Fri May 6 2022

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$16.00

Ages 21+

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CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

 

Please be advised that the current guidelines are in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and are subject to change depending on local and state guidance and the current state of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic:

 

VACCINATIONS or NEGATIVE COVID TEST

 

Proof of vaccination or proof of a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to the event is REQUIRED before entering the Sunset. You will be asked for ID and vaccine verification/negative test result upon entry. The name on your vaccination card MUST match the name on your state issued ID. We’re accepting proof of vaccination in the following ways:

 

- Vaccination card

- Photo of your vaccination card displayed on your phone

- A printed out photo copy of your vaccination card

- Proof of vaccination from MyIRMobile.com (displayed on phone or printed out)

 

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

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/TestingforCOVID19

 

Please note that test results may take 24-48 hours.  Please plan accordingly. 

 

The staff at the Sunset STRONGLY prefers you be vaccinated if you’re going to hang out at the Sunset, so if you’re able, please get the shot!

 

MASKS:

 

ALL individuals must wear a mask in indoor public areas, including the Sunset, regardless of vaccination status. Please mask up!

 

CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS: The Sunset is currently operating at full capacity without restrictions unless otherwise noted in the event description.

 

FEELING ILL:

 

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.

 

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By entering the Sunset Tavern, you and the members of your group voluntarily assume the risks of contracting COVID-19 and agree to release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue any Artist performing or Sunset Sunset employee (including their owners, officers, employees, volunteers, agents and the City of Seattle), and hold these entities and persons harmless from liability regarding any and all claims relating to COVID-19 and indirectly or directly arising out of or relating to Sunset Tavern.

 

The Crocodile Presents: Tora w/special guests

  • Tora

    Tora

    Electronic Pop

    The adage that music is universal has never been truer in recent times. In times of darkness and disillusionment, music exists as an avenue of escape, healing and expression. And for the musicians making it, the opportunity to create is one that sits as both a treasure and responsibility.

    For Australian electronic act Tora, it’s a mantle they picked up confidently in 2020 as they began to create their third studio record, A Force Majeure.

    Eleven songs that capture the essence of a band who have found themselves a world away from the normalcy they were accustomed to.

    Eleven songs that shine bright with refreshed perspective and a deepened understanding of the group’s artistry and identity.

     

    As a definitive snapshot of the type of band Tora is today, A Force Majeure is sophisticated, mature and beautifully contemporary in both sound, feel and execution.

    Though Byron Bay is still home, A Force Majeure is a markedly international album. Tora relocated to Amsterdam, set to make the city their base; an anchor around which a full year of European and American touring was to revolve.

    Soon after their arrival however, the threat of COVID-19 became a very real presence, forcing Tora to cancel their entire tour schedule, but also retreat into a strict new locked-down lifestyle. Though the opportunity to perform was taken away, the band’s love for creating music remained and so, across the next eight months, Tora’s focus became set on their new record.

    With nothing but time on their side, studio time became an utterly immersive experience. Renting and fitting out studio space to their own requirement and dedicating their days to working on music meant the band was able to approach the process not hindered by the pressures of time or scheduling.

    It’s a breath of relief present throughout the album. The tracks on A Force Majeure oscillate between the ethereal and gorgeously stirring. Delicate piano meets seductive rhythms and production (‘When Will I Learn’, ‘In Deeper’). Vocal harmonies dance as Tora’s band vocals swap with those of special guests Angie Hudson and Asha Franco (‘Fire Apartment’, ‘Metanoia’).

    The emotional draw and intensity flowing throughout ‘In Deeper’ evoke similar energies by artists like James Blake and Ry X; as an album opener, the song sets an ethereal tone and entices the listener to step into a soundscape delicately built around organic and electronic tones.

    A companion piece of sorts, ‘Why Won’t You Wait’ pushes the album’s R&B elements into a dreamlike realm. As vocalist Jo Loewenthal sings almost hypnotically, woozy notes fill the arrangement; guitar, synths and well placed percussion add definition and edge to the track.

    As Loewenthal describes, the album has grown in resonance for him as time has progressed. A Force Majeure is not an album written as a response to the pandemic, but it is an album that captures the adaptability and ambition of the band.

    “The songs hold increasing importance and relevance to me. I’m glad we were patient,” he says. “We were in a rush last year when we were working on the music. We wanted to just get it out. During the COVID crisis we were like, “We’ve got to do something to stay in the public eye,” and then we thought, “Let’s just take our time; be patient with it”. It feels like it was a good decision, because the concepts have grown in potency over time.”

    The potency and depth of A Force Majeure doesn’t simply extend to a select few tracks. Here, a solid sonic arc has been carried out from beginning to end. ‘Call On Me’ and ‘Inundated’, a one-two punch of an album highlight, plays with tone expertly.

    ‘Call On Me’ yearns for connection, but is a danceable track that represents one of the album’s more upbeat moments. And then with ‘Inundated’, exists in a beautifully melancholic space. “I had to bear the weight of the future…” Loewenthal sings. There’s added emotional weight that heightens the mood of the song without taking the listener out of the experience. The sounds Tora plays with are fresh yet accessible - it’s the sort of music meant to generate heat and moods; whether you’re in a club, at a festival, or set up at home.

    As with their sophomore album, 2019’s Can’t Buy The Mood, Tora’s latest effort saw the band in both writer and producer mode. Here, they push themselves further into a sonic space that plays further with tempo and tone, introducing more light and dark tones than on previous works.

    Personal growth and development were significant themes behind A Force Majeure and as the album began to take its final shape, these themes mirrored the band’s own ethos even more strongly.

    “Put down your phone for a second, so I can have your attention,” Loewenthal croons on ‘Put Down Your Phone’. Perhaps one of the most timely tracks on A Force Majeure, the song pulls focus in reminding us to take note of the things that matter. “I don’t wanna be another mistake that you make when you are running off in another state of mind.”

    Though pushed out of their comfort zone in many ways, Tora is at their most refined and self-aware on A Force Majeure. In navigating this new normal together, the band has emerged out the other side of this process tighter as a unit than before; it’s a dynamic irrevocably tied to the music.

    “For us, amongst all of the chaos going on globally, this album really brought us a sense of relief.” Loewenthal says. “That’s what we want to share with the world. Come back to the self and work on the self so that you can project outward positively: that’s the message. Personal growth, growing yourself so you can help others. Don’t just take, give. Giving is the same as taking; when you give, someone else is taking. That ultimately comes back around.”

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incidental to the event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during,
or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus,
and agrees that the venue, presenter, agents, or participants are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the gameto which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.

The Crocodile Presents: Tora w/special guests

Fri May 6 2022 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
The Crocodile Presents: Tora w/special guests

$16.00 Ages 21+

CURRENT COVID-19 GUIDELINES:

 

Please be advised that the current guidelines are in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and are subject to change depending on local and state guidance and the current state of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic:

 

VACCINATIONS or NEGATIVE COVID TEST

 

Proof of vaccination or proof of a NEGATIVE COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours prior to the event is REQUIRED before entering the Sunset. You will be asked for ID and vaccine verification/negative test result upon entry. The name on your vaccination card MUST match the name on your state issued ID. We’re accepting proof of vaccination in the following ways:

 

- Vaccination card

- Photo of your vaccination card displayed on your phone

- A printed out photo copy of your vaccination card

- Proof of vaccination from MyIRMobile.com (displayed on phone or printed out)

 

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

https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/TestingforCOVID19

 

Please note that test results may take 24-48 hours.  Please plan accordingly. 

 

The staff at the Sunset STRONGLY prefers you be vaccinated if you’re going to hang out at the Sunset, so if you’re able, please get the shot!

 

MASKS:

 

ALL individuals must wear a mask in indoor public areas, including the Sunset, regardless of vaccination status. Please mask up!

 

CAPACITY RESTRICTIONS: The Sunset is currently operating at full capacity without restrictions unless otherwise noted in the event description.

 

FEELING ILL:

 

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.

 

*********

 

By entering the Sunset Tavern, you and the members of your group voluntarily assume the risks of contracting COVID-19 and agree to release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue any Artist performing or Sunset Sunset employee (including their owners, officers, employees, volunteers, agents and the City of Seattle), and hold these entities and persons harmless from liability regarding any and all claims relating to COVID-19 and indirectly or directly arising out of or relating to Sunset Tavern.

 
Tora

Tora

Electronic Pop

The adage that music is universal has never been truer in recent times. In times of darkness and disillusionment, music exists as an avenue of escape, healing and expression. And for the musicians making it, the opportunity to create is one that sits as both a treasure and responsibility.

For Australian electronic act Tora, it’s a mantle they picked up confidently in 2020 as they began to create their third studio record, A Force Majeure.

Eleven songs that capture the essence of a band who have found themselves a world away from the normalcy they were accustomed to.

Eleven songs that shine bright with refreshed perspective and a deepened understanding of the group’s artistry and identity.

 

As a definitive snapshot of the type of band Tora is today, A Force Majeure is sophisticated, mature and beautifully contemporary in both sound, feel and execution.

Though Byron Bay is still home, A Force Majeure is a markedly international album. Tora relocated to Amsterdam, set to make the city their base; an anchor around which a full year of European and American touring was to revolve.

Soon after their arrival however, the threat of COVID-19 became a very real presence, forcing Tora to cancel their entire tour schedule, but also retreat into a strict new locked-down lifestyle. Though the opportunity to perform was taken away, the band’s love for creating music remained and so, across the next eight months, Tora’s focus became set on their new record.

With nothing but time on their side, studio time became an utterly immersive experience. Renting and fitting out studio space to their own requirement and dedicating their days to working on music meant the band was able to approach the process not hindered by the pressures of time or scheduling.

It’s a breath of relief present throughout the album. The tracks on A Force Majeure oscillate between the ethereal and gorgeously stirring. Delicate piano meets seductive rhythms and production (‘When Will I Learn’, ‘In Deeper’). Vocal harmonies dance as Tora’s band vocals swap with those of special guests Angie Hudson and Asha Franco (‘Fire Apartment’, ‘Metanoia’).

The emotional draw and intensity flowing throughout ‘In Deeper’ evoke similar energies by artists like James Blake and Ry X; as an album opener, the song sets an ethereal tone and entices the listener to step into a soundscape delicately built around organic and electronic tones.

A companion piece of sorts, ‘Why Won’t You Wait’ pushes the album’s R&B elements into a dreamlike realm. As vocalist Jo Loewenthal sings almost hypnotically, woozy notes fill the arrangement; guitar, synths and well placed percussion add definition and edge to the track.

As Loewenthal describes, the album has grown in resonance for him as time has progressed. A Force Majeure is not an album written as a response to the pandemic, but it is an album that captures the adaptability and ambition of the band.

“The songs hold increasing importance and relevance to me. I’m glad we were patient,” he says. “We were in a rush last year when we were working on the music. We wanted to just get it out. During the COVID crisis we were like, “We’ve got to do something to stay in the public eye,” and then we thought, “Let’s just take our time; be patient with it”. It feels like it was a good decision, because the concepts have grown in potency over time.”

The potency and depth of A Force Majeure doesn’t simply extend to a select few tracks. Here, a solid sonic arc has been carried out from beginning to end. ‘Call On Me’ and ‘Inundated’, a one-two punch of an album highlight, plays with tone expertly.

‘Call On Me’ yearns for connection, but is a danceable track that represents one of the album’s more upbeat moments. And then with ‘Inundated’, exists in a beautifully melancholic space. “I had to bear the weight of the future…” Loewenthal sings. There’s added emotional weight that heightens the mood of the song without taking the listener out of the experience. The sounds Tora plays with are fresh yet accessible - it’s the sort of music meant to generate heat and moods; whether you’re in a club, at a festival, or set up at home.

As with their sophomore album, 2019’s Can’t Buy The Mood, Tora’s latest effort saw the band in both writer and producer mode. Here, they push themselves further into a sonic space that plays further with tempo and tone, introducing more light and dark tones than on previous works.

Personal growth and development were significant themes behind A Force Majeure and as the album began to take its final shape, these themes mirrored the band’s own ethos even more strongly.

“Put down your phone for a second, so I can have your attention,” Loewenthal croons on ‘Put Down Your Phone’. Perhaps one of the most timely tracks on A Force Majeure, the song pulls focus in reminding us to take note of the things that matter. “I don’t wanna be another mistake that you make when you are running off in another state of mind.”

Though pushed out of their comfort zone in many ways, Tora is at their most refined and self-aware on A Force Majeure. In navigating this new normal together, the band has emerged out the other side of this process tighter as a unit than before; it’s a dynamic irrevocably tied to the music.

“For us, amongst all of the chaos going on globally, this album really brought us a sense of relief.” Loewenthal says. “That’s what we want to share with the world. Come back to the self and work on the self so that you can project outward positively: that’s the message. Personal growth, growing yourself so you can help others. Don’t just take, give. Giving is the same as taking; when you give, someone else is taking. That ultimately comes back around.”

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
GA
$16.00

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Terms & Conditions

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. This ticket is a revocable license and may be taken up and admission refused upon refunding the purchase price appearing hereon and is grounds for seizure and cancellation without
compensation. Holder of this ticket (“Holder”) voluntarily assumes all risks and danger
incidental to the event for which this ticket is issued whether occurring prior to, during,
or after same, including, but not limited to, contracting, and/or spreading the COVID-19 virus,
and agrees that the venue, presenter, agents, or participants are not responsible or liable for any injuries, sickness, or death resulting from such causes. Holder acknowledges that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a threat to individual and public health, COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease transmitted through human contact and respiratory droplets (including through the air and via common surfaces) and it is possible that Holder may contract COVID-19 while at the event for which this ticket is issued. Holder agrees by use of this ticket not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture, or reproduction of the gameto which this ticket is issued. Breach of the foregoing will automatically terminate this license. Holder agrees that the license comprised by this ticket may be removed and Holder may be ejected from the event for which this ticket is issued in the event that Holder violates any law, ordinance, or venue regulation. Holder grants permission to the organization sponsoring the event for which this ticket is issued to utilize Holder’s image or likeness in connection with any video or other transmission or reproduction of the event to which this ticket relates.