Rose Melberg elicits a lot of squeals from ladies of a certain age (and all the dudes I knew in college). She is an enchantress of hushed and dulcet tones, the cutie queen of such '90s seminal wuss-rock bands as Gaze, Tiger Trap, and (deep and contented sigh) the Softies. Maybe you caught music zine chickfactor
's 20th anniversary show at Bunk Bar last May? If so, you saw Melberg and Jen Sbragia of the Softies in full and epic shred... but seriously, they were as sweet and sad and lovely as they were two decades ago. Tonight's another great opportunity to catch some intimate and tender music from the storied musician who probably inspired headliner Seapony. I hear a lot of similar soft-somethings in the Seattle band's expansive, fuzzy, feminine wiles. In summation, prepare to rock out—slowly, and with a demure smile on your face. COURTNEY FERGUSON Also see My, What a Busy Week!