Bands can seem like celebrity couples sometimes: Most don't stay together very long. That's not so for Seattle band Minus the Bear, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary. In honor of this feat, the band will be integrating a performance of their 2002 debut album, Highly Refined Pirates, in its entirety into their set on this tour. Thrown in the mix are pieces from their most recent release, OMNI, which singer/guitarist Jake Snider professes is "a real leap forward. It's an impactful sounding record." Guitarist Dave Knudson adds, "One of the things we wanted to do was capture more of the live energy. We feel like the live show is really where you get to see what we're doing"—and the live show is where the band shines. Opening will be the Velvet Teen. All ages.
Mon., Oct. 10, 6 p.m., 2011