Together with his lanky younger brother Drake, Damien Jurado uses Hoquiam to create songs inspired by his and Drakes coastal Washington upbringing. Like Mark Lanegan, Damien has a voice that is reflective of our vast, gloomy Northwest cornerhis natural vocals sound like they are being echoed back the hollow-body of an acoustic guitar. This haunting tone is fitting for the Hoquiam numbers, which tend to be darker and more impressionistic, thanks in no small part to Drakes gray, minimal washes of keyboard (not to mention the fact that he spends his time on stage unsmiling and hiding creepily behind sunglasses). Having recently signed to Secretly Canadian, this intimate all-ages show will make for a nice see-them-before-everyone-else-does experience. With Loyalty is Blue, Bryan John Appleby. All ages.
Fri., June 26, 7:30 p.m., 2009