Tonight in Seattle: Imaginary Daughter, Kane Mathis, Nu Era, Terry Malts and more!Posted by James Reeves
Imaginary Daughter is a band that cannot be defined or contained into one specific genre. Featuring the work of bassist Marc Tweed, vocalist FInn von Claret, guitarist Mikey Davis, and drummer Douglas Wilkerson, Imaginary Daughter draws on a variety of influences in order to craft their own entirely unique sound. Their final product relies heavily the dynamic female vocals of von Claret and the heavily distorted post-rock/post-metal bass of Tweed. Check out Imaginary Daughter with Fey Moth, and Children of Kids for free at Chop Suey!
Kane Mathis began his musical career at the age of sixteen, playing in all corners of Chicago’s blues and jazz clubs with legends such as Harmonica Todd and Barrelhouse Chuck. While at The Lawrence studying jazz and classical guitar, Kane began to make trips to Africa to live with a family of musicians. While in The Gambia, Africa, Mathis performed for the President of The Gambia as well as the American Ambassador to the Gamiba, and has appeared on the Gambian National Radio station. Mathis’ live performance features influences from all of his various musical travels as he performs on the 21-string Mandinka Harp and the Turkish Oud, among other instruments.
Preview by Bebe Besch:
You might remember the official arrival this January of the fresh new hip hop crew Nu Era and their debut album Sink or Swim. Primarily the group is a combination of four local emcess - Turtle T(AKA Zac Millan), with Andrew Savoie (both former members of hip hop outlets Hush’d Puppies and Dyno Jamz), 5 Flat (from Yelm, Wash. duo 5 and down) and Chiefs (Theoretics). The collective’s diverse backgrounds are what really set their sound apart with both serious appetites and skill in their craft mixed with an implemented energetic sound that is nothing short of enjoyable. GuerrillaCandy’s Travis Hay agrees that the video for Nu Era’s song “Nu Tang” featuring Kung Foo Grip issues “some clever wordplay and [the] taking [of] a phrase that’s been established nationally and claiming it for Town use, “Nu Tang” is a song filled with energy and creativity and shows that Seattle’s hip-hop scene has a promising, vibrant future.” We couldn’t agree more. If you have no idea what we’re talking about, check out the video for “Nu Tang” below. They’ll be bringing a plethora of talented openers to the stage with them as well at Neumos, including Raz, The Gnu Deal, J to tha E, and Camila Recchio.
Preview by Bebe Besch:
Just below Neumos at Barboza, a completely different act will be taking the stage; if hip hop isn’t your thing, have no fear because San Francisco-based trio Terry Malts will be taking the smaller stage with their “chainsaw pop”. With Dead Angle, the group recently produced a split 7” on Loglady Records and they’ll be joined on stage by Permanent Collection, another San Fran group that started a solo shoegaze endeavor by Jason Hendardy. A mysteriously named opener, Devin, is also on the bill.