STG Announces Upcoming Events: The Lonely Forest and More

February 28
2:36 PM 2013
Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.

The Lonely Forest The Lonely Forest
Special Guests: Now, Now
Date: Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ 9:00pm
Venue: The Crocodile (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
Price: $16.00, in advance, $18.00, day of show, not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Friday, March 1, 2013 @ 10am
Ticketing Information: Available online at For more info, or
Set between ancient forest and the forest-green waters of Puget Sound at the very edge of the continental US, Anacortes, Washington, population 17,000 sees a lot come and go. Ferries docked here delivers thousands of itinerant hippies, millionaires, and sightseers to farms and mansions dotting the remote San Juan Islands while Navy bombers and helicopters based nearby perform ear-splitting flyovers. Through all the coming and going, the local DIY community remains remarkably consistent and strong; an expression of defiant, end-of-the-line creativity. From that community come The Lonely Forest, a rock band of four Anacortes natives with no intention of leaving.

From the outset The Lonely Forest -singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Van Deusen, guitarist Tony Ruland, drummer Braydn Krueger, and bassist Eric Sturgeon- has been about inclusion. In 2005, a raucous garage session inspired the guys (Braydn, Tony, and Eric) to join forces with Van Deusen's piano-pop. The newly formed entity, now called The Lonely Forest, played their first show while two band members were still in high school (the other two having recently graduated). Since that show, The Lonely Forest have racked up miles; steadily becoming heroes of the Northwest all-ages scene through relentless gigging around the region. From their first show at the Department of Safety, center of Anacortes' all-ages DIY scene, to their high-profile appearance at Bumbershoot 2009, a sold-out concert at the Showbox in Seattle last fall and a coveted spot on 2010's Sasquatch Festival, the accolades for The Lonely Forest have grown along with their fanbase.

Stornoway Stornoway
Date: May 20, 2013 @ 9:00pm
Venue: The Crocodile (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
Price: $15.00, not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: Friday, March 1, 2013 @ 10am
Ticketing Information: Available online at For more info visit online or

It starts with a breathless, brimming affirmation of enduring love and ends with a becalmed reflection on life and loss as dusk draws in. Between these two elemental bookends Stornoway's superb second album pauses to contemplate birth, death, family, sex, nature, joy, pain and the precise location of home. There are Turkish zithers and there are German spoons. It is the sound of one long song of life unfurling.

Singer and principal songwriter Brian Briggs describes Tales From Terra Firma as "an album of stories about rites of passage." If there is one unifying theme it is the troublesome task of leaving behind the easy certainties of youth to wrestle with the complexities of adulthood, all the while trying to retain a sense of wonder at the world. Drawing from influences as varied as Tom Waits, John Adams and David Gilmour, with nods along the way to 19th-century poets John Clare and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, it is a multi-textured, hyper-melodic, stirringly emotional piece of work. It is also a fantastic pop record.


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Date: Saturday, June 29, 2013 @ 8:00pm
Venue: The Paramount (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)
Price: $38.75-$68.75, not including applicable fees
Seating: Reserved
On Sale: Now
Ticketing Information: Previously purchased tickets will be honored or can be refunded at point of purchase.
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