BENT KNEE TO PLAY BARBOZA ON JUNE 30TH (PLUS MORE NORTHWEST DATES)
Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Violinist Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Its last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements. The group has performed hundreds of shows across the world to date.
Northwest Tour Dates
6/28 Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
6/29 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
6/30 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
7/3 Boise, ID @ Neurolux