Rubblebucket frontpeople, Alex Toth and Annakalmia Traver
Rubblebucket frontpeople, Alex Toth and Annakalmia Traver Shervin Lainez

Rubblebucket build bright, sparkly, endlessly intriguing art-pop, with unexpected arrangements and prominent, well-used woodwinds (tenor and baritone saxes, trumpet, occasional flute), giving their music a classy feel and brassy-melodic appeal. The soaring and sliding vocals of front woman Annakalmia Traver are entrancingly dulcet, like a gently ringing bell, and complement bandmate Alex Toth’s sighing tenor. The duo were formerly involved, and even though they’re no longer a couple, it’s nice to see they can still make beautiful music together, as 2018 full-length Sun Machine indicates.

Rubblebucket play Neumos tonight, with Diet Cig and Tōth providing support. For more recommended shows, click here. For a comprehensive list of concerts coming to in Seattle, check out our Music Calendar.