Tonight in Seattle 8/27: Minus the Bear, Helms Alee, Adam Arcuragi & The Lupine Chorale Society and More

Chris Green / August 27, 2012

Minus the Bear, Helms Alee @ The Comet Tavern | 8/27 | 9pm | $10 benefitting Washington United For Marriage | 21+

Photo courtesy of Minus the Bear’s Facebook page

Preview by Bebe Besch:

The Comet Tavern’s website might be looking mysteriously sparse lately in terms of show dates – though they continue to consistently put on performances – however, The Comet’s Myspace page fully lists their calendar for anyone interested.

If you’ll notice, on August 27 of The Comet’s calendar there is a “Secret Show” scheduled for $10 at 9p.m. This information is incredibly useful as Minus the Bear just announced that they will be performing this set at The Comet’s intimate space with Helms Alee! The show will be in celebration of their new album, Infinity Overhead, and ticket sales will benefit marriage equality in Washington via Washington United for Marriage. Infinity Overhead appears in stores on August 28, and will be the fifth full-length album from the beloved Seattle band. Come support Minus the Bear before they kick off their fall tour for the new album and put your money towards a great cause at The Comet Tavern tonight in Capitol Hill!

Adam Arcuragi & The Lupine Chorale Society, Edmund Wayne @ The Crocodile | 8/27 | 8 pm | $10 (Buy Tickets) | All Ages (Bar with ID)

Adam Arcuragi – photo by Megan Curran

Preview by Bebe Besch:

If you’re a fan of “Death Gospel” then you ought to thank Adam Arcuragi, the founder of the genre, who will be stopping through to Seattle this Monday evening. Death Gospel stemmed from Arcuragi’s mixture of many genres including Americana, gospel, folk, and a touch a blues with thought-provoking lyrics. Arcuragi’s resume includes being a published playwright, which helped with providing depth through lyrics lain over his energetic tunes. Even President Barack Obama can appreciate Adam Arcuragi’s musical efforts, as he performed for his presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. Following that performance, Arcuragi turned his attention towards his third full length release, Like a fire that consumes all before it… which officially surfaced in January of this year. Now Arcuragi will be returning to Seattle to convert each of us with his powerful songwriting. His backup band, The Lupine Chorale Society, will be joining Arcuragi in full force along with opener Edmund Wayne from Snohomish who will soon be releasing a debut EP.

Other choices for this Monday night include the Funhouse for garage/punk rock delivered with a bit of a Richard Hell sneer by The Hate My Day Jobs or the bi-weekly square dance with old-time music by the Tallboys at the Tractor.

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