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Wednesday, Feb. 18: Holy North American Motor Highway

Deadbeat Olympia

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Holy North American Motor Highway (also known as Holy Motors, if you're into the whole brevity thing) make experimental chamber rock that comes steeped in an intangible feeling of dread. Their only release, Live at Paper Street, contains two epic-length songs recorded in a kitchen in Olympia. In the liner notes, the refrigerator's ever-present hum gets a credit. In some ways, Holy Motors remind me of a long-gone Reeks and the Wrecks, a long-gone Bellingham experimental group, if some of their manic tendencies were sanded away and the doom was allowed to rise to the surface. For a long time, you can only tell that there are drums in the room because of the vibrations ringing off of the cymbals; when the drums finally comes crashing in, Holy Motors just about burn that kitchen to the ground.

HOLY NORTH AMERICAN MOTOR HIGHWAY, w/ Sawtooth, the Loud Potions, 8 p.m., Deadbeat Olympia, 226 N. Division St., Olympia, $5, 360.943.0662]

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