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The Valley, Dark Palms, and Asterhouse


Substation Ballard
Thu., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. 2015 21+

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Seattle’s the Valley started out in the mid ’00s plowing the same seam of tuneful, ruggedly psychedelic grunge as Sub Pop luminaries Truly and Love Battery, with exuberant but not assholistic macho white-dude vocals by Dan Beloit. One senses that this music will always exist in Seattle, like some sonic equivalent to a Starbucks logo emblazoned on the Space Needle that's draped in a Kurt Cobain wig. The style is deeply rooted in our identity and if it ever were to disappear, the world wouldn't know how to lazily pigeonhole us. Anyway, the Valley carry on the tradition with vigor, rocking hard, catchily, and fuzzily enough to make you want to whirl your hair in frenzied circles, chiropractic bills be damned. Their latest release, the excellent The Halloween EP, approaches Monster Magnet levels of maleficent stoner rock. DAVE SEGAL

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  • Thu., Dec. 17, 8 p.m. 2015