Great Northern

Hmmm. Not the group I would expect to open for the Gutter Twins, a

dark and gritty band featuring Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli, two of

modern rock's greatest heathens. But whatever! Great Northern (I hope

the name is a Twin Peaks reference, but I'm not sure) are not from any

great north at all, but rather they're from Los Angeles (which,

actually, is north if you live in Mexico). Their tunes are light and

breezy indie pop and would flow quite well on an iPod shuffle

consisting of Twilight Sleep, Sea Wolf, and Silversun Pickups. In

other words, they make very pretty music that will serve as a nice

contrast to the gruffness of headliners Lanegan and Dulli. Showbox at

the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151. 8 p.m. $15 adv./$17.

Listen to a sample of Great Northern's "hOMe."

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Tue., March 4, 8 p.m., 2008

 
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