The Crocodile Presents:
5th Annual Big Ass Boombox Music Festival
Jupe Jupe, Actionesse, The Purrs, Chrome Lakes, SHIVERTWINS, Ephrata, The Morning After, Sleepy Genes, Alki, Golden Gardens, General Mojo’s, Devils Hunt Me Down, Samuel Orson
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
This event is all ages
Jupe Jupe creates dark and danceable pop music layered with crooning vocals, atmospheric synths, shivering guitars, and driving beats.
The Seattle quartet offers a collection of melancholy, hook-laden textures in its latest release, Lonely Creatures—10 hauntingly striking songs about isolation, fate, internal struggle, and technology gone awry. Each tune draws inspiration from electropop, post-punk, and ghostly Americana.
The band spent over two years crafting each song on Lonely Creatures before joining producer Matt Bayles at Red Room Studios in Seattle, Washington. A former member of Minus the Bear, Bayles has produced and mixed a number of seminal albums by Botch, Mastodon, Murder City Devils, Minus the Bear, Russian Circles, These Arms are Snakes, The Blood Brothers, and many more.
Actionesse is an ever-evolving project by four different styles of musicians coming together to find common ground — born, bred and bathed in brassy broth, Actionesse is a four-piece heavy punk rock/post-horncore group from Seattle, Washington. Their textured, maximalist approach to genre-bending has been lauded as 'weirdo rock' —their live performance 'like a swirling tornado' onstage. Actionesse releases their upcoming EP 'Deep' in May of 2018.
"It's hard to find a band that hits harder in Seattle than Actionesse. Not just because they're loud or because of the anthemic, howling vocals...What really makes the four-piece work is the beastly energy they manage to harness into each performance and recording." - KEXP
The Purrs are a Seattle psych-rock outfit who’ve made promises to each other and kept them to their audience. Existing for more than a decade, The Purrs are crushed by their day jobs, unlucky in love, soaked in whiskey, and renowned for their blistering live performances. Their music is made for the late hours: an after work visit to the bar, dollars crumpled in pocket from being clumped in a fist; the same formation of a fist that extends outward for their roaring guitar solos, and blues lyricism crossed with Thurston Moore pedal stomps.
The Purrs understand that personal battles are won with rock and roll, optimism comes from release, and that these stories are meant to be shared. They “grab a table in the back, and start throwing them down.” That’s not to say that they’re purely rabble-rousers. The Purrs engage in multiple harmony vocals (from Jima, also on bass, and Liz Herrin, also on guitars), which allows them to drift from aggressive to sultry, and lonely and down and out to unified and hopeful. The dual guitars (Jason Milne and Herrin) organically drift from punk to country to shoegaze, aided by a strong rhythm section (Dusty Hayes on drums). The Purrs brand of rock and roll devotionals are something that is never tiresome -- it's the weary reflection that comes with the night, before the new day.
The Purrs have a rich musical history, marked by appearances at Bumbershoot, Voodoo and MidPoint music festivals, weekend coast-to-coast jaunts to play CMJ, national tours, broken-down vans, a song featured on the HBO series Californication, heavy rotation on influential radio stations such as KEXP, and SIRIUS, and hundreds of gigs with such talents as A Place To Bury Strangers, The Wrens, Jesse Sykes, Holy Fuck, Film School, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pearl Jam, and Okkervil River.
Formed in 2013, in the belly of Seattle, Washington, Chrome Lakes approaches their music through the lens of post-hardcore in the year of post-truth America. Their sound, shaped from the influences of Seattle’s community and America’s emo and post-hardcore landscapes, offers an aggressive, yet melodic entry into the schism of indie rock, moving past the last decades-worth of Seattle folk...
Dream poppy shoegazey whatever music.
The Morning After
We are an all girls punky/funky/grungy/alt. style group who like to write about equality, the controversial, and support for all. We book primarily in the Sea-Tac area!
Our first album "Stay for Breakfast" will be released January of 2017!
Dreamscapes and Anthems for Magical Minds.
We come to you across the forest with messages of alchemy and wisdom.
Told in song, such high and mystic things.....
Devils Hunt Me Down
Four brothers, born to Sasquatch hunters in the North Cascade Mountains, Devils Hunt Me Down emerges from the wilderness, raised on a diet of psychedelic mushrooms and bear fat, to bring you the finest Cascadian dirt rock.