STG will be presenting The Sonics at The Historic Moore Theatre on Thursday, April 2nd, along with Mudhoney, who hasn’t played the Moore since their infamous sell-out in 1989, the concert that put them on the map. Decades after the release of their last album, garage rockers the Sonics are returning with a new LP, This Is the Sonics. The group, best known lately for their raucous 1965 recording of “Have Love Will Travel,” heralded the news with a gritty, sax-powered single, “Bad Betty.”(watch video below) Previously, the This Is the Sonics track appeared in a different version on a split seven-inch single with Mudhoney that came out on Record Store Day last year. Three of the band’s original members – vocalist-keyboardist Jerry Roslie, guitarist-vocalist Larry Parypa and multi-instrumentalist Rob Lind, who plays sax, harmonica and sings – recorded the new album in “earth-shaking mono” with a rhythm section that has played with the Kingsmen and Dick Dale. Producer Jim Diamond recorded the band in Seattle, less than an hour’s drive from the band’s hometown of Tacoma. The album is due out on March 31st.
The Sonics were most active in the mid-Sixties, when they put out their influential 1965 LP Here Are the Sonics and 1966 record Boom, putting their own unique stamp on revved-up garage rock. They reunited briefly in the Seventies. In recent years, “Have Love Will Travel” appeared in a Modelo beer commercial and in a promo for Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown. The group was also featured in the Seattle episode of Foo Fighters’ HBO docu-series, Sonic Highways.
Tickets for the show are on sale now! For more information visit www.STGpresents.org
Prior to their concert, the band will be signing their new album and having meet & greets at three Seattle record stores, Silver Platters in Bellevue, Easy Street Records in West Seattle, and Sonic Boom in Ballard.
The members of the group will be available for photos and interviews.
WHEN & WHERE:
Monday, March 30th- 7:30pm – 9pm
2616 Bellevue Way NE
Tuesday, March 31st- 7:30pm- 9pm
4559 California Ave SW
Wednesday, April 1st- 7:30pm- 9pm
2209 NW Market St