2016: Pumphouse Has Something for Everyone

by Christian Carvajal for OLY ARTS

Pumphouse is an Olympia-based rock band that draws from the sock-hop days of the ’50s all the way up to the bar rock of the 21st century. They play tight because they are tight: band decisions are made as a collective. So when drummer-vocalist Terry Brodsky, bassist Ed Hess, keyboard-vocalists Steve Mazepa and Maria Shimshock, guitarist Bill Seibold and guitarist-vocalist Wayne Vertheen hit the stage, audiences are assured of an accessibly good time. “The Pumphouse goal,” they say very simply, “is to get everyone on their feet and dancing.” By opening with an Annie-Lennox-style cover of “Can’t Get Next to You,” all five of their voices ring loud and proud.

What: Pumphouse

Where: Sylvester Park, 615 Washington St. SE, Olympia

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 20

How much: free

What to bring: boogie shoes

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