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
Creating a new spin off a classic sound, Charlie and the Rays melds prominent melodies with smooth, intricate harmonies, punchy horns, and folk-inspired guitar and harmonica. They draw from the likes of oldies rock, folk, and blues to create a unique sound.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/