THIS WEEKEND IN MUSIC: Single Mothers, Itchy Kitty and the Pin is actually open

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FRIDAY
The Canadian punk band Single Mothers take to the Hop! tonight. Their loud and depressing music will make you want to jump around and break stuff — the perfect way to start off a weekend. The all-ages show starts at 8 pm and is $10. The Dirty Nil opens.



It’s another night at the Baby Bar and another free show. This time, local acts Tear-Free, Friends Of Mine and Bandit Train plan to ravage the space with their experimental pop sounds. The show should start around 9 pm.

Jones Radiator gets into the First Friday spirit showing off art from Ron Holliday. Then all hell breaks loose as punk rockers Itchy Kitty (two awesome ladies with sky-high mohawks) and also the Bight take to the stage. Get there around 7 pm if you want any hope of getting in.

Last Friday, Pinnacle Northwest (aka the Pin) opened its doors for the first time, we saw it with out own eyes. Check out its upcoming lineup of shows here. We’re especially excited for the Supersuckers.

SATURDAY
Seattle blues-rock duo, the Grizzled Mighty, head to the Bartlett Saturday to release their new disc Closed Knuckle Jaw — a super cool listen, if you get the chance. The all-ages show starts at 8 pm and is $10 at the door. Scott Ryan opens.

Local singer-songwriter Jordan Collins releases her recent album, Sun Tracing, at Underground 15 Saturday night. The show is free and includes openers Nate Greenburg and Evan Egerer. Hear a preview of Collins’ pure-sounding vocals here. The show begins at 8:30 pm.

SUNDAY
Sunday, bloody, Sunday. Or it least it will be at the Knitting Factory when Oakland metalmen Machine Head take to the stage touting their highest-charting album ever, Bloodstone & Diamonds. Openers include Mercy Brown and Seven Cycles. The all-ages show is $16 and starts at 7 pm.



Essentially, the entire month of March is an Irish celebration. Sunday, O’Doherty’s Irish Grille downtown brings the party with teenage Irish act Broken Whistle as part of a fundraiser for Holy Names Music Center. Expect awesome food, a silent auction, door prizes and maybe even some dancing. The event starts at 4 pm and is free to get in.