Fronted by drummer/vocalist/Sub Pop sales manager Dean Whitmore, the ever-morphing Hardly Art signees have become infamous for their catchy, high-energy two-minute tunes--like those laid down on last year's LP Cracked Love & Other Drugs, a record that fit 15 tracks into 25 minutes. Hitting hard and fast, the infectious buzz of growling guitar and punching drums that at home would require a repeat simply means more of a good thing when witnessed in person. And fresh off a fruitful 2010 that included an overseas tour with Mudhoney, Whitmore shows no signs of slowing, with a new record already in the works and a handful of local gigs lined up in the near future.
One of those gigs happens to be tonight, and though the venue's location is "secret," we bet you can ask someone in the know. Or wander Eastlake Avenue. Or just try Google that link in this paragraph. Regardless of how you go about finding your way, support comes from Uzi Rash and Idle Times, the show's free (and substance-free), and it starts at 9 p.m.