Local folk musician Bryan John Appleby is quite familiar with the Columbia City Theater’s stage, and this Friday he will be gracing it once more. Tomorrow night marks Appleby’s first official concert in Seattle (besides a KEXP performance) since February when he opened for Damien Jurado. Though Appleby is still basking in praise for his debut full length, Fire on the Vine, released last year, Appleby promises to share a few new songs this weekend. With the release of Fire on the Vine, Appleby introduced us to unique instrumentals fueled by experimentation, so it will be a treat to see what he’s been up to as of late.
If you’re a fan of either gazing pop or guy-girl duos, you’re bound to enjoy opener Pure Bathing Culture from Portland. Daniel Hindman and Sarah Versprille of Vetiver make up this charming project, as they’ve been writing songs together since 2009 while living in Brooklyn. After moving to Portland in 2011, the new project was solidified between tours with Vetiver, and recently they’ve released their very first Pure Bathing Culture S/T EP. The first offering from the nostalgic yet fresh outlet is more than enticing, and they will be sweeping openers if you attend this performance early enough to catch them.
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