Tonight’s Best Bet: Portland’s Tu Fawning at the Sunset

Much to the (likely) feigned delight of our friends and no doubt to the horror of our fellow music bloggers, we’re often ones to describe bands by elements or tendencies that we feel they share with other musicians we admire. We aren’t going to try that here.

As clichéd as it sounds, Tu Fawning are in fact a band that defies previously held beliefs about genres and escapes the aforementioned comparison game. The female-fronted Portland four-piece combines strong versatile vocals with varied instrumentation that hovers between ambient territory to more danceable fare.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the band and/or its members or you’re simply intrigued by what you hear below, head over to Ballard for a night that will defy easy summation when your friends as you about it.

6/30 Tu Fawning, Slow Skate, Shana Cleveland @ SUnset, Doors @ 9, $10

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