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Bands In Town Seattle

Bands in Town Seattle that Make a Sound Oasis in the Misty City

To give mad respect where it's earned, “NadaMucho” puts out a list of some great groups in Seattle. Then there is the solid slant of DJ extraordinaire Kevin Cole of station KEXP. Add in the noise of fanboys and girls, shake and stir wildly, and enjoy the following pronouncements, opinions, predictions, and hot ideas about indie bands and the live music Seattle scene. Here you have it:

 

Golden Idols: You know that good-looking, smart, sassy person that you had a crush on, but never told him/her about it because they were too cool? If that person were a band, it would be Golden Idols. Clever music for a wickedly smart audience.

 

Palace Hotel: A mind-bending and ear-tickling medley of fusion sounds that delight the soul.

 

Summoned by Giants: Like the perfect bad boy/girl crush, sensitive but with a tough, smokey side.

 

Terror/cactus: With a name like this, experience a cumbia cum psych-electro soundscape.

 

La Fonda: Sisters Veronica and Valerie Topacio are doing it for themselves as they bring thoughtful lyrics and catchy riffs to head the group.

 

Witch Ripper: Metal, Metal, Metal!

 

Chong the Nomad: Upbeat, with seductive bass-based sounds that drive you to move.

 

Temple Canyon: Fans praise the outfit for hitting notes "from glitter to rust." High praise indeed.

 

DoNormaal: Silky-smooth delivery coupled with charismatic energy.

 

Spesh: College Radio was created to play music like this.

 

Shitty Person: Great Music. Rock by and for savants who dig psych-rock.

 

Ex-Licks. A garage band so good you'd willingly park in the street to give them your space. Honest.

 

Concerts in Seattle

 

The Crocodile: A laid-back bar and live music venue presenting both local and national groups. 2200 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121.

 

Neumos: A good-sized space featuring 3 bars and room for all sounds, including indie rock, country, hip hop, rap, and anything that moves you. 925 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122.

 

Lo-Fi Performance Gallery: Intimate music and dance club for everything from rock, hip hop, psychedelic sounds, and performance art. 429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98109.

 

High Dive: A space that highlights local performers. 513 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103.

The Showbox: A spacious venue with a bar and room for eats, featuring entertainment by local artists and national groups.1426 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101.