Door Time: 7pm | Show Time: 8pm
Support: Tera Melos
Admission Type: General Admission (Standing Room Only)
VIP Services: Upgrade to the ultimate VIP experience for priority access, premium menu and spirits, personal service and more. Details and reservations here.
House of Blues Restaurant & Bar: Head in before your show and receive 15% off your meal when you mention this offer. Some restrictions apply. See server for details. Reservations and menu here.
Pass the Line: Grab some grub or gear before select shows and you could Pass the Line! Ask a box office, Restaurant & Bar or a Gear Shop team member to see if this fan favorite is available.
Parking: We offer discount validated parking at Canal Place Shopping Center located at 333 Canal St. Please bring your parking ticket for validation. Advance parking available here.
Additional Show Information: This is an 18+ event. All support acts are subject to change without notice. ID required for entry. No refunds unless show cancelled/rescheduled.
Artist Info: Minus the Bear is a product of the first two tumultuous decades of this century. From their first show in 2001 to their impending dissolution at the end of 2018, the Seattle band thrived on the musical awakening in the era of the mp3, the internet, poptimism, and the endless crosspollinations generated from an expanded consciousness of new music forms. With the aim of sounding like “classic rock from the future,” they initially forged their music from the dichotomous blend of David Knudson’s prodigious finger-tapped guitar lines and Jake Snider’s cool-tempered narratives set against a backdrop of souped-up dance beats. Throughout their career, they’ve carried on the trailblazing traditions of ‘70s prog rockers and guitar-centric indie rock pioneers of the ‘80s and ‘90s, but they’ve also always been a band of new sounds. Synths, drum machine break beats, omnichords, and pedalboard gadgetry all contribute to the band’s electronic flourishes. You can hear the poptimist appreciation for a club banger, a new wave hook, or a solid hip-hop beat in any number of their songs. And with their final EP, Fair Enough, Minus the Bear closes the book on their inimitable hybrid of scholarly art-rock, breezy indie pop, and warehouse party appeal.
Minus the Bear are a band born in the new millennium, when the gateways to cult artists were blown open by the internet, rock’s purist aesthetic rules were challenged, and technological advancements completely altered the way we create and consume music. If there was some middle ground to be found between King Crimson’s fretboard gymnastics, Midwest indie rock’s cerebral songcraft, Warp Records’ glitchy compositions, and FM radio’s current bump-and-grind staples, Minus the Bear staked it out first. Suicide Squeeze is proud to release Fair Enough on October 19, 2018. Fair Enough will be available on CD, digital formats, and as a 12” cut at 45rpm. The initial vinyl run consists of 2000 copies on coke bottle green and 1000 copies on black.