Naomi Punk

The local rock trio Naomi Punk--two members live in Olympia, the other lives here in Seattle--can be difficult to research, discuss, or write about, partly because one of the band's aesthetic goals is to keep an enigmatic distance from marketing and media-based hype machines. They have an obscure website called that links to some of their friends' bands--M. Women, Milk Music--and just one of their own songs, "The Spell," on Bandcamp. The only thing to really talk about, then, is Naomi Punk's music (and that's exactly what they want), which chugs with heavy guitar riffs backing wispy but spirited vocals. The band spent the past 14 months recording a full-length, which will be out this spring, and which their guitarist Travis Coster inscrutably described to me as being "about waves of feelings." With Dana Jewell & The Hungry Heart, Dude York. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Sat., Jan. 28, 8 p.m., 2012

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