Babes Around Town

From punk to drag and everything inbetween, this weekend is popping off with something for everyone! So get out there and supoort your faves, then head to a show where you don't know anyone on the bill, you're bound to find something you like!


At Chop Suey

Delta Sleep with Floral and Don Forgetti

At Vera Project

Jarren Benton with Aaron Cohen

At Sonic Boom Records

Sloucher Record Release In Store

At Fred Wildlife Refuge

Recklessy, Headlessly: A Robyn Party

In celebration in our beloved Robyn after years of silence, finally giving us Honey. In my opinion this is an instant Robyn classic, mixing the dance floor with heartbreak and honestly what more do we really need? So naturally our favorite drag performer/MC Michete co-produced (what will prove to be an amazing show of Seattle drag talent) with Arson Nicki. Presented by BeautyBoiz and Castor Pollux featuring DJs Thumper (PDX) and Reece’s Pieces (SEA) this is a multifaceted show you are not going to want to miss. The performers start at 10 PM sharp and I've been stressed this is something you'll want to be on time for! --ANNA

At The Central Saloon

The Berries - "Start All Over Again" Record Release w/ Great Spiders & Hoop

At Kremwork

Shook: Plastician [Rinse FM / Terrorhythm]

At Nectar Lounge

THE MIDNIGHT HOUR-Feat Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest)

At Black Lodge

DoNormaal // Clit Kat // Remember Face // Red Lektroid

At LoFi

Amethyst de Wolfe, Daycones, Liz Corinne Costello (Dummy)


In Ballard

Freakout Festival 2018

I'm currently on tour with Strawberry Mountain and I'm VERY excited for our 5 date run opening for The Helio Sequence but I soooo wish it didn't align with this year's Freakout Fest! Every year the fest does such a great job of tapping really exciting local and national acts and this year's no different! My personal highlights on this year's lineup are: Deap Vally, Stas THEE Boss, Acid Tongue, OCnotes, PSA, Night Beats, JusMoni, The Shivas, Kung Foo Grip, Lisa Prank, Falon Sierra, Tres Leches, Smokey Brights and ugh I could keep going!! --JASMINE

At Blue Moon Tavern

The Littlest Viking, Model Snake, Plum, Proofs

At The Auditorium @ UHeights

Florist, Pickle Boy, Chanel Beads

At Kame Hou$e 206

Michete / Nic Masangkay / Reverend Dollars

This is what house show dreams are made of! We've got the incredible and ever so witty Michete on the mic. Nic Masangkay will blow you away once you hear the vocals that come out of Nic! Plus Reverend Dollars on the decks? If you want something eclectic yet cohesive meddling of genres and something Insatgram worthy. Head to. this gig. --SASHA

At Redmond Old Fire House

Not Alone, Snaccs, Waking Things, Lights Out



Mastering the Hustle Workshop 12: Songwriting

At Gold Bar

High Voltage feat. KWEEN KAY$H + Cousin Chris

At Carco Theatre

A Hero's Journey: MLB's Hip-Opera & EP Release

Marshall Law Band are literally taking to the stage as the debut "A Hero's Journey: The Hip-Opera" and accompanying LP "Nostos: A Hero's Journey." With two live showings, one on Friday the other Saturday, the project is inspired by classic Greek literature, meant to capture the rugged hero emerging from the peaks and valleys of the journey. Having received a grant from the City of Seattle Arts and featuring other local artists like Scarlet Parke, Valerie and Veronica of La Fonda, Chris King and more, the show has multiple ways to be viewed including a livestream and free tickets for at-risk youth and organizations that contribute to serving them. --KATE

At Chop Suey

Wavves and Shy Boys

At The Scum Dungeon

Coach Phillips, R. Turner, Street Hockey Champ playing quietly

At The Tacoma Dome

An Evening With Fleetwood Mac

At The Showbox

Cat Power

At The Crocodile Back Bar

Stella Crest and Ketamine Cat​

At The Paramount

The Hip Hop Nutcracker featuring Kurtis Blow

At Kremwork

Shook x KEXP: Mndsgn

At Rose Garden

Whitney Ballen ◘ Flying Fish Cove ◘ Dayglo ◘ Rose Garden

At Highline Bar

Fabulous Downey Brothers, Modal Zork, Bad Luck, Forrest Friends

At Real Art Tacoma

RAT Presents Tacocat, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Cat Puke, Baja Boy


At Timbre Room

Shook x Customs: DJ Lag [South Africa]

At The Crocodile

The Garden

I saw twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears perform as The Garden at this year's Sasquatch and I fell in love with the stage presence and energy they bring to their shows. They alternated instruments, jumped off their equiptment, and did plenty of pacing around the stage while chant-yelling their lyrics. If you're looking for a rowdy, in-your-face kind of show that will leave your body sweaty and your voice hoarse, then The Garden is the your answer! --HALEY

At The Shakedown

Tacocat, Black Belt Eagle Scout, The Wednesdays at The Shakedown

At The Vera Project


Best New Music

Girlpool announced a new album this week titled What Chaos Is Imaginary and I couldn't be more stoked for it. On the album's lead single "Hire," Cleo Tucker's newly-deep vocals are on display (they're going through a gender transition) and it's an incredibly beautiful and massive change from the duo's work on Before the World Was Big. The album is out February 1 via Anti- --JASMINE

Long time friends and recent collaborators Jaden Smith and Harry Hudson dropped the track 'Just Slide' just in time for cuffing season. The song tackles what it means to take chance on things even if you know that outcome may not be what you want. Whether it's friends or lovers, people need to take chances and say what they mean. Plus the edgy track feels perfect with Jaden's flow attached to it. --SASHA

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