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The Crocodile, Seattle 98121


2200 2nd Ave Belltown
Seattle, Washington 98121
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Today's Shows

Wed, January 16, 2019 (7:30pm - 9:30pm PST )
Thursday with Vein
Thursday – 20 Years: WAR ALL THE TIME

American post-hardcore band, formed in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1997. The band consists of Geoff Rickly (lead vocals), Tom Keeley (lead guitar, backing vocals), Steve Pedulla (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Tim Payne (bass guitar), Andrew Everding (keyboards, backing vocals), and Tucker Rule (drums). Thursday released their debut album, Waiting, in late 1999 with original guitarist Bill Henderson, who left the band in 2000 and was replaced by Steve Pedulla. The band released a second album, Full Collapse, in 2001, and their third album and major label debut, War All the Time, in 2003, which reached number seven on the US Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. Thursday released their fourth album, A City by the Light Divided, in 2006, and two further albums, Common Existence and No Devolución, before announcing an indefinite hiatus in 2011. In a January 2013 interview, Geoff Rickly confirmed that the band had actually disbanded. However, the band announced a reunion in 2016.

$35.00 - $38.00

Upcoming Shows

Fri, January 18, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Cautious Clay with Sophie Meiers
Cautious Clay

“Ever since I started playing music, it was always about the feel,” says Josh Karpeh, AKA Cautious Clay. “There are a lot of things in art that you can learn by practicing or studying, but feel’s not one of them. It’s something you’ve just got to have.” It’s that feel, that deep emotional intuition that fuels Cautious Clay’s sound. Blending R&B, hip-hop, and experimental indie, his productions are dark and engrossing, built upon a unique combination of organic instruments, digital programming, and soulful vocals. He writes with unflinching honesty, engaging in deeply personal self-reflection with boldly vulnerable and vividly poetic lyrics. At times recalling contemporaries like James Blake or Sampha, Cautious is a profoundly modern songwriter and a forward- thinking producer, but he’s also steeped in the past, quick to cite Burt Bacharach as an idol and credit Stevie Wonder and Quincy Jones as ever-present influences in his artful arrangements. “I used to think about songwriting and production as completely separate,” he explains, “but when I learned how to merge those two things, that’s when I was able to start creating music that really connected with people.” Originally from Cleveland, OH, Cautious began his artistic journey at the age of seven when he picked up classical flute. His studies led him deep into the worlds of blues and jazz, and by the time he hit college in Washington, D.C., he’d added a number of other instruments to his repertoire in addition to songwriting and production. Now based in Brooklyn, Cautious is currently preparing to release his debut EP, Blood Type, in February.

$15 Adv.
Sat, January 19, 2019 (1:00pm - 3:00pm PST )
Herstory of Rock
Herstory of Rock $10 Adv.
Sat, January 19, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
The Last Internationale with Bruiser Brody, Woodshed
The Last Internationale

The Last Internationale was formed on the streets of NYC by classical/folk singer Delila Paz and blues guitarist Edgey. They started by writing and performing politically charged songs with such titles as “Workers of the World – Unite!” Soon after, Delila picked up the bass and a drummer was incorporated in their live shows for a more electrified rock and roll sound rooted deeply within the rebellious spirit of CBGBs. TLI released their debut album, “We Will Reign”, in 2014 on Epic Records and after a long and tireless battle to maintain their identity within SONY’s homogenizing corporate structure, TLI was finally freed from their contract. TLI’s second studio album, Soul on Fire, is scheduled for release in January 2018 .

$15 Adv.
Sun, January 20, 2019 (6:30pm - 8:30pm PST )
Rhea Butcher
Rhea Butcher (Early Show) (Rescheduled from 9/6)

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's 2 DOPE QUEENS, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight and Conan. Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. Rhea was a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continues to tour the country. Her debut standup album, “Butcher” debuted at number one on iTunes, and she was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival.

$20 Adv.
Sun, January 20, 2019 (9:00pm - 11:00pm PST )
Rhea Butcher
Rhea Butcher (Late Show)

Rhea Butcher is a Los Angeles-based standup comic, actor and writer. Originally from the Midwest, Rhea grew up skateboarding the mean streets of Akron, Ohio. Her blue collar brand of cool has endeared audiences nationwide, as she's performed standup and appeared on shows such as HBO's 2 DOPE QUEENS, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, @Midnight and Conan. Rhea’s first television series, “Take My Wife” premiered as a critical hit and was reviewed by Vanity Fair, The New York Times, Vulture, IndieWire and countless other outlets. Rhea was a recurring performer on the TruTv series “Adam Ruins Everything,” and continues to tour the country. Her debut standup album, “Butcher” debuted at number one on iTunes, and she was also named one of Variety’s Top Ten Comics To Watch 2017 at the Just For Laughs festival.

$20 Adv.
Tue, January 22, 2019 (9:00pm - 11:00pm PST )
Liquid Courage Karaoke
Liquid Courage Karaoke No Cover!
Wed, January 23, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
The Flesh Eaters with The Tom Price Desert Classic
The Flesh Eaters

Arising from a punk rock party scene that exploded in the wasted midst of Hollywood tinsel and trash, The Flesh Eaters first mutated into a punk-fueled "roots rock voodoo blues" group (marked by the masterful A Minute to Pray, A Second To Die LP and a classic line-up of LA scene heavies) and later into a "speed metal esoterrorica" four-piece who throttled American hardcore with their mix of amped-up guitar hellfire and rough-hewn Jagger/Richards blues. Singer and band constant Chris D. (Desjardins) was able to sprout new heads for his band every couple of years while keeping a supremely intense, performance-as-catharsis ethos very much alive, and always charting fertile new musical ground. Live, Chris D. would shriek like he was conducting the last performance before Satan’s bloody rapture, and as if he just might be taking the audience down with him. The rock pundits of the day thus brought forth much enthusiasm, enthusiasm now all but buried in the yellowing copies of local fanzines. Formed in 1978 and disbanded in 1983, when Chris D. started a new project, Divine Horsemen; reformed around 1990 and active till 2003-2004.

$25 Adv.
Thu, January 24, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Bayside with Kayleigh Goldsworthy
Bayside - Acoustic Tour

Anthony Raneri – Vocals, Guitar Jack O’Shea – Lead Guitar Nick Ghanbarian – Bass Chris Guglielmo – Drums At their inception, BAYSIDE consciously stood apart from the pack and has maintained that commitment to integrity and earnestness for over 18 years. Skipping over pop-punk clichés like landmines and forcefully resisting the fake rebellion and thinly veiled misogyny too often dominating the “scene” around them, BAYSIDE takes their cues from Nirvana and Green Day, never the rulemaking bros. Originating in Queens and eventually establishing personal lives and careers that extend across the country, BAYSIDE became a staple of pop-punk and alt-rock world, powered by the strength of sing-a-long ready anthems that are both deeply personal and welcomingly universal. Songs like “Devotion and Desire,” “Sick, Sick, Sick,” “I’ve Been Dead All Day,” and “Blame it on Bad Luck” are cherished by the BAYSIDE faithful, the lyrics brandished like badges of misfit honor. BAYSIDE represent a lifestyle, a counterculture, and a deeply held conviction, diverse in thought and background but united by a shared desire for authentic expression. It’s a spirit that permeates an impressive and storied discography, including Sirens and Condolences (2004), Bayside (2005), The Walking Wounded (2007, celebrated with a 10 Year Anniversary tour in 2017), Shudder (2008), Killing Time (2011), Cult (one of Kerrang!’s Top Albums of 2014), and Vacancy (2016). Take away the distortion, the aggression, and the reckless ferocity that defines much of punk rock, and a great song is still a great song. With a spirit of deconstruction and re-imagination running counter to some bands’ lazy cash-grabbing collections, BAYSIDE returns refreshed and reinvigorated with Bayside Acoustic Volume 2. Twelve years since the band released the fan-favorite EP, Acoustic, BAYSIDE puts forward an incredible blend of instantly recognizable fan-favorites and deep cuts. BAYSIDE’s latest release throws off convention in search of the distilled melodic essence and emotive power of their catalog. These aren’t “stripped down” versions of BAYSIDE songs so much as they are completely new discoveries, refashioned and broadened by possibility. Unburned by any expectations or preconceived notions, the band made the record quietly and at their own pace, steadily mining their past to build a new vision for the future. Musicianship and artistry is paramount, with a purposeful urgency throughout. “I didn’t have a studio, an electric guitar, or an amp setup in my house for many years of being in the band,” explains frontman Anthony Raneri. “I wrote everything on an acoustic. It always had to be good without the bells and whistles.” Bayside Acoustic Volume 2 was crafted in Franklin, Tennessee with Jon Howard, a musician and producer who has worked with Paramore, Dashboard Confessional, and New Found Glory. Howard is part of a hyper local community outside of Nashville that includes members of those bands, plus guys from Yellowcard, Saves The Day, Grammy winning producer Nick Raskulinecz, and Raneri, among others. “When we went into it, we said, 'this can't just sound like us playing the stuff on acoustic guitars instead of electric guitars.' We were really adamant about that,” says Reneri. “We're always trying to show that we're better than your average pop-punk band. This was a chance to demonstrate all of the different things we can do.” It was liberating for Raneri and longtime members Jack O’Shea (lead guitar), Nick Ghanbarian (bass), and Chris Guglielmo (drums) to tear down the walls, playing the songs any way they wanted, as ‘though they had just been written for the first time. “Landing Feet First,” which so many BAYSIDE fans have played at their weddings, is given the full “first dance” treatment, now with real strings and a fresh arrangement. “Devotion and Desire” is even more intense in this setting. “Once you hone into the percussive element of an acoustic guitar, there's a lot to discover there,” says Raneri. Vol. 2 also boasts new takes on BAYSIDE deep cuts like “I Can’t Go On” and “Howard,” songs that had never been played live, given long overdue justice here. Since the dawn of the New Millennium, BAYSIDE has earned a reputation as top-tier songwriters, passionate performers, and high quality humans, all while headlining theaters and clubs or touring with their friends and peers in bands like Fall Out Boy, Taking Back Sunday, Say Anything, A Day To Remember, The Gaslight Anthem, Hawthorne Heights, Alkaline Trio, Saves The Day, New Found Glory, and Anberlin. In every note of the vibrant Acoustic Volume 2, a record that conjures the spirit of classic performances like Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged or The Cure’s most adventurous outings, BAYSIDE serves up a confident reminder of their firmly established place in the rock music landscape. It’s evident - from all of the lyrics tattooed on fans, the cover version and tributes that permeate YouTube, and the obsessive supporters worldwide - why BAYSIDE continues to thrive on the strength of these very songs.

$20 Adv.
Fri, January 25, 2019 (8:00pm - 10:00pm PST )
Cursive with Summer Cannibals, Campdogzz
Cursive

Over the past two decades, Cursive has become known for writing smart, tightly woven concept albums where frontman Tim Kasher turns his unflinching gaze on specific, oftentimes challenging themes, and examines them with an incisively brutal honesty. 2000’s Domestica dealt with divorce; 2003’s The Ugly Organ tackled art, sex, and relationships; 2006’s Happy Hollow skewered organized religion; 2009’s Mama, I’m Swollen grappled with the human condition and social morality; and 2012’s I Am Gemini explored the battle between good and evil. But the band’s remarkable eighth full-length, Vitriola, required a different approach -- one less rigidly themed and more responsive as the band struggles with existentialism veering towards nihilism and despair; the ways in which society, much like a writer, creates and destroys; and an oncoming dystopia that feels eerily near at hand. Cursive has naturally developed a pattern of releasing new music every three years, creating records not out of obligation, but need, with the mindset that each record could potentially be their last. 2015 came and went, however, and the band remained silent for their longest period to date. But the members of Cursive have remained busy with solo records, a movie (the Kasher-penned and directed No Resolution), and running businesses (the band collectively owns and operates hometown Omaha’s mainstay bar/venue, O’Leaver’s). The band even launched their own label, 15 Passenger, through which they’re steadily reissuing their remastered back catalogue, as well as new albums by Kasher, Campdogzz, and David Bazan and Sean Lane. And like many others, the band members have been caught up in the inescapable state of confusion and instability that plagues their home country, and seems to grow more chaotic with each passing day. Which brings us to 2018 and Vitriola. For the first time since Happy Hollow, the album reunites Kasher, guitarist/singer Ted Stevens and bassist Matt Maginn with founding drummer Clint Schnase, as well as co-producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, M. Ward, Jenny Lewis) at ARC Studios in Omaha. They’re joined by Patrick Newbery on keys (who’s been a full-time member for years) and touring mainstay Megan Siebe on cello. Schnase and Maginn are in rare form, picking up right where they left off with a rhythmic lockstep of viscera-vibrating bass and toms, providing a foundation for Kasher and Stevens’ intertwining guitars and Newbery and Siebe’s cinematic flourishes. The album runs the sonic gamut between rich, resonant melodicism, Hitchcockian anxiety, and explosive catharsis -- and no Cursive album would be complete without scream-along melodies and lyrics that, upon reflection, make for unlikely anthems. There’s a palpable unease that wells beneath Vitriola’s simmering requiems and fist-shakers. Fiery opener “Free To Be or Not To Be You and Me” reflects the album’s core: a search for meaning that keeps coming up empty, and finding the will to keep going despite the fear of a dark future. The album directs frustration and anger at not only modern society and the universe at large, but also inward towards ourselves. On “Under the Rainbow,” disquiet boils into rage that indicts the complacency of the privileged classes; “Ghost Writer” has a catchy pulse that belies Kasher chastising himself for writing about writing; and “Noble Soldier/Dystopian Lament” is a haunting look at potential societal collapse that provides little in the way of hope but balances beauty and horror on the head of a pin. Vitriola raises a stark question: is this it? Is everything simply broken, leaving us hopeless and nihilistic? Maybe not. There can be reassurance in commiseration, and the album is deeply relatable: Cursive may not be offering the answers, but there is hope in knowing you're not alone in the chaos.

$20.00