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the Music Lounge by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A & E Writer
Daft Punk adds Seattle to short tour; Modest Mouse plays at Naval Reserve; Bjork headed to Vancouver; Pussycat Doll show addictive
Daft Punk playing only five US cities, including Seattle
Electronica-house wizard Daft Punk is coming to Seattle. This is huge! Why? Because the Paris-based DJ hasn't performed in the US in nine years, that's why. This week, the Grammy-nominated artist announced a short tour with only five American cities on the list. One of them is Seattle, May 6, at the WaMu Theater. When I lived in Paris back in 2000, Daft Punk tunes were penetrating every dance floor in the city. The same could be said for clubs in other European metropolises, from Berlin to Moscow, London to Barcelona, and everywhere in between. Stateside, the energy was just as explosive for the electronica maestro. In my opinion, you absolutely must get tickets to this concert if you love hot club music. Think of all the cute boys and girls that will be working up a sweat to Daft Punk hits like "Da Funk", "One More Time", "Technologic", and "Human After All". Tickets for this dance feast go on sale tomorrow, March 24 (noon), at all Ticketmaster locations. Get your boogie shoes ready because the party is set for May 6. Seattle Gay News writer Jessica Browning will meet you there.

Modest Mouse surprise Naval Reserve show sells out in fifteen minutes
By the time you read this, I will have already hopped and bopped with hundreds of Modest Mouse fans at a special concert announced just days before. The show, which took place at a US Naval Reserve Center on South Lake Union, sold out in fifteen minutes. Not shocking, when you realize Modest Mouse is from these neck of the woods, Issaquah to be exact, and that they graduated to mainstream success on the strength of their Grammy-nominated, major label debut Good News for People Who Love Bad News. But long before the masses were blasting "Float On" during rush hour on their car stereos, Seattleites were packing the band's gigs at local clubs. I once lived next door to a Modest Mouse diehard who'd attended ten of the group's concerts before I had even seen them once. Which brings up an interesting question. Are Modest Mouse fans called "Mice"? I clearly don't know, but what I do know is that my ticket for the South Lake Union performance was delivered in-person at the exact same time people were paying $150 for one on eBay. Yes, music writing has its privileges. By the way, I've now seen Modest Mouse three times.

Bjork adds Vancouver BC date to spring itinerary
You could see Bjork at the Sasquatch Festival with thousands of un-showered, annoying college kids with backpacks poking various parts of your body. Not to mention sitting through a roster of artists that you may or may not care for while waiting for the Icelandic princess to take the stage at about 10 o'clock that night. Or, you could see Bjork by herself at Deer Lake Park, just outside of Vancouver BC, the week before on May 23. I can't guarantee the crowd will smell better, but I'm assuming they will because they're traveling shorter distance. In fact, you can stay at a downtown Vancouver hotel and take a bus to the show. Pre-sale ticket date for this concert is March 28. At press time, ticket on-sale date for the general public was not yet announced. However, log onto www.bjork.com for updated information. If you head to Vancouver, I recommend the following hotels: Opus, Sandman Suites, Pacific Palisades, The Listel, and Sutton Place.

'Pussycat' reality TV series is addictive even for a non-fan
I can't stand The Pussycat Dolls. I refer to them as Glorified Strippers. Strangely, I've quickly become an addict of the new reality TV show "The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll". I can't explain it, but I'm hooked. The Pussycat Dolls are a vampy, six-piece singing group that sashayed their way onto the music scene with sugar-coated favorites like "Don't Cha'", "Buttons", and a shake n' bake version of Donna Summer's "Hot Stuff". For reasons unknown to mankind, they announced a nationwide hunt for a new Doll. Thousands of wannabe Pussycats auditioned for the opportunity, and the list was dwindled to nine. Each week, one girl's heart is shattered when she's given the boot. She's told, "you will not be the next Pussycat Doll" and then asked to hang up her pink feathered boa, meanwhile the remaining Dolls-in-waiting celebrate the elimination from one cast member with fake tears and best wishes. Um, yeah. Best wishes in getting that job back at the mall, sweetie. Gay choreographer Mikey Minden teaches the contestants dance moves each week, bending and flexing his tight body in ways that lead us to believe he's probably as bendable and flexible off the dance floor. New episodes air Tuesdays at 9pm, on the CW network.
 

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