Hmmm. Not the group I would expect to open for the Gutter Twins, a
dark and gritty band featuring Mark Lanegan and Greg Dulli, two of
modern rock's greatest heathens. But whatever! Great Northern (I hope
the name is a Twin Peaks reference, but I'm not sure) are not from any
great north at all, but rather they're from Los Angeles (which,
actually, is north if you live in Mexico). Their tunes are light and
breezy indie pop and would flow quite well on an iPod shuffle
consisting of Twilight Sleep, Sea Wolf, and Silversun Pickups. In
other words, they make very pretty music that will serve as a nice
contrast to the gruffness of headliners Lanegan and Dulli. Showbox at
the Market, 1426 First Ave., 628-3151. 8 p.m. $15 adv./$17.
Listen to a sample of Great Northern's "hOMe."
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