SOLD OUT!! KEXP Presents: The Maldoggies Family Christmas!!  The Maldives, The Moondoggies, Widower

Fri Dec 14 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

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5213 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they have brought their cultivated brand of American rock to avid crowds across the country, gracing the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.

Their newest venture, "Mad Lives," is melodically a lushly layered, psych-folk, poly-rhythmic rock adventure through personal mythos, space, and time. It is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical terrain for the band, driving deeper into the heart of love, loss, and how time gets away from us.

The group's previous work includes their debut full-length, 2009’s Americana-tinged "Listen to the Thunder" (produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), and "Muscle for the Wing" (Spark & Shine), a fist-pumping, rock and roll exploration of ballads and anthems, with producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Lemolo, Kithkin) at the helm.

Lead singer/songwriter Jason Dodson’s songs reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.

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  • The Maldives

    The Maldives

    Pop

    In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they have brought their cultivated brand of American rock to avid crowds across the country, gracing the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.

    Their newest venture, "Mad Lives," is melodically a lushly layered, psych-folk, poly-rhythmic rock adventure through personal mythos, space, and time. It is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical terrain for the band, driving deeper into the heart of love, loss, and how time gets away from us.

    The group's previous work includes their debut full-length, 2009’s Americana-tinged "Listen to the Thunder" (produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), and "Muscle for the Wing" (Spark & Shine), a fist-pumping, rock and roll exploration of ballads and anthems, with producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Lemolo, Kithkin) at the helm.

    Lead singer/songwriter Jason Dodson’s songs reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.

  • The Moondoggies

    The Moondoggies

    Music

    Rooted in folk-rock and woodsy Americana, the Moondoggies take influences from such vocally inclined groups as the Byrds, the Band, and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Although hailing from Seattle, seeds for the band's formation were planted in nearby Everett, Washington, where Kevin Murphy (vocals, guitar), Robert Terreberry (bass), Carl Dahlen (drums), and Caleb Quick (keyboards) formed a teenaged band while attending Cascade High School. The students discovered their talent for three-part vocal harmonies, and when Murphy returned from a summer-long stay in Alaska in 2005, the four friends reconvened in Seattle to form the Moondoggies. Taking up residence at a local dive bar named the Blue Moon Tavern, the Moondoggies honed their craft and soon netted a contract with Hardly Art, an imprint of Seattle's own Sub Pop Records. Don't Be a Stranger, the band's woozy debut, appeared in 2008, with the mature Tidelands following in October 2010. Third album Adios I'm a Ghost, released in 2013 and aided by the addition of multi-instrumentalist Jon Pontrello to the band, fell somewhere between the two in sound and tone.

  • Widower

    Widower

    Alternative Rock

    New Jersey native, Seattle staple, and off and on again New Yorker, Kevin Large has been making music under the WIDOWER moniker for over a decade. Large’s lyrically driven songwriting is reminiscent of Petty’s more mellow moments. There’s a cinematic sentiment to these songs, like a car in the rain in a Cameron Crowe film.

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SOLD OUT!! KEXP Presents: The Maldoggies Family Christmas!! The Maldives, The Moondoggies, Widower

Fri Dec 14 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Tractor Seattle WA
SOLD OUT!! KEXP Presents: The Maldoggies Family Christmas!!  The Maldives, The Moondoggies, Widower
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Ages 21+

In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they have brought their cultivated brand of American rock to avid crowds across the country, gracing the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot.

Their newest venture, "Mad Lives," is melodically a lushly layered, psych-folk, poly-rhythmic rock adventure through personal mythos, space, and time. It is a concept record that tells the story of a man who fell in love with the sun, is dropped to the sea, and goes blind staring at the sun, trying to find the love that was once there. A collaboration with producer Randall Dunn (Earth, Sunn O))), Rose Windows), and featuring Eyvind Kang (Lou Reed, Blonde Redhead, Bill Frisell) on strings, "Mad Lives" is a bold step into a new, even more cinematic, musical terrain for the band, driving deeper into the heart of love, loss, and how time gets away from us.

The group's previous work includes their debut full-length, 2009’s Americana-tinged "Listen to the Thunder" (produced by Grammy Award-winner Kory Kruckenberg), and "Muscle for the Wing" (Spark & Shine), a fist-pumping, rock and roll exploration of ballads and anthems, with producer Shawn Simmons (The Head and the Heart, Lemolo, Kithkin) at the helm.

Lead singer/songwriter Jason Dodson’s songs reveal characters set in a widescreen frame, scenes from real life that often portray victims of the heart and casualties to the beast that is circumstance.