The Seshen, Sassyblack, The Spider Ferns

The Seshen

Sassyblack

The Spider Ferns

Fri, March 30, 2018

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

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

The Seshen
The Seshen
The Seshen is a San Francisco Bay Area-based six-piece led by singer/lyricist Lalin St. Juste and bassist/producer Akiyoshi Ehara. Their forward-thinking sound combines synthesizers, drum machines, live percussion, and entrancing harmonies to create an unmistakable fusion of R&B, synth-pop, and electronic music. St. Juste and Ehara are joined by four remarkable bandmates to create their multidimensional music: drummer Chris Thalmann, keyboard/synth player Mahesh Rao, percussionist Mirza Kopelman, and sampler Kumar Butler. They take inspiration from across the musical spectrum; their individual influences range from recognizable artists (Erykah Badu, Jai Paul, James Blake, Radiohead, and Broadcast) to genres and eras that don’t initially appear to fit together (hip hop, indie rock, early electronica, and 70’s dub). Their unique alchemy of seemingly disparate sounds has led fans and critics alike to describe the band as defying categorization.

The Seshen’s latest release, Flames & Figures (October 14, 2016 – Tru Thoughts), was two years in the making and marks an evolution in their distinctive sound. Narrated by St. Juste’s lyrical stream of consciousness, Flames & Figures explores themes of femininity, power, illusion, and loss, as she draws on both her personal experiences and the world of her imagination.
Sassyblack
Sassyblack
SassyBlack is a psychedelic electronic soul songstress & producer from Seattle, Washington. She has been traveling the world singing and DJing since 2008. With a foundation in jazz, her energy is unlike any other, providing a deep unique concert experience.
The Spider Ferns
The Spider Ferns
The Spider Ferns are an electronic Trip-Rock duo that aim to hypnotize.. Tim Basaraba, Seattle promoter and journalist for NadaMucho.com has called them.. 'one of the most mesmerizing duos in the history of Seattle Rock'..

Their music fuses a rich tapestry of heady poetry, washing over a back drop of dark beats and carefully crafted melodic soundscapes that drive you to dance. The dynamism that exists between Kelly & Alton Fleek, a husband & wife duo, translates elegantly into the language of sound. Alton's ephemeral and heavy guitar riffs are a lush chemistry that combine with Kelly's unique bass lines, supporting her gently soaring vocals, where words hang and drop in ethereal threads, escaping predictability at every turn. The heavy timbre of their organic beats and driving bass lines are deeply rooted with a rock infused pulse.

The Spider Ferns can turn on a dime & wash over you with a beautifully unique blend of jazz laced chords spun into a psychedelia that will leave you breathless. The Spider Ferns were named #5 in NadaMucho.com's '14 Bands to Watch in 2014'.. This duo continues to share the stage with national & international touring acts that include Ringo Deathstarr and SXSW international favorites, JoyCut.

Never afraid to push the boundaries of thier music.. The Spider Ferns continually expand and experiment with sound.. making the music they want to hear.. inviting the listener into a sonically suspended moodscape.
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/