Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Rachel Moreshead1
The Warehouse & Post Defiance Present Apartment Lights, Kevin Seconds, & j. wong
Post Defiance and The Warehouse are happy to announce we are hosting a concert that shouldn’t be missed – a house show featuring APARTMENT LIGHTS, KEVIN SECONDS, & J. WONG on Saturday, March 16.
We at Post Defiance are delighted to join The Warehouse in presenting this unique house show, which is a fitting expression of our mutual love of Tacoma culture and our desire to share and promote it.
The Warehouse, a group of friends who decided it would be fun to host shows in the city that they love, have put their heart and soul into bringing high quality music to Tacoma. Says the Warehouse: “it has been an experience that has not only changed us, but it has given us the opportunity to bring people together to share in an experience. It continues to be an honor to do what we do for our wonderful community.”
Be sure to join us as we bring these three heart-tugging solo artists together for an intimate evening of gorgeously crafted music.
Post Defiance harbors many unabashed fans of Grace Sullivan, solo singer/songwriter of Apartment Lights. Her debut EP “The White River,” released last May, was followed by a handful of shows in Seattle, including Columbia City Theater and The Triple Door.
“I don’t plan to play [shows] often,” she told us last July, which is why we’re delighted to host her debut show in Tacoma at her own house. We will have the rare treat of experiencing Grace’s haunting piano compositions performed on her own baby grand.
Originally the frontman and lyricist for the legendary hardcore punk band 7 Seconds, Kevin Seconds has been making music since 1979.
As a pioneering punk musician, he stayed busy for years with international tours and over a dozen recorded albums. Now he performs as a solo artist and in October 2012, released his most recent album, “Don’t Let Me Lose Ya”. Though this music differs greatly from the genres where he first found success, according to his biography on reverbnation.com his songs are “startlingly catchy and impeccably well-crafted.”
“Like those giants of song, j.wong’s economy with words is what sets him apart from other Seattle singer songwriters. “He squeezes the worth out of individual syllables and notes with the pointedness of a poet,” wrote Sean Jewell of The Stranger about the Seattle-based singer/songwriter.
His melancholic vocals sweep across endearing melodies that echo something like classic country and American roots music. j.wong was a founding member of the math-rock band Rand Univac, which also included James Pants and members of Velella Velella. His debut EP, “j.wong & the popular butchers,” was released in 2010, and he has shared the stage with artists such as Frank Black of The Pixies, David Bazan, Damien Jurado, Mark Eitzel, and Modern English.
We can’t wait to see you on March 16th; tickets are available on brownpapertickets.com, make sure to buy early as space is limited.