MUSIC—The '90s saw the quiet success of three dorks from the South playing punk rock for sissies. Then Ben Folds Five went away for over a decade while Folds reignited William Shatner's musical career, among other pursuits. Now reunited, the piano-pounding trio hasn't lost a single smart-assed step. BR
w/Nataly Dawn; Roseland, 8 NW 6th, 8 pm, $35-55, all ages
MUSIC—Get out your softest, fluffiest sweater for this team-up of Seattle's Seapony and legendary pretty-noise-maker Rose Melberg of Tiger Trap and the Softies. It's a wash of cotton candy-soft sounds, edged with bruised melancholy and feminine harmonies. Expect to be inundated with loveliness. CF
w/the Happening; Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi, 9 pm, $10-12
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