LMFAO stands for electronic party pop music

  • By Jackson Holtz Herald Writer
  • Thursday, May 31, 2012 8:58am
  • LifeGo-See-Do

The duo who make up the electropop group LMFAO is Redfoo, aka Stefan Kendal Gordy, and and SkyBlu, aka Skyler Austen Gordy.

The uncle and nephew team named their group an abbreviation of “Loving My Friends and Others.” (It’s often confused with a more vulgar acronym.)

They appeared with Madonna during the most recent Super Bowl halftime show and now they’re bringing the “Sorry for Party Rocking Tour” to KeyArena.

The show includes Far East Movement, The Quest Crew, Sidney Samson, Eva Simmons and Natalia Kills.

Sounds like a night that will reach into the stratosphere.

The party kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, KeyArena, 305 Harrison St., Seattle.

Tickets are $35 to $99.50 at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000.

Daughtry, the band started by “American Idol” 5 finalist Chris Daughtry, stops by the Paramount on Sunday.

Like so many Idol-spawned acts, this one has done tremendously well and with good reason.

The band’s namesake has true talent and has surrounded himself with first-rate musicians.

Their music is Southern-flavored rock.

SafetySuit and Mike Sanchez are the opening acts.

The concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, The Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St., Seattle.

Tickets are $30.75 to $50.75 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-484.

The Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Ensemble 1 is fresh back from its recent appearance at Lincoln Center.

They played a May 6 concert as part of the annual Essentially Ellington Competition in New York.

As they have in the past, the band made the finals — although they didn’t score a top slot.

They’ll play with the school’s other ensembles on the big stage at Jazz Alley.

“Jazz Alley is always happy to host budding young musicians,” said Rachel Milikan, a club spokeswoman. “We hope they enjoy playing the room, where legends play weekly.”

The bands’ success is due, in part, to Darin Faul, the director. He and student teacher Ben Fowler have been selected as faculty for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Band Director Academy in June.

See the entire group when they perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle.

Tickets are $20 at www.jazzalley.com or 206-441-9729.

The soulful, funny and incredible Reggie Watts returns to Seattle for a performance on Monday at the Neptune.

Watts, 40, spent his formative years living, improvising and playing in local Seattle bands.

His show today has evolved and he now combines humor with his always improvised music.

Watts relies on computers and looping equipment to lay tracks live. He’s a bit like the soul version of folk-rocker Andrew Bird, only with comedy blended in.

Audiences never can anticipate what to expect from this internationally acclaimed star.

Catch him at 8 p.m. Monday, Neptune Theatre, 1303 NE 45th St., Seattle.

Tickets are $26 at stgpresents.org or 877-784-484.

Jackson Holtz: 425-339-3447; jholtz@heraldnet.com.

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