King Dude, Sandrider, Eye of Nix, Noise-A-Tron

Saints presents

King Dude


Eye of Nix


Fri, November 9, 2018

8:00 pm

$7.00 - $10.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

King Dude
King Dude
In a time when American folk music has lost touch with its bloody roots, King Dude seeks to illuminate
the darkness with sex, death, love, insanity, and Lucifer’s light. Since 2006, his devotional rock ‘n’ roll has
been both the medium and the message; his throaty baritone and devilishly visceral songwriting the tools
he wields to ignite the fiery spirit of revelation in all who encounter him.
Thanks to past releases on Dais, Avant!, Bathetic, Clan Destine, and Ván records, a number of
high-profile festival appearances, and a relentless tour schedule—often alongside the likes of Ghost and
Earth—the silver-tongued singer/songwriter has found an ever-expanding global audience with whom to
share his prophetic vision of hope and salvation: a willing congregation whose raised voices and
stomping feet reliably turn his shows into Luciferian tent revivals.
King Dude is a blue-eyed Mephistopheles with an acoustic guitar; he dresses like Johnny Cash and sings
like he cut in line in front of Robert Johnson at the crossroads. His voice can shift from haunting and
vulnerable to thunderous near-Biblical fury in the space of a breath, marrying the sacred to the profane
with pomp, circumstance, and a curled lip. He sings about death the way he sings about fucking. With
inspiration torn from country, blues, Americana, and British folk (and a background in heavy metal), King
Dude’s raw, hypnotic hymns channel the past while staring straight ahead into a revelatory future.
Jon Weisnewski and Nat Damm have been playing together for over a decade, and Jesse Roberts is a seamless addition. The songs ebb from beer raising, vocal-peppered riffs to hair growing, sludge ridden blasts. Guitar driven vocal hooks steer you into a bass and drum-accentuated stupor. All you love about hardcore, metal and good old fashioned fun is harnessed and manipulated into a brutally drawn out and rolling release that is refreshing and familiar.
Eye of Nix
Eye of Nix
When you think of two piece bands, you usually get what you expect. Rarely are you ever blown away by the lack of members creating all of the sound you have come to expect from full bands. Not that it's a bad thing, but something more often than not sounds lacking. This is what makes Noise-A-Tron so unique amongst the trend of minimalist musicians. Noise-A-Tron is one drummer, Jason Bledsoe, and one bass player (who doubles on keyboard, synth and samples), Lea Bledsoe.

Jason started playing drums in 1995 in a small rural area of Indiana, and after a brief move to Washington, ended up in Florida playing with the band Bullhead. The band had recorded 2 EP's, and in the summer of 2000, added Terror Organ bassist Lea Rudko. Lea was born in Michigan and grew up in Los Angeles, California where she began to play bass. At 21 Lea moved to Tampa, Florida and was the creative force behind two piece experimental noise project Terror Organ with Angel Corpse singer/bassist Pete Helmkamp. After both bands had disbanded in early 2002, both Jason and Lea had started playing with The Human Echo and were married in 2005. The Human Echo put out two full-length LP's, and after several tours, finally called it quits in early 2009. From there the ashes of The Human Echo became Noise-A-Tron in August of 2009.

Noise-A-Tron's music is both parts heavy and atmospheric noise. It's a sonic assault that's melodic, moody, menacing, and equally overwhelming. Even with the lack of a vocalist it never loses any of its edge, and it never gets stale. The band's debut self-titled EP, released in August of 2010, is a perfect example of the genres finest attributes. It showcases all of the bands ability to churn out abrasive riffs layered with noise and sampling, without being redundant. The band never holds on to an idea for too long, so it never wears out its welcome. Live the band is able to perfectly replicate those layers of sound. Watching the band is also an experience. Jason is a heavy hitter on the drums. He keeps things tight and solid, while Lea goes back and forth from her 8-string bass to her keyboards and mixer, constructing all the riffs and filling in all the blanks. Everything falls perfectly into place.
Venue Information:
210 Broadway Ave E
Seattle, WA, 98122