Minus the Bear, Slow Bird, Dust Moth
830 E Burnside St.
[EMPHATIC MATHEMATICS] Seattle’s Minus the Bear got pegged as “math-y” in its early years, but the quintet’s fusion of pogo-ready hooks and twitchy prog-rock tendencies elevated them to old-guard emo scenesters a decade after they finger-tapped their way to prominence. Later releases teeter from noodly power-pop to full-blown Rush worship, offering something for anyone with a high enough threshold for guitar heroics not-so-sublty applied to what would have otherwise been dismissed as Warped Tour runoff without it.
Where: Doug Fir Lounge
Address: 830 E Burnside St.