Sat, December 1, 2012
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
($7 Advance) – ($8 Day of show)
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
December 1st Audioasis Benefit Show at The Sunset
12:00am – 12:45am Ravenna Woods
11:00pm – 11:45pm Kithkin
10:00pm – 10:45pm SHiPS
Doors: 9:00 pm Show: 10:00 pm Age: 21+
Net proceeds to benefit Climate Solutions http://climatesolutions.org/
Additional support for Audioasis comes from the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and US Bancorp.
More about Climate Solutions:
Climate Solutions is a non-profit organization working to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment, and bridging divides. To learn more, visit KEXP.ORG.
“What was once an urgent flight from the entrapments of society,expectations of others and the fear that lies beneath one's very own skin,has now turned into a focused promenade. Over the last several years Ravenna Woods has caught the attention of and garnered favorablepress from various publications including the Seattle Times, Spin,The Stranger, City Arts Magazine, Sound on the Sound and Seattle Weekly.
They’ve received critical acclaim and regular airplay on KEXP 90.3 (made the station’s top albums list in both 2010 and 2011), been a featured artist on the ABC network music lounge, and performed notable shows at the Capitol Hill Block Party, Bumbershoot, KEXP’s Mural Amphitheater Summer Series, Doe Bay Music Festival, The Paramount Theater (opening for Devotchka) and the Ste. Michelle Winery(opening for John Fogerty) to name a few…
And that was just the beginning.
Now joined by multi-instrumentalist Sam Miller, the former Seattle three-piece has taken its sound to a darker, more expansive realm. Smart transitions, subtle dynamics and abrand new approach to the songwriting process has transformed Ravenna Woods from paranoid acoustic math rock into a group that now focuses on crafting orchestral dark hymnals that take the listener from their shared living space to evening silhouettes found at the end of the world.”
Kithkin were born in the dark recesses of the Cascadian Empire. The children of woodland nobility, Kithkin were bred on a strict diet of percussion and rhythm, forced to eat nothing but spiders and leaves in between twice-daily 10 hour long drum circle sessions. On a caravan into the untraveled Swamps of Sadness, the quartet performed a drum circle so unholy, it ripped open a portal into our world, which they now inhabit. Their nobility now rendered meaningless in this new realm, Kithkin were forced to earn a living as entertainers. They are fond of primates, but dislike grapefruit.
“This Seattle band led by Jacob James of the Lashes and also featuring a couple ex-members of the Divorce debuts with a promising album of Beatlesque power pop reminiscent of the Posies, with crunchy electric guitars, smooth harmonies and bright melodic hooks.” - Don Yates, kexp.org
“Seattle quartet Ships write effusive psych-lite buoyed by breathy male vocals and billowy guitars. It’s a robustly gauzy sound that goes down easy. You will punch the air, gently, to their anthemic songs.” -Dave Segal, The Stranger
“[James] plays guitar and sings like he means it; the sound may be miles away from the acoustic guitar and confessional love songs of the Jacob James EP, but his voice still has the same rich sound that could grab you from the back of the venue and demand you pay attention.” www.threeimaginarygirls.com