Moonwalker

Moonwalker

The Sinbound, Smashie Smashie, Kylie Nelson

Tue Sep 26 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Funhouse

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Moonwalker
Moonwalker
Blasting off on a dance rock hybrid fueled by old-school synths as well as movies like Gravity and Planet Earth re-runs, it might seem like Moonwalker hail from a different universe altogether at first listen. That’s precisely the charm of this New York quartet—Rob Crews [vocals], Mark Neidhardt [guitar], Bryan Witt [bass], and Jake Albi [drums].
“We really love atmospheric sounds,” explains Mark. “For this band, much of the writing took place while watching outer space movies and nature documentaries. That really gave the music a different dynamic. The name says it all. It takes this space fascination and ties it into the dance aspect.”
Moonwalker first came to life in January 2017. Rob and Mark had just dissolved their previous band Reckless Serenade. In addition to playing Warped Tour 2016, the musicians spent three years cultivating a devout fan base with a series of independent releases, including the Out Here EP. The latter yielded the viral track “Pretty Monster,” which amassed over 166K Spotify streams. Along the way, Reckless Serenade earned praise from Alternative Press, AXS, and many more.
As the group amicably parted ways, Rob and Mark linked up with Bryan and Jake, bonding over a shared vision.
“We were all on the same page,” Mark continues. “We wanted to see how far we could take this. Everybody had the same mindset of taking things super seriously and not messing around.”
Within a month of joining forces, the four band mates found themselves in Toronto’s Rattlebox Studios with producer Brian Moncarz [Circa Survive, Silverstein]. Moving at light speed, they cut their first three songs.
“We didn’t want to lose any momentum by taking too long,” adds Rob. “We totally bypassed the whole analysis-paralysis phase, dove right in, and started to figure out the strengths of the band while we were grinding it out.”
Idobi debuted the cinematic anthem “The Way of the Future” with its lush instrumentation, intergalactic infectiousness, and expansive vocal delivery which, as Rob puts it, “Explores the complexities of being human.”
Premiering via The Huffington Post in April, “The Show” illuminates the bright and brilliant bombast at the heart of Moonwalker. Shimmering keys give away to robust guitars and an unshakable refrain, introducing their singular style in the process.
“The lyrics are about the importance of surrender sometimes,” admits Rob. “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been writing a story of how I thought my life was going to go and things should happen. It’s changed a million times. If you let go, it’s a little easier to take on life. It’s a love note to just surrendering to how crazy everything can be.”
Meanwhile, “Seeker” gallops along on an energetic groove awash in spacey textures, evincing the group’s strengths.
The Sinbound
The Sinbound consists of vocalist Elizabeth Brown and guitarist/bass drum beater Ian Robbins. Hailing from Seattle WA we play a mix of rock, garage, and punk.
Smashie Smashie
Smashie Smashie is an ever-evolving psychedelic post-punk consciencious space-art attack from Seattle. Whether solo or with his friends onstage, Nitro and Eric Richards put forth a show of spacey lights and music with styles ranging from alternative fuzzrawk to PNW late 90's neo-indie.
The spark of Smashie Smashie began during the Seattle May Day protests of 2012. When small biz worker-owner Brandon Hymes and non-profit homeless chef Eric Richards started collaborating in song their voice resonated with the activist community and becoming the defacto house band of Black Coffee CO-OP, Seattle's former community activist hot spot.
Playing shows for causes ranging from supporting homeless youth at PSKS (Guess who else started this way? Modest Mouse!) to fundraisers for Safe in Seattle and Working Washington, playing Westlake Park stage repeatedly for March Against Monsanto, and even Seattle's 1st annual FemmeFest. Smashie Smashie is commited to being a positive contributing factor to the community around them.
Kylie Nelson
Kylie Nelson's upcoming EP “Chapter 1” is both powerfully and mysteriously alluring. This Seattle native captivates her audiences with her raw, gritty, powerhouse vocals and emotional performances. The fusion of Blues, Rock, R&B, Pop and pure Soul produces a sound well beyond her age.

Kylie took the stage for her first showcase at Showbox SoDo and owned every minute of her performance from her stage presence to her storytelling. “I said to myself, if I die tonight I know I gave every ounce of myself to every single person in that room.” With a standing ovation from the crowd, Kylie did just that.

The passionate, overwhelming response from her showcase has fueled the fire within this young artist. She continues to produce her soulful body of work with Ryan Cariker of Forget Me Not. Their beat-driven fusion of soul, pop, rock will be released this Winter.
Venue Information:
Funhouse
109 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/