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
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.