The Coyotes

San Diego transplants the Coyotes’ eclectic, brass-tinged approach to Americana is one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets. They’ve got all the right stuff: trippy, complex guitar riffage, an ear for dynamics, unorthodox instrumentation and – just for all the nerds out there — lyrics inspired by science fiction novels. While the band’s fusion of folk, psychedelia and jazz defies easy assimilation into one of Seattle’s sub-scenes, it is also the band’s greatest strength. Further fine-tuning couldn't hurt, but tracks like "Two Moons" and "Patience" (both of which are available on the band's MySpace page) speak much about the band's vast potential. With Hurricane Lanterns, Lady Krishna's Peppermint Lounge. SARA BRICKNER

Thu., May 6, 9 p.m., 2010

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