On Thursday night, the Pageant hosted a bill that featured two excellent bands whose styles and sounds cover a wide range.
Despite a half-empty room, the chatter filled Jazz at the Bistro with an energy thick enough to feel as patrons moved slowly to their seats.
On Wednesday evening, the Firebird played host to two duos from the Pacific Northwest, each of which is on the well-known Sub Pop label.
Beelining for the microphone, Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 quickly set up shop with one mission: to "get the crazy motherfuckers crazier." An hour later, drenched in not-wholly personal sweat and suffering a few kicks to the head, the mofos had taken the plunge.