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Saturday, May 29: The Donkeys


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Remember all those times you've taken cross-country road trips, discovered hidden truths about yourself, and - ultimately - come of age? Sure you do. You laid down in the back seat, feet hanging out the window, millions of miles of road ahead and behind you. Do you remember what was on the radio? It probably sounded something like The Donkeys. They make warm, open, AM pop; if you'd stayed home instead of hitting the road, you might have heard it while sitting on your front porch, barefoot and admiring the setting sun. There are moments throughout the songs of the Donkeys that sound so damn familiar - you'll swear you've been hearing them all your life. It's a deeply unpretentious throwback, which can be a rather uncommon occurrence.

The Donkeys

With Austin Cooper and guests
Saturday, May 29, 9 p.m., all ages, $6,
Northern, 321 Fourth Ave., Olympia

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