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The Great Northwest (The Kennedy Center)

The Great Northwest

Brian Coates - vocals, guitarRandall Crush - guitar, vocalsJosh Kalberg - bassThe Reverend Dand Lee Strickland - guitarChristopher Hulsey - keysAndy Olmsted - drumsThis evening marks the first Washington, DC appearance by The Great Northwest, the last of several select east coast tour dates this fall. Band members have worked with numerous influential indie rock bands such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, (DC's own) Dead Meadow, and The Dandy Warhols. Various members of the band spent time last year in Fresno, California recording their full-length debut, and mixed it last month in Portland, Oregon. The band's sound merges avant pop along side hypnotically lush soundscapes. Brian Coates says of the recording, "there's guitar, there's bass, there's drums, there's trombone, there's Leslie speakers, practice amps, Jew's Harps, drum loops, tambourines, ebows, harmonicas, pie tins, there's thought, there's love.