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The Cute Lepers

8 p.m. Wednesday, August 24. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

They say the Pacific Northwest can be a real dreary place to set up shop, but the gloomy weather that bums out so many apparently has no effect on Seattle's the Cute Lepers. Singer Steve E. Nix & Co. either have a liberal prescription of Prozac, or they thwart the dreary vibes by writing bubble-gum gutter pop that practically dares your toes not to tap and challenges your mouth not to smirk. Its sugar-coated punk sneer sounds like what Teenage Head would have been like had they started up in the '90s and joined Lookout Records' roster.

The Cute Lepers
Victoria VanBruinisse
The Cute Lepers

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