Foster the People pumps up WaMu Theater Tuesday
Los Angeles indie-pop band Foster the People, which had a hit in 2010 with "Pumped Up Kicks," plays Seattle's WaMu Theater Tuesday, June 26.
On the Internet
Hear Foster the People sing "Pumped Up Kicks" at South by Southwest: www.youtube.com, search "Pumped Up Kicks," "SXSW."
Led by singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Foster (a former jingle writer), Los Angeles indie-pop band Foster the People has had a stellar year, winning a Billboard Music Award for the song "Pumped Up Kicks." After the track went viral in 2010, the band received a record deal and began to attract fans through its club shows and appearances at the Coachella festival and South by Southwest. Last fall, the group got a boost from Seattle-bred sax man Kenny G, of all people, when he joined them for a performance of "Houdini" on "Saturday Night Live." Mayer Hawthorne and the County opens the show. 8 p.m. Tuesday at WaMu Theater, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle; $35.50 (800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com)
Gene Stout, Special to The Seattle Times