Editors' pick

Unnatural Helpers

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Editorial Review

Unnatural Helpers get to the point and then get out. The Seattle band's new album is 15 songs and clocks in at well under half an hour, so don't expect a marathon set when the band hits the Black Cat's backstage on Tuesday. Do expect a pretty classic take on the classic Pacific Northwest sound - think less grunge and more speedy punk a la the Wipers and the Fastbacks. Openers Heavy Cream from Nashville won over the crowd as opening act for the Vivian Girls at Comet Ping Pong with their similar brand of hard-charging, no-frills rock.

--David Malitz, Aug. 2010