Pants @ The Back Bar

The Crocodile Presents:

Pants @ The Back Bar

Anthony Lee Phillips, Charlie and the Rays

Wed, February 14, 2018

8:30 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

Free

This event is all ages

Pants
Pants
Pants is a Seattle-based Rock band who's music uniquely blends blues, jazz, funk and many other genres together with the purpose of making audiences "dance their pants off". The band is composed of five funky individuals, vocalist Marcus Balliet, guitarist Cuinn Fey, bassist Hank Showalter, pianist Max Haenel and drummer Ryan Barney. For the last year, they have been a prominent act in the University of Washington's music scene, and released their debut EP, "One Leg at a Time" last April. Recently, they've been working on writing and recording material for their second EP, which will hopefully be released later this year.
Anthony Lee Phillips
Anthony Lee Phillips
A fusion of chamber jazz and indie-rock, the Anthony Lee Phillips band blossomed from a few Seattle friendships and a whole lot of songs written in 2013. Anthony had been playing with drummer Jack Brady in the group Blue Poseidon, and was beginning to record some of that music in February 2016 - music that would become the independently released

Between Doubles.



During that time, Anthony had been in a band with his dad Steve Phillips on drums, cellist and composer Justin Huertas, and bassist Ted Lim. Due to a family crisis and scheduling conflicts, however, that group dissolved. Ted and Jack came back into the group for a few gigs, and the group started to play out more. Trumpet player Andrew Forbes came in for a few songs on that record, and Anthony Lee Phillips band started to play out more. As a quartet, they began to develop a collective voice playing some shows around Ballard, and producing their own house shows.

Summer 2017 saw a hiatus, and the autumn brought a fresh 17 songs into the fold, as well as the addition of singer (and songwriter, in her own respect) Natalie Paige. On December 13th, The Blur E.P., a collection of all-new tunes performed by the songwriter, alone, was released, and The Blur Electric - a full band variation of those songs - will be released later this Spring. A collection of 30-40 songs will be released as an official songbook later this year, and if inspiration strikes again, perhaps another full album of original material will see 2018.



Charlie and the Rays
Charlie and the Rays
Charlie and the Rays creates harmony-rich, classic folk rhythm & blues music accented by punchy horn licks and a unique synthesis of folk and blues guitar and harmonica. The band is fronted by three women, sisters Jordan and Rebecca Stobbe, and childhood friend Gracia Bridges, evolving from their busking days in the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington in the summers of their youth. They have created a nostalgic sound described as "channeling the likes of...Elvis Costello to create an oldies vibe with a new-school twist" by Seattle Weekly writer Alexa Teodoro.

The band incorporates the textures of harmonized, soulful vocals, layered with blues and folk rock progressions and melodies. Uniquely combining electric and acoustic guitar, bass, and drums with brass and harmonica, the result is an intoxicating vibe that begs for audience movement and participation.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/