Hometown heroes BOAT are finally coming into their own after years of steady touring and supporting other regional darlings like Menomena and Blitzen Trapper. Theres an endless barrage of clever descriptions you could use to pontificate upon BOATs sound The Shins meet The Special Goodness meet Beck, slop-pop, a handclapping-Wurlitzer- mania but really, all you need to know is that theyre one of the best things happening for Seattles music scene at the moment. Joining them will be the wondrous little tour-de-force known as Peter Parker, whose driving, layered vocals set atop roller coaster baselines will inevitably get pulses racing. Newcomers Connecticut Four find themselves on a very fortunate bill with the aforementioned bands, but their explosive guitar riffs and lead singer Cristina Bautistas Benatar-esque vocals are up for the challenge.
Fri., March 13, 10 p.m., 2009