The Blooms, Black Ferns, Sweet Jesus

Sun Feb 11 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$8.00

Ages 21+

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The Blooms
Black Ferns, Sweet Jesus

  • The Blooms

    The Blooms

    Alternative Rock

    We are a 3 piece alt-rock band based in Seattle Washington. We take influence from bands like Gang Of Four, Tame Impala, Foo Fighters and The Killers and duct tape it together to form some kind of weird angry pop rock. We think its cool.

  • Black Ferns

    Black Ferns

    Alternative Rock

    "Seattle's Black Ferns are shining stars of the dark and mysterious underbelly of the city's massive post-punk scene." - Northwest Music Scene

    Black Ferns is a three piece alternative rock band from Seattle WA. Its music is diverse in mood and style with themes that explore addiction, love, and an unknown Orwellian future.

    Merging strains of New Wave and late 90’s noise pop with an experimental post-punk angle, Black Ferns wrap a haunting presence of cosmic psychedelia around its riff-oriented heavy rock sound.

    Black Ferns’ self titled album was produced by Riley Geare, drummer for Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Geare is also featured on drums for the album along with Chris Jordan on bass and Zoran Macesic on vocals and guitar.

  • Sweet Jesus

    Sweet Jesus

    Rock

    Though S​hortwave Oracle​ is a debut LP, it’s not the first time we’ve heard from Sweet Jesus. In the band’s first iteration, in the mid­-2000s, singer/guitarist​ Bobby Malvestuto​ and drummer C​hris “Crystal” Pistolscrafted a blues­ and­ folk­ influenced rock sound that made an impression on Seattle and brought the band attention from K​EXP.​Yet it wasn’t until the band’s founders joined forces with bassist A​ustin​ R​ood​ and lead guitarist R​yan ​F​itzsimmons ​in 2011 that it truly found its footing and “colored in” its sound. “H​aving Ryan and Austin in the band has really just magnified and transcended what Chris and I had started,” says Malvestuto. Now as a four­-piece, Sweet Jesus have expanded their sound to incorporate folk punk, psychedelic blues, S​tephen Malkmus­​ slacker rock, with subtle nods to 80’s power­pop.

    “Getting Over,” which occupies the second slot on the band’s debut album S​hortwave Oracle,​ helps to tell the story of its own existence. “I had a few pressing themes on my head, while writing these tracks. The death of my father, who died 5 years ago. Lost love, disillusionment and the desperation of getting older.” Propelled by Rood’s distorted bass playing, Malvestuto sings, “I used to sleep all day, I used to never be afraid, Just like my father lying in his grave.” Vibrant, dirty, and energetic, the song serves as the perfect introduction to the new and revitalized version of Sweet Jesus.

    Opening track, “Aftermath,” takes the folk­rock beginnings of the band and blends it with angular and mounting guitars, ending in a psychedelic haze. “Ghost Lady” is a blues­rock scorcher with an E​lvis Costello​ bop, while culminating track, “Psychic Bohemia,” is a slow­burner that chugs and twangs towards a dejected march. After much ruminating and self­ reflection throughout the album, Malvestuto assuredly sings, “You know the reason,” as his epiphany is washed with the buzz of a shortwave radio.

    On S​hortwave Oracle,​ recorded by B​en ​J​enkins ​at the K​ill​ R​oom ​Studios, the band attacks rock n roll, folk punk, psychedelic blues on songs that deal with death, social media panic, and lost love. Now rejuvenated after a long creative journey, Sweet Jesus is excited to share their debut album and spread their music beyond their Pacific Northwest roots.

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The Blooms
Black Ferns, Sweet Jesus

Sun Feb 11 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
The Blooms, Black Ferns, Sweet Jesus

$8.00 Ages 21+

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