Thursday, January 29, 2015

This Weekend

  • Joyless Noise: We Don't Care About Music Anyway...

    This documentary about Tokyo's underground music scene features aggro turntablism and cello abuse.

    Anti-pop consortium: If all you know about Asian music is "Gangnam Style," this will blow your mind.

    Tonight-Sun 7p. Grand Illusion, 1403 NE 50th St., University District (206-523-3935). $8.

    Nearby: Blue Moon Tavern; The District Lounge; Korean Tofu House

  • Save a Life: Dancing On The Valentine

    This benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society gets Seattle's best up-and-coming bands together.

    Lovecats: This year's show pays tribute to legendary mopey alt-rockers The Cure, so it should be a barrel of laughs.

    Sat 8p. Neumos, 925 E. Pike St., Capitol Hill (206-709-9442). $15 here.

    Nearby: Monsoon; Anchovies & Olives; Momiji

  • Drum Destruction: Kodo at Meany Hall

    Japanese taiko group Kodo have brought serious percussion to stages around the world.

    Big beat: Some of the drums that the group uses weigh in at 900 pounds -- pity their roadies.

    Sat 8p & Sun 2p. Meany Hall, 4140 George Washington Ln, University District (206-543-4880). $41-45 here.

    Nearby: Lucid, Flowers, College Inn

  • Keep It Sweet: Pike Chocofest

    You know that wine and chocolate are best friends, but beer can also be paired with the sweet stuff.

    Big numbers: This year's Chocofest is the hugest ever, with over 60 vendors offering tasty treats.

    Pike Brewing Co, 1415 First Ave, Downtown (206-622-6044). $45 here.

    Nearby: White Horse Trading; Alibi Room; BOKA

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