SHOW 5/31/19: CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND AT BLUEMOON

FRIDAY, MAY 31 – 9pm
Blue Moon Tavern
712 NE 45th St, Seattle
Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band with Vardaman Ensemble and The Luna Moth

Who is ready to get loud, get down, shake it out, and re-ground? Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band gets wild at the Blue Moon this month. Prepare for catharsis and good time chills! We will be joined by special guest drummer Ruby Lucinda and she is bringing groovy freight train energy to the BOOM! Come get some!

NEW CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND RECORD: YUGEN 4

Surprise – new record for you! From our heart straight to yours, Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band offers this new live EP in the Yugen series. Featuring a stellar and explosive two guitar line up, this EP features Kathy Moore and Alex Anthony Faide (guitars), Michael Owcharuk (keyboard), Isaac Castillo (bass), and Adam Kozie (drums) alongside Crystal Beth (aka: Beth Fleenor) on voice and clarinet.

*WARNING* may induce adrenaline release, heart palpitations, a rush of dopamine, and severe excitement.

LISTEN HERE: https://crystalbeth.bandcamp.com/album/yugen-4

SHOW 8/23/18: BOOM + BIRTHDAY YUMS

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Thur, AUG 23 – 9pm
Northern Thorns, Select Level,
Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
Substation (Ballard)

Friends- I’m celebrating my 38th lap around the sun and the greatest present would be your presence!

This will be a dance and scream filled night at one of my favorite live BOOM boxes, the Substation, with 3 SUPER COOL bands – Northern Thorns, Select Level, and of course Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band.

There will be sweeties and surprises, so come sweat, dance it out, get your weird on, and make some new friends (or quietly keep to yourself and enjoy the experience in your own way, if you are an introvert like me and have trouble engaging with new people in a hyper social situation) – crafts encouraged! Art is the discipline of being!

Much love!
xoxo
b

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THE BOOM FEATURED ON NADA MUCHO’S “41 SEATTLE BANDS WE’RE WATCHING IN 2018”

Special thanks to Nada Mucho for featuring Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band on their list of “41 Seattle Bands We’re Watching in 2018” – many great things on this list, check it out!

“Each song by Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band is so different that it’s difficult to describe their sound, but I will give it a shot. The five-piece group makes multi-instrumental psychedelic jam rock with a sense of humor. Singer/songwriter Crystal Beth’s (Beth Fleenor) vocal chords seeming possessed by a different and equally talented spirit on each song. Always shocking. Always odd. Never boring.” (Tim Basaraba)

Read more: https://www.nadamucho.com/41-seattle-bands-were-watching-in-2018/

SHOW 5/1/18: THE BOOM’S LAST SHOW WITH BASSIST ISAAC CASTILLO

CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND
Tuesday, May 1 – 9pm
LoFi Seattle
429 Eastlake Ave E

The time has come to say it out loud…bassist Isaac Castillo is off to start a new chapter in Hawaii and this will be our last BOOM before he goes…

Obviously, this is a hard thing for us both to process personally, artistically, emotionally, psychologically, and professionally…but I am so very excited for him, I know it is the right thing, and I believe that when you love someone, you want the very best for them, and that means supporting them wholly – even if that means they have to leave to go live in the middle of the ocean…

Yes the BOOM will continue. Yes I will continue. And Yes we will stand by each other for the rest of our lives….I mean come on, he’s my very best friend and has been for years and we love each other deeply and have been through hell together… and yes and yes and yes and yes.

And we are both devastated and excited, and paralyzed and in overdrive, and bewildered and understanding, and feeling tiny and bold – pretty much, feeling all the things simultaneously and then some…but we are both surrounded by immense love in every direction, and everything will be as it needs to and should be….

So if you want to hear what all that sounds like, the laughing, crying, screaming, exaltation of it all, then come join us for this show, and let’s send him off with the biggest BOOM imaginable.

We will be joined by super cool bands RGK & the Alternative Facts and Explosions Everywhere. Boom closes out the night.

——-MORE ABOUT THE BANDS——-

Crystal Beth & The Boom Boom Band and RGK+The Alternative Facts are once again joining forces to grace the Seattle stage for a night of high energy musical inspiration.

To any who have seen Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band, no explanation is necessary. Part rock band, part spiritual experience, and full on catharsis, no other band has such ability to part Seattle’s cloudy skies and deliver listeners to a truly different realm.

Treading the line between darkness and loving light, sultry and savage, RGK+The Alternative Facts brings an element of deep stylistic fusion to the realm of the power trio. Between high flying vocals, jazz-inspired harmony, and raw musical power, this band leaves no stone unturned in their search for a deep human experience through music.

Joining the fray is Explosions Everywhere, Seattle’s newest Sax/Synth/Drums trio. Playful and powerful, instrumental virtuosity meets stellar songwriting with this up and coming band.

https://www.facebook.com/crystalbethboom/
https://crystalbeth.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/RGKandTheAlternativeFacts/
http://thealternativefactsband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/explosionseverywheretrio/

SHOW 2/2/18: CRYSTAL BETH & THE BOOM BOOM BAND AT BLUEMOON

FRI 2/2
Crystal Beth & the Boom Boom Band
with Hound Dog Taylor’s Hand, The Vardaman Ensemble, and The Luna Moth
Blue Moon Tavern
712 NE 45th St
Music begins at 9pm
Boom closes out the night
$7

NOW AVAILABLE: BALL OF WAX 50 WITH MUSIC BY CRYSTAL BETH

We are absolutely delighted to be included in the esteemed compilation Ball of Wax 50. This release always features a brilliant range of music, and we are honored to be included alongside such individually unique and fabulous songwriters.

Listen/Purchase here:
https://ballofwax.bandcamp.com/album/ball-of-wax-volume-50

About our track they write,Beth Fleenor – aka Crystal Beth – is an undeniable, unstoppable musical force, and one of Seattle’s treasures. She uses her voice and clarinet – not to mention the deep connections she forms with her collaborators – to channel strange, disturbing, and beautiful sounds into existence from beyond most of our imaginings. “Battle Cry” has no words that would be recognized in any language, but words would be needless ornament here. The band’s joyful, stomping skronk and Beth’s chants and shrieks bypass the language centers of the brain and drill directly into the deepest, primal folds, beckoning you to surrender to sound, to find peace and clarity through a modicum of musical insanity.”

 

Thanks Ball of Wax!