- Trinity in Pioneer Square turns 3 years old this weekend and kicks off the big three-day event with a no-cover Thursday night with deejays Darude, Beefer, Noah D. and Pressha spinning along with many others; the fun continues all weekend long.
- Right around the corner at Contour is the Booty Call Pump Up the Jammies Pajama Jam featuring four hot female deejays (Naha, BFly, Suzi Star, and spinning mad beats in- what else- their PJ’s! Come to get down and then go night-night.
- Do you like your fun hard-rock style? At Neumo’s The Shackeltons will be thrashing about with The Hands, New Faces and Born Anchors and championing the resurgence of good old-fashioned Americana: Rock and Roll, baby.
- If you are into hard-core punk (as opposed to sissy-face punk), get to El Corazon for The Dillinger Escape Plan– you will be pummeled raw by the recklessness theses boys spew forth.
- Just in case you didn’t know, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama arrives in the Emerald City today for the Seeds of Compassion Workshop which starts off with a bang and a sweet concert at Key Arena with the two-acoustic-guitar magic that is Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds. My tickets are burning a hole in my fat little hand; I hope you have yours.
- Who can miss Broken Disco’s One Year Anniversary Party at Chop Suey up on the Hill? A whole slew of out-of-towners like Tittsworth are on the lineup, making the usual sweatfest Broken Disco even dirtier than usual.
- Prefer funk for your Friday night? The Boogielistics lay it down and pick it back up at Lo_Fi.
- For those of you who like your musical experiences sitting down, Miss Saigon opens tonight at the Tacoma Musical Playhouse. Read the preview here.
- Do you like to be the first to know about the hottest, newest sounds? Get to Chainsaw Nouveau at the Oseao Art Gallery, an event by Immersion System presenting the newest genre of electronic music, you guessed it: Chainsaw Nouveau. A little dancing bird told me that Von Dewey spins at 3AM.
- RJD2 at Chop Suey brings hip-hop into the future with never a genre-limiting border in sight. He’ll spin, sing, play instruments- hell, he might even dance.
- Had a hard week? Want to really go crazy? Head to The Comet where King Brothers and Shellshag will be promoting rowdy behavior with their punky antics and noiseful, raving distortion. Beer will be spilled.