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Thee Oh Sees plan to create some pandamoneum at Neumos.

Wed, Nov 23
My Goodness: Islands Release Show
One certainly can’t accuse Seattle’s My Goodness of rock ‘n’ roll complacency. While the group started as a straightforward and ripping guitar-and-drums duo, the bands latest mini EP Islands expands the group and touches on expansive, softer, less aggressive, and more pop-friendly notes accented with calm electronic keys. Catch the reinvented My Goodness testing out its new sound on the Chop Suey stage at Islands’s record release show. Chop Suey, $10

Wed, Nov 23
Two Joke Minimum

If family obligations have got you down during Thanksgiving week, you might need a pick-me-up in the form of Laughs Comedy Club’s Two Joke Minimum. You may notice the jokes getting loopier and punchlines getting punchier as the night goes on as local standups tell a few jokes, toss back a few stiff drinks, and then hit the stage again to continue their set. Highlights of the anything-could-happen performance might include the self-deprecating humor of Lisa Wallen, absurdity from Rick Kunkler, or the unexpected gags of Levi Manis. Avoid the familial stress by slipping away from the in-laws for a few laughs, a few drinks, then a few more laughs. Laughs Comedy Club, $10

Fri, Nov 25 
Thee Oh Sees 
There are only two consistent elements of Thee Oh Sees: songwriter, singer, and guitarist John Dwyer and fuzzy, psychedelic garage rock noise. The latest incarnation of the San Francisco group will release the jam-heavy An Odd Entrances on November 18. See the messy, energetic noise of Thee Oh Sees live when the band stop at Neumos with opening support from the dark and foggy art pop of Aussie Alex Cameron and the delightfully sloppy local shredders of Mommy Long Legs. Neumos, $16 

Sat, Nov 26 
Car Seat Headrest
While many haven’t even registered that Car Seat Headrest is a Seattle band yet, the group undoubtedly turned out our city’s breakout record of the year. After moving from Virginia to Seattle in 2014, Will Toledo began crafting an anthemic rock record with downtrodden weirdo heart. The resulting Teens of Denial has already been hailed as one of 2016’s best records by Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. Neptune Theatre, $15–$17 

Thru Dec 17 
Super Fun Party Time!
Every weekend is a birthday bash at Teatro ZinZanni during the run of its children's show, Super Fun Party Time!. Local kiddie rock band Recess Monkey crafts a magical circus world complete with balloons, cartwheels, juggling, robot dogs, and a riveting tale of friendship. Jack has a birthday party coming up, and his best friend Peter can’t wait. But disaster quickly ensues: Peter loses his money through a pesky hole in his pocket! (Cue sad trumpet sound effect.) This interactive, nail-biting adventure for the kids follows the ever-devoted Peter on his quest to buy the perfect gift. Prepare for suspense and lots of little ones wiggling to the rockin’ new original tunes by Recess Monkey. Teatro ZinZanni, $20–$25

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