Arts & Events

November brings vast array of concerts

We have some trials that lie ahead of us as we enter the grind preceeding the end of first semester. To get through finals week, some may be tempted to go find a hole somewhere and die. However, as long as we’re students at this school, we all will be forced to deal with it somehow. That’s what escapism is for! Nothing is better escapism than live music. Within the next couple of months, there will be many great shows to choose from.

Brandon Flowers is coming to the Showbox Sodo in Seattle on Sunday, Nov. 14 — surely good news to any old-time Killers fans out there. Tickets for his show are $28 in advance.

Goth-rocker Glenn Danzig will also be coming to the Showbox Sodo on Monday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $25.

Bad Religion is also coming to the Showbox Sodo on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Opening acts will be provided by Bouncing Souls and Off With Their Heads, and tickets will be $25 in advance.

The iconic stoner-rappers Kottonmouth Kings are coming to spread the “Word of the Weed” to their audience at the Showbox Market on Thursday, Nov. 18. Tickets are $20.

On Friday, Nov. 19, Attack! Attack! is coming to El Corazon in Seattle with Pierce The Veil, Of Mice & Men and In Fear And Faith. Tickets will be a mere $18 — a good buy for any Logger screamo fan.

Also on Nov. 19, Pretty Lights will be coming to the Showbox Sodo with Thunderball and Gramatik. Tickets start at $25. Since Pretty Lights has gained recent popularity, it is smart to purchase tickets early.

Built To Spill is coming to the Showbox Market in Seattle both Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20. The Friday night show will be a 21-and-over show, so if any underclassmen are yearning to see BTS live, go on Saturday. Tickets are $20 both nights.

As for upcoming metal shows, on Wednesday, Nov. 24, black metal masters Dimmu Borgir will be bringing their Norwegian wrath to the Showbox Sodo — corpse-paint, battle armor and axes all in tow. Tickets are $22.

The ever-theatrical shock-rockers GWAR are also coming to the Showbox Sodo on Sunday, Nov. 28. Tickets are $22.50.

Tuesday, Nov. 30, Passion Pit will be coming to the Moore Theatre in Seattle. Tickets will be $27.50 in advance, but be sure to get them soon if you want to go — Passion Pit knows how to draw a big audience.

As for comedic entertainment, the man, the myth, the legend, Bob Saget is coming to the Snoqualmie Ballroom in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 27. Tickets range from $29.75 to $72.35 and unfortunately, it’s a 21-and-over show as well.

Dane Cook is also coming to the Key Arena in Seattle on the same night. His ticket prices range from $34.75 to $100, but his show is open to all ages, so underclassmen Dane Cook fans are in luck!

On Wednesday, Dec. 8, concert-goers may have difficulty figuring out which show they’ll want to see.

The Expendables will be doing a show at the Showbox Market that night and tickets will be $16 in advance.

Reggae all-stars Michael Franti & Spearhead will also be playing at the Paramount Theater on Dec. 8. Tickets start at $32.

On that same night will be arguably the biggest event of December, Deck The Hall Ball 2010 at the WaMu Theatre in Seattle. Tickets will be a pricey $44.50, but the lineup makes it totally worth it. Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Jimmy Eat World, Cake, The Temper Trap and Sleigh Bells will be headlining the show.

As many of you have probably seen off the highway en route to Seattle or elsewhere, Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, will be playing a show here at our very own Tacoma Dome. If anyone is willing to shell out roughly $70 to see him, it’ll probably be worth your while. Roger Waters is practically guaranteed to blow your mind.

You can find tickets for most of these shows through, so if you’re looking to get tickets, especially for some of the bigger acts (i.e., Roger Waters, Passion Pit, Dane Cook, Deck The Hall Ball), I suggest you get them soon. Pretty Lights, Danzig, Kottonmouth Kings, Dimmu Borgir, GWAR, Roger Waters, and Michael Franti & Spearhead tickets can be found on Hopefully, these concerts will, in some way, save us from the verge of insanity as the impending onslaught of finals begin to approach.