OM, THRONES, LICHENS (9 PM)
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) If all this sugary Christmas music is sending you into diabetic shock, here's the perfect antidote: the drawn-out stoner-metal-psych of Om, whose slowly ponderous meditations are certain to transport you to a gorgeous headspace where there isn't a fucking sleigh bell around for miles. NED LANNAMANN
WOW AND FLUTTER, BRITTLE BONES, BOMBS INTO YOU
Danko Jones, as well as a link to the complete show listings, after the jump!
DANKO JONES (6 PM)
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) When did metal wind up in the hands of extremists? Douchebags have had their mitts on metal for way too long, insisting that songs can only be about drinking and fucking and partying and living the metal life. It gets so tiring; metal has become a niche, like Star Trek fanaticism, or furries. Danko Jones is pulling the kickass guitars of metal back into a pop framework and using those catchy riffs as vehicles for songs that are about, you know, normal stuff like regret and dating and Joan Jett. He gets his sexy on—"Lovercall" is the best Jon Spencer Blues Explosion tune to be written in the last 10 years—but he keeps things accessible, bringing metal back where it belongs: in the hands of the masses. PAUL CONSTANT
Complete show listings can be viewed here!