You know what’s nice to hear? No post rock. No doom. No sub-genre this, or splintered genre that. But some good old rock and roll. That’s what you’ll get from King Tuff — a Sub Pop rock band we can thank Seattle’s Capitol Hill Block Party for trickling over this way afterward. The guitar-based band shows a great macho/innocent juxtaposition on songs like “Bad Thing,” using cutesy boy toy vocals and garage-tough guitars. And, of course, there’s a great 1960s vibe to them. “Sun Medallion” has great lines you don’t hear much anymore — where girls get compared to beautiful automobiles: “She’s a mean green Chevrolet, I felt the engine turning.”King Tuff plays with the Coathangers, Jaill and the Vicious Things at 10 pm. $10. Gotta be 21.
Other notable shows worth checking out:
- The Hague (read out profile of the band, mostly made up of Coeur d'Alene natives, here) with Drag Like Pull and Diamond Speedboat at Carr's Corner. (21)
- Ian Miles (punk/singer-songwriter) at Jones Radiator (21)
- Cathedral Pearls with Terrible Buttons (indie/folk) and Cedar & Boyer at Nyne. Read Terrible Buttons diary of their Alaskan summer tour here. (21)
Your best bet for a great time? BBBBandits with Team Growl at Jones Radiator (21)