Van Eps

The Crocodile Presents:

Van Eps

Devils Hunt Me Down, Ten Miles Wide (formerly The Mothership), Omni

Fri, August 11, 2017

7:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Van Eps
Van Eps
These four Seattle locals emerged on the music scene in 2006 with a unique sound that has been described as a "classic feel with a modern edge." Since their inception, Van Eps has developed their sound into an epic, eclectically influenced, crowd pleasing reverberation, rocking venues around the Pacific Northwest.
Devils Hunt Me Down
Devils Hunt Me Down
Four brothers, born to Sasquatch hunters in the North Cascade Mountains, Devils Hunt Me Down emerges from the wilderness, raised on a diet of psychedelic mushrooms and bear fat, to bring you the finest Cascadian dirt rock.
Ten Miles Wide (formerly The Mothership)
Ten Miles Wide (formerly The Mothership)
At the helm are four artists whose pasts are as varied as their personalities. Their repertoire is a polished and satisfying mixture of the revolutionary and the familiar. They succeed in grabbing the attention of casual listeners long enough to make an impact while providing a genuine experience for the serious show-goers who have a habit of letting good albums play on repeat. Gritty vocals and gripping lyrics come from a place of reality, devoid of the buzzwords and cliches of today's overly produced rock. John Beckman and Paul Fraser’s heavy guitars work together to compliment and add sophistication, not flash. A solid and sophisticated backbone is provided by Will Andrews and Ryan Thornes on drums and bass respectively.

The motivation behind The Mothership was borne from their experiences in the Seattle music scene and a shared passion to write songs drenched in melody and harmony. In the perfect pitch of Beckman's voice, tinges of Cobain and Morrison resonate without overreaching, reminding audiences of the uniqueness that made Seattle great. In the chaos of Thornes’ background screams and Fraser’s heavy guitar-lines, the old cornerstones of rock coalesce with the emergence of an inexplicably original sound, one that harkens to itself and to the future while avoiding the redundancy of the standard rock guitar. Andrews' drumming is constantly intense and provides an unwavering dose of energy to both live and studio renditions of the band. The secret in the sauce has to be the limitless pallet of these four established artists. Their musical preferences include legends like the Beatles and the Doors, emerging artists like Sleepy Sun, and the eclectic, mind-bending efforts of compositional pioneers like Radiohead.

The future looks bright for The Mothership, which in turn sheds new hope for the redirection of Seattle’s rock scene. The band recorded a strong full length album 'Ten Miles Wide' at Houdini’s Tree Studios in Seattle in early 2011 with producer/engineer David Green. David captured the raw energy of the band in his modest home studio in the Magnolia district of Seattle. The album has turned quite a few heads in the local scene and earned them the opportunity to play in front many Pacific Northwest music fans at some of the premier venues in the area. They have opened for Floater, The Missionary Position and Just Like Vinyl, played The Crocodile and Neumos, took part in KEXP's Noise for the Needy 2012 concert series and had success on the college radio circuit in the same year.
Omni
Omni
Omni is: Yendor N. Yessam aka Rodney Massey, Larry Williams & Lawrence Hanks.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/