I don’t think Bellingham, Washington, has ever produced a band with sweeter hooks than the Posies. Formed in 1987 and led by Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow (with an ever-changing rhythm section), the Posies' signature sound is harmony-laden (those voices!), catchy power pop à la albums Dear 23 and Frosting on the Beater. They kinda, sorta, for real broke up around 1998, but then actually didn’t break up because they continued to put out albums (their later efforts took an experimental turn—understandable in the tight boundaries of pop, but a little less satisfying nonetheless). They play tonight as part of the weeklong Moe’s 20/Neumos 10 Anniversary in the good company of other Northwest glory-days bands (Truly, Goodness, Alcohol Funnycar, Hyperlung, and more), as well as some of the newer generation of Pacific NW (Telekenesis, the Thermals, Brent Amaker and the Rodeo, and more).