Eyelids • Zebra Hunt • New Age Healers • The Pop Cycle

High Dive Presents

Eyelids • Zebra Hunt • New Age Healers • The Pop Cycle

Friday 9/7

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

$8 advance / $10 day of show

This event is 21 and over

Eyelids
Eyelids
Portland, Oregon's EYELIDS existed long before the actual band came to be. Friends for over two decades, principal songwriters John Moen and Chris Slusarenko had long desired to get together to write songs, “sweet melodies” paired with “bummer vibes,” which would fuse Big Star’s jangle to XTC’s melodicism, connecting the dots between the dream pop sounds of the ‘80s Paisley Underground to the homespun post-punk of the legendary Flying Nun label.

For years, Moen and Slusarenko played and wrote in the company of some of the most legendary songwriters of indie rock including Robert Pollard (Guided by Voices), Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/Jicks), Colin Meloy (The Decemberists) and Elliott Smith. In 2014 they decided that it was time to finally start writing and recording together, adding the talents of guitarist/vocalist Jonathan Drews (Sunset Valley, Damien Jurado). The end result was their thirteen song debut album, 854, which gained positive notes from A/V Club, Brooklyn Vegan, BBC6 Radio and MOJO magazine. NPR called them “Portland’s best kept secret”.

That secret was short lived. Over the course of the next two-and-a-half years, the band has issued recordings at a prolific clip: They’ve released five 7”s and a 12” EP (which was labeled “EP/single of the year” by legendary East Coast freeform radio station WFMU ). They toured in the States and overseas, as headliners and as openers for Drive-By Truckers & The Charlatans UK (after hearing 854 Charlatans leader Tim Burgess asked to release the album overseas via his O Genesis label).
Zebra Hunt
Zebra Hunt
Rock band from Seattle, WA, with influences from Feelies, The Clean, Woollen Kits, VU, UV Race, The Chills.

Members:
- Aaron
- Erik
- Mitch
- Robert
New Age Healers
New Age Healers
Picking up where Echo & the Bunnymen, Love and Rockets and The Jesus and Mary Chain left off with just a touch of punk to make the ladies swoon.
The Pop Cycle
The Pop Cycle
The Pop Cycle is a Seattle area power pop foursome featuring Brett Richards and David Thompson on guitars, Paul Swegle on drums and Jim Freeman on bass. We play a mix of originals and covers drawn from several decades of the power pop genre, including songs by Big Star, The Who, The Records, The Kinks, Cheap Trick, Beatles, etc. - the list goes on and on and on. Our main goal with the Pop Cycle is to have a heck of a lot of fun, rock hard, and celebrate the music that means something to us. While Brett and David handle the lion's share of the lead vocals for the group, the rest of us have their backs with harmonies and might even sing lead on a tune or two ourselves. Brett came to the great NW from Atlanta about a decade ago after a long tenure as the lead guitar player for the critically acclaimed Hanging Francis. Since that time he's kicked it locally with his own StarChief , plus Harvest (a northwest tribute to Neil Young), and most recently with Jim in All Mixed Up, a casino/summer festival 80's cover band. Berklee trained David adds a layer of beautiful vocal harmonies and melodic color to our already full sound. His already illustrious musical career includes singer/songwriter/guitarist of the successful Boston band The Pills and most recently Seattle's The Scheme. Paul, TPC's newest member, is a native Seattle-ite who owned and operated Latona Studios near Greenlake. His bands Go Man Go and Smoking Jacket were big in the bar scene in the 90s, followed by a heavier band called VOL that Paul put together during the grunge era. After moving to D.C. and dominating the scene with rock trio Anne Summers, Paul came back to Seattle roughly a decade ago and has been playing with a variety of popular local bands, like the Boxcar Tramps(now, the Rolling Blackouts) and rockabilly band Billy Dwayne and the Creepers. In addition to All Mixed Up, Jim has been performing in and all around Seattle with a variety of local groups over the years, including The Seamonkees, '63 Burnout, and The Wild Snohomians.
Venue Information:
High Dive Seattle
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA, 98103
http://www.highdiveseattle.com/index.asp