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Thursday, October 30, 2008


Wild Orchid Children

With all the bearded musicians making pretty music in this town—Fleet Foxes, Cave Singers, the Pica Beats—it's easy to forget that we built this city on rock and roll. Tonight's show will remind you. Wild Orchid Children play spastic jams laced with acidic vocals and psychedelic guitars. Navigator vs. Navigator remembered to take their ADD medication, but they've still got some spiraling-out-of-control, passionate moments. Finally, instrumental brethren Bronze Fawn and will be a nice warm-up to the crazy train. (Comet Tavern, 922 E Pike, 322-9272. 9 pm, $6.) MEGAN SELING


Jonathan Raban

No matter who wins on election day, the blissful truth is that George W. Bush will no longer be president. Stranger Genius Award–winner Jonathan Raban—who, in addition to being one of the best novelists in Seattle, writes intelligent, funny, and furious political commentary—will take part in a group discussion titled "After Bush." As we get closer to the election, it's important to consider what the nepo-tastic dumb-fuck has done to the face of American leadership in the 21st Century. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, 652-4255. 7:30 pm, $5.) PAUL CONSTANT

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    I don't know why, but when I hear Stranger Genius Award winner, I cringe and do not want to go. I am not impressed. I guess the one "winner" I do know, some one who won for set designing or something like that, is one of the most snobbiest, ignorant and mean people I have ever met. She is an idiot, a true idiot living in her hyped up world.

    The other readings sound wonderful.

    Posted by CommonKnowledge | October 30, 2008 11:14 AM

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