The Slants • Golden Gardens • MARBLE

High Dive Presents

The Slants • Golden Gardens • MARBLE

Wednesday 5/10

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$6 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

The Slants
The Slants
Portland’s The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They offer up catchy dance beats, strong hooks, and a bombastic live show that is “not to be missed” (The Westword). The Willamette Week says “While the band may well be best experienced live, Slants releases always promise a few blistering, note-perfect singles.” The music is the perfect combination of 80’s driven synth pop with hard-hitting indie, floor-filling beats which fans affectionately dub as “Chinatown Dance Rock.”

In addition to the music, the band is actively involved with helping marginalized communities, leading discussions on race and identity, and raising awareness of social justice issues.

They’ve been featured on Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, BBC, NPR, NBC, IFC TV, Huffington Post, MTV, TEDx, and over 1,500 radio stations, tv shows, magazines, and websites across 82 countries.

20 international tours, including appearances in 48 of 50 U.S states, have led to headlining showcases at major festivals such as SXSW, MusicfestNW, San Diego Comic-Con, and Dragon Con.
The band has also provided support for The Decemberists, Mindless Self Indulgence, Girl Talk, Apl.De.Ap (of Black Eyed Peas), Blindpilot and Shonen Knife. In 2011, The Slants worked with the Department of Defense for a series of shows at U.S and NATO bases in Eastern Europe, dubbed “Operation Gratitude.”
Golden Gardens
Golden Gardens
We come to you across the forest with messages of alchemy and wisdom.

Told in song, such high and mystic things.....

"Undeniably enchanting and mythical soundscapes ... incredibly dreamy." - KEXP

"Seattle duo Golden Gardens waft somewhere among Julee Cruise's silky lullabies, Cranes' tremulous hymns, and Slowdive's aquatic symphonies." - Dave Segal, The Stranger

"Soothing dream-pop at its best." - Seattle Weekly
In a quarter life natural disaster of second-hand budgets, sleeping in cars, assaulted poems, relationship reinventions, misfit art, and career demolitions, songwriter, Chantel Bailey, met guitarist, Matt Blount, and they became MARBLE. The band was born within the bleached walls of a small northwest apartment and was tested on the caffeinated, post-grunge battlefield that is the local music scene of Seattle, WA.

The melancholy lyrical choices and phrasing of MARBLE confront the futility of life, love, and freedom of self-loathing. In a bare fisted pub-brawl of raw, minimal guitar leads and bold melodies, pain and imperfection are seized and twisted into a beautiful racket. Enlisting the talent of a rotating cast of drummers and bass players, MARBLE maintains the backbone on which it was built and finds freedom in the newness of players, cities, and beer-stained stages.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103