Listings are in the opposite order of appearance: headliner is listed at the top, next is the support band(s), and the last band listed is the opener.
Wenesday June 5
8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM
••• 21 AND OVER
Dance, Indie, Pop, r&b
acoustic alternative indie
-from Seattle, WA
-Seattle based three-piece Spirit Award are known for their unique mix of sprawling stereo guitars, stunningly moody soundscapes and a driving drum and bass foundation. While Spirit Award are aptly capable of generating catchy psych moments, there seems to be no calculable formula to their writing style. Comprised of Daniel Lyon, Chris Moore and Terence Ankeny, the trio’s mutual goal in creating a sound with grit and authenticity is clearly evident throughout their music.
Following the success of their debut album Neverending, Spirit Award are ready for their next chapter with the highly anticiapted release of Muted Crowd.
Produced by Trevor Spencer (Father John Misty, Fleet Foxes), the release draws inspiration from Seattle - a changing city where musicians and artists are at a constant struggle to survive. Muted Crowd highlights the band’s signature style of expansive and enveloping soundscapes, offering an almost therapeutic quality. Ankeny admits, "Our influences have been pretty diverse lately - post punk, Krautrock and 70’s punk to name a few. I think we’re trying to achieve an amalgamation of different sounds of this one, more so than the last one. More of us swapping instruments and adding sounds and ideas we’ve never fully explored before".
Spirit Award have found success receiving critical acclaim from tastemakers such as Billboard, KEXP, EARMILK and Daytrotter, among others. The three-piece continue to enthrall audiences with the release of Muted Crowd, out everywhere.
Ben Braden, Nick Sadler
-Strange Hotels is a duo founded by Ben Braden and Nick Sadler in Portland, OR in early 2018. Although they are a new band they are quickly turning heads up and down the West Coast with their explosive live shows and compelling early recordings. Recording and producing music solely on iPads, using a slightly ramshackle process involving several apps working in concert, they found time in air-bnb’s and apartment studios on the road to create their first release, Mixtape. The result is a mix of inspired, off the cuff tones and well produced and precise Pop. Their music can be described as a wide-ranging project that includes flavors of Dance, RnB, Vintage Pop and Indie Rock.
Strange Hotels’ Mixtape was mixed by Ben and Nick and Jeff Bond (Y La Bamba, Chanti Darling) and was Mastered by Jared Hirshland (Anderson.Paak)
Strange Hotels’ song, C’mon Forget It, appeared in the third season of the Viceland show, King of the Road. They have performed live in LA, Portland, San Fransisco, Seattle, Denver, Boise, Minneapolis and many places in between.
-from San Francisco, CA
-Rose Droll’s debut album, Your Dog, is a record that defies all labels and mystifies people trying to compare it to anything else. It’s a captivating listen from the San Francisco-based artist, one that rewards multiple listens and a close reading of the lyric sheet. The self-recorded/produced album was made in a duplex in LA’s Highland Park and in a quiet cabin in Big Bear, mastered by Warren Hildebrand (Foxes In Fiction, Ricky Eat Acid, (Sandy) Alex G). Rose played every instrument on the record, including guitar, piano, drums, bass, cello, and glockenspiel. The songs tell a meticulous and complex story, detailing the joy and despair following the inception and drawn-out end of various romantic connections and her division from Christianity. Though written over a lengthy period of time about many different subjects, the songs all have one major thing in common: the commitment to honesty, often telling these stories exactly as they happened.