FRIDAY 1/25

THE EXQUISITES, KATHY, YOUR RIVAL, SIBLING RIVALRY

Jason Clackley is the raspy soul-punk troubadour of the Exquisites, a Seattle punk band newly signed to DIY label Asian Man Records, which is set to release their debut LP on February 26. If the painlessly earnest first single, "Selfish Feelings," is anything like the rest of the album, be prepared to mop the hearts from the floor by the end of the night. With Kathy, Your Rival, and Sibling Rivalry. Ground Zero, 7 pm, $6/$5 with a can of food.

MEGA BOG, KODA SEQUOIA, FF

In another crucial benefit for new U-District art gallery Heartland, Mega Bog will perform their well-played, vaguely punk mystical pop. On Some UFO, their latest EP released via Wizards of the Ghost, you can get down to the gentle grunge-disco roll of "Settling Something" and get spooky to front-riot-lady Erin Birgy's echoey howls on "Playing a Jealous Woman," which haunt over some post-pagan pop of which even Stevie Nicks might approve. With Koda Sequoia and FF. Heartland, 9 pm, $5–$20.

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