When I think of Olympia, Wash.’s music scene, I think of punk rock and riot grrrls, of Nirvana and Sleater-Kinney, of hugely influential indie record labels Kill Rock Stars and K Records.
Olympia’s scene is very strongly defined, in other words, as a place where guitar-rock and DIY culture collide.
Then again, it’s not 1994 anymore. And Olympia is no doubt teeming with bands like The Brown Edition, an eight-piece collective of musicians who play a vintage blend of funk, soul, jazz and blues, with a hint of Latin flavor here and there.
Samples at the band’s website — and presumably its new album “Soulpocalypse," too — sound like they were rescued from a trunk full of records discovered in some cool old cat’s attic.
There are instrumental jams and upbeat numbers with vocals, but across the board, it could easily double as the soundtrack to the most authentic ’70s party ever thrown.
Fans of Galactic, The Meters, Tower of Power and the like, take note.
The Brown Edition; 7 p.m. Thursday; free; McMenamins Old St. Francis School, 700 N.W. Bond St., Bend; www.mcmenamins.com.