The Freakout Records 5 Year Anniversary Party feat.

Sat Oct 30 2021

5:00 PM

The Crocodile

2505 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98121

Ages 21+

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The Freakout Records 5 Year Anniversary Party feat.

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  • Death Valley Girls

    Death Valley Girls

    Alternative Rock

  • Acid Tongue

    Acid Tongue

    Alternative Rock

  • Smokey Brights

    Smokey Brights

    Alternative Rock

    mokey Brights is a story of love and pizza. Husband and wife duo Ryan Devlin and Kim West first met while slinging pies at a south Seattle restaurant in their early 20s. Devlin, a fixture in the Northwest’s thriving DIY rock scene, and West, an aspiring law student, started writing and recording songs in Devlin’s bedroom during a cash-strapped Christmas as their friendship blossomed into romance. Pulling from their mutual love of 70s rock, vintage synthesizers, thrift shop treasures, and early MTV, the pair’s bond permeated their pop songcraft. The duo, joined by drummer Nick Krivchenia and bassist Luke Logan, create a stoney blend of Northwest rock & roll and razor-sharp disco grooves that Impose Magazine has called “a modern bit of AM radio gold.”

    The group released their first LP, Taste For Blood, in 2014 to regional acclaim and heavy airplay and support from iconic radio station KEXP. Catching the attention of upstart label Freakout Records, the band released their sophomore LP, Hot Candy, in 2016. 2018 saw the band releasing two EP's, "Come to Terms" and "Different Windows," with supporting appearances at clubs and festivals across the United States as well as the group's first headlining UK tour. 2019 brought extensive touring in support of these EPs, with the band's first headlining European tour, official plays at SXSW, Treefort Music Festival, and additional tours and festivals across the US. Smokey Brights will release a new LP in 2020.
  • Shaina Shepherd

    Shaina Shepherd

    Pop

  • Beverly Crusher

    Beverly Crusher

    Rock

  • Black Ends

    Black Ends

    Rock

    Black Ends’ self-described gunk-pop is about as sweet as that wad of asphalt-crusted bubblegum you found stuck on the bottom of your favorite boots. Much like the legendary grunge bands that influenced the Seattle trio, Black Ends is artfully adept at smothering catchy pop and rock structures with toxic levels of grime; but please don’t call them “post-grunge”, the term used to describe the major label wave of flannel-clad bands trying to capitalize on grunge’s aesthetic. If you must, “post-post-grunge” may be more apt at capturing Black Ends’ reaction against this type of commercialization. 

    Further cementing this connection to the city’s rich musical history, the band’s sophomore EP of surrealist grunge, Stay Evil, was mixed and mastered by influential Seattle engineer Jack Endino (Nirvana’s Bleach, Mudhoney), whose thoughtful treatments emphasize the dynamics and clarity of the basement-recorded tracks without smoothing over their raw energy. Bandleader Nicolle Swims takes charge with commanding guitar playing, channeling catchy riffs and bluesy sensibilities through warped effects, scuzzy tones, and math rock joltiness. Beloved radio station KEXP, who describes the release as “a four-song foray into dark alternative rock, art-folk, and the contours of our minds when we are faced with treachery,” exclaims that “Swims’ instantly recognizable voice cuts through the din and grabs you, holding you into place while they sing their words -- rubbed raw, cut deep, sometimes willfully obfuscated -- in your face.” The recurring lyrical theme of social alienation is enhanced by Swims’ unique and cryptic vocal delivery that embraces their outsider status.

    While both of their EP’s have garnered praise from multiple publications and have sold out of physical copies, those who have experienced Black Ends live know the band is most gripping in the context of their electric and dynamic performances. Swims’ alien blues are backed by a raucous rhythm section that seems to exponentially increase in telepathic chemistry with each show, tour, and festival date they play. Bassist Ben Swanson and drummer Jonny Modes are so tight they appear loose, like a runaway train threatening to veer off the rails at any moment, yet somehow managing to always be in the right place at the right time. Whether going off into a noisy freakout or a jammy detour the trio is always in sync and able to turn on a dime. If you haven’t had a chance to see Black Ends live, this is a train you won’t want to miss.

  • DJ Set by The Grizzled Mighty

    DJ Set by The Grizzled Mighty

    Rock

The Freakout Records 5 Year Anniversary Party feat.

Sat Oct 30 2021 5:00 PM

The Crocodile Seattle WA
The Freakout Records 5 Year Anniversary Party feat.
  • Event Cancelled.

Ages 21+