- Roladex's dystopian electronic music should work perfectly with John Carpenter's score.
ROLADEX SCORE 'ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK'
Fri Feb 6 at 7 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown
Seattle-via-Texas duo Roladex haven’t been here long, but they’ve landed one of the most prestigious gigs an electronic-oriented artist can get: scoring John Carpenter’s 1981 classic sci-fi thriller film Escape from New York. Carpenter’s original score is abristle with brilliant and subtle ominous undertones, executed on analog synths and piano. Roladex’s advanced aptitude for said synthesizers and the band’s immersion in early-’80s dystopian electronic music should result in an interesting interpretation. Showing as part of the EMP Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival.
- 9th Wonder
9TH WONDER, ROMARO FRANCESWA, JUS MONI, AND DEX AMORA
Fri Feb 6 at 8 pm at Crocodile
The 206 chapter of the Universal Zulu Nation marks 11 years of existence this month as well—today, they bring North Cackalack's beat scientist 9th Wonder to the Crocodile. Also on the bill is a powerful local lineup of rising black star power featuring Renton powerhouse Romaro Franceswa, fresh-off-tour JusMoni, and the effortless vintage vibes of Dex Amora.
Fri Feb 6 at 7 pm at Elliott Bay Book Company
Love Songs of the Revolution is a novel about an "official painter for the Lithuanian Communist Party" whose life is tossed into turmoil when capitalism breaks through the Iron Curtain in 1989.
- Jeffrey Osborne's voice can be recognized in milliseconds in most black households.
7:30 and 9:30 pm at Jazz Alley
Osborne is one of those R&B singers—much like Frankie Beverly—who may be somewhat obscure to mainstream America (or maybe just folks born after the 1970s) but whose voice would be recognized in milliseconds in most black households. His u-black-quity, if you will, is such that in 2013, President Barack Obama mistakenly and repeatedly referred to UK Conservative Party MP George Osborne as "Jeffrey." (Hey, maybe white folks call him "Ozzy.") Read Larry Mizell's excellent profile of Osborne here.
- Pop-punk legends the Dickies.
THE DICKIES, DREADFUL CHILDREN, THE WITCHES TITTIES, AND GUESTS
Fri Feb 6 at 8 pm at El Corazón
At a recent Witches Titties show, one of the two lead singers snarled demands at the audience to come closer into to the front, the other insisting that she was 40 and no one fucking scared her; to her left, a terrifying masked cabaret puppet man danced aimlessly around the audience throughout their set. The two frontwomen fiercely envelop the crowd like wolves cornering a herd of stunned sheep, while the band behind them plays dark, menacing femme pop. Strangely, Witches Titties’ songs don’t actually stray too far from the confines of their teenage-rebellion/leather-jacketed/Ramones roots (one song is called “Tombstone High,” a little dark NOLA witchiness traced with bubblegum punk). Witchies Titties are the most punk-rock band in Seattle right now, and opening for pop-punk legends the Dickies will surely help them recruit new members for their coven.
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