Whiskerman, Jason McCue, The Joseph Breakdown

Sun Jul 29 2018

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

Ages 21+

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  • Whiskerman

    Whiskerman

    Alternative Rock

    Lush instrumentation combined with front man Graham Patzner's profound lyricism and unflinching delivery culminate in a sound that is soulful, mythical, and raw. Patzner’s voice, both smokey and soaring, leads a passionate live show as the band’s classic rock sound seamlessly cascades through realms of bluesy devotion, psychedelic melancholy, and twangy celebration. Whiskerman's shows tend to set spells, either sweeping the audience up in revelation, or dropping them into knee-slapping frenzy. Joining Patzner (vocals, guitar, violin and piano), is Will Lawrence (bass and mandolin), and Charles Lloyd (guitar and sitar), Dan Schwartz (drums), and Trevor Bahnson (guitar).

     "When they're revved up, Whiskerman sounds like a gospel and soul band that can make you feel like raising your hands in the air in praise of its talent. In their quieter songs, there's a storytelling vibe with intricate melodies." (SF Chronicle)

     Their latest release is Champions, a sprawling double-album masterpiece that takes the listener on a hero’s journey through barroom rock n’ roll, blue eyed soul, pastoral folk, workingman’s blues, and rainy day ragas.

    “On Champions Whiskerman present ecstatic psychedelia, sturdily constructed pop-rock, pick-and-grin folk all together as a single picture.” (Flood Magazine)

  • Jason McCue

    Jason McCue

    Folk

    "And you know that our continents will split."

    This is the phrase that Jason McCue reminds his audience of in the opening chapter of his forthcoming album, PANGAEA. It’s a theme that has proven difficult for him to ignore, as over the past year the Earth beneath the 21 year-old indie-folk artist’s feet has constantly been vibrating, thrusting himself upon an unsuspecting Seattle Music Community. 

    It began in March of 2017, when McCue competed in the Museum of Popular Culture's Sound Off! competition for artists 21 and younger in the Pacific Northwest. Armed only with his dad's acoustic guitar, a wispy tenor voice-box, and more than a few starkly provocative lyrics, Jason ended up impressing the competition's judges, comprised of Seattle music industry veterans, enough to earn him first place. The prizes included a drum set, an electric guitar, a synthesizer, and performance slots at Bumbershoot and Timber Outdoor Music Festivals. Oh, and there was also a Chipotle gift card, because a young musician has to eat.

    Meanwhile, Jason was finishing his Junior Year at Seattle University, immersing himself in Environmental Studies. After taking a course on Mass Extinctions, he became increasingly interested in Earth history, and started applying different aspects of the geologic timescale to his writing. With the introduction of this concept, the groundwork for PANGAEA was laid. He realized that one of the only absolute constants in the 220 million years it's been since the Earth was together is that the ground keeps moving. Things keep changing. 

    PANGAEA marks a milestone in McCue's musical life because he grew up while making it. The album’s themes revolve around the ideas of nostalgia, certainty, and the distortion of memory traveling at a rate dependent on the proportions of distance and time. All the while, these themes are deposited as references to geology, Earth history, and scientific theory. The album is intended to pose the question— What happens when the continents have drifted as far away from each other as possible? Does that mean they'll crash again?

    The record will be officially released on March 16 via Portland’s venerable Fluff and Gravy Records, but one week prior, on March 9, KEXP will present the release party at Washington Hall. You can bet that there will be a number of seasoned members of the Pacific Northwest Music Community on hand, quietly taking note of the shifting ground beneath their own feet.

  • The Joseph Breakdown

    The Joseph Breakdown

    Folk

    You never know what good can come of it all going wrong. The Joseph Breakdown formed when two Seattle musicians, Matt Butler and Stephen Robert, suffered a mechanical mishap in a town called Joseph, halfway through a cross-country motorcycle trip. It was the catalyst for a musical partnership years in the making. Old school soul meets contemporary West Coast weirdness.

Whiskerman, Jason McCue, The Joseph Breakdown

Sun Jul 29 2018 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Whiskerman, Jason McCue, The Joseph Breakdown
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Ages 21+