The Basements

Seattle’s the Basements may claim to specialize in garage-rock covers of songs about basements (Etta James' and Sugar Pie DeSanto's "In the Basement," the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement"), but the band made a more jangly debut at last year's REVERB festival. You could call this a Young Fresh Fellows side project, considering YFF vets Kurt Bloch and Jim Sangster comprise half the band, but those who've witnessed the band's intermittent live performances know that the project has its own separate, fun little identity. This is largely due to Carmella's (of Thee Sgt. Major III) fabulous, soulful vocals. It'd be nice to hear some original basement-themed numbers from these Seattle rock scene vets. With The Witness, Yoko Knievel. SARA BRICKNER

Sat., May 22, 10 p.m., 2010

 
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