Smokey Brights // Scott Ryan // Summer In Siberia

Indie Pop/Rock

Smokey Brights // Scott Ryan // Summer In Siberia

Fri · June 22, 2018

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

Smokey Brights
Smokey Brights
Warm, vintage, pop savvy, yet slightly wry rock music. The kind that streams from the boombox all day at your uncle's barbecue, or crackles through the AM radio on an all night drive through some expansive American highway.

"Enigmatic and complex, it sidesteps every expectation."
Pop Matters

"Massive, mature, and moody - and something you need in your life, like, right now."
My Northwest

"Great band names are hard to come by. Plenty will inspire a nod or a wry smile, but few really punchy ones actually nod to the sound of the band. Smokey Brights is one-in-a-thousand, an evocative phrase that perfectly fits the band that bears it. The five-piece has bright (as in, “intelligent”) lyrics that shift among daylit optimism and fuming noir, always complemented by a full, mature sound that bursts across all registers. It’s hard to not love it, and their first LP, A Taste for Blood, released in late 2014 has been featured by many local critics as a favorite from last year."
T.S. Flock, Vanguard Seattle
Scott Ryan
Scott Ryan
It would be impossible to draw a straight line through Scott Ryan's repertoire and hit every genre and sound he's managed to flirt with over the years; he's a bit of a restless, sonic explorer. And yet, every wild, eclectic idea has always been unified by a literate, witty lyrical style and of course, that powerful voice.

Born and bred in the northwest, Scott spent his early years in eastern Washington and Salem, Oregon. Raised in a musical family, Scott Ryan learned to sing performing with his father (something of a musical celebrity in the northwest) and made music with his siblings from an early age. After teaching himself to play guitar and knocking around the Salem music scene for a few years, he moved to southern California to study music. It was there that he began to build a unique catalogue of songs and a reputation for dynamic live performances. His sound is layered and eclectic, often alternating between unabashedly wild left turns and quiet, unexpected beauty. His lyrics seek to find common ground between idealism and the life we are given, while attempting to bring solace and humor in the midst of questioning.

After 10 years of releasing records, touring the west coast, sharing the stage with acts like Josh Ritter and Wild Belle, collaborating with artists like Robert Delong and licensing his music for film and television, Scott and his family migrated back to the Pacific Northwest where he began new projects, playing guitar for Water Monster, and beginning work on his newest release, 'Object Permanence.' Inspired by the turbulence of transition, as well as financial concern, Object Permanence pays tribute to some of Scott's most influential pop and rock records of the past, sonically nodding to artists like Bowie on 'Spent (Prosperity Gospel),' the Beatles on 'Louise Louise,' and even some Harry Nilsson and ELO on epic closer, 'Invisible Inkling.' These songs are psychedelic, rabbit-hole pop music at its best, and showcase Scott's continuing artistic evolution. From folk to indie rock to avant garde power pop, with Scott Ryan, its next to impossible to guess what he will do next. Rest assured however, that whatever it is, it will be well worth a listen.
Summer In Siberia
Summer In Siberia
Venue Information:
The Bartlett
228 W Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA, 99201
http://thebartlettspokane.com/