PONY TIME, ONONOS, HAUNTED HORSES, CHASTITY BELT
This stacked lineup is a great way to weird up your week. Ononos (vocalist Nono Ono, keyboardist Why, and drummer Yes) are a Seattle electro-punk trio who may also communicate telepathically with one another through a shared eye Nono Ono wears on his face. Their deranged two-tone glam sets the stage for their frantic synth-pop pulses, which twitch and throb like overwrought electricity. This paranormally fabulous stage act makes for an outcast dance party to end all. Tonight is also the record release for garage duo Pony Time's Go Find Your Own, out February 19 via Per Se Records. I first experienced Luke Beetham's sassy, sneering vocals and Stacy Peck's rock-hard drum beats in the basement of the Funny Button (RIP) in late 2010, and have been addicted to their noise-pop hip-shakers ever since. The new album's 12 tracks are almost certain to make you move, and their fuzzed-out charms leave Pony Time poised for imminent takeover. With noisemakers/dead-raisers Haunted Horses and ladies of rock Chastity Belt. Black Lodge, 9 pm.
BROKEN WATER, DREAM DECAY, MEGA BOG, NEGATIVE PRESS, MONOGAMY PARTY
Seattle rockers Dream Decay's five-track release Fern (Nuestra Lengua Records) is 19 minutes of hypnotic and slow-burning noise rock, its ringing guitar tones and drawn-out, gaze-y interludes rekindling certain Northwest post-hardcore bands (see: Unwound). The music is unfuckwithably heavy, but its diabolical repetition unfurls at a non-alarmingly drone-y rate. Though Dream Decay have toured with Seattle hardcore band Iron Lung, they have gone underappreciated in the local music community. Time to embrace this deserving band, Seattle. Olympia's Broken Water should remind Northwesterners why grunge will never fade away (or burn out), and why we're all not-so-secretly glad it won't. Their latest release, 2012's Tempest LP (Hardly Art), is perhaps their most brooding bit of grungegaze yet, a descent into sometimes pop-leaning, sometimes droning noise inspired by things like the ocean, drowning, and Russian punk-rock poets. Broken Water embark on a full US tour in April. With Negative Press, a Tacoma band whose demo contains five promising tracks of straightforward punk, and North Seattle post-punks Mega Bog. Black Lodge, 8 pm.