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
Ever since evolving from Pike Place Market buskers, to horns and electric guitars, Charlie and the Rays melds “sunshine-y, Vitamin D-rich folk” with classic rock and blues that has packed a punch across Seattle. Gracia Bridges and sisters Jordan and Rebecca Stobbe front the folk blues-rock troupe. From exuberant guitar licks to McCartney-esque basslines and powerful female vocal harmonies, the group sits somewhere between 60s rock ’n’ roll and oldies folk. This past summer, Charlie and the Rays was featured at Capitol Hill Block Party, toured Montana, and filmed a music video with local film production company. They've now begun the production of their debut full-length album with producer Johnny Sangster, due to be released in Spring of 2018.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/