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There are a bunch of great things on tap for tomorrow night.
First, we hope you will join us at the Moe Bar between 7p and 9p for the FREE Dark Was The Night listening party. The compilation benefits the Red Hot Organization (benefiting AIDS charities) and features great tracks from some of your favorite artists (Stuart Murdoch, Spoon, Arcade Fire, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and tons more). Also, there will be some copies of the album available for you to win at the party as well. It'll be a supa supa fun way to start out your Saturday night or even just meet up with folks to strategize the rest of your night. More info and a tracklisting of what you'll hear at the party here.
After that you could move one door over from the Moe Bar (or walk through the low-ceiling'd corridor connecting them) to the A.C. Newman show at Neumo's with Dent May opening up. I have been loving Dent May's Jens Lekman ukulele quirk with indie-folk catchy story lines (see "You can't force a Dance Party") for months now and would love to see him on the Neumo's stage. The added bonus of A.C. Newman headlining isn't shabby either.
I will be heading across the street to see Jared Mees and the Grown Children at the Comet Tavern. Jared and the kids released one of my favorite albums last year and I've been waiting for them to travel from Portland to Seattle to show off their fancy indie-folk ways in person. There's a ton of songs I want to hear from the album, but here's video of a favorite one on the list, Bee's (I don't *think* there will be any hippie kids with towel capes at the Comet show). Also on the bill The Quiet Ones, Little Pieces, and The Kindness Kind. I hear that Jared Mees will be third on the bill.
What do you have in mind for Saturday?