A checklist by Andrew Gospe of noteworthy acts playing Seattle clubs and concert venues during the week of Wednesday, May 7 through Tuesday, May 13.More
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By Evan Smith
Summer moved inside for a few hours on Sunday night, as Los Angeles duo Best Coast brought their sun-dappled brand of surf rock to the stage at Neumos.
While touring as a quartet, the band’s trademark sound lies in the eminently singable vocals of Bethany Cosentino and rolling guitar of multi-instrumentalist Bobb Bruno. Since teaming up in 2009, the pair has released two full-length albums, scoring their first hit with the song “Boyfriend” off 2010’s decidedly low-fi “Crazy For You.” While the material for 2012’s “The Only Place” remained much the same (think: surf, sand, and love), the duo teamed up with noted producer Jon Brion to create a cleaner sound, and again secured a hit with the album’s title track.
While the band doesn’t feature vocal harmonies, Bruno predictably cites the Beach Boys as a major influence, picking up from the SoCal legends in the nuanced sound oMore