Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.
Special Guest: A Silent Film
Date: March 11, 2011 @ 8:00pm
Venue: Neumos (All Ages)
Price: $10.00 in advance, $12.00 day of show, not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On sale date: Friday, January 14th @ 10am
Ticketing information: Available online at eTix.com or in person at Moe Bar. More information can be found at STGPresents.org.
The three lifelong friends-brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar and Richard Wouters-who make up the Wind-up Records recording group Civil Twilight have been playing music together since they were teenagers growing up in South Africa, emulating the rock music they heard coming out of Europe and America, from Oasis, U2 and Nirvana to The Verve, The Police, Muse and Radiohead. "We were always really influenced by British and American artists," says Wouters. Which is why you don't necessarily hear a whole lot of the music of Africa on the band's self-titled debut, but you can hear the continent itself in Steve McKellar's ambitious lyrics, their existential questioning and spiritual longing the perfect correlative to the music's expansive atmospheric soundscapes, at once lush, feverish and exotic like a jungle, with the vast, arid spaciousness of a desert. From the dramatic flourish of "Anybody Out There," with its plea for communion, the Beatlesque melodies-meet-grunge dynamics of "Next to Me" and the nervous apocalyptic jangle of "Trouble" to The Police-like world beat of "Soldier" and its chilling depiction of wartime, the moody "Save Yourself" and the wide-screen canvas of the closing "Quiet in My Town," Civil Twilight envelopes you in its multi-layered sound and vision. The band's name itself a reflection on that in-between time, not quite daylight, not quite darkness, but rather a shifting shade of gray.
Special Guest: The Dillinger
Date: April 14, 2011 @ 7:30pm
Venue: Paramount Theatre (All Ages)
Price: $30.50 not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission (Flat Floor)
On sale date: Saturday, January 15th @ 10am
Ticketing information: Online at Tickets.com, in person at the Paramount Theatre box office (M-F 10am-6pm), 24-hour kiosks located outside the Paramount & Moore Theatres, charge by phone at (877) 784-4849, or online at STGPresents.org.
"Pretty," affirms Deftones singer and guitarist Chino Moreno when discussing their new full-length studio album, Diamond Eyes. "We're not afraid to be pretty." It's an adjective most riff-heavy groups might avoid, but then, Deftones have never been your average hard rock band. As kids, the Sacramento fivesome cut its teeth on Anthrax and The Smiths, Pantera and The Cure, skateboarding and "The Smurfs." As a band out of high school, Deftones mixed trip hop with thrash, melodic vocals with crushing reverb, and yes, pretty with ugly. As chart-toppers and headliners, they've crossed over genres, defied categorization and confused the hell out of your iPod ("Heavy Metal?" "Hard Rock?" "Alternative?") Above all, Deftones have stuck together throughout their often-turbulent tenure, and now, deliver one of the most compelling records of their career. The 11-track album is just that-an album from start to finish. Diamond Eyes works the way good records used to; each song carries you a little further away from your shitty day until finally, you've been transported to a place that feels a whole lot better than where you started. "There are so many emotions that music can give you, and if you explore all sides of those, it can be really amazing," says Moreno. "Like sadness - it can be really lovely, or beautiful, or wide open, or coarse. We connect with different emotions because we listen to everything out there-that could mean dumb music or something by Brian Eno. Then when we play, it's not a real conscious thing, but the emotion builds and it takes us in a lot of different ways. I think that's what music's supposed to do."
STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount and Moore Theatres in Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping these two landmark venues alive and vibrant. STG presents a variety of shows from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and Jazz or comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at both historic theatres in Seattle and at venues throughout Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon.