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March 29, 2011

Kiwi at the Croc: Liam Finn Returns to Seattle Tonight

Like most sons and daughters, Liam Finn has grown up hearing how much he looks like, acts like and sounds like at least one his parents. Unlike most sons or daughters, however, Liam is popular culture royalty of sorts.

Faced with ubiquitous comparisons to his father (Neil Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House fame), Liam Finn has been able to make a name for himself with his own brand of bittersweet indie pop.

Though, like his father, Finn the younger calls New Zealand home, Liam has enough ties to the PacNW for us to consider him an honorary denizen of the Northwest. From his noted influences of Elliott Smith and Kurt Cobain to his 2008-2009 gig opening for Eddie Vedder on his North American tour, Liam’s musical experimentation and lyrical proficiency make him feel like an extended part of the family.

Check out his unique brand of Beatles-esque, indie pop below and if you like what you hear, head over to the Croc tonight to take in the full experience.

3/29 @ The Crocodile :: Liam Finn :: The Luyas :: Red Jacket Mine :: 8 P.M. :: $12 :: 21+

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