The Main Squeeze @ The Sunset

The Crocodile Presents:

The Main Squeeze @ The Sunset


Sat, May 19, 2018

8:30 pm

Sunset Tavern

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze
The Main Squeeze, with deep musical roots sprouted in the Midwest, have scored their lives at each twist and curve. While starting out as a party band at Indiana University, their forthcoming April 28th release “Without a Sound” illustrates their increasing musical maturity and creativity inspired by their new home in Los Angeles.

If maturity comes with experience, “Without a Sound” reflects this. The Main Squeeze has spent several years building their foundation since being championed by producer Randy Jackson: they have played Red Rocks; shared the stage with The Roots, Aloe Blacc, Jane’s Addiction, Umphrey’s McGee, and Trombone Shorty; and performed at music festivals like Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, Summer Camp, and High Sierra.

The Main Squeeze is a blend of soul and hip-hop, funk with rock. They know their sound is “soulful, powerful, and unique” (Newman). Rolling Stone agrees in their recent critique of a live show: “Lead singer Corey Frye’s powerfully soulful vocals forms the foundation of an energetic set.”

These underpinnings are important yet The Main Squeeze’s true focus will always be to “strive to reach people” through their beat loving heart in their music. “We are devoted to making great music for people to get lost in and to feel real emotion and love, and also to dance and enjoy life. And it’s only just the beginning” (Newman). Billboard believes they have touched on this goal: “Funk runs deep in their DNA. Dare you not to two-step.”

The beats on “Without A Sound” are plentiful and it is balanced with emotion, a mix of vocals, and instrumentation of the band. Their vibe is simultaneously timeless and futuristic as they are inspired by the greats, yet have found a way to infuse their own genius into the mix.

The Main Squeeze appeals to your head, heart and body
pigWar is pure psychedelic soul.

Named after the bloodless war of 1859 in the San Juan Islands, their live shows are explosive with all-original tunes that pull from the obscure corners of Teddy Pendergrass, Led Zeppelin, The Faces, Lee Scratch Perry, Dilla, and Parliament Funkadelic. Paying homage to old soul music with a modern coat of paint consisting of dusty synthesizers and angular horn lines.

pigWar is the musical platform of Portland-based artist Teddy Presberg. The band features a rotating cast of some of Portland’s best soul singers and unleashes them with a super tight band exploding behind them.

Teddy is a sought-after producer/side-man and accomplished guitarist whose debut album, Blueprint of Soul, was picked up by the internationally renowned funk/jazz label Ropeadope Records (Medeski Martin and Wood, Charlie Hunter, DJ Logic, Snarky Puppy, etc.) and awarded “Staff Pick Top 10 album of 2007” from All About Jazz. He’s released more than 12 albums since and now collaborates on several different musical projects across the country.

Teddy’s Hard R&B and Spaced out Soul music reckons traditional 1970s soul/funk while also carves out a unique modern sound for the band. pigWar has also made a unique pact with their fans in that the lyrical content of their music can only pull from the tenants of soul and rock: sex, heartbreak, and justice.

pigWar is currently following up on the success of their first four singles (Make Love Vol I and II) with their debut full-length album. The record was cut in two days at the Monophonics studio in the Bay Area and then edited and overdubbed in Presberg’s Portland-based studio. Ian McDonald and Kelly Finnigan of the Monophonics mixed the album and Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Grupo Fantasma) mastered the album for its heavily anticipated 2016 release.
Venue Information:
Sunset Tavern
5433 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA, 98107