Crystal Beth_Tacoma

Special Tacoma show added!
Ahleuchatistas AND Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
Northern Pacific Coffee Company
401 Garfield St. S
5/22 – TACOMA, WA – 7pm

A special, intimate show featuring two rocking powerhouses.
A personal note from Crystal Beth…
“I have been a fan of the Ahleuchatistas since getting turned on to them by a friend back in 2011. I had a band called Figeater at the time and we were joined by Shane Paris for a show in Asheville that was one of the band’s best performances. I was instantly struck by his otherworldly guitar playing and deep intuition and we had a helluva wild and thrilling sonic ride! A couple years later in 2013, drummer Ryan Oslance came out to Seattle and we enjoyed a week of visceral, primal, universe expanding performances together including a show with dancer Paige Barnes, work with my blindfolded Workshop Ensemble immersive soundbaths, and a duo concert at the Chapel Performance Space. I LOVE playing with both these guys. They are currently on tour in support of their new Ahleuchatistas record – Arrebato – and I’m just thrilled that we were able to add this show in Tacoma to share a bill with each of our individual projects. IT WILL BE A BIG BOOM OF GREATNESS ALL AROUND – join us!!”

Ahleuchatistas is guitarist Shane Parish and drummer Ryan Oslance on a musical odyssey of pure imagination, limitless in influences, combining tight-knit composition with improvisation, and delivering powerful live shows. The project was founded in 2002 and has evolved organically as the muse leads through the creative sonic continuum…

About the name, two words were once married to give an identity and conceptual continuity to a musical enterprise without limits. Ah-leu-cha & Zapatistas. The first is the title of a Charlie Parker song, the second that of a revolutionary movement which began in Chiapas, Mexico in 1994. Musical revolution and social revolution combined into a single coinage. Movement and the constant outstripping of itself are what unifies all the sounds under this single name.

A ferociously powerful, psychedelic clarinet and primal scream fronted rock band – Crystal Beth* spits electric fire and cleansing water in dense currents of bethnic chants created to unblock your nervous system and drop that dopamine!

With the reflexes of a mongoose and the swagger of a leftist John Wayne, Crystal Beth* spins her own universe of cathartic hardcore purge pop, brandishing a sword of Boom Boom liberation – sweaty, trance inducing, heart-pouring – these are sonic cupcakes for your soul.

The Boom Boom Band features Tristan Gianola (guitar) / Michael Owcharuk (keyboard) / Isaac Castillo (bass) / Adam Kozie (drums)

“….fare perhaps best described as world music from an imaginary planet — or at least one recently visited by Yoko Ono….quite compelling and magical….” (Seattle Times)

“You can find {Crystal Beth} fearlessly indulging her wildest creative inklings whenever she materializes in a musical forum…Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band falls somewhere between the grisly skronk-punk of Stickers and earthy freak-indie of tUnE-yArDs, but even fans of those left-of-center acts will be thrown for a loop. Wailing vocals not bound to any conventions but {her} own, paired with percussive “Bethnic chants,” are set over freely drawn jazz figures and world-y rhythms.” (the Stranger)

*Crystal Beth is a psychoactive stimulant that increases alertness, concentration, and energy, and in high doses, can induce euphoria, enhance self-esteem, and increase libido.

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