SISTERS, Plastic Picnic, Candysound

SISTERS

Plastic Picnic

Candysound

Thu, March 23, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

SISTERS
SISTERS
“In real life, the band SISTERS do not want to sell you real estate and/or have you join a cult...If they did, though, it might be worth looking into.” - The Stranger


SISTERS is an orchestra of two, and their togetherness is infectious. Within their first four shows, the Seattle duo opened for Allen Stone at Chateau Ste Michelle and played the inaugural Fisherman's Village Music Festival; within three months, their lead singles, Back 2 U and Buzzard, were licensed by Starbucks, and within their first year, they were bookeed at Sasquatch! Music Festival, Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival and Capitol Hill Block Party. Their genre-gender-bending brand of indie pop isas endearing as it is virtuosic, as pointed out by Gelatinous Blog's Jared Brannan, who proclaimed, “It's honestly hard to fathom that the compositions these two generate can be performed with a sum total of 8 appendages and two voices. The quality of that astonishment [is] not lost upon the crowd, as each rawkus round of shouts and applause between songs [feels] like a celebration of profound technical musicianship.” This is the togetherness of SISTERS, and everywhere they go, audiences, musicians, and critics alike are cheering their praise.

Emily and Andrew first met while attending the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. A series of fateful decisions, largely made independently of one another, brought them both to the Pacific Northwest, where they danced proverbial circles around one another in various musical projects before ultimately coming together to form SISTERS in the spring of 2014. Quickly garnering attention as the new band to watch, SISTERS’ style is the consummate blend of formal music training and bold creativity. They make an expansive sound, incorporating an array of instruments and often playing them simultaneously. “It's taking multi-tasking to the extreme,” says Westman. “We want the audience to feel like they're watching a magic show.” Marked by luscious harmonies, haunting melodies, and layered rhythmic patterns, Emily and Andrew cover more ground than should be possible for two musicians. Radiating the joy of playing music together, Seattle Gay Scene may have said it best: SISTERS is about “making music with your long lost best friend."

With the excitement surrounding SISTERS reaching a fever pitch, their focus remains on building their future together. Amidst industry momentum, collaborations with national artists set for eminent release,and a lockbox full of polished recordings, a new world is unfolding, and they can't wait to share it with you...
Plastic Picnic
Plastic Picnic
(Including former members of Learning Team!)
Plastic Picnic is a Brooklyn based band comprised of four Pacific Northwest transplants. The duos – Lute and Panerio, and Hunt and Taylor – developed their styles playing in separate Seattle projects "Learning Team" and "Clone Wolf". It wasn’t until moving east that the pairs were brought together by a mutual friend. Instantly compatible, the group shared a taste for lyrically forthright indie rock paired with driving 80's rhythms, sweetly spun melodies and atmospheric synth and guitar work. The four piece teamed up with Producer/Engineer Ted Young (Kurt Vile, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Sonic Youth) to record their upcoming debut release---the first single being "Nausea in Paradise".
Candysound
Candysound
"[Candysound] write almost-instantly-hummable pop songs of understated beauty that suggest immersion in the Zombies' Odessey and Oracle and some of those underrated Merge bands from the '90s, like Butterglory. Candysound's handle could lead you to expect twee OD, but thankfully they're more about nutritious fruitiness than that teeth-rotting junk." -Dave Segal, The Stranger (Seattle)
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/