Wednesday, March 15

Dr. John

The N'awlins blues legend continues his six-night run in support of his Sippiana Hurricane (Blue Note), an ode to his


Weekly Notable Shows

Wednesday, March 15

Dr. John

The N'awlins blues legend continues his six-night run in support of his Sippiana Hurricane (Blue Note), an ode to his battered and beloved hometown. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. $26.50–$28.50 Also Thurs., March 16–Sun., March 19.

London Elektricity+ Cyantific

These Hospital Records producer-DJs have been crafting drum and bass with a disco soul for a few years now, and although the live LE band won't be performing, whatever tracks they select should be booming. Kid Hops and Syze prime the crowd with equally energetic sets. Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $10

Thursday, March 16

Pogues Tribute

Performing in honor of the radical Irish punk band—who were just awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards—are Kmria, Chris Funk, and Jennie Connlee of the Decemberists, Hank Araki, Ezra Holbrook, and Casey Neill and the Norway Rats. Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $8

Friday, March 17

Crown Aruba + Monostereo + Rosyvelt

Three able indie bands, with an emphasis on grown-up pop, at one of the most laid-back venues there is. You could do a lot worse on a Friday night. Comet Tavern, 9 p.m. $5

Mudhoney + the Makers + the Stabbs + Parchman Farm

Crocodile Cafe, 9 p.m. $15

An Evening With Ann Wilson

Catch a drink at the Liquid Lounge before this interview and Q&A with one half of Heart, part of EMP's ongoing Oral History series. JBL Theatre at EMP, 305 Harrison St., 8 p.m. $25 members/$30

Saturday, March 18

Dead Moon

Clackamas' most famous garage punk trio has been at it since before you were born and is never gonna quit—see why they're NW legends. Green Pajamas and Dark Skies open. Tractor Tavern, 9 p.m. $10

Sunday, March 19

Himsa + Darkest Hour + A Life Once Lost + the Acacia Strain

Showbox, 7 p.m. $12 adv./$14 All ages

Raghav + Juggy D + Veronica

True to the multiculturalism of their hometown, these London-based dance and music sensations have roots in Indian classical, bhangra, and pop. Paramount, 7 p.m. $35–$75

Monday, March 20

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Whether you find the SF-based band derivative or refreshingly retro, there's no denying they put on a great show. Same goes for Elefant. The Morning After Girls open. Showbox, 8 p.m. $17 adv./$19

Richard Hawley + Downpilot

Last year's romantic Cole's Corner (Mute) shows the former Pulp guitarist going even further on his own. According to No Depression, Downpilot walk the line between melancholy and moping with "superb grace." Sounds like a good match. Tractor Tavern, 8 p.m. $10 adv./$12

No Use for a Name

Still cranking out fat records after almost 20 years, these dudes cap off a week of impressive punk bookings at El Corazon, with Punchline, I Am the Avalanche, and Versus the World. El Corazon, 7 p.m. $13 All ages

Tuesday, March 21

The Black Dahlia Murder

The kids are all right, and they're from Detroit, even if they sound like Norse metal gods. Along with the Red Chord, Throwdown, and Agony Scene, a good representation of the new-school leaders. El Corazon, 7 p.m. $13 adv./$15

Ghostface + M-1 + Common Market + Bles One

Showbox, 8 p.m. $18 adv./$20 All ages


Their classic 1998 album Bring It On sounded more American than anything coming out of Britain at that time, prompting some to reckon it was "Tom Waits on acid." Ben, Ian, and Tom perform on this tour. Triple Door, 7:30 p.m. $18 adv./$20 Also at Easy Street Records Queen Anne, 20 Mercer St., at 6 p.m.

Arlo Guthrie

The songwriter celebrates the 40th anniversary of his famous war protest, "Alice's Restaurant," which he's been known to drag out to 45 minutes (as opposed to its usual 18) live. It may be old news but still rings true. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 7:30 p.m. $16–$60


Shotter, hitter, serial killer! For in-your-face, relentless drum and bass, these are the go-to guys—and they've come here all the way from Down Under. The Dowlz also spins. War Room, 9 p.m. $10

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