Pudding

Pudding is a Northeast Seattle band consisting of a Catholic-schooled 12-year-old guitarist and his theater dork dad on drums and vocals. They are playing a free all-ages show at an ice cream parlor on Saturday. Again, the name of the band is Pudding, and it's fronted by a 12-year-old. So it might surprise you to learn that Pudding plays heavy rock. “Not Your Name” is indistinguishable from vintage Soundgarden, with Joe Mele's lead vocals worlds removed from his high school turn as Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof or as a member of The Coats, an a cappella group which changed its name from the Trenchcoats after the Columbine massacre. Meanwhile, young Joey Mele raises suspicions about whether he was sired by a Van Halen instead of his namesake father. Best of all, Full Tilt sells beer alongside its designer ice cream, which means one thing, and it's the best thing in the world: beer floats! With David Vlasaty. MIKE SEELY

Sat., April 2, 9 p.m., 2011

 
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