Knick Knack Picks week of July 13 - 19

Knick Knack Picks...your ear to the underground.  

Are you visiting Seattle and want to know where and when to see the best live music and bands?   Which bands are the real deal and which ones are all hype?  Do you live in Seattle and want to support local independent bands and music?  We've got the exact details on which bands to see, when and where without all the snarky commentary.

Wednesday July 15 at The Tractor Tavern - Low Hums, Wind Burial, Geist & The Sacred Ensemble
5213 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle, WA
Low Hums - It was somewhere said, that after a horrible, sold out SXSW appearance gone totally wrong, the band regrouped, and decided that they should write songs like this.... kinda psychedelic, garage, freakbeat, drone, folk, rock and roll.
Wind Burial - Formed in March 2013, Wind Burial is the psych-goth reincarnation of the Seattle slowcore band Snowdrift (Paradigm Records). Longtime friends, Wind Burial holds a shared vision of pulling dynamic, tailored songs out of the mist of our practice improvisations, and delivering them with our passion for live music experiences. Creating and performing songs together is a peak experience in our lives.
Geist & the Sacred Ensemble - Employing an intoxicating blend of dark folk, Eastern mysticism-informed psych-rock, and doom-laden Americana. Drawing from Geist's formative years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania where he spent time as a grave digger.
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Friday July 17 at Substation - The Purrs, The Spider Ferns, and Vacationeer
645 NW 45th St, Seattle, Washington 98107
We've been longtime fans of the Purrs since their days at Sarathan Records and through their ill-fated release with the now defunct Fin Records and this band continues to impress us with their latest records and live shows.  They are currently working on a set of new recordings with Eric Blood although we don't have any word on the release date yet.  Hopefully we will get a chance to hear some of the new material on Friday as The Purrs bringing their dose of psychedelic shoe-gaze to the Substation with The Spider Ferns and Vacationeer.
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Friday July 17 at Conor Byrne Pub - The Foghorns, The Ramblin' Years and Sam Russell
5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
The Foghorns will be joined by their frequent collaborator Sam Russell (solo) and country fried rock and rollers The Ramblin' Years at Conor Byrne Pub in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle on Friday night.  The Foghorns have just released their full length album "The Sun's Gotta Shine..." and are following that up with the companion album to this in the fall of 2015. 
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