Seattle’s own Minus the Bear will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their breakthrough EP “They Make Beer Commercials Like This” with a local show at the Columbia City Theater at 8 p.m. June 27.
One day you wake up and realize you’ve been a band long enough that it’s not your first release that is a decade old, but rather your third release that is passing this milestone! That’s right friends, one of our favorite collections of MTB songs, “They Make Beer Commercials Like This” is turning ten years old this summer! In celebration, we decided to throw a party like it’s 2004 and play the EP in it’s entirety along with a smattering of other MTB classics during an exclusive two night affair in the lovely Pacific Northwest. These shows will be in Seattle at the Columbia Theater June 27; andPortland at the Doug Fir, June 29. Capacity at these venues is extremely limited so you will want to grab tickets while they last, as they are sure to sell out. It’s going to be a ton of fun so dust off your dancing shoes and don’t miss out!
Along with these shows we have a few other dates coming up for you to check out as well:
In other news, our longtime comrade Ryan “Roll Tide!” Russell has released his first book of photography titled “Continental Obscura” and it is gorgeous! Filled with photos of his move from Birmingham to Bellingham, it includes a limited edition split 7″ with the unreleased MTB track “Surf-N-Turf” as well as “Sure Shot”, a track from Manchester Orchestra. Be sure to support a great guy and pick it up at ryanrussell.net.
If you aren’t satisfied with just one new 7″ in your collection, then boy do we have something to quench your thirst. The mighty Suicide Squeeze Records has teamed up with Fort George Brewery to offer the “Suicide Squeeze IPA”, and in celebration have released a compilation 7″ with artwork by the ever talented Jesse LeDoux. Limited to 1000 copies, it includes rare tracks from Modest Mouse, Black Mountain, Elliot Smith and Minus the Bear. Regardless of your taste in beverage we are sure you’ll find this offering refreshing and satisfying. Head over here to pick up your copy now.
That’s all for now. We’re busy preparing for more fun news that we’ll fill you in on in the near future, but in the meantime…pick up those tickets, order some vinyl and brush up on your dance moves. We’ll see you soon! xoxo – Cory
Friday’s show is at 8 p.m. June 27 at the Columbia City Theater at 4918 Rainier Ave. S. in Seattle. Tickets are $27.50–$30 and available by calling 360-723-0088 or visiting www.columbiacitytheater.com