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Parquet Courts


The Showbox Downtown
Fri., Aug. 26, 8 p.m. 2016 All Ages


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There's a nervous energy that distinguishes Parquet Courts' five full-lengths to date, including this year's fine Human Performance. The New York-by-way-of-Texas quartet combine the crazy rhythms of the Feelies with the late-night ramblings of the Modern Lovers. It's not that they're paranoid or peevish. It's more that they’re hyper-sensitive to external phenomena and eager to share their immediate impressions—before new thoughts rush in to replace the old. Lyrics tumble out in a caffeinated rush over guitars that rumble like rickety subway cars. On the new album, the first to feature songwriting from all four members, they also add new moves, like the twang of "Pathos Prairie" or the kraut-rock chug of "One Man, No City." The phrase "don't sleep" has never seemed more apt. KATHY FENNESSY

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1426 First Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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  • Fri., Aug. 26, 8 p.m. 2016