Friends Of Mine
Saturday, Aug 1 | 8pm
Mon Chéri plays a unique brand of indie-retro-pop-rock (seriously), with plenty of nods to the oldies that has tinges of jazz and folk. As evidenced by their dreamy harmonies, they draw influences from artists such as The Beatles, Everly Brothers, Rufus Wainwright, Sondre Lerche, Ryan Adams, Jeff Buckley and Simon & Garfunkel.
Since its inception as a 2-piece in 2008, Mon Chéri has blossomed into a full four-piece retro-indie-pop band that loves to have fun. Since Patrick McHenry (guitar/vocals) and Caroline Francis Schibel (vocals) added Kurt Olson (upright bass) and…MORE INFO
The Sweeplings Album Release
Friday, Aug 7 | 8pm
The Sweeplings make music that settles comfortably into the canon of classic American acoustic music, but their origin story couldn’t be more modern. Whitney Dean and Cami Bradley have been writing together for just over a year but the timelessness of their music belies the youth of their collaboration.
Haunting yet hopeful, together Dean and Bradley create luring melodies and lyrics that touch on the universal and the fleeting; those shared experiences that while they’re happening might seem trivial, but go on to become waypoints in the memory of a life well lived. It might…MORE INFO
Cathedral Pearls Album Release
Us Lights + Dust Covered Carpet
Saturday, Aug 8 | 8pm
In 2011, there was no way to know where Cathedral Pearls was headed. It began as an experiment that merged existing projects and reconfigured sounds between two exceptionally talented songwriters and became something beautiful and unexpected. Starting as a creative outlet for two couples, Karli and Caleb Ingersoll and Max and Carrie Harnishfeger, it quickly became its own sound that outgrew Saturday night living rooms turned practice spaces, and onto bigger stages. The first EP, “Place of our Residence,” (2012) was featured by Paste Magazine, and Cathedral Pearls…MORE INFO
Thursday, Sep 3 | 8pm
The Melvins were formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard. Lukin and Dillard left the band and drummer Dale Crover stepped in shortly thereafter. Osborne and Crover have been the Melvins’ mainstays throughout their 29 year metamorphosis.
To date the band has released 27 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Lustmord and Fantomas for individual releases and toured the world many times over (side note: the band was…MORE INFO
The Maldives + Sera Cahoone
Saturday, Sep 5 | 8pm
In the great Northwest, The Maldives are more than a band, they are an institution. With a history that goes back more than a decade (their friendships considerably longer), they’ve played every kind of gig imaginable – from backwoods festival on the back of a flatbed truck to the inauguration of Seattle’s musically minded mayor.
They have overflowed the stages at SXSW, CMJ, Capitol Hill Block Party, Sasquatch, and Bumbershoot. They were featured on MTV’s $5 Cover series which spotlighted the best of Seattle’s music scene.
Sera Cahoone is a…MORE INFO
Richard Lloyd (from Television)
Thursday, Sep 10 | 8pm
American guitarist, singer and songwriter, Richard Lloyd plays the Rail as part of a Northwest tour, the first in a long while. Best known as a founding member of the rock band Television and for his association with Jimi Hendrix and CBGB, Richard has recorded a long string of successful solo recordings and remains a fixture on the NY scene to this day. A blistering soloist, Richard has never played better, and with his long-standing quartet, he will perform selections from his broad catalog of music.MORE INFO
Ivan & Alyosha
Sunday, Sep 13 | 8pm
“Man, in a word, has no nature; what he has is — history.” – Jose Ortega
For Noah Gundersen, the past few years have brought about immense growth and change, both as an artist and as a young man grappling with issues of identity and independence. It should come as little surprise, then, that his stunning new album, Carry The Ghost, is so heavily influenced by existential philosophy. What’s so striking, though, is hearing a 25-year-old articulate such weighty themes, packaging them into heartbreakingly gorgeous melodies with a plainspoken language…MORE INFO
Wednesday, Sep 16 | 8pm
Originally from Johannesburg, South Africa, Jean-Philip Grobler grew up performing with the Drakensberg Boys Choir School, learning everything from Bach to minimalist opera. St. Lucia was born out of a moment in early 2010 when Grobler was looking to the past for inspiration. Growing frustrated with a rock project that was starting to feel forced, he delved back into the music that had first inspired him: Fleetwood Mac, Peter Gabriel, Madonna and other songs from his youth.
After setting up shop in a small studio in Brooklyn, Grobler began to…MORE INFO
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