Porch Cat, Indigo Kidd, Lightweight Champs

Porch Cat

Indigo Kidd

Lightweight Champs

Sun, December 9, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$7.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Porch Cat
Porch Cat
"Porch Cat is the musical project of singer-songwriter, Chan Barraza. Through uptempo punk songs, sludgy ballads, and pop hooks, Porch Cat writes about queer identity, pain and chronic illness, abuse and assault, colonization and racism - ultimately returning to themes of love and empowerment.

As a queer, nonbinary, disabled and chronically ill Mexican-American, Barraza strives to push the boundaries of representation in music, as well as fight for feminism, queer rights, disability rights, and against racism."
Indigo Kidd
Indigo Kidd
Some bands meet at a concert, in college, through craigslist, or even get set up by Buzz Osbourne. Indigo Kidd, on the other hand, grew together. In a small agriculture town on the east side of Washington state called Yakima. The Bassist, Dalton Willett, and singer/guitarist, Eli Curtsinger have been playing and writing together since 2006. That doesn't really seem weird, until you realize that they were both around 13 years old at the time. So, like you can guess, they sucked and played Blink-182 rip offs for a couple years before discovering Nirvana and other Alternative music. They would recruit Eli's younger cousin Garrett Curtsinger to join their band in 2011, and the rest is history. They played as a band in high school, had a falling out, saw the world, lived life in different places, but inevitably came back to the group that worked the best.. It worked because it was never one very dedicated guy and two lackeys, or a singer/ songwriter combo accompanied by a friend. This band consists of three friends who were developed by each other's presence. They are a tight knit group, and the musical chemistry is just as strong as their chemistry as long time chums. Perhaps that's the best part about this band.

Most of the time, it seems that bands don't really get too interesting until you can see enough personality to process the dynamics of the group, and if there is one thing that Indigo Kidd isn't lacking, it's personality... Whether Garrett has just woken up from an anime binge hibernation, Dalton is scamming people with his rubrix cube, Eli got catfished again, or the whole band moves to Las Vegas because of the advice of a cynical writer they befriended at the coffee shop, there is never really a dull moment with them. Even the band's exquisite art is made by their roommate/aspiring graphic designer Alexis Lee. Have we inspired a sitcom yet? This band has been coined as Garage pop, dream pop, indie punk, and many others. They have also been likened to a "post-millennial Misfits" by KUNV 91.5 The Source and "Yakima's best band" by On Magazine of the Yakima Herald. That's just hype though. Go see them yourself!
Lightweight Champs
Lightweight Champs
The Lightweight Champs are a contagiously fun power pop trio out of Tacoma, WA that strive to create a welcoming, house show feel at every gig.
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/