The Washover Fans

While rockers nostalgic for the glory days of grunge understandably lament the softening of Seattle''s sound, a fine New Year's resolution would be for everyone to simply get over it: Seattle's heartfelt acoustic roots scene is here to stay, and it's deep and formidable. Rather than grousing about how Head & the Heart sidewoman Charity Rose Thielen's harmonies resemble Donna Jean Godchaux's at their most atonal, it's better for everyone if vastly more talented females like The Washover Fans' Gillian Tart are showered with accolades instead. Tart instantly recalls another Gillian (Welch); if anything, she's underutilized in this satisfying quartet. With Rory James & the Majestic, The Colt Kraft Band. MIKE SEELY

Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m., 2013

 
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