Actionesse, Zookraught, Rat Queen

Fri May 20 2022

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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Actionesse, Zookraught, Rat Queen

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  • Actionesse


    Alternative Rock

    "Actionesse is weird. Their sound is hyper, frenetic, and bouncy, and it relies on a psychotic brass section that attacks your ears and assaults your brain. Those horns turn punk into a swirling melee, and you just might find yourself holding your breath during Mignon, Actionesse’s latest EP, so as not to be pulled under completely." - Christine Mitchell, Seattle Music Insider (Sept. 2016)

    A hush falls over the crowd. A lone sea bean calls into the night: “PAH-KRAWH, PAH-KRAWWWHH!” You feel sweat gathering in between your eyelid and the boney part underneath your eyebrow. What’s that smell? It’s Actionesse.

    Born, bred and bathed in brassy broth, Actionesse is a five-piece heavy surf/punk rock group freeloading from Seattle, Washington. Their textured, maximalist approach to genre-bending has been lauded as “weirdo rock”; their live performance “like a swirling tornado onstage”. Guitarist Ian Reed and bassist Paddy Moran rebound off each other’s action and emotion, flanked by powerhouse horn player Joel Kenworthy and the enchanting, debonair Phil Kaltenbach on guitar. Drummer Jimmy Colven is a master of his kit, layering quality beats with unexpected, yet rhythmically pleasing fills. As each member takes their turn bellowing and hollering throughout their set, it is made clear that Actionesse is a tight-knit group committed to collectivity, passion, and their watercraft. I mean, music.

    Actionesse released their debut EP, Mignon, in September of 2016. Produced by Ahren Lanfor, the record perfectly reconciles the band’s dark and heavy meaty bits with their soft, playful underbelly. Seattle Music Insider praised the album, stating, “Mignon is a masterful next step following their contributions to the Four Corners split released a couple of months ago; indeed, it shows the band’s growth even in such a short period of time. Their sound is darker and the lyrics more aggressively angry. That Actionesse pulls this off with the diverse instrumentation that is their hallmark is impressive.”

  • Zookraught


    Garage Punk

    "Like a rotten zucchini"
    We are a 4 piece chaos band based out of Seattle, WA
  • Rat Queen

    Rat Queen

    Pop Punk

    Rat Queen is a run down, overworked Poser Punk trio dedicated to dwelling on the non-problems of their youth. From social anxiety, to drug abuse with levity, Rat Queen can’t help but be stuck in post adolescence.

    Stripped down, too loud, and not without whining, Rat Queen can’t help but make you ask yourself, “Did I ever really grow out of my awkward phase?—Or did I just get used to it?” 


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Actionesse, Zookraught, Rat Queen

Fri May 20 2022 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Actionesse, Zookraught, Rat Queen
  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.

Ages 21+