The Hoot Hoots
17 N. Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA, 98801
Doors 7:00PM / Show 8:00PM
The Hoot Hoots
Bunny suits and super heroes. Rainbow cloaks and Vader onesies. Fuzz, synths, sing-a-longs, and yes more fuzz! Seattle power pop quartet The Hoot Hoots bring all that and more as they pledge allegiance to the United States of Have-A-Good-Time, and its obvious in both their live shows and in their two 2011 full length releases, Silly Lecture Series and Appetite for Distraction.
In reviews of their live shows and albums, the Seattle Weekly has compared them favorably to the Shins, the Deli Seattle Magazine has praised them for their "flashy, out-of-control pop sensibilities," and countless audiences from venues across Seattle can bear witness to their dedication to creating a fun, energetic performance. Think vintage Flaming Lips with a splash of NES and a dash of the Unicorns and you get the idea.
Lead vocalist/guitarist Adam Prairie grew up with his brother/drummer Chris in the middle of Midwestern corn fields in Clifton, IL. The two played whiffle ball and Nintendo, watched the original Star Wars trilogy obsessively, and learned to play guitars, drums, and Casio keyboards in the bedroom they shared for most of their formative years.
Terrible Buttons adds a little darkness to their
blues/folk roots. Their sound combines the blunt
lyricism of David Bazan with the Fleet Foxes’
indie/folk instrumentation. Formed nearly two
years ago on the streets of Portland by vocalists
Sarah Berentson and Kent Ueland, Terrible Buttons,
located in Spokane, WA, now consists of 7 full-time
members. They utilize an array of acoustic folk instruments,
from trumpet to accordion, adding an intimate edge to
their wall of sound style. Although Terrible Buttons uses
complex instrumentation, they pride themselves in the
bare simplicity of their music in an attempt to accent
their heartfelt lyrics. Their lyrics approach topics
ranging from the evils of marriage to loneliness and
the absence of god.
Their ceasless work ethic and urgent sound have
garnered them attention from someof the biggest names
in independent music production, including “iTunes Top 100”
artists Ryan Lewis & Macklemore, as well as Grammy Award
winning producer and composer Pete Stewart. Keep an eye
out for Terrible Buttons as the tour bus continues to roll,
and they continue to challenge the bounds of todays
often-tired folk paradigm.