by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & manifesto on the K Records Website states that "before music and before language, there existed Primordial Sound." OLD TIME RELIJUN seems to strive for this wearing-away of the ages. Primordality, to them, surprisingly -- or not, it's hard to tell -- sounds like something between a particularly cacophonic Captain Beefheart b-side, an aboriginal rite and a badly scratched jug band record.

Percussive with found sounds, dissonant with old out-of-tune strings, anguished with the ungodly yawp of singer Arrington de Dionyso and just a bit bluesy, Old Time Relijun isn't an easy listen. Their progression as a band from 1997 to now, though, mimics (at the periphery) the movement of indie pop in general -- from less to more dancey, from more to less folky. Proving, I guess, that we're all one nation under a groove.


"The Lab Underground Issue 19 Release Party" featuring Old Time Relijun, No Go Know, Patient Patient and Smile Line Spark at Caterina Winery on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8 pm. Tickets TBA. Call 328-5069.

& lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & orget Lack of Respect. There's a new punk in town. Instead of raw guitars, strap on an accordion and break out THE PASTIES. The punk/folk band from Olympia plays Prago on Friday and Empyrean on Sunday -- that's two chances to witness the vocal nihilism of Joe and Kendl accompanied by a banjo and a trumpet. Their sound expels a little more polka than folk. Add a trumpet, a fiddle and some anarchy, and you'll wish they were wearing matching polyester halter dresses speckled with black polka dots.

Getting past the would-be attire, the five rebellious squires sound good. They're fun and you can dance to the strum of Joe's guitar and the sweet child-like vocals of Kendl. The minstrels of punk's prancing songs include "It Will Be Alright" and "Fist in the Air." The Pasties might very well become the first band with an accordion player to incite a riot.


The Pasties at Prago on Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 pm. $5. Call 443-0404. Also at Empyrean on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 pm. $4. Call 838-9819. Visit

& lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & F & lt;/span & ree jazz, pop, jazz fusion, soul jazz, TV theme music, smooth jazz -- DAVID SANBORN has contributed to so many interconnected subgenres that's it's misleading to pigeonhole him in just one. He's the funky sexagenarian wearing shades in Paul Shaffer's band on Letterman, but he's also a serious student of alto sax who learned from Julius Hemphill of the World Saxophone Quartet. Since the late '70s, Sanborn has found a way to make jazz melodies danceable (with R & amp;B-style horn sections and accentuated beats) and passionate (with his own gospel-influenced call-and-response alto shouts and screeches). Consider "Tin Tin Deo," a tune written by a Cuban conga player for Dizzy Gillespie's big band a half-century ago. Sanborn's version (on Closer, 2005) characteristically infuses the tune with sultry R & amp;B flourishes. But he can also be both reflective ("Cristo Redentor" on timeagain, 2003) and festive ("Bang Bang" on his brand-new Rhino EP).


David Sanborn at the Bing on Friday, Aug. 10, at 8 pm. $37. Call 325-SEAT.

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