Sunset Tavern Ballard
Thu., Feb. 19, 9 p.m. 2015 21+
For five albums now, Sonny & the Sunsets’ fuzzy-headed songwriter vibe has proven increasingly likable. Sideways rock and pop have more of a say in this year’s Talent Night at the Ashram than in past Sonny & the Sunsets’ records, so much so that the country-ish tendencies found on 2009’s Tomorrow Is Alright are nearly eradicated. Sonny Smith’s prolific songwriting habit generates an uncanny consistency of understated hits, and when backed by the Sunsets, they sound even more realized. Skip that last drink at the other bar and show up in time for Colleen Green, whose clean and fetching stripe of punk will undoubtedly do you better. GRANT BRISSEY
Plus, check out Robin Edwards' interview with Colleen Green right here.