Federale, Temple Canyon, Xolie Morra and the Strange Kind

Fri Jan 12 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$10.00

Ages 21+

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  • Federale

    Federale

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    Federale is a seven-piece ensemble based in Portland, OR. Spearheaded by longtime Brian Jonestown Massacre bassist Collin Hegna, the band was conceived as an outlet to channel inspiration from 60’s & 70’s European soundtracks, particularly those from Italy made famous by the Spaghetti Western & Giallo genres.

    Their fourth album, “All The Colours Of The Dark” finds Federale entering new territory. Though the new record contains cinematic instrumentals that the band is known for, it also sees Federale expanding its vision to narrative songs in the baritone driven style of heroes Lee Hazelwood, Scott Walker & Nick Cave. Murder, revenge, regret, power and corruption are the lyrical themes of this collection.

  • Temple Canyon

    Temple Canyon

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    TEMPLE CANYON - it's nostalgic, it's rock, it's catchy, it's not always conventional. It has soul, it has darkness and light, it's wild. It's music that hits you hard, makes you move, makes you feel, and remember. You get the "Seattle sound" - a little Hendrix and McCready, Vedder and the Wilsons (70's and 80's), Love and Zapata. It's holdover grunge, a little 70's Laurel Canyon, a little "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack. "...at least on their newly-released EP Thank You for Not Caring – the nostalgia that infuses their music is of a more recent vintage than your usual Ballard stompin’, clappin’, longhaired, bearded fare ... it’s hard not to hear some of the best elements of ’80s alternative pop at play here." (Levi Fuller, Ball Of Wax Quarterly Vol. 49). Temple Canyon is four serious music lovers facing the post-apocalyptic modern world of the music industry with hope and desire. 

    Mariko Ruhle, front-woman and primary songwriter of Temple Canyon, met drummer & singer-songwriter Al Reiter around 2011 while they were both regularly playing their own music at the Hopvine Pub open mic. Ruhle formed her first band around 2013 in support of her debut album "The Wonder Years." This record was inspired by collaborations with other Hopvine regulars including Zach Warnes (guitarist in original lineup) and long-time friend, musician and producer Jack Wilson. 

    Shortly after the debut album release show, Ruhle was in need of a new drummer. Timothy Van Buren (drummer, and later multi-instrumentalist in original lineup) became less active with the band due to touring with Mary Lambert. Reiter, drummer for Supply & The Man at the time, joined up alongside John Carlson (bass) and Steve Miller (guitar). It was clear immediately that Reiter was a musical soul mate. Jason Shao, Reiter's bandmate in Supply & The Man, joined on bass guitar while preparing for the Karass EP release show in 2015. At this time the band officially became Temple Canyon, having previously performed under the name of singer-songwriter Mariko Ruhle. 

    During the next chapter, Temple Canyon moved away from their harmony-heavy slow-jam 70's sound and recorded a debut self-titled full length record (produced by Richard Hoag, recorded at MRX Studios "fast and loose" including mostly live instrumental & vocal takes, a real throwback style). This record wrapped up the previous years with former guitarist Steve Miller, Ruhle's longest lasting original band member dating back to her debut "bedroom record." 

    Prior to the release of the self-titled Temple Canyon record, Kris Gray (also a former member of Supply & The Man) collaborated with Ruhle on a new song through email exchanges, which would become the first of many to feature his unique lead guitar style. He joined Temple Canyon leading up to the release show for the self-titled record in late 2016. Gray's presence inspired an immediate "follow-up EP." "Thank You For Not Caring," released summer of 2017, is by far the most exciting music produced yet by Temple Canyon. "Lead single 'Call Into Arms' is an exuberant example of the gritty nostalgia the city of Seattle has to offer." (Mixtape Mandi, Runaway Music, "Single & Loving It" Vol. 9). 

    In addition to releasing two records over the last twelve months, Temple Canyon has performed at Upstream Music Festival & Summit, sharing the Starbucks stage with Seattle sweetheart, Shelby Earl; they had the pleasure of performing acoustic on 107.7 The End, while premiering their EP single; they were featured on Ballard Vox, Pacific Northwest Music Scene, Runaway Music, Ball Of Wax Quarterly, Locals Only, Hear & Now Music, and played with a diverse bunch of great local and touring acts - Brass Bed, Lonely Mountain Lovers, Mr. Elevator, Wooky, Antonioni, and Chris King & The Gutterballs, to name a few. At present, Temple Canyon is preparing for a show with local favorites Ephrata and Motopony, honing a steady a flow of new material, and hoping to tour the West Coast in the next year.

  • Xolie Morra and the Strange Kind

    Xolie Morra and the Strange Kind

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    Emerging from the basements of Seattle's burgeoning indie music scene, Xolie Morra and her band The Strange Kind are staking their claim as the west's newest and freshest set of talent, taste, drive and of course unforgettable songs.

    Having shared the stage with classic headlining acts like Styx and contemporary headliners like Jessica Simpson, Xolie Morra has already seen her share of the spotlight. But, she insists that her most notable and profound experience to date has been the opportunity to perform at the 2010 Lilith Fair, thanks to OURSTAGE.com. Since Lilith Xolie has also won many contests onourstage including the "Shout It Out" with Hanson Competition and the Intel Superstar's Rock Competition in 2010. In 2011 She placed 1st in the Intel Superstar's Country, Pop and Singersongwriter competitions and has been staking her claim on the ourstage charts for months. 

Federale
Temple Canyon, Xolie Morra and the Strange Kind

Fri Jan 12 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Federale, Temple Canyon, Xolie Morra and the Strange Kind
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$10.00 Ages 21+