Kuinka, Friday, Nov. 22, The Olympic

8 p.m. $12-$15. The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St.


Americana and electronic beats is an odd pairing, but for Seattle-based Kuinka, it's the base of the band's sound. Complete with ukeleles, mandolins, a cello and synthesizers, Kuinka crafts catchy, upbeat tunes with poetic lyrics. Kuinka's latest release, Landlines, is the band's first self-recorded and self-mixed effort. In the dead of winter, the four members locked themselves away in a cabin in the San Juan Islands in Washington. Members have said that each song was inspired by the house where they were staying, all an ode to the "in-between states" of mind. Composition of songs like "Curious Hands" is nearly orchestral.

8 p.m. $12-$15. The Olympic, 1009 W. Main St.,