The Catch Reunion

The Crocodile Presents:

The Catch Reunion

Aqueduct, The Catch, Tennis Pro

Wed, June 25, 2014

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Aqueduct
Aqueduct
If you're familiar with Aqueduct you'll be happy to hear that David Terry's love of the pop hook has only gotten stronger with time. However, unlike i sold gold's huge, blown-out drum sounds and blip-pop synths, or give me death finds Terry broadening his tonal horizons to encompass mariachi horns, Gershwin-esque strings, looped and layered vocals, and grand piano. Oh and there's also quite a lot more electric guitar. Terry has grown as an artist since 2005's i sold gold, and or give me death is his most melodically complex and lyrically mature release to date. It also contains the best song about The Princess Bride EVER!

If you're not familiar with the story, Aqueduct was founded in Tulsa's dusty plains as the solo project of pop aficionado David Terry. He relocated to Seattle in 2003, and a mere 12 hours after Terry's arrival in Seattle, Aqueduct was opening for Modest Mouse at The Showbox. Word spread throughout the Pacific Northwest about the nimble cleverness of Aqueduct's heartbreaking lyricism and unstoppable piano-laden hooks. Copies of the 2003 self-released cd power ballads were circulated to the delight of many new ears — including those at Barsuk.

After months of culling and polishing new and pre-existing material with the help of producer Matt Pence, Aqueduct completed their full-length, i sold gold, along with an EP, pistols at dawn. Barsuk is proud to have released these documents of infectious bedroom pop-perfection, and while or give me death takes Aqueduct somewhat out of the bedroom, we still think it's pretty darn perfect pop.
The Catch
The Catch
The Catch played packed shows all over Seattle for over five years, rocking songs about love, boys, independence and friendship that were born out of these four ladies’ love for life, music and each other. Often compared to the Go-Go’s and with influences that range from punk rock to new wave, the Catch was an influential part of the Seattle music scene alongside bands such as The Divorce, U.S.E., The Lashes, and others. Last seen in their original all-lady line-up nine years ago, the women of The Catch are back for one more after party! Described by Three Imaginary girls as “bratty 80's pop with a present day punk twist, a rockin' edge and a stage entertainment value that can't be beat” Carly Nicklaus, Jenny Jimenez, Amy Rockwell and Alissa Newton (with special appearances by Justin Harcus and Garrett Lunceford!) will take the stage to play again, just for fun and just for you..
Tennis Pro
Tennis Pro
“Tennis Pro combines the caustic wit of the Violent Femmes with the intricate power pop of a Fountains of Wayne and the ultimate waver bliss of late 80s Posies. “—Chris Estey, music writer

Once described by novelist and screenwriter Dave Eggers as “melodic and anarchic,” Tennis Pro is at times punky, at times surfy, and always grounded in melody and electricity in recordings and live performances.
From a lyrical standpoint, Tennis Pro remains a band obsessed with the trappings of ego and all things pretense. Their songs tell stories of heartbreak and entitlement, often out of the mouth of an untrustworthy narrator.
On the heels of the critical success of independent film Outsourced, which went on to become a prime-time television show on NBC, John Jeffcoat chose to pen his next script around the very real pursuits of rock band Tennis Pro as they journeyed from the clubs of Seattle to the streets of Tokyo, Japan seeking to make it big in the land of the rising sun.
Tennis Pro’s records are recorded and produced by band member Phillip Peterson (Portugal. The Man, Flo Rida, Helmet, P!nk, A$AP Rocky feat. Florence and The Machine, Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco feat. Ed Sheeran, Santigold, The Posies, Mastodon, Foxes, Brandi Carlile, Sol Says, Wavves, Owl City, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Wild Orchid Children, White China Gold, Nada Surf), and occasionally drawing on the engineering and mixing talents of Steve Fisk (Nirvana, The Posies, Screaming Trees, Soundgarden, Harvey Danger), Gary Reynolds, Don Gunn (Peter Frampton, Ian McFeron), and Greg Williamson (Sunny Day Real Estate).
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://thecrocodile.com/index.html