Blood Drugs + Steal Shit Do Drugs + Charms + Freeway Park
Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 8pm
Once a year a booker gets to throw themselves a birthday party. This one proudly features:
Blood Drugs is an American punk band from Seattle, Washington. Inspired by discordant chords and Rainier beer, Blood Drugs has compiled a musical sound in the likes of bands such as Rites of Spring and the Monorchid with lyrical and vocal influence from bands such as Hot Snakes, The Murder City Devils, and Jawbreaker.
Forming member and guitarist/songwriter Shawn Kock (Absolute Monarchs, Das Llamas) has a unique and powerfully engaging rhythm and an unmistakable tone that captures the impetuousness of a hummingbird soaked in gasoline. Singer and rhythm guitar player Kyle Bradford (Ghost of Kyle Bradford) contributes with an alternate tuning and an entourage of bad omens. Drummer, Thomas Burke (Das Llamas, the Girls) spanning his arrangements over a spastic discord of sound, perfectly captures the haunting spirits and strangles them into time and measure with a stunning and precise honesty and hard-hitting power. Billy Hamilton, bassist (Big Trughk, Throne of Bone), the newest to be born in Blood Drugs, solidified the four-piece with charisma and sheer talent. Adding to the Lowest, the lows.
The members of SSDD have been in other people’s bands and done other peoples’s drugs. Now they are in their own band and do their own drugs. The debut EP from Seattle’s favorite children will be released July 15th on Help Yourself Records.
Listen to SSDD
Noisy post-punk by three weirdos in Seattle.
Listen to CHARMS
"Freeway Park, a spoken word project featuring readings from his books and poetry that just happens to have expansive Fugazi-style hardcore riffs behind it—riffs that rarely repeat themselves. . . Freeway Park is the collision of non-linear narratives with non-linear rock. If you are a person who demands linearity, Freeway Park will not comply with your demands."—- Kelton Sears, Seattle Weekly
Listen to FREEWAY PARK
$7 ADV / $10 DOOR // 21+ // 8PM