Success, Dead Bars, Poke Da Squid

Sat Apr 08 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

El Corazon

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

Nothington formed a decade ago out of the wreckage of some Bay Area punk acts. Maybe you've heard of the
bands Tsunami Bomb or Enemy You, or maybe you have not. It's not especially relevant to Nothington's story,
because these guys have done so much more with this project and dedicated every bit of their guts into this band.
They called their first record, All In, and that pretty much sums it up. Now take a look at these boys in 2017:
relentless as all hell and back with their first new album in over five years, In The End.
It started out with humble beginnings—as all worthy bands do—a few kids in San Francisco that wanted to be a
part of something. See, back in the early 2000s, there was a good punk scene in SF with plenty of bands from all
subgenres of the underground. Before the $8,000 rents of today there were all sortsa weirdos and punks working at
shitty jobs making art and music... and Nothington was right in the thick of it. It began as Jay's band, but he was
soon joined by Chris, and the two have remained a potent axis throughout the years. They put out a 7” on a friend's
label, then were immediately snatched up by venerable punk label, BYO Records (7 Seconds, Bouncing Souls,
Youth Brigade, etc.). Singer/Guitarist Jay had a whiskey-soaked swagger they admired and they appreciated how
the band melded classic and tasteful influences like Leatherface and Social Distortion.
It was clear from the very beginning that these gritty anthems were connecting with audiences and the band
received a great response from listeners and peers alike. They were offered tons of tours, invited on Warped Tour,
and even went on to play Europe. They hit the road and developed a synergy that is evident on their sophomore
release, Road, Bridges, & Ruins. Here we saw the rise of co-vocalist, Chris Matulich, who brought melody and
nuance to their sound, and made them contemporaries with bands like Gaslight Anthem and The Menzingers.
In 2011 the band jumped to Chicago label, Red Scare, for the release of their third album, Borrowed Time. This
was a breakout album and by this time they were so popular in Europe that they were frequently making transatlantic
trips and were getting tour offers from mainstream bands. But all the while Nothington stayed diligent to their craft
and loyal to their core audience: the outsiders who sing along with beers held high. After playing a thousand sweaty
shows and the occasional spurt of activity in the form of a 7" or a tour with The Lawrence Arms, the band went into
hibernation. The guys needed to catch their breath, catch up with friends, and catch up with adulthood. Time
passed, songs were written, and the unyielding quartet went into Motor Studios (Propagandhi, Dead To Me, etc.) to
capture the next epic chapter in their saga: the 11 songs of In The End. As always, massive touring to follow
Success have honed their sound into a progressive form of driving, motivating, and catchy punk rock and roll. Their lyrics are sincere and honest. Their songs are powerful and unique. The only thing more impressive than their live show, is their humble personalities, and positively motivated attitudes.
Dead Bars
"The singer can't sing and the lyrics are super dumb, but they are soooo good!"
Poke Da Squid
Venue Information:
El Corazon
109 Eastlake Ave East
Seattle, WA, 98109