Revisionist History & r & Like the black elk that used to stalk the North American mountain ranges of yore, the eponymous Portland-based band play a sludgy, screamy, proggy metal that's as infectious as the bite of a ... black elk, we guess. They're at Mootsy's tonight.
Not As Advertised & r & Aubrey Debauchery does this crazy thing where she double-tracks her soft voice, makes her sound hecka androgynous. And wonderful. Little light on the debauchery though. She's at Rock next Wednesday.
'Tis the Season... & r & ...for illness, it seems. Burgeoning Seattle star Brandi Carlile was so sick at her Fat Tuesday's gig that she cut her set short, saying whatever she'd caught had killed her falsetto. Wethinks it only enhanced her voice, especially on Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'" (resonant, considering the club's closure). The next night, the Duhks' frontwoman bowed out after three songs with the same ailment. Turned out all right, though, as the rest of the band took a break and headed to the green room to remember how to play some tunes they hadn't played in years. We've rarely seen a band having so much fun.