The Urban Grace Church, the sold-out seats and glowing candelabras played a lovely backdrop to a night that allowed Amelia Saakian, Jake Hemming and Damien Jurado to shine.
"Cruise Your Illusion" is 12 fuzzed out, riff heavy songs sung in an off kilter, strained voice; sonically less akin to Dinosaur Jr. and more in line with Neil Young and Crazy Horse.
The Beauty Between is every bit as good as masterworks of its pop-punk genre.
With a b-side like "Name That Tune" it is no wonder why the band have picked up the attention of Sub Pop, Kill Rock Stars and Modest Mouse in short order.
Allan Boothe will always quintessentially, idiosyncratically, be like Allan Boothe.
All of these performances were in Tacoma, but not all of them were bands from Tacoma.