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Naomi Punk and Parquet Courts


Vera Project (map) Seattle Center
Tue., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2014 All Ages

Kelly O

For a while, Naomi Punk were the Seattle band most likely to land an opening spot for Ty Segall. Their 2012 album The Feeling abounds with the sort of jagged, staccato garage-punk tunes that made Segall the infectious songwriting juggernaut that he is. Naomi Punk’s latest full-length, Television Man, sweetens the melodic content a mite, but they haven’t lost the lewd, angular thrust and coiled guitar causticity that made New York’s Captured Tracks sign ’em. Brooklyn’s Parquet Courts are one of the better buzz bands the media’s jammed down our craws over the last few years (yes, the highly relatable “Stoned and Starving” deserved every accolade hurled at it). On the band’s 2012 album Light Up Gold, Parquet Courts soaked up jittery and jangly traits from cult-rock favorites like the Feelies, the Fall, and Wire, and the new Sunbathing Animal is good, too. It’s full of those lean, clangorous guitar tones smart folks love, sprechstimme vocals less annoying than Craig Finn’s, and gripping dynamics that veer from mesmerizing to unpredictable. No-frills indie rock can still impress in 2014—shocka. DAVE SEGAL

Vera Project

Republican St and Warren Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109

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  • Tue., Aug. 5, 7:30 p.m. 2014
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