Lionizing Moxie’s

Pedro the Lion, Starflyer 59, Moxie’s Café & Gallery, Wednesday, Oct. 3 • 7 p.m.

At 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, for a meager $8 (in advance), you can enjoy two of the hottest indie bands happening anywhere these days. Headlining the evening is Seattle’s Pedro the Lion. Founding member and chief songwriter David Bazan (pictured) rose to prominence in the Seattle “hardcore” scene as the drummer with The Guilty, which later transformed into Coolidge (with Damien Jurado). Now, Bazan’s chief instrument is guitar, his musical style more melodic and possessing a decided emphasis on lyrics. While the group’s other musicians change regularly, Bazan remains the constant. Side note: “Pedro the Lion” is a character from a children’s story created by Bazan. Sharing the bill is Orange County’s Starflyer 59. Described as a Brit-pop-influenced band, Starflyer has enjoyed a modicum of recent success via its CD “Leave Here a Stranger,” which has garnered much spintime on college radio stations. Opening will be the relatively unknown Seldom. It all happens at Moxie’s, 128 Broadway. 345-0801.