The beauty of the blues comes from the universality of suffering. So even though he's a native of the North Florida backwater of Whitehouse—somewhere near Jacksonville—you and JJ Grey have something in common. The main man behind the slide-guitar-twangin', southern soul-singin' combo called Mofro, Grey laments the loss of his pastoral native soil to condos and parking lots. That's something Seattleites know all about. (Neumo's, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $15 adv, 21+.)