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Kelli Schaefer, Kyle Alfred Hillig

  • Honey at Alma Mater 1322 Fawcett Avenue Tacoma, WA, 98402 United States (map)

“We thought we knew what to expect — but we weren't prepared for this. “ - NPR Music

In 2011, Kelli Schaefer released her first full length record Ghost of the Beast - a compilation of singles released throughout 2009 on the artist-run label Amigo Amiga Recordings. A surprising follow up to her 2008 Lasso the Moon EP, Ghost of the Beast is a haunting art-pop record with a backbone made of steel and distortion. Schaefer garnered praise and attention, sharing the stage with Damien Jurado, Wild Flag, and the Corin Tucker Band. Included in Willamette Week’s “Best New Band” poll, with a music video featured on Paste, tracks featured on NPR and KEXP, and multiple regional festival appearances, Schaefer’s debut was gaining momentum in the northwest.

But when Schaefer decided to step back from the whirlwind of live shows to focus on her follow up, she found that she wanted to go in a different direction. She kicked off this exploration with a self-produced, limited release EP titled 601 in May of 2013, debuting the beginnings of her new sound. Starting in 2014, she joined back up with Ghost of the Beast producer Drew Grow, and her bandmates Jeremiah Hayden and 601 guitarist Ryan Lynch, and found her vision had shifted to a more conceptual, unhinged rock and roll sound. 

Kye Alfred Hillig - Kye Alfred Hillig, the Tacoma, Washington-based singer-songwriter has been the principle songwriter for four bands with styles ranging from punk to surfy indie to folk since the age of twelve.To date he has written over 1,500 songs and recorded over 21 albums. Since 2012 he has worked on his solo career and released six albums Aurora, Together Through It All, Real Snow, The Buddhist, Great Falls Memorial Interchange, and Fossil. He doesn't believe in the Devil.

Honey @ Alma Mater Tacoma
Doors at 6:30
$8 Adv / $10 Door

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