One of my favorite reasons to go to a concert event is to celebrate a birthday. Sometimes I'll know the person(s), sometimes I won't, but either way you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in an environment of birthday love (kisses, wishes, etc.) and loud, celebratory music. It's Gabi from Stickers birthday! Give her a handmade card with a crisp $20!
Santa Cruz-based band James Rabbit are on tour heading east, and playing tonight at Hollow Earth Radio. They just released their millionth record and are touring to support that with Seattle pop-trip, iji. Joining those two tonight is a newly reunited Pill Wonder (they disappeared a few years ago) and Punishment. Word on the street is that Punishment will be reenacting a Seinfeld episode.
Lori Goldston, Karen Nelson New City Theater 8pm, $15 for general admission and $10 for students/seniors
There's a new performance space that popped up a few months ago that sits in the same row of buildings that Gallery 1412 is. This place is called New City Theater and it's cool. Tonight they're hosting a collaborative night with dance improvisor Karen Nelson and cellist/composer/Stranger Genius Award nominee (and all around shredder) Lori Goldston.
Cellist/composer Lori Goldston and dance improvisor Karen Nelson host an evening of movement and sound explorations; with Aaron Swartzman, Alia Swersky, Eric Nordstrom and Doug Haire.
Free Collaboration is a friendly gathering of improvisors, musicians and dancers, offering their sounds and gestures to form real time compositions. All present— audience folk and performers have the equal honor of allowing their own sense of meaning to unfold during the development of the evening's work. Old hands come together to create a sand castle, live in it for awhile and watch it change into a wave riding into the next creation, and so on. The soundscape will be built from live cello and layered field recordings.