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Kids Dance Party

This Sunday is our annual Father's Day Kids Dance Party -- with DJ sets from Kid Hops and DJ Rhythma, dancing with the Vicious Puppies crew, crafts and more -- but the kids don't get to have all the fun, as there's plenty of great music in clubs this week. On Monday, Portland's Black Prairie play at the Triple Door. Free Energy rocks the Tractor on Tuesday, while New Orleans indie popsters Generationals play there the next night. Also on Wednesday, a stellar lineup of Eleanor Friedberger, The Bats, and TEEN is at Neumos, while the insanely fun They Might Be Giants pack Showbox SoDo. On Thursday, Brooklyn's Parquet Courts, who have on of the best albums of the year so far, are at Neumos with Naomi Punk, while there's some boot stompin' going on at Tractor with Whitey Morgan & The '78s, Denver, and Mike Giacolino. The Friday schedule is packed with Model Rockets and The Riffbrokers at Sunset Tavern, AM & Shawn Lee with Don’t Talk to the Cops and Glitterbang for a danceable show at Chop Suey, Mount Kimbie with Holy Other and Vinyl Williams at Neumos, a political soul/rock extravaganza with The Coup, NighTraiN, and Malitia Malimob at Crocodile, and The Rainieros with Marc Bristol & Okie Dokie and Country Dave & The Pickin’ Crew at Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline. Then on Saturday, you've got the dark country sounds of Bat Country with Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Bakelite 78, Jason Webley, and The Mongrel Jews for a full night at Columbia City Theater, while Rob Garza plays Neumos with Nordic Soul and Toast. Finally, in addition to the Father's Day Kids Dance Party, the week ends with Los Headaches and No Tomorrow Boys at 2 Bit Saloon, Golden Gardens with Space Waves and Jetman Jet Team at Chop Suey, and Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils with Llama at Sunset Tavern. There's a lot going on, so check out the list of recommended shows below and head over to our events calendar here.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Black Prairie & Jon Mooallem at Triple Door (info)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Free Energy, The West at Tractor Tavern (info)


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Generationals, Young Empires at Tractor Tavern (info)

Eleanor Friedberger, The Bats, TEEN at Neumos (info)

They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch at Showbox SoDo (info)


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Parquet Courts, Naomi Punk at Neumos (info)

Whitey Morgan & The '78s, Denver, Mike Giacolino at Tractor Tavern (info)


Friday, June 14, 2013

Model Rockets, The Riffbrokers at Sunset Tavern (info)

AM & Shawn Lee, Don't Talk to the Cops, Glitterbang at Chop Suey (info)

Mount Kimbie, Holy Other, Vinyl Williams at Neumos (info)

The Coup, NighTraiN, Malitia Malimob at Crocodile (info)

The Rainieros, Marc Bristol & Okie Dokie, Country Dave & The Pickin' Crew at Darrell's Tavern in Shoreline (info)


Saturday, June 15, 2013

Bat Country, Hounds of the Wild Hunt, Bakelite 78, Jason Webley, The Mongrel Jews at Columbia City Theater (info)

Rob Garza, Nordic Soul, Toast at Neumos (info)

The Staves, Musikanto at Cave Amphitheatre in Yakima (info)


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Kids Dance Party - Hosted by John Richards with Kid Hops & DJ Rhythma, Vicious Puppies Breakdancing Crew at EMP Museum (info)

Los Headaches, No Tomorrow Boys at 2 Bit Saloon (info)

Golden Gardens, Space Waves, Jetman Jet Team at Chop Suey (info)

Ian Moore & The Lossy Coils, Llama at Sunset Tavern (info)