When experienced gynecologist William Masters met young psychologist Virginia Johnson in 1957, the world of sexual studies was changed forever. Masters and Johnson revolutionized the medical world's grasp on sexual response by observing hundreds of sexy encounters of all types in their St. Louis laboratory, publishing their findings in a series of best-selling books about human sexuality.

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High-school-age Issaquah trio Masters and Johnson, on the other hand, play short, technical punk-pop numbers driven by impressive singer and budding guitar guru Neil Gregerson. And while the young musicians make music well beyond their years—songs that build, transform, and explode before abruptly ending—their lyrics about the family dog or innocent trips to the store inspire no sexy feelings at all. The youngest members of the trio aren't old enough to attend Club Pop, Seattle's naughtiest semi-all-ages dance night (it's 18-plus), where they'll take the stage this Thursday, and their sound might clash with the night's usual bumping and grinding. But maybe, like their namesake scientists, this young band will take some notes and make their observations known in future songs. recommended

Thurs Dec 18: Bow + Arrow, Masters and Johnson at Chop Suey, 9 pm, $8, 18+.

Fri Dec 19: Thee Emergency, the Whore Moans, the Lost Episode at the Vera Project, 7:30 pm, $9 ($8 w/club card).

Fri Dec 19: The Unit Breed, Incagneto, Austin Jenkes, Happy Birthday Secret Weapon at Ground Zero, 8 pm, $5.

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Sat Dec 20: Electric Players Club at KTUB, 7 pm, free.

Sat Dec 20: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Starfucker at the Vera Project, 7:30 pm, $11 ($10 w/club card).

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