Quitter is a record about quitting. Modelled after Tunic’s live attack, an ugly and unhinged blast of catharsis that can comfortably live beside the tuneful noise of Metz, the spazzy-goth freakouts of Daughters and the riffy melodicism of Pile, the sophomore release from the acrobatic post-hardcore crew is a record about discomfort created “in a relaxed environment because we had done our homework,” recalls David Schellenberg.
“We were really prepared and structured going in. That made for a much better record because we knew who we were and what we wanted to sound like.” Tackling Schellenberg’s new found sobriety and the recent exit of co-founding member Rory Ellis, he and drummer Daniel Unger examined themes of loss, survival and perseverance. That initial struggle of freeing yourself from the bonds of a depressant, its emotional connections and learning new ways to cope outside of substances form the crux of the ideas behind the LP– well, that and a boatload of riffs inspired by everyone from Botch to The Jesus Lizard.
With some time for reflection and even a brief period of -gulp- actually slowing down, Tunic have returned with their most coherent set of songs yet. Quitter is the middle ground between intelligence and blunt-force trauma, channelling rage into a set of songs hellbent on redemption through self-examination. Yet regardless of the bleakness of the lyrical content, the quality of the songwriting and original riffs shine through, making Quitter something that won’t leave your musical headspace.... See MoreSee Less
Jungle Brothers at Substation Wednesday Feb 22, 2023
The Jungle Brothers HEADLINING SHOW at Substation in Seattle For 35 years, The Jungle Brothers have stayed relevant in all popular music formats while always retaining their street credibility as co-creators of what is currently called "Hip Hop". Topping the charts right off the bat with "I'll house you" (ushering in a genre called "Hip-House"), the Jungle Brothers founded a collective called "The Native Tongues", which also included A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul & Queen Latifah among many others. With worldwide record sales, their fan base is as large outside of the U.S.A. as in their home base country. A run on Warner Bros. Records early in their career ended with one of the most sought-after "holy grail" records in any genre, "Crazy Wisdom Masters" being re-recorded & released as "J. Beez with the remedy". From the mid-90's to now, The Jungle Brothers have dabbled in the earliest stages of every current dance genre (whether dub step, drum & bass or jungle), consistently releasing new music every couple years, including last years "Keep it Jungle”. The Jungle Brothers have never done a proper tour of the U.S.A., so their visit to Seattle is a rare treat for any true school rap fan. In addition to the 35 year celebration showcase, former member "Sensational" will join them for these shows as a solo artist & performing with the group onstage.... See MoreSee Less
Platinum recording artist, Ron Pope, made a name for himself in the early days of music streaming with the viral success of his song, “A Drop in the Ocean” - which was shared completely organically and promoted independently. Instead of stalling, Pope’s career has soared to new heights with each subsequent release. Once a die-hard New Yorker, Pope ultimately landed in Nashville where his songwriting is a natural fit for the Americana, roots, and country communities. His last full album, Bone Structure (March 2020), received praise from Rolling Stone, Billboard, CMT, Relix, The Tennessean, and more. Most recently he landed in Nashville Scene’s 12 Artists to Watch in 2022 list and released his 5-song EP, It’s Gonna Be A Long Night, supported by a US tour with sold out shows in Chicago, New York City, Denver, Atlanta, Boston, Seattle, Nashville and Minneapolis. Pope plans to release an album's worth of expertly crafted songs about lasting love, the joys of parenthood, growth, heartache and living with gratitude in 2023.... See MoreSee Less