Funhouse Presents


Fred Thomas, SSDD (Steal Shit Do Drugs)

Tue Feb 07 2017

9:00 pm

Victory Lounge

$8.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

As Detroit continues its seemingly irreversible slide into the tar pits of economical despair, new traditionalists Tyvek have unashamedly taken the reins and harnessed the ambition to keep their slurred and manically refreshing noise pop bouncing around the skulls of everyone still breathing in the real, uncategorizible fumes of the original new wave. With an already impressive trail of essential releases left behind them, including last year's debut album and an infinitesimal stream of "tour-only" CDRs, the band seems to always be evolving, yet never straying far from the original cacophony that earned them a spot in the hallowed halls of modern punk's elite erratics.

And as dynamically diverse as Tyvek's recordings have become, their live set also seems to shift dramatically with each new appearance, ranging from a monstrous five piece to the currently stripped-down three-piece that easily gets the job done without sacrificing any of the intensity or brazen brevity that's earned them their fanatical following. With relentless touring, razor-esque songwriting and the ability to adapt to their surroundings without resistance, it's no wonder why they're so adept at captivating the off-center sounds of bygone-era DIY scrapings and spinning it into gold, all without ever really showing any influence of the Detroit "sound" that's known the world over. This trait alone deserves massive respect and forges their creativity in a unique light, as pioneers and as individuals who set forth to create their own thing in their own time, and in essence, are clearly executing some of the most exciting sounds in underground music today.
Fred Thomas
1992-present songwriter/producer/weird sound maker. Working extensively with bands Saturday Looks Good To Me, Failed Flowers and Hydropark among many others but mostly stepping out solo with 2015 album "All Are Saved" on Polyvinyl Records. On tour now and always.
SSDD (Steal Shit Do Drugs)
The members of SSDD have been in other people’s bands and done other peoples’s drugs. Now they are in their own band and do their own drugs.
Venue Information:
Victory Lounge
433 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98109