends vocals that verge on the obnoxious with infectious beats that make up for any irritation that might come as a side effect of the schlocky vocals. It's just the stuff that inebriated living room dance parties are made of. SARA BRICKNER

Click to visit No-Fi Soul Rebellion on bandcamp for free music downloads.

Ravenna Woods, with Song Sparrow Research, Motopony. Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave. N.W., 789-3599. 9 p.m. $7. Seattle locals Ravenna Woods are the kind of band that stands up to drum and doesn't stand down for much. Backing their politically-driven bark and howl is a sound along the lines of Local Natives or The Dodos with even more feverish rhythms and fast-flying acoustic guitar. They've got so much wild urgency it's unbelievable there are only three people onstage, and exactly enough heel-stompin' twang and pluck to satisfy a venue with "tractor" in its name. This show is a homecoming after a week straight of shows in California and Portland. MARY PAULINE DIAZ

Click here to download the title track from Ravenna Woods' Demons and Lakes.

 
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