This evening of electronic music features music by Kaori Suzuki and Sarah Davachi. Davachi describes her work as including "simple harmonic structures that emphasize acoustic and psychoacoustic variations... in order to approach distanced and altered landscapes."
URSUS by Animal Eyes (Sunset) Portland (by way of Alaska) band Animal Eyes explode with positive jams that can barely contain their excitement—catchy guitars, skittering drums, and appearances by both accordions and horns give them a sort of a circus-party/folky-indie-rock-magician feel. Yonder are a relatively new Seattle band making punchy, quick... more » $8.
Meltdown: A Declaration of Unpopular Emotion by Jail Weddings(Chop Suey) Finally, my chance to catch up with Jail Weddings! My coworker Brendan Kiley has sung great praises of them: "A 10-piece, punk soul hurricane," "America's answer to the Pogues," and "A gale-force storm of bacchanalian heartbreak." "A rolling carnival!" All four of these things... more » $7/$10.
$5 after 10:30 pm.
(Havana) If you're looking to warm up and shimmy those November blues away, may I recommend the hallowed "Sophisticated Mama" night at Havana? DJs Sad Bastard and Nitty Gritty have been throwing down the funkiest, grooviest soul and R&B from the '60s and '70s every Thursday for the last few years and seem constitutionally incapable of disappointing... more »