STG On Sale Announcement: Fortune's Bones, Kim Gordon's: Girl In ABand, Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Stuff You Should Know, and Philip Selway

Arts and Entertainment

January 14, 2015

From: Paramount Theatre

Black History Month Event!

Fortune's Bones
 
Date: Sunday, February 22, 2015 @ 4:00 PM

Venue: The Paramount

Age Limit: All Ages / Bar w/ Valid ID

Price: FREE EVENT
 
Seating: GA Seated
 
On Sale: On Sale Now!
 
Ticketing Information: For more information, visit STGPresents.org.

Inspired by a book authored by Dr. Marilyn Nelson entitled Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem, the Seattle community will come together to explore the story of Fortune, an enslaved African who served a doctor in post-Colonial Waterbury, Connecticut. After his death in 1798, Fortune was dissected by the doctor. His bones were stripped and preserved, studied, and later, displayed as an anatomical specimen at a local museum. Fortune remained unburied and without memorialization until 2013. Dr. Nelson's book is an epic poem commemorating Fortune's life. Notes and archival materials are also included in the book contextualizing the material.
 
The Cantata was originally commissioned by the Waterbury Symphony, Waterbury, Connecticut. Composer Dr. Ysaye Barnwell (formerly of Sweet Honey in the Rock), set the text of the poem to music. The Seattle presentation will be much like the single event that took place at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in Waterbury, Connecticut, where Dr. Barnwell led the performance of a full symphony, three choirs, seven soloists, and a chorus of African bells in celebration of the fullness of African American life.
 
The performance will also include spirituals, which metaphorically set Fortune's bones to rest. Seattle Theatre Group will offer the performance of the Cantata free of charge to the public.The Fortune's Bones Project will be a community-wide series of events held to engender discussion regarding history, race and social justice, and medical ethics, with particular regard to those issues as they relate to African Americans. The capstone event will be Seattle Theatre Group's presentation of Fortune's Bones: The Manumission Requiem Cantata.

Kim Gordon's Girl In a Band

A Conversation with Bruce Pavitt

Date: March 2, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
 
Venue: The Neptune
 
Age Limit: All Ages/ Bar w/ Valid ID

Price: $11.50 or $29.50 with Optional Book Add On (not including fees)

Seating: General Admission

On Sale: Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM
 
Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.
 
Kim Gordon is a musician, vocalist, visual artist, record producer, video director, fashion designer, and actress. Gordon, who started out as a visual artist, rose to prominence as the bassist, guitarist, and vocalist of alternative rock band Sonic Youth, which she formed with Thurston Moore in 1981. In 1990, Gordon and Spike Jonze co-directed The Breeders video "Cannonball." In 1993 she launched her own fashion line, X-Girl, and continues to work in fashion from time to time. She has appeared in several films, including Gus Van Sant's Last Days, as well as episodes of Gossip Girl and Girls. In 2012, after the breakup of Sonic Youth, Gordon formed Body/Head with friend Bill Nace.
 
Gordon takes us back to the lost New York of the 1980s and '90s that gave rise to Sonic Youth, and the Alternative revolution in popular music. The band helped build a vocabulary of music-paving the way for Nirvana, Hole, Smashing Pumpkins and many other acts. But at its core, Girl in a Band examines the route from girl to woman in uncharted territory, music, art career, what partnership means-and what happens when that identity dissolves.
 
Evocative and edgy, filled with the sights and sounds of a changing world and a transformative life, Girl in a Band is the fascinating chronicle of a remarkable journey and an extraordinary artist.

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Special Guest: Gemma Ray

Date: March 26, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
 
Venue: The Crocodile
 
Age Limit: All Ages

Price: $15.00 (not including fees)

Seating: General Admission

On Sale: Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Ticketing Information: Available online at TicketFly.com. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.
 
Kitty, Daisy & Lewis return with their first new album in three years since their acclaimed Smoking In Heaven. On Kitty, Daisy & Lewis The Third, themes of fresh adulthood and lost loves run throughout. With the enlisted help of legendary Clash guitarist, Mick Jones, as producer, KD&L recorded The Third in their self-constructed, 16-track analogue studio in a derelict Indian restaurant in Camden Town. "With Mick on board, it was the first time we have worked with a producer," says Lewis, "Just having someone else in the room meant we could start bouncing ideas off other people and that was great."
 
London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are talented songwriters and musicians, whose musical background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and performed at family gatherings, playing any instrument they lay their hands on. From a young age Kitty, Daisy & Lewis have been inspiring audiences with their unique stage show and eclectic musical selections rooted in a history of story tellin

Stuff You Should Know

Special Guests: Josh Clark & Charles W. Bryant

Date: April 2, 2015 @ 7:00 PM

Venue: The Neptune

Age Limit: All Ages/ Bar w/ Valid ID

Price: $20.00 (not including fees)

Seating: General Admission

On Sale: Friday, January 16, 2015 @ Noon

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, 24-hour ticket kiosks located outside the Paramount, Moore, and Neptune Theatre, Sonic Boom Records in Ballard, in person at the Paramount box office, or may also be purchased by phone at 1-877-STG-4TIX. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.
 
Stuff You Should Know is the award-winning podcast hosted by Chuck Bryant and Josh Clark and produced by the venerable website HowStuffWorks. Twice weekly since 2008, Stuff You Should Know has released a mind-addling array of episodes, cracking open the mechanics, history and cultural and scientific impact of topics like: Ouija boards, asteroid mining, termites, the use of MDMA to treat mental illness, the game of horseshoes, gender reassignment surgery, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning, Barbie(r) dolls, peak oil, the effects of going without sleep, bioluminescence, disco, icebergs, the fat tax and so on and so on, totaling nearly 700 episodes and adding two more every Tuesday
and Thursday.

Over the years, Stuff You Should Know has grown beyond the podcast to include video series like Don't Be Dumb; a pretty good social media presence on Facebook and Twitter where Josh and Chuck chat with their fans, field suggestions and are told what they got wrong in any given episode; and a website, Josh and Chuck's home on the web, StuffYouShouldKnow.com, where they like to share examples of their interests in photos of abandoned places, old Halloween costumes, terrible ideas in history, and other neat stuff. They are also beginning work on a Stuff You Should Know book, which they intend to complete and have published before the end of the decade, they hope. They also played themselves in a short lived but much loved scripted TV show on Science channel.

Chuck and Josh live in Atlanta, though not together; instead with their wives, Emilie (Chuck) and Umi (Josh). When they aren't working - but really, in this day and age, when is anyone not working, you know? - Chuck plays in his old man band, an band, as he's a bit of an amateur guitarist, and Joshlikes to find and try new cocktail recipes, as he's a bit of an amateur mixologist.

Philip Selway
 
Date: April 15, 2015 @ 8:30 PM

Venue:Columbia City Theater

Age Limit: 21 & Over only

Price: $20.00 (not including fees)
 
Seating: General Admission
 
On Sale: Friday, January 16, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com. For more information, visit STGPresents.org.

"a sweeping suite full of moody psychedelic arrangements" - Rolling Stone
 
"a pop record with an artful touch that further develops his tender emotional spin on the expansively moody sounds" - Stereogum
 
"Selway's distorted croon ricocheting off dubby synth wobbles and oceanic guitar pings... he sounds reinvigorated" - Relix
 
Philip Selway is excited to premiere the new video for the track "Around Again" off his stellar second album, Weatherhouse (Bella Union). The "Around Again" visuals retain the dreamy, mystical nature of Philip's previous videos for "Coming Up For Air" and "It Will End In Tears". The video, directed by the Spanish film collective NYSU, features a pivoting camera that follows a woman's circuitous path as she leaves various items and poses in her wake, resulting in a completely altered setting.
 
Having stunned the audience in studio and at home with his recent Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon performance of "It Will End In Tears," Philip will at long last bring his solo works to life on a New York City stage with a performance at the esteemed Le Poisson Rouge on April 10, 2015. Tickets for his headlining set are available here.
 
For further information, visit http://www.philipselway.com/.