Night Boss + Nail Polish + Casual Hex (free)
Aug
26
6:00 pm18:00

Night Boss + Nail Polish + Casual Hex (free)

  • Rancho Bravos Tacos

"Local tender-hearted sweat-stained thrillers Night Boss break out their dad bod charm with a live, all-ages, and free set on the patio of Rancho Bravo, with support by whip-smart no wave thrashers Nail Polish, and Casual Hex." -The Stranger

NIGHT BOSS

NIGHT BOSS

"Local newcomers Night Boss, whose line-up include former mad-man drummer Dan Enders, of the dearly departed MTNS, as the city’s newest, dirtiest, rowdiest front-man. Show up in time to examine his charm and I guarantee you will not regret what you encounter." -Seattle Passive Aggressive

NAIL POLISH

NAIL POLISH

"Seattle’s Nail Polish keep No Wave alive and scratching with sub-two-minute songs that exhilarate and exhaust you in equal measure. Scathing social commentary bubbling atop caustic sonics is a foolproof formula for maximal stimulation." -The Stranger

CASUAL HEX

CASUAL HEX

"Seattle-based trio Casual Hex brings a unique spin to post-punk, and their newest work Fleshed Out proves that members Erica Miller, Jessie Odell, and Nick Anderson have earned their spot as well-respected members of Seattle’s DIY scene." -NW Music Scene

 
 
Sloucher's Album Release Party w/ Bod + Fauna Shade
Jul
15
6:00 pm18:00

Sloucher's Album Release Party w/ Bod + Fauna Shade

  • Rancho Bravo Tacos

Come celebrate the release of Seattle supergroup Sloucher's debut album on Rancho Bravo's Capitol Hill patio on Friday July 15th, 2016! This will be the first and possibly last show held at Rancho Bravo, EVER.

This outdoor show is FREE & ALL AGES! FYI, Sloucher features members of Makeup Monsters/Hibou, The Globes, & Bod/Telekinesis.

SLOUCHER

SLOUCHER

BOD

BOD

FAUNA SHADE

FAUNA SHADE

 
 
Fauna Shade + Animal Eyes (PDX) + Sloucher
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Fauna Shade + Animal Eyes (PDX) + Sloucher

  • Sunset Tavern
FAUNA SHADE

FAUNA SHADE

ANIMAL EYES

ANIMAL EYES

Animal Eyes is a group of five friends who all grew up together in rural Alaskan towns with populations below 5,000. In that vast space they began the musical exploration that eventually led them to the discovery of their own sound. It also led them to Portland, OR, where they recently recorded their debut album, ‘Found in the Forest’. After touring the West Coast extensively and spending their spare time writing new material, the group returned to the studio to record their newest EP ‘Ursus’. It’s got the folk lyricism and complex rhythms of the first album, but the sound has evolved to embrace rock/dance energy and hip-hop-esque drum beats. Ursus is more intense, but does not sacrifice the dedication to intricately layered guitar/vocal melodies and honest songwriting that helps to characterize the sound of Animal Eyes. Currently, Animal Eyes is recording their next album, touring occasionally, playing shows in Portland/around, and playing with dogs. 

“Newly released EP Ursus—Latin for “bear,” harking back to the members’ Alaskan roots—shows the quintet continuing its toothy assault on the standardized rock-’n’-roll format.” -Mark Stock, Willamette Week

SLOUCHER

SLOUCHER

Born in Tacoma, WA, Sloucher began as a creative outlet for guitarist/singer/drummer Jay Clancy (Makeup Monsters). The band has since evolved to include guitarist Kyle Musselwhite (The Globes), bassist Allen Trainer (Strange Wilds), and drummer Jack Hamrick (Slushy).

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The Salmon Town Stage @ FVMF 2016
May
21
1:00 pm13:00

The Salmon Town Stage @ FVMF 2016

  • Fisherman's Village Music Festival
Seattle artist Ten Hundred will be painting live and selling original pieces all day near the Salmon Town Stage!

Seattle artist Ten Hundred will be painting live and selling original pieces all day near the Salmon Town Stage!

 
 
Pale Noise + Great Spiders + Scott Yoder + Sloucher
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

Pale Noise + Great Spiders + Scott Yoder + Sloucher

  • Blue Moon Tavern
PALE NOISE

PALE NOISE

"Spencer Kelley is the brains behind some of our favorite Northwest bands (Wallpaper, Basemint) and a true student of classic rock ’n’ roll songwriting. Pale Noise is his latest endeavor, blending Small Faces jangle-pop and Exile on Main Street-style blues-rock with a distinctly Kelley-ish twist, as heard on this swaggering anthem of authenticity from the band’s debut, Some Crude Grace." -City Arts Magazine

GREAT SPIDERS

GREAT SPIDERS

"If you’ve heard Omar Schambacher’s band Great Spiders, you know that their songs are as persistent as their creator: undeniable pop masterworks with catchy choruses and hooky leads, lyrics inscrutable enough for the background yet thoughtful enough for the fore." -City Arts Magazine

SCOTT YODER

SCOTT YODER

Scott Yoder now has a backing band made up of Stefan Rubicz - keys, Aaron Oxford - guitar, and Conor Kiley - drums. This show will be their European tour homecoming! Over the course of 12 years, Scott's previous band The Pharmacy toured the world and released 5 full-length records before breaking up in the summer of 2014. Early last year, he released his first solo cassette and started touring solo around the country via Greyhound bus playing lots of shows with the likes of Jessica Pratt, Juan Wauters, Kevin Morby, Jesse Sykes, Mark Lanegan, The Abigails, Jimmy Whispers and a bunch more.

SLOUCHER

SLOUCHER

Born under a different guise in Tacoma, WA, Sloucher began as a creative outlet for guitarist/singer/drummer Jay Clancy (Makeup Monsters/Slushy). The band has since evolved to include guitarist Kyle Musselwhite (The Globes), bassist Allen Trainer (Strange Wilds), and drummer Jack Hamrick (Slushy).

 
 
Way & Co. Mixtape Vol. 1 Release Party ft. Iji + Versing + Great Grandpa (free)
May
6
6:30 pm18:30

Way & Co. Mixtape Vol. 1 Release Party ft. Iji + Versing + Great Grandpa (free)

  • Everyday Music

MIXTAPE VOL. 1 FEATURES TRACKS BY:

 
 
Snuff Redux + Bod + Flaural (CO) + Invisible Hand
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

Snuff Redux + Bod + Flaural (CO) + Invisible Hand

  • Northwest Fortress
SNUFF REDUX

SNUFF REDUX

Myriad moments that seem long-lasting, now exist as shortcomings. But in that static lays a young group of musicians who smother times tide, not the other way around. Relentlessly thrashing melodies atop americana love letters. Songs of manic release. Soft and loose, gaining momentum till the moment they suffocate their calm with screams from scratchy throats and shrapnel distortion.

Born from spare time and dead ends, the project is both compilation and mission statement. A story of young men embracing the certainty of change while desiring stability. Odes formed from courses un-diverted; rivers and riffs running deep. Dreams and days of loved ones moving on, flippant gestures unforgotten.

"Power pop group Snuff Redux coax out slickly woozy, sun-lathered guitar lines and highly dazed and enthused hooks. It’s easy-listening kinda-punk for sunny day cruisin’ on things with wheels.” -The Stranger

BOD

BOD

"Surprise is rare in a critic’s life: when your job revolves around consuming an inordinately large amount of music, it’s impossible not to become jaded to the angles, familiar with the moves, and depressed by the derivativeness. But I’ll be damned if Bod’s Party Drug EP didn’t surprise me. Opener “Gigantor” bobs merrily between a jazzy Casiotone intro, lo-fi prog, Elephant 6-repping psych, and a killer “whoa oh oh” power-pop chorus. It sounds like a mess on paper, and it sort of is, on record, but there are hints of an auteur’s mad method undergirding the whole thing. The rest of the release is more straightforward, but the band can’t help sneaking in grace notes of off-balance alchemy: the screeching dub effects on closing scorcher “Motorcycle Song,” achingly pretty strings playing tag with overdriven grunge on “Secret Lives.” Seattle could use more bands this inventive and melody-minded." -The Stranger

FLAURAL

FLAURAL

"Combining out-of-the-box psychedelic elements, drenched in reverb and glistening guitars, Flaural is buoyant and introspective. Flaural make great use of their predecessors techniques to develop a contemporary sound that is hypnotic and soothing. Although the group is a young one, having formed in early 2015, the concept for the 'Thin King' EP is polished, cohesive and sets a solid ground of potential." -Indie Rock Reviews, LA

INVISIBLE HAND

INVISIBLE HAND

"Invisible Hand’s third album, I’m Here Right Now, came out last July but we’re only now falling under its spell. “Sweet Action” finds the quartet balancing its power-pop and psych-rock sensibilities in an urgent, elevated jam that’s equally tight and expansive." -City Arts Magazine

 
 
Religious Girls (CA) + Snuff Redux + Youryoungbody + Charms
Mar
19
8:30 pm20:30

Religious Girls (CA) + Snuff Redux + Youryoungbody + Charms

  • Black Lodge
RELIGIOUS GIRLS

RELIGIOUS GIRLS

"Religious Girls are one of those bands that people claim have blown their minds. To me, it feels less destructive than that—rather, I feel like the three dudes in the experimental Oakland trio are artfully pulling my mind in new directions. Combining frantic live drums with layered synth textures and expressive howls, the band creates a magical space for my thoughts to wander in public, directed by otherworldly sounds. The songs specifically deny verse-chorus-verse formula, and because they're never repeating structures, it feels like the musical equivalent of a helium balloon set free in the sky. There's no grounding structure, no repeating theme to draw you back to earth." -The Stranger

SNUFF REDUX

SNUFF REDUX

"Power pop group Snuff Redux coax out slickly woozy, sun-lathered guitar lines and highly dazed and enthused hooks. It’s easy-listening kinda-punk for sunny day cruisin’ on things with wheels.” -The Stranger

YOURYOUNGBODY

YOURYOUNGBODY

"For fans of the Drive soundtrack and those mourning the breakup of Crystal Castles, Youryoungbody’s new EP Betrayer expertly updates those pulsing neon synthesizers and mechanized melancholy you love so much. The duo of Killian Brom and Emily Cripe mine the emotive, rain-swept strains of '80s dance, goth, and synth pop for a familiar though exceedingly well-produced trip down nostalgic avenues. The other bands on hand play in familiar turf, from Nightspace’s enigmatic torch songs to Force Publique’s stadium-sized electro-rock; check the latter’s cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “Today” for a master class in swooning mope. Opener Aeon Fux conjures extraterrestrial doom folk with witch-house undertones, a lovely and fittingly ominous way to start the night off." -The Stranger

CHARMS

CHARMS

"The music of Seattle’s noisy synth-punk trio Charms sounds necromantic. Ray McCoy’s crashing, stormy drums partnered with E.J. Tolentino’s trademark poly-octave fuzz guitar and Josh McCormick’s gut-rumbling bass synth is the sonic equivalent of a hot cauldron bubbling over with dazzling, malevolent black magick." -Seattle Weekly

 
 
Dræmhouse (EP release & tour kickoff) + Candace (PDX) + Detective Agency
Mar
16
7:00 pm19:00

Dræmhouse (EP release & tour kickoff) + Candace (PDX) + Detective Agency

  • Salmon Town
DRÆMHOUSE

DRÆMHOUSE

"Cool things down a bit with the dreamier vibes of Dræmhouse. Just because the phaser pedals are set to “stun” doesn’t mean these guys aren’t killer. Their latest cassette single, “Woundlicker,” pairs woozy and atmospheric guitar tones with frontman Chris Cheveyo’s whispery, almost sultry vocals. The music oozes from the speakers, filling the room with layers of iridescent melodies and intoxicating harmonies." -Seattle Weekly

CANDACE (PDX)

CANDACE (PDX)

"Portland trio Candace (formerly Is/Is) make gauzy shoegaze (shoegauze?) that benefits from its distant, cloudy quality. The submerged melodies and aquatically chiming guitars take on a greater poignancy due to you having to strain to hear them. The fidelity may be low, but the sonic rewards are high." -The Stranger

DETECTIVE AGENCY

DETECTIVE AGENCY

"Detective Agency write peppy, bright, catchy songs with male and female vocals that hark back to a more innocent time—1965, say, but filtered through the UK’s mid-’80s cutie indie-pop movement. It’s expertly executed, spick-and-span kitsch." -The Stranger

 
 
Tangerine + Great Spiders + Bod + Versing
Feb
12
8:30 pm20:30

Tangerine + Great Spiders + Bod + Versing

  • Black Lodge
TANGERINE

TANGERINE

Tangerine is a Seattle-based rock band, comprised of sisters Marika and Miro Justad, and Toby Kuhn. They make shimmery, guitar-based pop, and the press have likened them to Best Coast, Camera Obscura, and Speedy Ortiz. Initially a high school band, the three went their separate ways after graduation, but soon found themselves missing the vitality of performing together. In late 2012, Tangerine was formed, and their music quickly began drawing accolades from NME, the Guardian, Noisey Vice, Rookie Mag, and more. Among their wide-ranging influences, Tangerine lists the Strokes, The Clash, Haim, Velvet Underground, Courtney Love, Charli XCX, and and Mazzy Star, fusing rock n roll with R&B, 90s slacker rock, and chart pop. While their songs are filled with pop hooks, Tangerine never abandon’s their natural rawness, which makes their live shows so explosive. On February 19th, 2016, Tangerine’s new EP will be released on Swoon Records. Called “Sugar Teeth”, it’s the bands first record written after getting a taste of life on the road, and sharing the stage with artists who deeply inspire them, from Palma Violets to Hinds to LOLAWOLF. Playful and bittersweet, Sugar Teeth explores a chaotic relationship, the bravado of youthful rebellion, and the nostalgia of faded friendships.

GREAT SPIDERS

GREAT SPIDERS

"If you’ve heard Omar Schambacher’s band Great Spiders, you know that their songs are as persistent as their creator: undeniable pop masterworks with catchy choruses and hooky leads, lyrics inscrutable enough for the background yet thoughtful enough for the fore." -City Arts Magazine

BOD

BOD

"Surprise is rare in a critic’s life: when your job revolves around consuming an inordinately large amount of music, it’s impossible not to become jaded to the angles, familiar with the moves, and depressed by the derivativeness. But I’ll be damned if Bod’s Party Drug EP didn’t surprise me. Opener “Gigantor” bobs merrily between a jazzy Casiotone intro, lo-fi prog, Elephant 6-repping psych, and a killer “whoa oh oh” power-pop chorus. It sounds like a mess on paper, and it sort of is, on record, but there are hints of an auteur’s mad method undergirding the whole thing. The rest of the release is more straightforward, but the band can’t help sneaking in grace notes of off-balance alchemy: the screeching dub effects on closing scorcher “Motorcycle Song,” achingly pretty strings playing tag with overdriven grunge on “Secret Lives.” Seattle could use more bands this inventive and melody-minded." -The Stranger

VERSING

VERSING

"Local up-and-comers Versing craft a more spacious, shoegaze-informed guitar sound, coming across like an amalgam of Flying Nun Records-y melodic post-punk, loud-soft Swirlies-inspired gaze-pop, and Pavement-esque collegiate nonchalance." -The Stranger