Beth Fleenor celebrates 35 laps around the Sun and 10 years of the Frank Agency, with Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band, Amy Denio, Trimtab, Tarik Abouzied Duo and Angela Sheik.
8:00pm: Amy Denio/ Tarik Abouzied Duo
The Denio/Abouzied duo features internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist Amy Denio improvising and playing her compositions on bass, alto saxophone, clarinet and singing, accompanied by phenomenal musician Tarik Abouzied on drums.
Denio was recently voted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame. Abouzied is a composer, and well known for his excellent drumming skills in organ trio McTuff with Joe Doria and Andy Coe.
9:00pm: Angela Sheik
A truly groundbreaking musical force of nature, soulful music innovator Angela Sheik opens up a world of sonic, rhythmic and compositional possibilities that have driven her success as a multi-faceted, trip-hop and electronic-infused folk-pop indie artist. Based in Wilmington, Delaware, Sheik is a crafty multi-instrumentalist (autoharp, theremin, flute) who uses a loop pedal to create a richly textured exploration of deep grooves, infectious melodies, dynamic vocal harmonies, and soulful ambiences. Angela has been brilliantly fusing her traditional singer/songwriter leanings with electronic innovations since the release of her aptly titled 2011 debut EP “Songs from the Red Box” as the Grand Prize winner of the BOSS Loop Station 2011 U.S. National Finals, winner of the Philadelphia Songwriter Project Competition and twice voted Female Artist of the Year (93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes). Wowing audiences with her fearless creative experimentation, mischievous smile and self-generated swirl of rhythmic harmonies, the multi-talented artist has toured the U.S. and Europe; and opened for The Neon Trees, Julia Holter, Joseph Arthur, and renowned bassist and pop singer Meshell Ndegeocello. She has just released her second full length album, "Home Before Dark," to critical acclaim. www.angelasheik.com
10:00pm: Led to Sea
Led to Sea is the unusual and magnetic solo project from the Seattle-based violinist, violist and singer Alex Guy, who fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show as a string player and vocalist has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. She has opened for and shared the stage with a host of renowned artists, including Laura Veirs, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Mirah and Jherek Bischoff. She has also contributed to albums from Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Laura Veirs, Mirah and Parenthetical Girls.
Led by guitarist/composer Jason Goessl. The unpredictability and complexity of their compositions is magnetic, generating a seemingly new listening experience with each performance. Varied meters create hypnotic tensions. Abrasive chordal and percussive expression mixed with gentler melodies and intense dynamic changes creates a unique gravitational pull. Whether listening to the arc of a Trimtab album or just a single composition, a development from compression, to tension, to visual, to abstract, to the electrical is evidenced.
12:00am: Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band
With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* (aka: Beth Fleenor) spins her own brand of posicore purge-pop-punk-hop: a sweaty trance psychedelic ritual. Expect intense currents of bethnic chanting, propelled by the ferocious beating of the Boom Boom…
The Boom Boom Band features Tristan Gianola (guitar), Michael Owcharuk (keys), Paul Kemmish (bass) & Adam Kozie (drums).
*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.
No cover. The musicians are compensated by your donations.
Reservations are available for patrons who are planning to have dinner before and during the show.