KEXP and Seattle Center Present “No Depression night” as a part of Concerts at the Mural series
We recently shared the news that there would not be a No Depression Festival in 2011 at Marymoor Park, but that instead we would be teaming up with KEXP and Seattle Center to present No Depression Night at concerts at the Mural Amphitheater at Seattle Center.
We are pleased to announce the lineup for No Depression night, featuring four great bands. This lineup pulls from some of the best local talent in the Pacific Northwest, and we’re thrilled to welcome home Shane Tutmarc (who moved to Nashville a couple years ago).
Here are the basic details:
KEXP and Seattle Center
Present Concerts at the Mural
Friday August 26th, 6-9pm
(305 Harrison Street)
All-Ages, 21+ Beer Garden
And now for a little about the lineup:
Originally from the Seattle area, Shane Tutmarc emerged into the local music scene as leader of pop band Dolour (1997-2007) before releasing his first solo effort, Shouting at a Silent Sky, in 2009. Supporting shows for that release saw Tutmarc (great-grandson of Paul Tutmarc, credited with inventing the electric bass) amassing a huge band (complete with horn section) to blow the roof off local venues. Soon thereafter, he packed it all up and moved to Nashville, where he’s been working hard on its follow-up. He self-released the EP So Hard to Make an Easy Getaway early in 2011 and will be in Seattle to play No Depression Night at the Mural this August. Check out this performance from one of his recent appearances on KEXP:
Born of the isolation singer-songwriter Chris Cunningham experienced during a brief stay on an atoll in the Marshall Islands, Ravenna Woods is the bringing-together of the musical forces of Cunningham with musician/engineer Brantley Duke and drummer Matt Badger. Duke and Cunningham spent much of 2008 collaborating and developing a solid sound before meeting – and almost immediately adding – Badger on drums. Once the duo had become a trio, they holed up in Duke’s home studio and pulled together a release which has won considerable praise and attention from local press and fans alike.
Formed in 2008 after frontman and singer-songwriter Galen Disston moved from Los Angeles to Seattle, Pickwick cut its teeth in the Seattle and Northwest music scene as a folk band of sorts, before finding their way with a more soulful, open sound. Though they’ve yet to release a full-length album, Pickwick have quickly risen to the ranks of Seattle’s best local bands. Their Facebook page likens them to the Walkmen, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, and Spoon, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a better amalgam of comparisons. Check out this great video shot for them by the fine folks at Sound on the Sound:
DREW GROW & THE PASTORS WIVES
Portland-based quartet Drew Grow & the Pastors Wives have been slowly and steadily gaining traction throughout the Pacific Northwest over the past couple of years, building on a solid music community in Portland and Seattle alike. One word is always used in any description of their music, and that is “energy.” Pulling together a certain dark and twisty storytelling tradition, a folksinger soul, and a sort of Tom Waits-ian command of the darkness, Grow and company are known for throwing down on the stage. He was slowed down a bit earlier in 2011, while recovering from the injuries of a car accident; but Grow is poised to kick No Depression off on the right foot this August. Check out this great video:
Bought together by a shared commitment to innovative and culturally diverse programming, KEXP 90.3FM and Seattle Center have teamed up to present Concerts at the Mural, a series of eclectic concerts on some of the summer’s sultriest weekends. Line-ups feature the best established and emerging Pacific Northwest bands, ranging in genre from rock, to folk, to rap, and more. For more information, visit kexp.org and seattlecenter.com.
Sponsors and Supporting Partners: CityArts, Vulcan, Clif Bar, Hotel Max, 4Culture, Cushe Footwear, City of Seattle, STG, No Depression.