The Smith Street Band, The Flatliners

The Smith Street Band

The Flatliners

Dead Bars, Phasers On Kill

Wed Aug 23 2017

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

El Corazon

$13.00 - $15.00

This event is all ages

The Smith Street Band
The Smith Street Band
Originally conceived as the vehicle for Australian singer/songwriter Wil Wagner to perform under, the Smith Street Band -- minus the "Wil Wagner &" -- would eventually become its own entity after two years in existence. Formed in Melbourne in 2010 by Wagner, guitarist Lee Hartney, second guitarist Tom Lawson, bassist Jimi O'Loughlin, and drummer Chris Cowburn, the group's first recorded material -- the EP South East Facing Wall -- appeared in 2011, followed soon after by their debut album, No One Gets Lost Anymore. Touring constantly in the Australian punk underground, the five-piece built a considerable reputation for their folk-infused punk sound. With the departure of O'Loughlin on bass, the group recruited Michael Fitzgerald for their sophomore release, 2012's Sunshine & Technology, and at the end of that year, guitarist Tom Lawson also mutually parted ways with the group. Supporting the album on their national Young Drunks tour in 2013 with the Bennies and New York's Bomb the Music Industry! in tow, the group played some of its biggest shows yet, including an eventful night in Byron Bay, which would inspire the band's next EP, Don't Fuck with Our Dreams.

An American tour with Frank Turner in mid-2013, a slot at the prestigious Fest Festival in Gainesville, Florida, and a European tour saw the band's profile explode throughout 2013, and after returning to Australia, the group embarked on another national tour at the beginning of 2014, with Pennsylvania punk outfit the Menzingers. Retreating to the quiet of rural Victoria that July, the four-piece set about recording its third album, Throw Me in the River, with Bomb the Music Industry!'s Jeff Rosenstock in the producer's chair. Released at the end of October 2014, the album debuted on the ARIA chart at number 18. The beginning of 2015 saw the band head out on a national tour in support of the album, as well as release the single Wipe That Shit-Eating Grin Off Your Punchable Face, inspired by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his government's stance on asylum seekers. Another single, I Scare Myself Sometimes, which featured vocals from fellow Aussie Lucy Wilson, also appeared in August. The Smith Street Band continued their nonstop touring schedule in 2016 with dates in the U.S., Australia, and Europe before heading back into the studio, once again with Jeff Rosenstock, to record their fourth album. Preceded by the singles "Death to the Lads" and "Birthdays," the resulting More Scared of You Than You Are of Me was released in April 2017. ~ Rich Wilson
The Flatliners
The Flatliners
Punk rock/ska punk band from Richmond Hill and Brampton, Ontario, Canada. Formed in 2002.
Dead Bars
"The singer can't sing and the lyrics are super dumb, but they are soooo good!"
Phasers On Kill
In the wee hours of Two Thousand and Nine, Phasers on Kill was born. Four *ahem* gentlemen gathered for what was initially billed as a harmless Screeching Weasel cover session, but soon original material began to ooze and take shape on its own. Peppered generously with each band member's diverse musical influences, their songs abandon bells and whistles and get to the point: Energy. Hook. Melody. In three minutes or less in most cases. Chris and Mike, brothers by blood and band, hold down dual vocal duties and guitars, while Danno and Stump man the bass and cans, respectively. The band released their EP "Write Home" in late 2012, a 5-song smattering of solos, drum fills and harmonies. Now supporting the release of their new 7" titled "16 Stairs", 3 more songs should soothe the palette while the gang gets to work on a proper full length. Expect to see 'em on the road soon!
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109
http://www.elcorazonseattle.com/