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Guitar wizard Reignwolf returns to Seattle Saturday night

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[Reignwolf plays Seattle's Neptune Theatre Saturday night, December 28. Doors at 8pm, show at 9. Tickets, $20 advance plus fees, are on sale. This is a 21-and-over event.]

The Wolf--Reignwolf, that is--howls again Saturday night at the Neptune Theater. And for that, you should be glad.

Canadian-bred, Seattle-based singer/guitarist Jordan Cook began blowing minds under the Reignwolf moniker about three years ago, playing live sets in which he sang his ragged, blues-based rock songs accompanied only by his own kickdrum and guitar playing. Stripped-down rock acts are nothing new (The White Stripes helped bring the trend back into vogue almost a decade previous with their two-person roster), but Reignwolf belongs in another league entirely.

Cook is a world-class rock guitarist, combining charismatic theatricality and technical genius with a synergy that only comes along once or twice in a generation. His live solo gigs have become the stuff of legend: the singer/guitarist attacks his six-string with volcanic ferocity, frequently punctuating his fretwork with windmill kicks, leaps, and untethered energy. Over the last year, Reignwolf’s expanded to a tight trio with drummer Joseph Braley and guitarist David ‘Stretch’ Rapaport, but Cook remains Reignwolf’s indisputable focal point. This Neptune gig comes at a heady time for the band, which just released a new single ("In the Dark") and was handpicked to open up for Black Sabbath on several dates.

Reignwolf’s set alone should warrant Saturday’s admission price, but the bill also includes two Seattle bands more than capable of filling local venues on their own. Guitarist/singer Ben Harwood and drummer Jeff Silva--the two men who comprise the Seattle rock machine Hobosexual--share Reignwolf’s fondness for blues riffs and fat power chords, only with a scruffier, funnier cast. Their recently-released sophomore full-length, Hobosexual II, polishes their loud and rowdy rock to an arena-ready epic sheen, and Harwood and Silva know how to deliver the mix live with Hammer-of-Thor potency and a wink. Local quartet Ravenna Woods, meantime, have carved their own distinctive identity with a darkly-folky style that intertwines acoustic instrumentation and jumpy, almost punk-rock energy. The bill's incredibly strong, and the fact that Reignwolf's previous stand at the Neptune sold out handily last year means you best jump on tickets sooner, rather than later.

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