Knick Knack Picks week of September 21 - 27

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.


Thursday September 24 at The Sunset Tavern - Low Hums (EP release party), Great Spiders, Fountains
5433 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107

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Low Hums led by Jonas Haskins, (a decades-long veteran of Pacific Northwest bands like Earth and Sera Cahoone) are releasing their new EP "Adventuring In The Near and Far" (via Knick Knack Records) and celebrating with a performance at The Sunset Tavern in Seattle on Thursday September 24.  Low Hums create music in a few different modes, all broadly falling under the psychedelic umbrella (or mushroom cap, I suppose). From breezy ’60s pop to driving fuzzed-out rock to spacey, hazy tone pieces, to psych folk or New Weird America.

Friday September 25 at The Lo-Fi Performance Gallery - Sweet Jesus (album release), Black Whales, Ghost Pains and Long Dark Moon
429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98109
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Sweet Jesus are releasing their debut album "Shortwave Oracle" (via Knick Knack Records) on Friday September 25 and celebrating this event at the Lo-Fi Performance Gallery in Seattle.  On "Shortwave Oracle", recorded by Ben Jenkins at the Kill Room Studios, the band attacks rock n roll, folk punk, psychedelic blues on songs that deal with death, social media panic, and lost love. Now rejuvenated after a long creative journey, Sweet Jesus is excited to share their debut album and spread their music beyond their Pacific Northwest roots.

“They combine the best of folk and rock into a beautiful fusion of hypnotic songs which will lure anyone into their music… Music that has passion reverberating throughout. ” ~Seattle Sound Live

Friday September 25 at The High Dive - Lost Dogma, Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers and Hella Sunshine
513 N 36th St, Seattle, Washington 98103
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 Combining Americana, Rock and Pop, while blurring the lines of what is thought to be Country, and Alternative, Lost Dogma imbues a quiet gruffness that stirs faint echoes of Johnny Cash with the yearning of Townes Van Zant and an energetic passion all their own.

Danny Newcomb & The Sugarmakers are long time veterans of the northwest music scene.  Both Danny Newcomb and Rick Friel were members of the early 1980's band Shadow, which also featured Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.  They recently released thier debut record on Mike McCready's label, Hockeytalker Records and it sounds absolutely fantastic.  

Saturday September 26 at Conor Byrne Pub - Stubborn Son, Foxy Lemon, The Yev
5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, Washington 98107
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Stubborn Son are a band to keep your eyes and ears on in 2015.  They are just rolling back into their hometown on the heels of a western US tour and this is the night to go see this band.  They recently released a new album produced by Martin Feveyear (Mudhoney, Mark Lanegan, Queens of The Stoneage) called "Birthright" recorded at Jupiter Studios right here in Seattle. 
"With it's raw and rootsy blend of blues, rock and soul, "Birthright" recalls the music of such artists as The Black Keys, Jack White and Kenny Wayne Shepherd".
~Gene Stout, Seattle Times