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Ozzy and Slash team up in Tacoma—and have you heard of Finn Riggins?

By Seattle Met Staff February 2, 2011

That Idaho charm Finn Riggins plays Sunset Tavern on Feb 3, 2011.

If you’re a snowboarder, chances are you’ve heard “Wake” by Idaho band Finn Riggins, a sweatband-wearing trio that lent its hooky pop track to an online video of pro boarders shredding and half-piping and high-fiving, etc etc. (YouTube: GoPro HD HERO Camera: The Snowboard Movie.). But we’re more impressed by Finn Riggins’ actual music video for “Wake”—check it out below. They play Sunset Tavern, along with Tea Cozies and World’s Greatest Ghosts, on Thursday, Feb 3 at 9:30 (doors at 9). Tickets are only $7.

The Prince of Darkness tours behind his new solo album, Scream, with special guest Slash—because, you know, a tour with just Ozzy would have been way too tame. They descend on the Tacoma Dome on Saturday, Feb 5, and as of this morning, there were still tickets available in the $60 range. Since we all know what Ozzy sounds like these days (“Mrphyy frizzle mock!” = “Sharon!”) we settled on a clip of our favorite Guns N’ Roses axeman instead.

Before there was Sharon Jones, there was soul singer Bettye LaVette, a sultry siren who’s been performing for nearly 40 years. For her latest album Interpretations (2010), she turns rock tracks by the Who, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, and Led Zeppelin into things of beauty. She’s at Jazz Alley all weekend (Feb 3-6) with New Orleans pianist Jon Cleary opening.

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