The Posies

When
Event has passed (Wed May 23, 2018 - Wed May 23, 2018)
Where
The Independent
Time
08:00 PM
Tags
Music
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The Posies


Rock ‘n’ roll has rarely been as smart, soulful or satisfying than it has in the hands of The Posies. During an on/off career that’s spanned three decades, the Seattle-rooted outfit, led by musical polymaths Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, have shaped and re-shaped their muse, creating one of the more compelling catalogues in modern pop.

From the very beginning, the band sired a succession of classic LPs – including the now seminal Dear 23 and Frosting on the Beater-- that served as joyous rejoinders to a generation mired in grunge. And yet, for much of their history, the band has been playing a game of genre tag semantics, dodging facile and limiting descriptions like “power pop” and “retro pop” -- terms which initially greeted their 1988 debut, Failure.

The Posies’ seventh and latest album, Blood/Candy, was shot through with widescreen majesty, marked by a vast musical breadth and scope, as well as an endless supply of haltingly beautiful melodies. It should shatter any narrow perceptions of the band, once and for all.

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  1. The Independent 628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA