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Sonny and the Sunsets


Sunset Tavern Ballard
Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m. 2016 21+


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Although I would normally be the first to willfully ignore a “garage revival” act, scene veterans Sonny & the Sunsets’ lovable and summery slacker-esque indie rock and lo-fi garage shtick are done better than most. It’s hook-intensive, unobtrusive music created by and for dad rockers, but that’s not a bad thing. Since 2009’s folksier and 1960s-garage-oriented Tomorrow Is Alright, the band has shimmied from cutesy, sad-bastard-tinged mellow jams into a more mid-tempo, post-punk-leaning party vibe. Their latest release, Moods Baby Moods, is their most multidimensional to date, moving beyond merely listenable garage rock homage to something more layered and playfully cross-genre. One song, “Nightmares,” even takes Joy Division–esque drum-machine patterns into effect, showing that Sonny and the Sunsets still have surprises left after six records. BRITTNIE FULLER

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107
Hours: Daily 7 pm-2 am.

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  • Daily 7 pm-2 am.
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  • Sun., Aug. 21, 8 p.m. 2016