Water Monster

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Water Monster

Mini Murders, Newman, Soul Man Black

Fri · June 1, 2018

6:00 pm

$25-$35

Water Monster
Water Monster
Water Monster is the solo project of Spokane based multi-instrumentalist Max Harnishfeger. After many years collaborating as a songwriter, bassist and guitarist in multiple projects, Max branched out for the first time to explore a new kind of song creation process in 2014. Surrounded by synths, drum machines, bass, keys and anything else he can coax music out of, Max began to define the experimental soul project that is now Water Monster.

Since then Water Monster has released a debut EP called Survive The Night (2014), they’ve been selected as one of The Inlander’s Bands to Watch and have performed around the northwest at venues and festivals from The Bartlett in Spokane to The Tractor Tavern in Seattle and Fisherman’s Village Festival in Everett.

In 2018 Water Monster will release Tensus, an ambitious full length effort written, performed, engineered and mixed almost solely by Harnishfeger with electric guitar by Scott Ryan. Tensus shows personal growth for Water Monster as much as it shows a continued musical resolve to focus on captivating grooves, compelling vocal performance and a mastery of nearly every instrument at Max’s fingertips. Tensus is the latin word for tension, which is an apparent theme of the writing.

He describes this batch of songs as “a hymnal in my times of trouble” which have helped him embrace tension in life as a propelling force. “Moments of anxiety and discomfort have pushed me into some of the most blissful experiences of satisfaction I’ve ever known.”

The push and pull of life’s dynamics have now become a tangible landscape intertwined within these songs, the sounds and the human experience behind it all. Threaded inseparably together into a personal, meaningful journey of energetic songs that can move your body as much as your soul.
Mini Murders
Mini Murders
Collaboration is the heavily weighing force that propels Spokane's newest super group, Mini-Murders. Founded by local songwriters Tobias Hendrickson and Vaughn Wood, and backed up by drummer Nick Tibbetts, Mini-Murders emerges as the joining of veteran musicians on a new sonic adventure. In an effort to explore the territory of each member's full musical potential, this psych-rock band is fuzzed out shoe-gaze and heavy layers of sythns all covered with a melodic sweetness that oozes melancholy. Mini-Murders will stir your saddest memories while easing all your pain through the sheer euphoric volume and quality of each song's soundscape.
Newman
Newman
Newman is a goth dream pop duo from Spokane, WA
Soul Man Black
Soul Man Black
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/