Friday, November 4, 2011

THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Apes! Bandits! Giants!

Posted By on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 2:12 PM

Things are going to get a little wacky at Brews on Washington tonight. For an extra-special primate-themed art event. Works by Chad Ramsey and The Inlander's own Matt Bogue will be on display, and two bands with primate members — Apesh!t and Gorilla & Rabbit — will perform. Things are bound to be bananas. I'm sorry. I had to. Free. Gotta be 21 (I think).

Over at the Baby Bar, the one man show of "multi-instrumental-turntable-wizardry and performance art" that is Portland's Boy Eats Drum Machine happens tonight. Check him out with Cyrus Fell Down and Bandit Train. 9 pm. $5. Gotta be 21.

If Mark Mothersbaugh — the guy from Devo who did the soundtrack to The Life Aquatic — made world fusion music, it would sound like Moksha. This is a good thing. Moksha is all about African drums, but also features a variety of flutes, electronic wind instruments and harp. Moksha performs with Todd Milne tonight at Ichiban at 7 pm. All-ages. Free.

The local all-girl punk rock outfit Hotbox tears down the house tonight at Mootsy's with Laylah's Drink and Lack of Respect. 9 pm. Gotta be 21.

Lo-fi instrumental surf-pop locals, BBBBandits, bring their unique take on an old rock 'n' roll sound tomorrow to the Checkerboard Tavern. Check out our story on the band here, and see them with Myth Ship and Strong Killings (from Seattle). $3. 9:30 pm. Gotta be 21.

And Moksha (see Friday) plays again, as well. Catch them at the Spokane Buddhist Temple (927 S. Perry St.). $10 suggested donation. All-ages.

The kids will be all twitterpated with Andrew McMahon and his band, Jack's Mannequin, tomorrow. You might remember McMahon as the frontman of piano-rock band Something Corporate, known for such hits has “Punk Rock Princess” and the iconic hate ballad “If You C Jordan,” in which McMahon expounds on his utter loathing for Jordan, “a little redhead bitch.” JM is touring on a new album, and they rock the Knitting Factory tomorrow with Allen Stone and Lady Danville. All-ages. $26.

A decade-old wish will come true tomorrow night for the Whitworth Jazz Ensemble as they play alongside lauded jazz saxophonist Joshua Redman. Read our story on the collaboration here and check the show out in the Cowles Auditorium at 8 pm. All-ages. $10-$15.

Easily the heaviest show to happen tomorrow is over at the Hop!, where locals Rutah, Funeral Age, Odyssey, Stress, Devoured Soul, Cold Blooded, I Live Under Your Bed and Shrieks of the Impaled. 7 pm. $5-$7. All-ages.

Your dreams have come true, nerds and children. The three-decade-old band They Might Be Giants sings about all kinds of silliness to the masses on Sunday at the Knitting Factory. Read our story about them here, and check them out at 8 pm. $22. Gotta be 14 (you read that right)

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Michael Bowen is a former senior writer for The Inlander and a respected local theater critic. He also covers literature, jazz and classical music, and art, among other things.