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Kay Kay And His Weathered Underground

Hailing from Seattle, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground is a loose collective of musicians anchored by Kirk Huffman and Kyle O'Quin (K and K, get it?), both erstwhile members of the melodic punk sextet Gatsby's American Dream. So there's no "Kay Kay," per se, but there can be as many as seventeen members of the band on stage at any given time — including friends and lovers, such as current and former members of the Lashes, the Divorce and the Catch, as well as Huffman's wife Racheal on backing vocals — playing a bright, divine style of psych-pop that lives at the intersection where the Beatles, XTC, Of Montreal and the Flaming Lips meet. Think of it as the Polyphonic Spree without the creepy cult overtones and with strings, tubas, lots of percussion, colorful costumes and plenty of cheerful, eminently memorable melodies.

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