Fundraising concert series Little Big Show doubles down on the music for its seventh edition by not only offering a great concert by Welsh rock trio the Joy Formidable, but also giving all the money from ticket sales to Seattle Music Partners. The local nonprofit helps get music to elementary school children in the Central District by providing free after-school music lessons, group and ensemble instruction, and instruments to kids in need.

The Joy Formidable, led by dynamic front woman Ritzy Bryan, excels at balancing extended shredding rock jams with a keen sense of melodicism (see: the group’s new album Wolf’s Law). The band closed out Bumbershoot 2013 with an energetic set that was partially marred by a mid-set delay for technical difficulties, but earlier that day, the band played flawlessly in front of a more intimate audience for a KEXP live session in Seattle Children’s Theatre. We’re expecting more of the latter than the former at the Little Big Show. Local rock group Feral Children opens the show. Tickets for Little Big Show 7 are on sale now for $15 at

Little Big Show 7: The Joy Formidable
Oct 17 at 8, Neptune Theatre, $15

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