Seattle Wall of Sound
A paean to grunge
By Mark Lopez
Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the fuzzy riffs, frenzied corporate co-opting and ethos of authenticity that the grunge movement birthed.
10 shows in 30 days in 500 words
By Derek Caterwaul
DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul shares a quick and dirty roundup of the best March shows you may have missed.
Tsigoti Read Between the Lines...Think Outside Them · Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze · The Knife Shaking the Habitual
This week, we listened to new releases from Tsigoti, Kurt Vile and The Knife.
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Franks & Deans • punk rock, rock 'n' roll • Shrewd • Punctured Muffler • Silent Crush • metal
By August March
At some point during the progression of meta-ultra-postmodernism, it was only natural that a band covering Rat Pack tunes revisioned as rambling ska paeans or blisteringly buoyant punk anthems based on the imbibing and love-making habits of dudes like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin would rise from the rocanrol cauldron. Well it's 2017 and such has indeed come to pass. The name of the band is Franks & Deans. They've succeeded by inflecting the sweepingly romantic, sometimes melancholy and nearly always self-referential ditties of these post-war, pre-rock vocal heroes with good-natured rhythms and danceable guitar leads—as well as an updated fashion sense that seems to borrow more from ZZ Top's summer style guide than from Robin and the 7 Hoods—that adds affable nuance to legendary, mid-century American popular music. Band members Rob DeTie, Mike "Pip" Ullemeyer, Hoss and Sampson await your indulgence at Low Spirits on Thursday, Feb. 23, and the admission price of $5 sure as heck beats dropping “Three Coins in the Fountain.”
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