Chaos and The Cosmos//Moraine
Sat, Aug 26, 2023 at 4pm
Advance tickets can only be purchased online-we do not sell advance tickets at the venue. Refunds are not available within 48 hours of the event. Tickets do not guarantee seating during shows at the Royal Room.
We are now accepting reservations for diners! After purchasing tickets, please visit the Reservations page to book a table. Table reservations require advance tickets, and are only for guests who plan to dine at the Royal Room. We do not take reservations over the phone.
Seating for non-diners is first come, first served. Please arrive early to guarantee a seat!
The Royal Room is All Ages until 10pm.
Chaos and The Cosmos is a Seattle-based art rock band. Their sound harkens back to Classic Melodic Prog with elements of Space Rock, Dream Pop, Classical Music, and Electronica.
The band is the musical vehicle of composers Paul Langer and John Allday. From conception to earbud, they draw on decades of musical exploration, playing in bands of varying genres including southern rock, experimental/avant guard, new wave, alternative, prog, surf, with triphop and americana sprinkled in. Astronaut Scott Kelley played Paul's solo album, High Plains Drifter, on the STS-103 international space station in 1999, thus foreshadowing Paul's space-themed future. John co-founded the Seattle-based prog band Moon Letters, which has recently released Thank You From the Future (2022).
Chaos and The Cosmos also features the talents of a string trio. Phil Hirschi, cello, whose credits include playing in version two of Mahavishnu Orchestra, appearing on the albums Apocalypse (1974) and Visions of the Emerald Beyond (1975). Rachel Nesvig, violin, has worked with rapper Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, The Who, Father John Misty, Sir Mix A Lot, Evanescence, Naomi Judd, and Chris Botti. Aleida Gehrels, viola, has toured with Macklemore and has worked with Father John Misty, Perfume Genius, Abney Park, and Amy Grant.
Moraine has built a reputation as an electrifying instrumental band, gaining an international audience with its unique amalgam of art rock, forward-thinking jazz, Asian-inspired music, and more. Balancing inventive composition with exploratory improvisation, the Seattle-based unit has performed in major U.S. cities on both coasts, in Mexico and Siberia (including Tuva), and at notable festivals such as NEARfest and Baja Prog. In 2019 the band was honored to open several U.S. shows for the legendary Soft Machine. Moraine's three releases on MoonJune Records (two co-produced by fabled Pacific Northwest sonic mage Steve Fisk) have garnered hundreds of enthusiastic reviews worldwide.