STG Opens Ticket Sales for Frank Turner and Moderat, 6/28

Seattle Theatre Group (STG)'s mission is to make diverse performing arts and education an integral part of our region's cultural identity while keeping three historic venues, The Paramount, Moore and Neptune, alive and vibrant. STG presents a range of performances from Broadway, off-Broadway, dance and jazz, to comedy, concerts of all genres, speakers and family shows - at these three iconic theatres in Seattle and venues throughout the Puget Sound region and in Portland, Oregon.

Tickets for the following events are on sale June 28th:

STG Opens Ticket Sales for Frank Turner and Moderat, 6/28

Moderat

August 28, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)

$26.50 general admission (not including fees)

On Sale: Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m.

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The

Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres, or Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. For more information visit STGPresents.org.

Moderat are Modeselektor and Apparat. Hardly anybody has brought electronic music from Berlin to the farthest flung corners of the world with more passion and enthusiasm than these two heavyweights.

Modeselektor - Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary - are bass music heroes. Together with a veritable army of collaborators, guest artists and with their two labels Monkeytown and 50 Weapons, they have built a broad network. They assimilate and process the tiniest vibrations in the global bass continuum and at the same time, their wobbly salvos and their oblique sense of humour are unmistakable. They became known to a select audience through their records on BPitch Control with which they catapulted themselves out of the Berlin 4/4 cosmos, whilst simultaneously reflecting the raw and full-on spirit of the 1990s Berlin club scene.

Apparat (real name: Sascha Ring) could hardly be more opposite. He fuses tricky electronics with heartfelt and auspicious pop. Together with T.Raumschmiere, he founded Shitkatapult. From early on, Apparat realised that the LP was his preferred form of expression. With each album, he reinvented himself on a personal, stylistic and social level: gradually bringing ever more strata of his emotional persona to light, exploring previously unknown musical styles and involving guest musicians in the process.


STG Opens Ticket Sales for Frank Turner and Moderat, 6/28Langhorne Slim & The Law

October 10, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)

$16.50 advance, $18.00 day of show for general admission (not including fees)

On Sale: Friday, June 28 at 10 a.m.

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres, or Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. For more information visit STGPresents.org.

There is nothing like the challenges and camaraderie of the road to inspire a songwriter who thrives upon the emotional energy and exhilaration only travel can deliver. Some singers are devoted to the pursuit of perpetual motion, and Langhorne Slim releases his wild soul in ways that come out of the discipline of live performance.

The 13 songs that compose Langhorne Slim & The Law's new THE WAY WE MOVE are road-tested, rollicking and very rock 'n' rolling tunes that the songwriter perfected with his loyal band, and come out of the kind of good times and bad experiences that songwriters of Langhorne's lofty stature can turn into life-affirming rock 'n' roll. You could also call what Langhorne Slim does folk music, but then there's his sly, charming and open-hearted feel for pop music-those summertime melodies that nudge you into a grin even when the song is about something bad.

For Langhorne Slim, - Pennsylvania-born self-taught guitarist who moves to Brooklyn at 18, begins feeling out his place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene, wends his way to the West Coast, and finds himself celebrated from Newport to Portland as one of today's most original singers and songwriters - THE WAY WE MOVE represents the sound of a band devoted to living in the moment. Riding the success of his 2009 full-length BE SET FREE, Langhorne went through some changes over the last three years-he lost his beloved grandfather, who is the subject of the new record's moving "Song for Sid," and moved on from a relationship that had lasted five years.

STG Opens Ticket Sales for Frank Turner and Moderat, 6/28Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls
Special Guests: The Smith Street Band & Koo Koo Kanga Roo

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.

The Neptune (All Ages / Bar w/ ID)

$17.50 advance, $20.00 day of show for general admission (not including fees)

On Sale: Friday, June 28 at 10:00 a.m.

Ticketing Information: Available online at Tickets.com, Paramount Box Office, 24-hour kiosks at The Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres, or Sonic Boom Records in Ballard. For more information visit
STGPresents.org.

The recurring theme throughout TAPE DECK HEART, Frank Turner's fifth album, is change. Those who have followed Turner's career since he went solo in 2005 won't be surprised. After 1,400 incendiary live shows and four acclaimed albums, last year saw the musician previously known as a punk poet become (whisper it) a sort of pop star. From a fake Glastonbury Tor, Turner performed at the Olympics Opening Ceremony. He headlined Wembley Arena. He sold more than 100,000 copies of his fourth album, ENGLAND KEEP MY BONES, which entered the UK charts at No 12 on its release in 2011. Turner, of course, would never describe himself as a pop star. He prefers the word 'entertainer', with its tradition of vaudeville, theatre and music hall. His emergence from the underground he still adores - and still regards himself as part of - was tinged with trepidation. "Insane things have happened since ENGLAND KEEP MY BONES came out," he says. "The success I've experienced was entirely unexpected. It made me think about where I started and where I'm heading. It made me wonder if I could continue as a musician with integrity influenced by punk rock while doing arena tours. The answer I concluded is yes, obviously, or I wouldn't be here." From TAPE DECK HEART's sublime opening track (and first single) Recovery, however, it's clear that the changes in Turner's life have been personal as well as professional. One of several break-up songs on the album, Recovery sets tales of cider-fuelled nights in strange flats to joyous, jubilant, singalong rock. "I like that contrast between upbeat music and dark lyrics," says Turner. "It sounds like a happy song, but it's clearly not. The album is about unexpected change and a big part of it is relationships ending. I was in a long term relationship with someone and it was a huge shock for me when we split up last year. Because I write in a reactive way, I knew it would come out in the songs. As you can tell from the record, I'm still not sure the spilt was for the best. That's something else I'm conflicted about!"


STG is the 501 (c)(3) non-profit arts organization that operates the historic Paramount, Moore and Neptune Theatres in Seattle, Washington.