Wednesday, November 26, 2014

THIS LONG WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Pre-Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving and post-Thanksgiving shows

Posted By on Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:24 AM

If Thanksgiving is all about family, the night before Thanksgiving is about hanging out with all of those friends who are back in town for the long weekend. The Knitting Factory has that figured out with its upcoming annual Butterball Bash. The headbanging lineup includes Seattle sludge metal group Witchburn and Spokane rock acts Seven Cycles, Deadones USA, Elephant Gun Riot and Free the Jester, who just released their debut EP last month. It’s time to rock hard before hitting that big turkey feast and Black Friday. The free ($5 for minors) all-ages show begins at 7:30 pm.

Every time singer-songwriter Star Anna goes on tour she eats at Denny's. There's comfort in familiar cuisine and she appreciates any menu that includes a respectable pun (Moons Over My Hammy is a favorite). This Thanksgiving she'll eat at the 24-hour diner again thanks to a two-date stop in Spokane next Wednesday and Thursday. The shows begin at 8 pm and is $5. Read the full story here.

What better way to eat an amazing burrito at Neato Burrito, then to do so while listening to electronic music? The Baby Bar plays host to the Thanksgiving Eve DJ Party featuring DJ Case, Stone Tobey, Kain Bridge One and Da III. The beat-filled show starts at 9 pm and is free.

Last year, at an impromptu Mootsy's Thanksgiving show, the other guys all realized Aker needed a rock band behind his wailing, soulful vocals. Months later, Pine League was formed. The local rock band plays Mootsy’s again Thursday. Just roll down there whenever your family festivities have hit a lull.

Friday evening, after you’ve eaten a sufficient amount of leftover turkey-filled sandwiches, hit up the Big Dipper for an evening of local metal acts. (I’ve heard hardcore music actually helps with digestion). The bands include Over Sea Under Stone, Lions Beside Us and Banish the Echo. The all-ages show is $8 at the door and starts at 8 pm.

The Knitting Factory brings in that breezy California singer-songwriter sound Saturday with Eric Hutchinson, Tristan Prettyman and Nick Howard. The show starts at 8 pm and is $20 at the door.

Local kick-ass metal acts Cold Blooded, Progenitus and I Hate This City play the Rock Your Socks Off Benefit organized by the Modified Dolls, a nonprofit founded by “modified” — i.e., pierced and tattooed — women and dedicated to charity Saturday. Bring socks for the House of Charity and nonperishable food items for Second Harvest. The show starts at 10 pm at Underground 15.

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Laura moved to the great Inland Pacific Northwest this summer. She is the Inlander's new music editor.