Notable Shows

Highlights-and otherwise-of this week's music calendar.

Wednesday, September 6

However + Bill Horist

The Capitol Hill writers HQ hosts Subtext, a monthly series of experimental writing with musical performances—this time from talented ambient guitarist Horist, and improvisational quartet However. Hugo House, 1634 11th Ave., 322-7030, 7:30 p.m.

Husky Rescue + Judah Johnson + Lillydale

SEE FEATURE, Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $8

Matisyahu + the Polyphonic Spree + Street Drum Corps

Hasidic beatbox reggae? writes of Matisyahu: "Free of any proselytizing, this melding of Talmudic teachings and Jamaican rhythms flows so naturally that it underscores the shared roots of the two cultures." And as NW concertgoers are aware, it's sublime on the soundsystem. Marymoor Park, 6046 W. Lake Sammamish Pkwy N.E., Redmond, 296-4999, 7 p.m. $39.50

Original Superstars of Jazz Fusion

The Triple Door celebrates its third anniversary with a powerful lineup: acid jazz forefather Roy Ayers and vocalists Jean Carne and Jon Lucien are joined by trombonist Wayne Henderson flautist Bobbi Humphrey, saxophonist Ronnie Laws, and Lonnie Liston Smith. Triple Door, 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $45 adv./$50

Thursday, September 7

Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits

Guitarist/vocalist Mtukudzi has been praised by Bonnie Raitt as "a cross between Otis Redding and reggae legend Toots Hibbert." He and his Black Spirits have gained a reputation as one of Zimbabwe's most influential musical voices. Dimitriou's Jazz Alley, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. $24.50 Also Friday, September 8–Sunday, September 10

Silver Jews + Viva Voce

SEE FEATURE [Silver Jews], P. 60. Showbox, 8 p.m. $15 adv./$17

Friday, September 8

The Dandy Warhols + the Brian Jonestown Massacre + the Tyde

SEE CD REVIEW [the Tyde], Showbox, 8 p.m. $25 adv./$30 All ages Sold Out

Mark Farina

Remember PLUR? For those who weren't in college in the late '90s, that's Peace, Love, Unity, Respect—the universal raver creed. Expect to find a measure of each at Farina's shows, as the San Francisco DJ is synonymous with the relaxed, good vibes of his long-running Mushroom Jazz series for Om. Raoul Belmas, Pappa T, J-Sun, Kadeejah Streets, Manos, and Ramiro also spin. Neumo's, 9 p.m. $15

Talib Kweli + DJ Chaps

SEE FALL ARTS GUIDE, P. 23. Chop Suey, 8 p.m. $15 All ages

Angie Stone

The last time this R & B diva packed the Benaroya, her neo-soul crooning created a palpable joy in the air, as people whooped and hollered their approval of her every honeyed word. A good reason to get dressed up, for sure. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., 215-4800, 7:30 p.m. $55.50–$59.50

Saturday, September 9


SEE FEATURE, P. 57. Paramount Theatre, 8 p.m. $46–$66

KJ Sawka + Bethurum + Solovox

Faster-than-lightning drummer Sawka builds and loops insane breakbeats before your eyes, often with live musical and vocal accompaniment, and transforms them into original songs that hold up against any electronic programmer's. With skills this crazily futuristic, seeing is believing. Chop Suey, 10 p.m. $7

The Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players + Baby Gramps

This family art project of a band includes mom/slide projector/costume designer Tina, dad/keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Jason, and daughter/drummer Rachel. They base their songs on vintage slides of family vacations, which they project while performing. And you thought making a lamp out of those old slides was clever! Crocodile Cafe, 5 p.m. $12 adv./$14 All ages

The Zombies + Phantom Planet + the Mooney Suzuki + the Woggles + Boss Martians

Yes, those Zombies. And if the rest of the bill is meant to showcase our era's Best Bands Influenced by the Zombies, well . . . El Corazon, 8 p.m. $20

Monday, September 11

Golden Smog + Tim O'Reagan

As the side project of Wilco frontman/basket-case Jeff Tweedy, Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, and Kraig Johnson of the Jayhawks, Soul Asylum's Dan Murphy, and Jody Stephens of Big Star, Golden Smog is one of few indie "supergroups" to have lasted more than a decade. Don't miss new songs from this alt-country outfit's first record in eight years. Showbox, 7 p.m. $17.50 adv./$20

Nite Dance

They've only played one show prior, but this band—with members of local daft punks U.S.E.—has already started generating some worthy buzz. With Josh Ottum and the Guns. Sunset Tavern, 9 p.m. $6

Tuesday, September 12

Old Crow Medicine Show

When the Old Crow Medicine Show opened for the Be Good Tanyas at the Tractor Tavern in 2003, they looked and sounded like they just came down from the Appalachian hills. Turns out, that was a safe assumption. Rather than go the route of most faux-hillbilly acts of today, the Old Crow actually holed up in the mountains of North Carolina, honing their skills in both music and living off the land. Though they currently reside in Nashville, they haven't left the mountains behind. Their music is like Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers dragged through the gutters of '70s punk, but with '70s singer-songwriterdom thrown in for good measure. Plus, they hang with both Gillian Welch and Marty Stuart. How cool is that? Showbox, 8 p.m. $18 adv./$20 E

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