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April 20, 2011

Dark Dark Dark at the Tractor Tavern

With a vocal style that’s somewhat akin to Alessandra Rose of Seattle’s now-defunct The Kindness Kind, tonight’s Tractor Tavern headliner Dark Dark Dark sounds pleasantly familiar even though we’d just heard them for the first time this week.

Where The Kindness Kind relied on keyboards and dynamic guitars, Dark Dark Dark features piano on top of rich strings and light rock instrumentation. As huge fans of orchestral pop, this sound hits our ears just as pleasantly as anything else we’ve enjoyed this month.

Head over to Ballard tonight to take in the live experience for yourself.

4/20 @ Tractor Tavern :: Dark Dark Dark :: Why Are We Building Such A Big Ship? :: Y LA Bamba :: 9 p.m. :: $8

April 20, 2011

2011 is the New 1985: Concours D’Elegance Tonight at Neumos

The 80s had their ups and downs. The downs: side ponytails, stonewashed jeans, and Three Men and a Baby. The ups: Ferris Beuller’s Day Off, awesome cartoons and the rise of synthpop.

Concours d’Elegance are breathing new life into the new wave synthpop trend of decades past and bringing it back to the modern age. This is no group of cheesy, big-haired Depeche Mode wannabes – they play fun electronic rock that will keep you dancing all night long.

Head over to Neumos for the best dance party of the month, and be sure to visit Concours d’Elegance’s website for a free download of their new EP:

Concours d’ Elegance – Live from The Space – “Where You Stayin'” from Concours d'Elegance on Vimeo.

4/20 Lisa Dank ft. Chichi and Chonga/Dyme Def/Sap’n/OC Notes/Concours d’Elegance/Nark/Leeni @ Neumos :: Doors at 7:00 PM :: Tickets are $8 :: 21+

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