American Flats Album Release//Stellar Jays//The Mrs Bill Larsens

Fri, Feb 2 at 8pm

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Doors: 7pm

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American Flats is an Americana/ Rock band that formed in Seattle in 2019.  The four members bring a combination of Americana/ Rock and Punk influences that contribute to their unique sound.  "Nevada" the bands first album, will be available at this show for the first time on vinyl.  

Bittersweet but infused with a determined optimism, Stellar Jays bring a shine to their jangly Alt-country American rock and roll with sweet vocal harmonies and shimmering reverb. Crunchy blues leads dance with sparkling acoustic chords, while an in-the-pocket rhythm section keeps things trundling along as we head off on our melodic journey into the great unknown.  

Brian Siems (vocals & guitars), Brian Besand (guitar & vocals), Bob Congleton (bass), Alison Perkins (keyboard & vocals) and Tim Schuringa (drums) came together as the world was emerging from pandemic-induced stasis. Originally hailing from Virginia, Texas, Washington and California and holding down quintessentially Seattle day-jobs across global philanthropy, software, water quality, library sciences and consulting, the quintet was born from the perpetually simmering Seattle country-Americana scene.  

Stellar Jays released their debut album 'Early Winters' in August 2023, which was recorded and mixed at Earwig Studio in Seattle with engineer Don Farwell (Foo Fighters, Ginger Baker Trio) and mastered at Resonant Mastering by Rachel Field (Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile). Americana UK calls it "A superb debut album from the Seattle-based band that has something for everyone... As well as writing some fascinating and evocative songs, Siems has an interesting somewhat world-weary voice that at times has echoes of Lou Reed and Jeff Tweedy." 

Stellar Jays are firmly rooted in a shared, profound love of energetic live rock and roll. There is joy to be found in the creation of music, and that joy is palpable in the ringing chords and catchy hooks of the record. "We collectively spent enough time depressed and crying in our beers during the pandemic" says Siems. "We're hoping this album just delivers a bit of the happiness we had creating it to anybody listening." 

From the ashes of Seattle's '80s club favorite The Dynette Set comes The Mrs. Bill Larsens, a tribute to the glittering '60s-era of Girl Pop. Filled with veterans of Seattle's pre-grunge musical explosion, their repertoire is varied and always growing: The Supremes, The Shirelles, The Marvellettes, LuLu, Aretha Franklin, Leslie Gore and so much more delivered with three-part harmonies and robust musicianship.

Current Members: Penta Swanson, Ava Chakravarti, Cathy Sorbo, Bill Larsen, Brent Pennington, Casey Allen, Dave Guinn, Leif Cole, Ric Pentilla, Nova Clark


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5000 Rainier Ave S
Seattle, WA 98118