Fri Jul 22 2022
9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)
Share With Friends
Megadose, somesurprises, Simile
Megadose is a power pop quartet from Seattle, fronted by Stephen Steen. The group delivers punchy pop rock anthems, freewheeling between new wave, slacker rock, and indie pop, punctuated by smooth guitar riffs and tight vocal harmonies. Their debut record, Wild & Free, produced by Trevor Spencer (Beach House, Valley Maker, Father John Misty), was released in September 2021.
The group’s roots originate from Steen and guitarist Mikey Ferrario’s hometown of Anacortes, Washington, where the two were inspired from a young age by a small but powerful community of DIY organizers, artists and musicians.
Splashy, playful, and sonically expansive, "Wild & Free" heralds a promising repertoire, and has garnered praise from Seattle's beloved KEXP and the worldwide blogosphere. Megadose is hard at work on their second album, expected Summer 2022.
somesurprises is the psych-dream-folk-pop project of Natasha El-Sergany, who sings and plays guitar, synth, and drum machine (pre-sets). somesurprises started as a solo project in Charlottesville, Virginia in mid-2013, and was at first a Soundcloud page used for collecting the best or first takes of obsessive late-night spontaneous phone recordings of original and cover songs. The project draws inspiration from emotionally-resonant movie scores, lo-fi/shoegaze legends, and decades of heartbroken country, soul, pop, and folk music.
A move to Seattle in late 2013 introduced Natasha to kindhearted and talented folks in the underground experimental music community who counterintuitively gave her repeated opportunities to perform songs on the same bills as more abstract/"noise" musicians whose adventurous and egoless work consequently had a deep impact on her songwriting.
Throughout much of 2014 and 2015, she collaborated, performed, and recorded with harsh noise aficionado Samuel Henry (Plastic Boner Band) and gifted guitarist Dustin Williams (Mind Beams, ex-Stalebirth). In 2016 Natasha began performing with Josh Medina (Medina/Walsh), who adds warm atmospheric tones and effects on electric guitar. Later that year Nico Sophiea was added on drums and Andrew Scott Young on bass.
Natasha released a solo cassette called "Voice Memos" in 2016 via Happy Accident Records and teamed up with Josh to record a new album called "Serious Dreams", which will be released by Eiderdown Records in 2017.
imile is the songwriting project of Kyle A Musselwhite (The Globes, Sloucher) in Seattle, WA.
CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES:
Please be advised that the current guidelines are in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19:
King County isn't currently requiring masks in indoor places, but we encourage patrons to still do it!
The Sunset staff STRONGLY prefers that ALL patrons and musicians are both fully vaccinated and boosted. Please do your part to prevent the spread of Covid!
Looking for a place to get vaccinated? Find a spot near you: https://www.vaccines.gov/
Looking for a place to get tested in King County? Find a spot near you: https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/testing.aspx
Rest up and feel better! Please stay home if you’re experiencing any symptoms of illness including a fever, cough, runny nose etc, or if you’re displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, flu, cold or other transmissible diseases. By taking care of yourself, you’ll also take care of others by reducing the chance of getting other showgoers sick. If you’ve purchased a ticket to an upcoming show but you’re not feeling well for any reason, please contact Ticketweb and let us know you’d like to request a refund
Megadose, somesurprises, Simile
Fri Jul 22 2022 9:00 PM
(Doors 8:30 PM)