Friday, January 27, 2012

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Cash, Congress and charity

Posted By on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 4:35 PM

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TONIGHT!

They may be California boys, but Cash'd Out can play Johnny Cash songs almost as good as the Man In Black himself. Head down to the Knitting Factory tonight at 7:30 pm to check out the only band outside of the Cash and Carter family to be added to the official Johnny Cash website, along with the Brummett. $10-$12. All-ages.

Now, I know what you're going to say: "Electro-pop? C'mon, who needs another Owl City sound-alike?" Sick Kids XOXO is not your average electro-pop band. The band hopes to let listeners know that they are not alone in their struggles with love, heartbreak, pain and elation. Sick Kids XOXO have experienced these problems, too, and want to help listeners work through them, one track at a time. Catch Sick Kids XOXO with DJ Drums, Bandit Train and Mirror Mirror tonight at 9 pm at Mootsy's. $5. Gotta be 21.

Los Angeles-based pop rock duo El Ten Eleven may sound familiar ... that is if you're a typography and/or graphic design nerd. Their songs have been featured in Gary Hustwit's design documentaries such as Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized. Head on over to the Red Room Lounge tonight at 7 pm to catch El Ten Eleven with Races, Nude and DJ Parafyn. $5. Gotta be 21. 

It's difficult to identify the standout member of Spokane super group Rough Congress; each member brings something entirely different to the stage. Catch Rough Congress's mix of originals and covers of '60s, '70s and '80s tunes during this reunion show of sorts tonight at Zola at 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.

SATURDAY!

Wildcard, the hip-hop duo we wrote about this week, is faced with the interesting challenge of having one of their members behind bars. Despite the odds stacked against them, the group continues to make music and is releasing their latest album, Odyssey, tomorrow at 9 pm at the Hop! Also performing are Beauflexx, Rod Mac, Jaeda, K. Clifton, Freetime Synthetic and Lilac Linguistics. $5-$10.

Canadian quintet the Clumsy Lovers are back! Did you miss them? The fiddle- and banjo-fuelled group brings their "bluegrassified Celtic rock" to the Knitting Factory tomorrow at 7:30 pm with Folkinception. $14. All-ages.

If you didn't make it out to Rough Congress on Friday, you have another chance to check them out. Same time, same place. $5. Gotta be 21.

SUNDAY!

Our hearts go out to Brandon Bird- Chastain, an 11-year-old boy who is battling a rare cancer called embryonal rhabdomayosarcoma for the third time. A benefit concert will be held Sunday from 5-9 pm at A Club - featuring music by Formada, Tommy G, Glenn & Rachael, Morgan Mallory, Plastic Saints and Buffalo Jones. There will be a raffle and prizes all night long. For more information about this young boy's battle, visit brandonscancerwars.com.

Martin Sexton has done it all. He's toured around the world, playing a mix of rock and soul songs, launched his own record label, KTR, and has had his songs appear in TV shows like Scrubs, Parenthood and Brotherhood. Catch him at the Bing Crosby Theater with Adam Gontier at 7:30 pm. $25. All-a

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