Seattle – April 17, 2015 KEXP and Easy Street invite you to an exclusive performance by legendary garage rockers The Sonics at Easy Street Records in West Seattle on Record Store Day, Saturday April 18th at 10:00pm.
The Sonics — joined by special guests from other iconic Seattle bands — will perform songs from their new album, This Is The Sonics, as well as selections from their historic back catalog (“Psycho,” “Have Love, Will Travel,” “Strychnine,” “The Witch”). The Sonics recently blew the doors off of The Moore Theater so this should be fun. Read HERE
In addition, KEXP DJs Kevin Cole and Troy Nelson will be spinning some their favorite Record Store Day releases. Guests will also receive a limited-edition lithograph of the show poster and collectible hard tickets.
Tickets are on sale today only (until 9:00 P.M.) at Easy Street Records, 4559 California Ave SW, Seattle, and today and tomorrow (until 6:00 P.M.) at KEXP.ORG. Proceeds from this very special show benefit KEXP’s New Home Campaign.
For more information about KEXP’s New Home, visit NewHome.KEXP.ORG.
KEXP is one of the most influential listener-supported music radio stations in the country. More than 200,000 listeners from around the world tune in to the station each week over the air and online. On KEXP’s YouTube channel, videos of exclusive in-studio performances garner more than 1.7 million views per week. KEXP produces over 500 live performances each year. For more information, please visit www.kexp.org.
About The Sonics:
The Sonics are an American garage rock band from Tacoma, Washington, originating in the early 1960s. Their aggressive, hard-edged sound has been a major influence on punk, garage, and hard rock music worldwide, and they’ve been named as inspirations by Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen, the Fall, and other major artists. Their new album, This Is The Sonics follows 50 years after their legendary albums Here Are the Sonics!!! (1965) and follow-up Boom (1966).
About Easy Street:
Easy Street Records is an independent record store located in Seattle, Washington. Located in West Seattle, Easy Street opened in 1988. It is also home to a cafe/bar, which serves coffee, breakfast, lunch, and beer and wine. Easy Street Records often hosts live in-store performances by national and local musicians. The store carries new and used CDs, vinyl records, DVDs, new books, magazines and company-branded merchandise. In 2010, Rolling Stone named Easy Street one of the best record stores in the USA and Time magazine included it in its article “10 Great American Record Shops.”
About Record Store Day:
Now in its eighth year, this annual event to acknowledge your local independent record shop has become a colossal celebration, now organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS) and the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS).