Tue Jun 7 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

The Crocodile

2505 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98121

$25.00

Ages 21+

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The Crocodile Presents:
BRONCHO with special guest Tchotchke

  • BRONCHO

    BRONCHO

    Alternative Rock

    Blasted grassland, the thin ribbon line of the freeway unspooling beneath wheels, skies stretched wide between mountaintop. It is dream music, foggy, atmospheric, the melodies you hear while you gazing out through fingerprint smeared windows into a constantly moving, metamorphing - landscape….

    It makes sense then, that BRONCHO, born out of out a film project, its initial incarnation sparked when founder Ryan Lindsey was asked to create music, “to set to an early 80s punk film.” “That’s all I knew about it,” he remembers, “they were looking for songs that touched this era. And songs kept coming to me and turned something on inside of me artistically.” Lindsey found himself in the midst of prolific run of songs and he liked the idea “of starting out there and seeing where it could go.”

    What’s evolved from those first tracks there has been a steady run of success, critical accolades and two full-length albums; 2011’s Can't Get Past the Lips, 2014’s Just Enough Hip to Be Woman. And beneath it all – the music has been constantly mutating and ceaselessly experimental. From that first inception as a soundtrack in 2010, BRONCHO has taken on a life of its' own – initial inspiration still there, but now pushing far beyond the stiff confines of score. And what began as an ode to ramshackle, high-energy early punk has become something deeper, weirder, and much more nuanced. The undercurrent of early 1980 punk is still there, but The Ramones pogo has been replaced more often by a kind of Love and Rockets inspired, honeyed, cotton-mouthed drift.

    Double Vanity is Lindsey and band mates Ben King, Nathan Price and Penny Pitchlynn steadily moving ahead, transforming the raw angst of the first record into a sound decidedly more layered and complex. Tracks like “New Karma" or “Two Step" riff off the later explorations of punk, culling up refracted images of John Hughes prom nights, love songs echoing from a boom box held high. "Jenny Loves Jenae" and "Speed Demon" strut with an when 80s met 50s swagger, discord transformed into a jagged, frenetic pop. "Señora Borealis" is all bad boy sneer - sensual, moody, with a sly and predatory swagger. "I Know You" is simultaneously infectious and brooding, somehow both exalting and heartsick.

    The result is a record that veers gleefully from BRONCHO’s roots, moving from graffiti spray backrooms into a sleeker, plusher sound, a place bright with the polished gleam of chrome and bleached white sunlight. Close your eyes and what you feel is the raw wound pulse of adolescence, what you see behind your lids is suburban shopping mall wastelands, glazed eyes, dead grass, lips glossed in bubblegum pink. There is the burst chest thump of teenage longing, the smell of hairspray and cigarette. There is glow of neon and the glint of streetlight rolling across hood.

    Double Vanity evokes a shared nostalgia, for the past and for the unknown future, as BRONCHO takes a turn off the wide freeways and into a world of intimate, intricate - but always universal - emotion.

  • Tchotchke

    Tchotchke

    Music

    chotchke is Anastasia Sanchez (drums, vocals) and Eva Chambers (bass, vocals) and Emily Tooraen (guitar, vocals). As teenagers, Sanchez and Chambers both played in Los Angeles’ indie-darlings Pinky Pinky and recorded for the Innovative Leisure label. Now all grown up, at the ripe old age of 22, the NYC-based trio ushers in a new era with a new band name, home turf, line-up and of course, music.
     
    The band’s debut single, “Dizzy," was recorded on Long Island in Brian and Michael D’addario's (aka The Lemon Twigs) parents’ basement. The Twigs produced the track and it’s the first of many recordings made with them. “It’s a song about old flames and the notion that a relationship could be more exciting ‘the second time around,’” Sanchez said.
     
    The band filmed the “Dizzy” video in Super 8 with help from friend Hilla Eden. The video features Anastasia, Eva and Emily, in a bloody boxing match cut with additional performance shots from inside the ring. The video co-stars Chambers’ grandfather “Papi” as the ring card man. It was shot at Heavy Hitter Gym in Jersey City, New Jersey. The gym’s owner Big J gave the band a boxing lesson before the shoot. 
     

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The Crocodile Presents:

BRONCHO with special guest Tchotchke

Tue Jun 7 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

The Crocodile Seattle WA
BRONCHO with special guest Tchotchke

$25.00 Ages 21+

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This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund. Please check individual event listings for Covid-19 entry requirements. The Crocodile may ask for proof of vaccination or masks to enter at the request of the performing artist. Additionally, The Crocodile is encouraging all guests to continue to wear masks at all times unless actively eating or drinking. These requirements are subject to change based on city and state Covid 19 safety mandates. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

If the Crocodile is presenting the show at a different venue, please refer to that venue's website for updated safety protocols.

We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.