Sunset Tavern Ballard
Fri., June 16, 9 p.m. 2017 21+
From the loins of some of Seattle's most fondly and fuzzily-remembered bands springs a virile new creation: the mighty STAG. Longtime Seattle rock statesman Ben London (Alcohol Funnycar, Sanford Arms, Burning Rivers) writes the songs. Golden-voiced perma-lad Steve Mack (That Petrol Emotion, Anodyne) sings. Fellow veterans Pete Everett (The Mellors, Tuffy), Rob Dent (Jackie on Acid, Kingsley, Sanford Arms), and Lincoln Barr (Red Jacket Mine) lend their talents on bass, drums, and guitar, respectively. The result is succinct, hook-filled American rock music in the tradition of Cheap Trick, the Cars, and Guided by Voices.