We are so happy and excited to announce that we will be joining forces with two of our favorite entities in the NW music scene, Sound on the Sound, and the Tacoma Warehouse. Since beginning in 2008, we’ve naturally gravitated towards other companies who are not only positive forces in the music community, but ones that do things with a big heart and a spirit of giving. We decided some time ago that we should join forces to combine our mutual love of music and eagerness to support artists we believe in by creating what we’re calling The Collective.
As the Collective we hope that we can use the modest amount of success we’ve created for ourselves collectively to give back to the music community by giving new artists that we believe in, much needed exposure to help kick start their careers and make people begin to see their potential. We’re proud to announce that the first showcase that we’re putting on as the Collective will take place on October 1st at the Columbia City Theater for FREE. Featured on this bill will be Lemolo, Kimo Muraki, Luke Stevens, Byran John Appleby, Kirsten & Travis, and Youth Rescue Mission.
The Sound on the Sound blog have been huge advocates of many of our en devours as well as our bands. I believe they were the first Seattle blog to ever cover both Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives as well as Goldfinch. Beyond that, the crew at Sound on the Sound have always had their finger on the pulse of the Seattle music scene more than most. They were also the first group to ever cover and promote the likes of the Lonely Forest and most recently The Head and the Heart. Sound on the Sound has no prejudice in choosing bands based on a “scene” or by their popularity. They follow their hearts and are as willing to cover a band that no one has heard of, as they are willing to cover one that can sell out the Showbox.
The Tacoma Warehouse developed a relationship with us as promoters who would put on some of the most amazing shows for nearly all the bands on our roster in Tacoma. Being subjects of a recent article in City Arts magazine, this crew of incredibly generous folks are known as much for their hospitality (cooking for bands and giving them beds) as they are for their incredibly creative visions and ability to always create a new and interesting atmosphere for music somewhere in Tacoma.