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Live Music Tonight: Hoquiam

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Hoquiam, Kate Tucker & the Sons of Sweden, Debonair

Nectar, $7, 8 p.m.

Last month, in the Anne Bonny's tiny elevated loft, folks gathered around two siblings as they prepared to play their first live show together. The band, dubbed Hoquiam, was comprised of longtime local favorite, Damien Jurado and his younger brother Drake. "Hoquiam was originally started because I needed an outlet for the less conventional songs I was writing," says the elder Jurado of his new project. "It differs in that it is less polished and more abstract." The dynamic between the two made for a captivating scene. Drake manned the keyboard, midnight black sunglasses shielding his eyes, and mumbled barely audible jokes beneath his breath between songs while Damien, cradled the acoustic and shuffled through newly written lyrics, his characteristic cracked leather vocals blending together seamlessly with his brother's. The songs, inspired by the years the boys lived in Grays Harbor, Washington roll out like an eerie fog of memories, moments culled from the past and spread thin across grey ocean waters.

-- AJA PECKNOLD

 
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