The Spits with VR Sex and The Fucking Eagles

Thu Jan 20 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater

1322 Fawcett Ave Tacoma, WA 98402

$17.00

All Ages

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In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, Alma Mater’s Fawcett Hall venue will require all event staff, performers, and attendees to show proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the event. We are also requiring all attendees to wear a mask while inside and for the duration of the show.

All attendees will be required to show government-issued ID in addition to one of the following for entry:

- Your vaccine card
- A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
- Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
- A digital vaccine passport or record
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of the event

*Performers may choose to enforce stricter measures for their individual show. Ticket holders should refer to their event's ticketing page for more information.
 

In an era that relies so heavily on quick-hit bands, there are very few things that are truly part of the subculture and not just the passing zeitgeist du jour. Closing in on three decades, The Spits have signified the crossroads between punk mayhem and well-honed songwriting, creating some of the most unhinged and anthemic tracks in underground music while standing tall enough to be uttered in the same breath as names like Jay Reatard, Dead Moon, Ty Segall and more.

The Spits are readying their highly anticipated VI, due May 1 via their own Thriftstore Records imprint. Recorded by Erik Nervous on cassette four track, the band’s new LP VI is ten hummable tracks, shrouded in chainsaw punk that mesh the wild showmanship of party-rock legends Van Halen and the leather-clad toughness and songwriting chops of the Misfits. Marking a “return to roots’’ approach for the LP, the band decided to record and write VI in the basements of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan over the course of several spurts of activity, each yielding a few new songs from a terrible drum kit with a literal thrift store guitar. “We’ve only been into an actual studio like three times,” admits Sean Wood. “I don’t think we’ve had one record that was recorded all in one place, this may be the closest thing. And for these songs we’d record a couple tracks, step away and go back at it later– sometimes weeks later. You know, take our time.”

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, brothers Sean and Erin Wood formed The Spits with Lance Phelps in 1993 after realizing rock had gone limp, hated partying and just plain wasn’t fun anymore. And even though they didn’t even know how to play, the self-professed deliquents who grew up with New Orleans–style jazz and bluegrass “got cultured” and formed a band dead set on reminding the world how to have a good time. The Spits didn’t fit in with the punks or the garageheads when they landed in Seattle two years later, but carved out their own path with a series of empty open mic nights and parties under a bridge in the University District. Things started snowballing a year or two later with a good word from Mudhoney’s Steve Turner and a reputation for livewire gigs...

The Spits with VR Sex and The Fucking Eagles

  • The Spits

    The Spits

    Punk

  • VR Sex

    VR Sex

    Rock

  • The Fucking Eagles

    The Fucking Eagles

    Alternative Rock

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In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, Alma Mater’s Fawcett Hall venue will require all event staff, performers, and attendees to show proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the event. We are also requiring all attendees to wear a mask while inside and for the duration of the show.

All attendees will be required to show government-issued ID in addition to one of the following for entry:

- Your vaccine card
- A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
- Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
- A digital vaccine passport or record
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of the event

*Performers may choose to enforce stricter measures for their individual show. Ticket holders should refer to their event's ticketing page for more information.
*Minors do not need to show government-issued ID.

The Spits with VR Sex and The Fucking Eagles

Thu Jan 20 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Fawcett Hall at Alma Mater Tacoma WA
The Spits with VR Sex and The Fucking Eagles

$17.00 All Ages

In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, Alma Mater’s Fawcett Hall venue will require all event staff, performers, and attendees to show proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the event. We are also requiring all attendees to wear a mask while inside and for the duration of the show.

All attendees will be required to show government-issued ID in addition to one of the following for entry:

- Your vaccine card
- A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
- Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
- A digital vaccine passport or record
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of the event

*Performers may choose to enforce stricter measures for their individual show. Ticket holders should refer to their event's ticketing page for more information.
 

In an era that relies so heavily on quick-hit bands, there are very few things that are truly part of the subculture and not just the passing zeitgeist du jour. Closing in on three decades, The Spits have signified the crossroads between punk mayhem and well-honed songwriting, creating some of the most unhinged and anthemic tracks in underground music while standing tall enough to be uttered in the same breath as names like Jay Reatard, Dead Moon, Ty Segall and more.

The Spits are readying their highly anticipated VI, due May 1 via their own Thriftstore Records imprint. Recorded by Erik Nervous on cassette four track, the band’s new LP VI is ten hummable tracks, shrouded in chainsaw punk that mesh the wild showmanship of party-rock legends Van Halen and the leather-clad toughness and songwriting chops of the Misfits. Marking a “return to roots’’ approach for the LP, the band decided to record and write VI in the basements of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan over the course of several spurts of activity, each yielding a few new songs from a terrible drum kit with a literal thrift store guitar. “We’ve only been into an actual studio like three times,” admits Sean Wood. “I don’t think we’ve had one record that was recorded all in one place, this may be the closest thing. And for these songs we’d record a couple tracks, step away and go back at it later– sometimes weeks later. You know, take our time.”

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, brothers Sean and Erin Wood formed The Spits with Lance Phelps in 1993 after realizing rock had gone limp, hated partying and just plain wasn’t fun anymore. And even though they didn’t even know how to play, the self-professed deliquents who grew up with New Orleans–style jazz and bluegrass “got cultured” and formed a band dead set on reminding the world how to have a good time. The Spits didn’t fit in with the punks or the garageheads when they landed in Seattle two years later, but carved out their own path with a series of empty open mic nights and parties under a bridge in the University District. Things started snowballing a year or two later with a good word from Mudhoney’s Steve Turner and a reputation for livewire gigs...

Please correct the information below.

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All Ages
limit 10 per person
General Admission Standing
$17.00

Delivery Method

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Terms & Conditions

(SCROLL TO THE END, COVID-19 POLICY)
In the interest of keeping our guests and staff protected and healthy, Alma Mater’s Fawcett Hall venue will require all event staff, performers, and attendees to show proof of either a full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of the event. We are also requiring all attendees to wear a mask while inside and for the duration of the show.

All attendees will be required to show government-issued ID in addition to one of the following for entry:

- Your vaccine card
- A clear and legible photocopy of your vaccine card
- Photo of your vaccine card on your phone
- A digital vaccine passport or record
- A negative COVID-19 PCR test result obtained within 72 hours of the event

*Performers may choose to enforce stricter measures for their individual show. Ticket holders should refer to their event's ticketing page for more information.
*Minors do not need to show government-issued ID.