THURSDAY 2/27
15TH AVE TAVERN--Open mic (9 pm), free

2ND AVENUE PIZZA--The Clapp, the Little Lebowski Urban Achievers, Ophelia and the Great Idea (5 pm, all ages), $1

* BAD JUJU LOUNGE--New Luck Toy, free

BLU VIDEO BAR--Piano Bar: Eric Lane Barnes (6 pm), free

CAFE VENUS--Dose: Joe Doria, John Wicks, free

CENTRAL SALOON--Private Stock, Uglier Than You, $5

COFFEE MESSIAH--Monktail Creative Music Concern (8 pm, all ages)

CONOR BYRNE'S--Paul Porter and Co.

* CROCODILE CAFE--Hotter Than Hell, Black Vinyl All-Stars, $12/$15

EASY STREET (QUEEN ANNE)--Dar Williams (7 pm, all ages), free

FADO--Lil Puddin

* GRACELAND--Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, Hint Hint, the Cripples (9:30 pm, all ages), $8

INTERMISSION PUB & PARLOUR--Lamar Lofton Trio, free

J&M CAFE--Herding Cats, $3

JAZZ ALLEY--Spyro Gyra (8 and 10 pm, all ages), $21.50/$25.50

KELLS--Liam Gallagher & Mick Chegwidden

LARRY'S--The Revolutionary Dream Band, $5

LAST SUPPER CLUB--Optimus Rhyme, Goondocks, $4

LEGENDS--The Tim Turner Band, free

LIQUID LOUNGE AT EMP--Bandwith: Yam, Jodie Watts, free

LITTLE RED HEN--The Swains, free

LOCK AND KEEL--One Tons

MONA'S--The Blue Arc Trio, free

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Open mic (8 pm, all ages), free

MULLEADY'S PUB--Open mic, free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--The Ham Carson Quintet, free

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Jive Turkey

PARAGON--HB Radke & the Jet City Swingers

PINK DOOR--Mike Bisio Trio, free

POLESTAR MUSIC GALLERY--Paolo Angeli (8 pm, all ages), $7

RAINBOW--Beecraft, Combustion Collective, $6

RENDEZVOUS--Blanca Man

ROX BROILER (KENMORE)--Charles White Band

SCARLET TREE--Das Rut w/ Reggie Watts and P.K., $6

* SEATTLE ART MUSEUM--The Yes Yes Boys (5:30 pm, all ages), free

SHONGO VILLAGE--Hell Monkies, Surgical Chaos, Black Creek, Changes Daily, Dissonance, Intake, Peter Hopkins, Love Adapter, Ludicrous Beat, Blame Jim, Nothing for Now, Trillion, $5

* SHOWBOX--Tortoise, the Vells , $16/$18

* SIT & SPIN--Eclectica: Two Loons for Tea, Juke, Baby Gramps, Pi, $7

ST. CLOUDS--Sugartown & Jimm McIver

SUNSET TAVERN--Lucero, Radio Nationals, the Plains, $6

TOST--Marmalade: Nu Sol Tribe featuring Piece, $5

TRACTOR TAVERN--Ph Balance, the Ben Taylor Band, $7

* ZAK'S--Fallout Records Celebration: Zeke, Load Levelers, the Charming Snakes, Gas Huffer, the Make-Out Choir, Popular Shapes, Right On!, the Bizmarck, Longtooth & the Get Down Syndrome, free

FRIDAY 2/28
67 LOUNGE--Barbie Anaka, David Loy, Marty McGehee, Steve Banks, guests, free

ABOUT THE MUSIC--Mirage and the Bad Ass Brass Band (9 pm)

ABOUT THE MUSIC--After-hours: Reminisce (midnight)

AURAFICE--Independents Day: the Stone Throwers, Christopher Blue, Sergio Montoya (8 pm, all ages), free

BAIT-HOUSE--Zazou, $5

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Vanwinkle, PKE Meter, Ancestor Radio, $8

* BALTIC ROOM--Jumbalaya, DJ Vitamin D, $10

BAREFOOT--Cindy Hughen and Friends (7 pm, all ages), free

BLU VIDEO BAR--Piano Bar: Larry Knapp (6 pm), free

CATWALK--Graveyard Shift, the Rabid Dogs, Statch & the Rapes, the Clapp (7 pm, all ages), $7

CENTRAL SALOON--Drop 6, Medusa, Draghead, $8/$10

* CHOP SUEY--Twice as Nice, Sharpshooters, DJ Spinna, Overton Berry, DJ Sipreano, $10

COCA--Meme Concert Series: the Intima, Paolo Angeli, Need Windham (9 pm, all ages), $5

COLUMBIA CITY ALE HOUSE--Marc Smason & Joanne Klein

CONOR BYRNE'S--Creeping Time, free

CONTOUR--Melanie Fernandi (8 pm)

CORNER INN--Loose Gravel & the Quarry, free

* CROCODILE CAFE--Ex-Girl, King Cobra, Vermilion, Display, $8

DOC MAYNARD'S--The Vacants, Haggis, Rural Pictures

* DOWNTOWN YMCA--BlöödHag, Cold Sweat, Schoolyard Heroes, Cane Hodder (8 pm, all ages), $5

EN SEATTLE--Kareem & Friends

FADO--Monotone Pictures (CD release)

FIDDLER'S INN--Acoustic Bigfoot Zoo, $2

* FINN MACCOOL'S--Jim Park, Rosie's Boyfriend, $4

FLOYD'S PLACE--KW Miller, free

GRACELAND--Killing Faith, Alkai Diggins, Room Zero, $8

* HELL'S KITCHEN (TACOMA)--The Posies, the Minus 5, Roy, $8

HIGHLINER--Robert Casey's Blues Party, free

HOKUM HALL--The Hokum Show: the Evergreen Ragtime Trio, Lori Eger, $12/$15

HOPVINE--Pearl Django, $3

HOUSE OF PIZZA--Open mic

INTERMISSION PUB & PARLOUR--Chasen, Summer Mayne, free

JAZZ ALLEY--Spyro Gyra (8 and 10 pm, all ages), $21.50/$25.50

KELLS--St. James Gate

LAKEPOINTE--Mother Superior (aka the Rollins Band), Windowpane, Buzz Factory

LATONA PUB--Two Times Two Quartet, $3

LEGENDS--The Tim Turner Band, free

LITTLE RED HEN--Jet City Strangers, $3

LIQUID LOUNGE AT EMP--Andrea Maxand, the Guest Stars, free

LOCK & KEEL--Devil Doll

MARINA PARK GRILL (KIRKLAND)--Victor Janusz

MISTO CAFE--Jason Parker Quintet featuring Sarah McCulloch, $5

MOLLY MAGUIRE'S--The Raybone Experience, free

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Joy Mills (8 pm, all ages), free

MULLEADY'S PUB--The Bradbury Press, free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--File Gumbo Zydeco Band, $10

OLD FIRE HOUSE (REDMOND)--Never Again, Bird Shaped Holes in the Sky, Probono, Bloomhuff (8 pm, all ages), $5

OLD PEQULIAR--Sister Monk Harem

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Mercury Skin

PINK DOOR--Tony Yazzolino and Steve Kamke, free

PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH--Seattle Lesbian and Gay Chorus: Iolanthe

RAINBOW--Ponga, $10

RENDEZVOUS--Pops Spoiler and his Deadbeats, Uncle Leuschner and the Chris Complex, $7

ROMIO'S PIZZA--Ethnic Underground, free

* SECLUDED ALLEY WORKS--Water Kill the Sun, the Capillaries, Luna Park, 6fg, the Ben Kennedys, Arkade (6 pm, all ages), $6

SERAFINA--Seattle Express

SHARK CLUB (KIRKLAND)--The Afrodisiacs, $8

* SHOWBOX--Death Cab for Cutie, the Thermals (6 pm, all ages), $12/$14

SIT & SPIN--Gravl Tung, Hell Monkeys, Beat Senseless, $6

ST. CLOUDS--Alice Stuart

STUDIO SEVEN--Liquor Box, Cellfight, Enkrya (7:30 pm, all ages), $7

* SUNSET TAVERN--Ants Invasion, the Lashes, $7

TOMMY'S--Enkrya, Tremorcordis, Soul's Gate, $5

TRACTOR TAVERN--Tom Landa, the Paperboys, Setanta, $12/$14

UNCOMMON GROUNDS--Andy Shaw Jazz Quartet (9 pm, all ages)

* VERA PROJECT--The No No's, Visqueen, Ms. Led, Paxil Rose (8 pm, all ages), $7

WAZOBIA--Eclupse, Low Thin Square, Northwest, Contraband, Ha-oke, $7

* ZAK'S--Doctors Without Borders Benefit: the Gloryholes, the Pinkos, the Hollow Points, August Spies, $5

SATURDAY 3/1
ABOUT THE MUSIC--Ecstasy in Numbers (9 pm)

ABOUT THE MUSIC--After-hours: Reminisce (midnight)

BAIT-HOUSE--Zazou, $5

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Don Yute, the Revolutionary Dream Band, $10

BLACKTHORNE VILLAGE PUB--Little Big Man, $3

CATWALK--Second Coming, Lloyd's Rocket, From the Icy Coast, $8

CENTRAL SALOON--Bambaji, Ragamuffin, $8/$10

CONOR BYRNE'S--Maggie's Fury, free

CORNER INN--Loose Gravel & the Quarry, free

* CROCODILE CAFE--No.13 Baby, Tart, Lila, $8

DOC MAYNARD'S--Point 1, Late September Dogs, Trigger Point Therapy

* EASY STREET RECORDS (QUEEN ANNE)--Lanterna (4:30 pm, all ages), free

EN SEATTLE--Sasha & Vocalist

FIDDLER'S INN--The Suffering Fuckheads, $2

FREMONT DRUM AND DANCE CENTER--Let's Drum Fremont (7 pm, all ages), $7

* GRACELAND--Ruby Doe, the Red Light Sting, Femme Fatal, $6

* GROUND ZERO (BELLEVUE)--Tara Hardy, Beyond Reality, Or-A-Trix, Rigamortis, C.O.C.O., Amy Mahardy, Brandi Carlile, Monique Jamail, DJ Chloe (6 pm, all ages), $5

HANA'S--Open mic, free

* HELL'S KITCHEN (TACOMA)--Pris, Pistol for a Paycheck, Go Ahead, Magnetic North (5 pm, all ages), $7

HELL'S KITCHEN (TACOMA)--The Shorter Bus, Gigantum, the Spoils (9:30 pm)

HIGHLINER--RockAway, free

HOKUM HALL--The Hokum Show: the Evergreen Ragtime Trio, Lori Eger, $12/$15

* HUB NORTH DEN--The Pale, Asahi, the Mines (7 pm, all ages), $3/$6

INTERMISSION PUB & PARLOUR--Guil Guimaraes Trio, free

JAZZ ALLEY--Spyro Gyra (8 and 10 pm, all ages), $21.50/$25.50

KELLS--St. James Gate

LAKE STREET GRILL--Scott Law Funk Ensemble, free

LAKEPOINTE--Lucky Stiff, the Prom Kings, Blurred Fixation

LARRY'S--Phat Sidy Smokehouse, DJ D, $10

LEGENDS--Blue 55, free

LITTLE RED HEN--Jet City Strangers, $3

LOBO SALOON--Texilvania, the Chiefs, Wife Beaters, MindCandy, Potty Mouth Society

LOCK & KEEL--Tilted Blue and Strange Jerome

MARINA PARK GRILL (KIRKLAND)--Victor Janusz

MOLLY MAGUIRE'S--Hanz Araki, free

MONA'S--Urban Oasis, free

MONKEY PUB--Jackmove, Rebel Scum, $3

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Elizabeth Carpenter Group, Bill Horist (8 pm, all ages), free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Mike Lynch & the Harmonica Playboys, $10

OLD PEQULIAR--Cast of the Akwada

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Big Spoon

* PARAMOUNT THEATRE--Tony Bennett, $4/$125

PINK DOOR--Tango Twins, free

* POLESTAR MUSIC GALLERY--Ambrose Nortness, Degenerate Art Ensemble (8 pm, all ages), $7

PORTA GREEK TAVERNA--Liz Proios (Greek music)

RAINBOW--Danny Godinez Band, Om Trio, $6

RENDEZVOUS--Anabret, $6

* ROCKSPORT--The Posies, the Bend, the Bella Fayes, $8

SCARLET TREE--La Tanya, $7

SEATTLE CAFE & WINE BAR--Klaus Lendzian

SERAFINA--Leo Raymundo Jazz Trio

* SHOWBOX--DJ Icey, Baby Anne, Dig Dug (9 pm, 18+), $15/$20

* SIT & SPIN--Magic Magicians, eX-BeSTFRIeNDS, Broadcast Oblivion, the Charming Snakes, $7

SONIC BOOM RECORDS (CAPITOL HILL)-- The Minus 5 (3 pm, all ages), free

ST. CLOUDS--No Jive Five

* SUNSET TAVERN--RC5, the Spits, the Make-Out Choir, $6

TOMMY'S--Peepshow, Hustler AMX, Burly Q Burlesque Cabaret, $8

TosT--FreeSchool, $5

TRACTOR TAVERN--Tom Landa, the Paperboys, the Splinters, $12/$14

UNCOMMON GROUNDS--Eva Tree Trio (9 pm, all ages)

* VERA PROJECT--Mad Caddies, Rise Against, the Real McKenzies, the Flipsides (8 pm, all ages), $8

VICTROLA COFFEE & ART--The Roy Kay Trio, free

WAZOBIA--Mettesin, Last Man Standing, Danger, 13Style, Revelina, Sublyminal, $7

* ZAK'S--Alta May, Apocalypsticks, the Valley, S.F.L., $5

SUNDAY 3/2
ABOUT THE MUSIC--Roban-Vaughn Quartet, $15

BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Laymen's Terms, Soy Bomb, Morning After, Roundabout, Afterall (5 pm, all ages), $8

BELLTOWN BILLIARDS--Martin Ross Band

BENAROYA HALL--Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra (3 pm, all ages), $35

BENAROYA HALL--Tanya Tomkins, Eric Zivian (3 pm, Nordstrom Recital Hall), $24/$29

CHINA HARBOR--Maia Santell & House Blend, $7

CHINA JADE--Dennis Shadduck, free

COBALT LOUNGE--Micah Hulcher

* CROCODILE CAFE--Folk Implosion, Mia Doi Todd, Alaska, $10

EASTLAKE ZOO TAVERN--The Electrodes, $3

FIDDLER'S INN--Steve Lalor, $1

GRACELAND--Hate Eternal, Dying Fetus, Kataklysm, Into Eternity (8 pm, all ages), $15

* GROUND ZERO (BELLEVUE)--The Apocalypsticks, Free Verse, Anna Oxygen, Shoplifting, Ms. Led, Villans, Jeanne Mitchell, Beauty Scars, DJs Nono, Kiss (6 pm, all ages), $5

INTERMISSION PUB & PARLOUR--Joy Mills Trio, free

JAZZ ALLEY--Spyro Gyra (6:30 and 8:30 pm, all ages), $21.50/$25.50

LE PICHET--The Outskirts, free

LIQUID LOUNGE AT EMP--Open mic, free

LITTLE RED HEN--Jerry & the PhilBillys, free

MR. SPOT'S CHAI HOUSE--Paul Fischer Trio, Eric Vaughn (5 pm, all ages), free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Les Femmes D'Enfer, free

O'SHEA'S--Open mic

PARAGON--Brandi Carlile and Co.

PINK DOOR--Eve Gigliotti

RAINBOW--Open mic, free

* RENDEZVOUS--The Gun St. Girls, $7

SERAFINA--Eric Skye

SUNSET TAVERN--The Jellyrollers, $5

SUNSET TAVERN--Pete Krebs, James Low, Michael Zapruder, John Vecchiarelli, $5

TEMPERO DO BRASIL--Marco de Carvalho Trio

TRACTOR TAVERN--Tom Landa, the Paperboys, guests (2 pm), $12/$14

* TRACTOR TAVERN--Lanterna, Say Hi to your Mom, Daniel G. Harmann (9 pm), $6

TULA'S--The Reggie Goings/Hadley Caliman Quintet (3 pm), $7

ZEITGEIST--Circuit Sundays: FeelHuman Soundsystem (3 pm, all ages), free

MONDAY 3/3
BALLARD FIREHOUSE--2 Knight, $5

BELLTOWN BILLIARDS--Brian Nova & Funk 69

CENTRAL SALOON--Metal Monday: Dissonance, Futile, Project Undead, $5

FIDDLER'S INN--Open mic, free

* GRACELAND--Hot Rod Circuit, Tsunami Bomb, the Divorce (8 pm, all ages), $10

HOPVINE--Kurt Myhaver, Paul Breslin, free

J&M CAFE--The Rubberband, free

LARRY'S BLUES CAFE--Eric Scott Band, free

LIQUID LOUNGE AT EMP--Witchcraft, Randy Bowles, free

LITTLE RED HEN--Guitar Bar w/Billy and Jerry, free

MOLLY Maguire's--Open mic

MR. LUCKY LOUNGE--Jazz Suspenders featuring Reggie Goings

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--The New Orleans Quintet, free

ODDFELLOWS HALL--Sound of the Brush: Adam Diller, Arrington de Dionyso, Gregory Reynolds, Matt Crane, Eric Ostrowski, guests (2:30 pm, all ages)

PORTA GREEK TAVERNA--Andy Coe Trio

RAINBOW--Scott Law, $2

SCARLET TREE--The Wonder Spot, $5

* SHOWBOX--Stephen Lynch, guests (8 pm, all ages), $12/$15

SONIC BOOM RECORDS (CAPITOL HILL)--Sondre Lerche (7 pm, all ages), free

SORRY CHARLIE'S--Scot Lee Jazz Duo

ST. CLOUDS--Tom Bennett and the Rolling Blackouts

TRACTOR TAVERN--Karan Casey, Niall Vallely, Robbie Overson, $13/$15

* VERA PROJECT--The Locust, the Get Hustle, the Moving Units, Fast Forward (8 pm, all ages), $8

VICTROLA COFFEE & ART--Casey MacGill & His Blue 4, free

TUESDAY 3/4
BALLARD FIREHOUSE--Twisted Fat Tuesday: DJs Mystro, Diamond Fingers, $5

* CAPITOL THEATER (OLYMPIA)--The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, King Cobra, Madame Morte, guests (7 pm, all ages), $8

CENTRAL SALOON--Phat Tuesday Phunkathon, $5

CHINA HARBOR--John Holte's Radio Rhythm Orchestra, $5

* CHOP SUEY--Ladytron, Simian, Mount Sims, $15

COBALT LOUNGE--DJ Zac & Nate

CONOR BYRNE'S--Miss H's Variety Show, free

* CROCODILE CAFE--Nada Surf, Sondre Lerche, the People, $8/$10

DRAGONFISH CAFE--Jon Markel, Ty Bailie

GALWAY ARMS--Open mic

* GRACELAND--Blood Brothers, Milemarker, These Arms Are Snakes (8 pm, all ages), $10

INTERMISSION PUB & PARLOUR--Tuesday Play-Off, free

J&M CAFE--Rockaraoke, $3

LITTLE RED HEN--Tommy Westley, Don Kellogg, free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Two Scoops Moore, King Bees of the Bayou, $10

OLD TIMER'S CAFE--Barfly

OWL 'N' THISTLE--Be-Bop & Destruction

PARAGON--The Robert Stewart Fiasco

PINK DOOR--Tango Twins, free

RAINBOW--The Elite Emcee, $2

* RE-BAR--Local 101, $5

ROX BROILER (KENMORE)--Herding Cats

SCARLET TREE--Jam on White Bread, $5

SEATTLE CAFE & WINE BAR--Klaus Lendzian

SHONGO VILLAGE--Mardi Gras Ball: Lady A and the Baby Blue Funk, DJ Roc, $10

* SHOWBOX--Calexico, Quasi, Nicolai Dunger, $12/$14

SONIC BOOM RECORDS (CAPITOL HILL)--Blues Goblins (3 pm, all ages), free

SONIC BOOM RECORDS (CAPITOL HILL)--Mira from Ladytron (6 pm, all ages), free

SUNSET TAVERN--Third Annual Sunset Tavern Mardi Gras, $10

TEMPERO DO BRASIL--Marco de Carvalho

TRACTOR TAVERN--Seven Nations, Slowfoot, $12

VICTROLA COFFEE & ART--The Yes Yes Boys

WEDNESDAY 3/5
BALLARD FIREHOUSE--College Night: Corporate Monkeys, $5

BIT SALOON--Rambling Roberts

CAMPAGNE--The Hilary Gardner Trio

CAPITOL THEATER (OLYMPIA)--Dark Star Orchestra (8 pm, all ages), $18/$20

CENTRAL SALOON--Electra, Trana, Tenth House, $5

* CHOP SUEY--DJ Craze, Adam F, MC Skibadee, $15

COFFEE MESSIAH--Cognitive Dissidents: Plasticine, Thomas Bell (8 pm, all ages), free

CONOR BYRNE'S--Blues Jam, free

* CROCODILE CAFE--The Divorce, Rat Cat Hogan, Andrea Maxand, Aaron Sprinkle, $7

GRACELAND--Mix Mob, Drop 6, Alkai Diggins, Esitu (8 pm, all ages), $8

HOPVINE--Open mic

INTERMISSION PUB & PARLOUR--Open mic

JAZZ ALLEY--Billy Cobham's Art of Five

LAKE STREET GRILL--Momentum Jazz Quartet, free

LARRY'S BLUES CAFE--The Charles White All-Star Jam & Showcase, $5

LIQUID LOUNGE AT EMP--Soulsonic: Dub Champions, DJ DV One, free

NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT--Floyd Standifer, $5/$7

PARAGON--Celia Chavez

PINK DOOR--Tango Twins

RAINBOW--Troll's Cottage, $2

RENDEZVOUS--Trading Musician, House Band w/guests, $6

SCARLET TREE--Cast of Akwada, Felicia Loud, $5

SHOWBOX--Macy Gray, guests, $17.50/$20

ST. CLOUDS--Stainless Steele

SUNSET TAVERN--Petty Booka, Amy Blashke (6 pm), $5

TOST--The Digital Lounge: Kevin Sawka, PK, $5

TRACTOR TAVERN--Hank Williams Wednesday w/the Honky-Tonk Revue, $7