The Posies

Wednesday
20
Jun

30th Anniversary Tour

Full Band Show
Why you should see this show…

Smart, soulful, and innovative, The Posies are teaming up with Juno-nominated singer-songwriter Terra Lightfoot for an amazing show. Do yourself a favor, and don’t miss this one.
 

 

The Posies Bio
It’s officially been 30 years since Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow, high school mates from Bellingham WA, USA, recorded and released Failure, a home recorded, self-released cassette that had the improbable fate of landing the band two commercial radio hits and a record deal w the David Geffen Company, where they became labelmates of Sonic Youth, Nirvana & Teenage Fanclub. Now with a legacy of eight critically lauded albums (their latest, Solid States was released in 2016), a loyal population of fans around the globe, and a body of work with such classic alternative/indie anthems as “Dream All Day,” “Solar Sister,” “Coming Right Along” and many more, the band is still active and looking forward to its fourth decade in music. The band’s ’90s catalog is set to be re-released in 2018 by Omnivore Records, and there are plans to start working on a new album soon after. The band has survived the deaths of two longtime members in the last 3 years: bassist Joe Skyward and drummer Darius Minwalla; despite that, they managed to stage a brilliant comeback in 2016 with drummer Frankie Siragusa and do several sold out tours doing pop up shows — self-produced concerts in improvised venues and unlikely spaces; indie rock raves, if you will.

For their 30th Anniversary, Omnivore Records will re-release the band’s crucial 1990s catalog — Dear 23, Frosting on the Beater, and Amazing Disgrace, as double CDs replete with an astounding number of previously unreleased bonus cuts, and also as double 45 RPM high fidelity LPs. The band is currently running a Pledge Music campaign for pre-ordering the three albums. Radiohead mentioned to Ken one night out in the pub (in Hollywood, tho) that Frosting on the Beater was the most played album in the van during the band’s first American tour; Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody & Beach Slang’s James Alex, to name but two, have each put that album in their personal top ten. Frosting encapsulates all the elements that make the band timeless — the two-voices-as-one interplay of Auer and Stringfellow; thoughtful and literate lyrics; broiling guitars married to shimmering melodies. If the band was out of step with its more brutal Seattle compatriots 25 years ago, it has served them well — the times, at last, have caught up to their vision.

To take this celebration around the globe, the Posies, who have had a few lineup changes over the years (always based around the founding duo of Auer & Stringfellow) will be on tour as the 1992-1994 lineup that made Frosting on the Beater — Jon & Ken will be complemented by drummer Mike Musburger and bassist Dave Fox. It’s been almost a quarter century since this quartet has been on the road, and recent warm up shows have been as explosive as those played by the twentysomethings of yore. Catch the band on tour this spring in North America, and this fall in Europe — their time is now, again.

 

Dining Options

You have two dining options when attending a show in our Concert Hall:

Rusty Anchor at the Music Box – If you’d enjoy a more extensive menu, we suggest you dine downstairs in the Rusty Anchor before your concert. The Rusty Anchor menu features a great mix of Cleveland Comfort food including a selection of seafood, steaks & chops. Reservations are required for parties of two or more. To make a dinner reservation, please click here or call our Box Office at (216) 242-1250 and allow 90 minutes to dine prior to the beginning of the show upstairs.

Concert Hall – We recently introduced a NEW MENU upstairs in the Concert Hall, and we encourage you to give it a try. As always, you dine right in your ticketed seat. So, there is no additional reservation required. Last call to dine in your seats in the Concert Hall will be at showtime. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime if you plan to eat dinner in your seats. Table side beverage service will continue throughout the concer

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