- CIAN NUGENT
• Whoa! Sub Pop will be opening a retail store at Sea-Tac Airport sometime in April. The store is currently accepting applications for music-minded employees to sling their merch (which will include vinyl, apparel, and accessories), but you can't be just any slacker: The shop will open at 6 a.m.
• The Fe Fi Fo Fums (Jesse Lortz, Johnny Samra, Nick Larson) will be reuniting for a special benefit show at the Highline on May 1 for the wonderful Betsy Hansen, local musician and co-owner of Radar Hair and Records (which is now for sale). Hansen has been struggling with cancer since 2011, and could very much use the love and support of the community. The Coconut Coolouts will also be playing, with more bands to be announced soon!
• Cian Nugent came all the way from Ireland to show us Americans that he's the Ravi Shankar of the acoustic guitar (and pretty damn great on the electric, too). He did a phenomenal opening set at Barboza Friday night for headliner Angel Olsen. Unfortunately, half the crowd chattered loudly throughout, creating a hugely annoying drone of inanity. Tip: When somebody's playing music in a place where people pay to get in—especially somewhat quiet music—SHUT THE FUCK UP. Thank you for your cooperation.
And here's all our recommended music events—tonight, tomorrow, this weekend, and beyond!