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Sunday, May 27 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
The Fabulous Hammers
The Original Northwest Sound

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography The Fabulous Hammers from right here in Seattle boast an enviably slinky '60s vibe that unmistakably harkens directly back to the heyday of the original "Northwest Sound," developed in this region four decades ago by such influential local players as the Dave Lewis Trio, Frantics, Wailers, Playboys, Dynamics, Viceroys, and Imperials. Oomphs of an electric organ, the traditional saxophone squawking, the rockin' garage/jazz guitar lines– all anchored by reams of driving bass-work, snappy snare-drumming, and sizzling cymbals. this band is a living testament to the timeless power embodied by a regional strain of rock'n' roll. Rather than attempting to recreate a long-gone day, these guys successfully resurrect the best elements of a music-form still held in great esteem by many fans -- but they do it with a modern sensibility and the full-on energy of today.