Friday, 04 November 2022

Strangely Alright

Champagne Sunday

Stargazy Pie

Doors at 6, Show at 7

$15 adv or $20 DOS

All ages welcome

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About Strangely Alright

Strangely Alright

Strangely Alright are sonic time-travelers. They paint paisley patterned pictures that shimmer with the 60's mercurial blend of darkness and innocence, they mesh psychedelia and pop melodies together, they run rock muscle through the most danceable of tunes and they are the perfect blend of past and present. Their reference points, early Floyd's whimsy, later Beatles experimentalism, Bolan-esque strut, as well as later retro-revivalists such as Redd Kross and Jellyfish, might suggest that they spend their time glancing back to past glories. But they are here NOW. A band making music for today. In Recovery and Not Dead Yet. And while still here they are trying to be part of the solution, not the problem. So they ask us to consider: Be Kind. It Matters. And to remember: Love Always Wins, So Don't Be A Dick.

About Champagne Sunday

Glam Folk

Champagne Sunday

Creating a genre that is as unique as they are, the artistic Tacoma husband and wife duo of Jessi and Jared Fredeen refer to their style as "Glam Folk". "Folk" because they relate to their audiences in a down-to-earth, roots-y way through their music and the stories that they tell; "Glam" because of everything else. Routinely playing a relentlessly packed schedule of shows, Champagne Sunday thrive in live settings, communing with crowds and often sharing stories that further illuminate their songs and performances. Whether in clubs, festival stages, or smaller venues, Champagne Sunday have the ability to lock in with their audiences and transport them somewhere special.
While a lot of music tends to focus on the hardships that we face, Champagne Sunday flips that narrative playfully on its head with an emphasis on the joyful, upbeat and (dare we say) optimistic aspects of life. Even so, they accentuate their happiness and whimsy with shades of the more stark and melancholy, which makes for an emotional rollercoaster of a show.

During the COVID lockdown, Champagne Sunday recorded a double release of an EP of moody, electronic-based songs (Scour, released to only streaming platforms in June of 2021), and a more acoustic-driven album (Balance). At this show, the band be will performing both albums in their entirety, which will also be available on CD at the show.

They're lovable. They're fun. They're edgy. They're unique. They're not to be missed.

 

About Stargazy Pie

Stargazy Pie

If the four guys in Stargazy Pie hadn't run into each other in 2019, they'd be in four wildly different bands by now. One would be tearing up the coffee-shop circuit, one would be arguing with police about noise ordinances, one would be discussing cape options with his prog band, and one would be doubling his jazz guitar solos on clarinet. But the four of them share a love of great songwriting, and they bring all of these influences together in an energetic power-pop band.

Stargazy Pie has won songwriting awards, been finalists in battles of the bands, been played on terrestrial and streaming stations from Seattle to Pennsylvania to Manchester to Canberra, shot a couple of videos, played clubs and festivals across the Pacific Northwest, recorded at Seattle's historic London Bridge Studios, and completely ignored the memo about not wearing flannel anymore.

Stargazy Pie is currently recording their follow-up to 2021's "Butterfly Hand Grenade," and they're building quite a following for a band whose drummer is barely old enough to drive.

 

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