Walking Papers

The Crocodile Presents:

Walking Papers

Black Ferns, The Cutthroat Brothers

Sat, December 29, 2018

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$20 Adv.

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This event is 21 and over

Walking Papers
Walking Papers
The band features singer/songwriter Jefferson Angell, keyboardist/backing vocalist Benjamin Anderson (both from The Missionary Position), bassist Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses, Velvet Revolver), and drummer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Mad Season) but because of previous commitments Duff McKagan and Barrett Martin will not be along for these dates. Instead Angell and Anderson will be joined by Nate Daley (guitar), Dan Spalding (bass, upright bass and baritone saxophone), Will Andrews (drums), and Gregor Lothian (saxophone).

"I first came across Alice in Chains while I was still in middle school and well before they redefined alternative hard rock,” says Jefferson Angell. “Their influence on me as a musician is immeasurable. To have them invite us as the support act on their upcoming US tour is an honor that validates me as an artist in ways that are both hard to imagine or explain."

Walking Papers recently released WP2, their second album with Loud & Proud Records, on January 19, 2018. Rock ‘N’ Load Magazine said of WP2 in their 10/10-star review, “It may only be January, but WP2 could be one of the albums of the year.” Pure Grain Audio in their 8.5/10 Star review, “In 2013, a criminally overlooked debut album by Walking Papers saw its release…Walking Papers was indeed one of the best rock albums of that year…It felt like four multi-talented musicians coming together to craft some beautiful music, and the world was a better place because of that albums' existence. So, listen up good people, because lightning has indeed struck twice...” Loudwire calls WP2, “…a disc that raises the bar for the foursome with its expressive lyrical content and even more blistering sounds.” All Music said it’s, “Packed with enough dirty guitar riffs to fill a smoky roadside bar…Frontman Jeff Angell's voice carries the project, his gritty delivery reminiscent of Bono filtered through the murk of Mark Lanegan…those subtle hints of early U2 pop up multiple times.”

WP2 is the follow up to their 2013 critically acclaimed debut album that Rolling Stone called “…dark, alternately sensual and sinister.” USA Today said, “Sometimes an album sounds nothing like you expect yet still blows you away… It's powerful yet nuanced, a kind of rock confident enough in itself that it rarely needs force to make its point.” Consequence Of Sound said, “It’s a record that largely eschews typical hard rock fare, opting instead for a blues rock that slinks and wafts as much as it crunches and blusters. This unlikely dynamic makes Walking Papers a pink slip you’ll actually be happy to get.”

Fans of Walking Papers can go to their PledgeMusic page HERE to find exclusive offers for merchandise, unique items and experiences with the band, and the only place to purchase the song This Is How It Ends along with its companion comic book by Angell, graphic novelist Matt Hayward, and artist Csaba Master.
Black Ferns
Black Ferns
Black Ferns is a three-piece alternative rock band from Seattle, WA. Its music is diverse in mood and style with themes that explore addiction, love, and an unknown Orwellian future.

Merging strains of new wave and pop with an experimental post punk angle, Black Ferns wraps a haunting presence of cosmic psychedelia around its riff-oriented heavy rock sound.

Black Ferns’ self titled album was produced by Riley Geare (Unknown Mortal Orchestra). Geare is also featured on drums for the album along with Chris Jordan on bass and Zoran Macesic on vocals and guitar.
The Cutthroat Brothers
The Cutthroat Brothers
Once upon a time, barbers doubled as surgeons, offering bloodletting and teeth-pulling as well as razor cuts. The Cutthroat Brothers may not literally induce bloodletting, but they certainly do figuratively on their independent self-titled full-length debut.
The duo of real-life barbers—Jason Cutthroat [vocals, guitar] and Donny Paycheck [drums]—carve up a bloody, ballsy and brash brand of rock ‘n’ roll that—not unlike their medieval counterparts—takes no prisoners. Donning blood-spattered white smocks, they’re as handy with a straight razor as they are with garage punk.
“The classic imagery of what a barber is correlates so well to the music,” says Donny. “We keep it straightforward and as sharp as possible.”
“It’s a little creepy and weird,” Jason adds. “But it’s a lot of fun and ties into what we do every day.”
Jason and Donny initially got acquainted in the Pacific Northwest rock scene as both played in local bands. Most notably, Donny made his bones behind the kit for the iconic Zeke.
They met again years later, after Jason traded Washington for the Big Island of Hawaii. Initially, they bonded over a love for the Big Island as Donny visited Hawaii regularly.
In February 2018, Jason sent Donny a life-changing text…
“After all these years, we’d never really talked about music, but on a whim, I said, ‘I’m thinking of writing some songs. Do you want to play drums on them? I’ve got an idea for this sound I want to do’,” Jason recalls. “He wrote back immediately: ‘Yes. Do you want to record with Jack Endino?’ Of course, I said, ‘Yes.’ It was a dream come true.”
Jason headed to Washington, and the pair hit the studio with the legendary Endino [Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney]. Within three days, they wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered their full-length debut, The Cutthroat Brothers.
“When I told Jack we’d never played together, I thought he was going to strangle the both of us,” laughs Jason.
Donny adds, “I was like, ‘It’s going to be fine, Jack! Don’t worry about it.’”
It all worked out. The Cutthroat Brothers ignited a grunge-y garage punk assault—as if The Gun Club hailed from Seattle circa ‘92. The album opener “Kill 4 U” breaks down the door with reckless riffing and a hard-hitting hook that proves equally incisive and infectious.
“It’s the idea that you’re so fucking in love with somebody, you lose control,” explains Jason. “It’s a great, but horrible, roller coaster feeling. Some guys might buy flowers. We're saying, ‘I’d kill for you.’
“Potions & Powders” is devilishly intoxicating while the psychedelic swing of “Snake Breath” bares sharp teeth. Swooning like a demented fifties ballad, “Violent Crime” seduces in the darkest way—equating love and murder.
In the end, it’s that kind of contrast that cuts deepest for The Cutthroat Brothers. These barber brothers have created a vision steeped in blood and balls-out rock ‘n’ roll.
As Jason sings on “Skeleton Rides”: “You take the ticket and step inside.”
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121