JAMES, THOMAS DOLBY, ELIZAVETA
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) Hey, remember the tape you made with "She Blinded Me with Science" on it (track 1, side B)? Hey, remember hearing "Laid" on the radio and dubbing that over the same tape? Well, this is it for real: Thomas Dolby and James, inexplicably touring together. Like an awesome nostalgia sandwich. WILL ELDER
HANNI EL KHATIB, TIJUANA PANTHERS, SUNDELLES
(Doug Fir, 830 E Burnside) Just about every piece you read about doo-wop/garage/punk alchemist Hanni el Khatib mentions that he's a skater. (Fuck! Now this one does, too.) But all you really need to know is that dude has a honeyed voice that he can transform into a swarm of bees from one song to the next, and that—from last year's Will the Guns Come Out, a record full of great tracks—"Build. Destroy. Rebuild." is so electrifying, it'd work just as well on the worst day of your life as on the best. Turn it up loud and rebuild that shit. GRANT BRISSEY
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