Sounds of Seattle, Jan. 2, Knitting Factory 

Badmotorfinger, Facelift, Ten

While we aren't usually ones for cover bands--call it a tribute band if you like, but a rose is a rose is a rose--we are all about the grunge sounds that took root in Seattle. And although the Sounds of Seattle Tour contains no original band members, it might be worth a listen.

On Saturday, Jan. 2, slip on your flannel, loose jeans, vintage Chuck Taylors and affect a who-gives-a-shit attitude for a couple of hours while you listen to Ten, Badmotorfinger and Facelift. Maybe by the names you can tell whose covering whom but if not, we'll help: Ten is a tribute to Pearl Jam, Badmotorfinger delivers the Chris Cornellitude of Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog, and Facelift offers its take on Alice In Chains who play the Knitting Factory next month. (Tickets are already sold out.) The names of the tribute bands, by the way, are the names of albums by the original bands.

You can return to clean clothes, combing your hair and caring what people think about you on Jan. 3.

Saturday, Jan. 2, 8 p.m., $13-$30. Knitting Factory, 416 S. Ninth St., bo.knittingfactory.com.

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