Chop Suey’s Dragon Lounge is being taken over by a bunch of local greats for a new theme night called #1 Badasses, starring So Pitted, Dogjaw, and Party Girls. So Pitted’s sludgy storm of swirling feedback will take you back to Seattle circa 1987, when grunge was big but still too weird to be marketable in the pages of Seventeen magazine. Tonight will also feature the first performance from Party Girls. The band features members of Pony Time and Lisa Prank, so they’ll probably be fun and dancea... more » $5.
Florida’s Black Kids appeared on the national radar in 2007 with “I’m Not Going to Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You,” a witty, winsome jangle-pop number that even included a quaint bit of gender-bending. So far, so twee, so good. Riding a modest hype wave following that first EP, the band released their debut album, Partie Traumatic, a rather tepid collection of songs that all come off as lesser, vaguely emo versions of their adored first single. What happened in the interim between th... more » $8.
After producing some of the more adventurous, forward-thinking pop of the ’90s, Beck appears content to go gently into that adult-contempo night, releasing records for the last decade that sound like the literal shadows of previous hits and the occasional odd vanity project (Song Reader, anyone?). His latest, Morning Phase, is a return of sorts to the heavily orchestrated and pristinely produced mope-rock of 2002’s Sea Change, though it trades that album’s alluring hangdog desperation in favor... more »
Garage-rock bands may be a dime a dozen these days, but what about an Italian garage-rock band? Sultan Bathery have brought their adept, mercurial garage-psych all the way from that land of teetering economy to lay it down right here at our own Therapy on Capitol Hill. What the hell is a Sultan Bathery, you might ask? According to the internet, Sultan Bathery, previously known as Sultan's Battery, is a town in the Wayanad district of Kerala, India. What does that have to do with psychedelic gar... more »