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All Ages CATHEDRALS Tacoma Concert on November 16, 2012
Features Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Goldfinch, and Pollens

Presented in partnership Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Tacoma, WA – On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., Broadway Center presents the third CATHEDRALS Tacoma show featuring Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, Goldfinch, and Pollens in the welcoming space of Immanuel Presbyterian Church (901 North J Street, Tacoma, WA 98403). Tickets are $16 and on sale now through the Broadway Center Box Office.

Headlining the show are Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives, an art-rock band from Portland. They’ve earned a large and loving base of fans in Tacoma since playing their first show with the Tacoma Round in 2009. They are taking time off from recording their second album, which they raised over $9000 on Kickstarter to record, to play CATHEDRALS.

Grow is aided by a crack backing band that features Jeremiah Hayden on drums, Kris Doty on bass and vocals, and Seth Schaper playing keyboards. Together, they bolster Grow’s emotional anthems with a slow burning style reminiscent of Basement Tapes-era The Band or Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s current chosen backing band, The Cairo Gang. The music on the self-titled LP by Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives (released on their own Amigo/Amiga label) shares the influence of many current indie artists, but carries with much more meat and gristle to chew on. It feels like it was molded after a long life of ups and downs, all set to a soundtrack of the curlicued songwriting of Bob Dylan, the drowsy despair of Bill Callahan/Smog, and a thick stack of dusty Motown and Stax 45s.

Last year, Goldfinch was awarded a Spaceworks residency in the Hilltop area of Tacoma, which they used to finish writing and rehearsing the new record. For CATHEDRALS Tacoma, Goldfinch will celebrate the release of their second full-length album, Faded Explanations: Vol. 1 – 3. It is Goldfinch’s first album released with the current line-up of Aaron Stevens, Paul Hirschl, Emily Ann Peterson, Steve Norman, Mike Bergstrom and Alex Hart. Recorded at The Castle with co-producer Zach Varnell, Goldfinch took an old-school approach to recording, tracking all 12 songs as a live band. Although a few overdubs were added later, drums, bass, guitar, vocals and harmonies were all tracked live. The result is a record full of raw energy and passion.

Goldfinch will give away a FREE download of the entire record to every ticket buyer for the November 16 th CATHEDRALS show. A download link will be sent out to all ticket buyers (requires valid e-mail address) within one business day of ticket purchase and will be available to ticket buyers as of October 17.

In September 2011, Pollens released their new album Brighten & Break on Tapete Records. After spending a month recording in the studio with Charlie Smith (Throw Me the Statue), their new album is lush, organic, infectious and features appearances by Morgan Henderson (Fleet Foxes, Blood Brothers) and Paris Hurely (Kultur Shock). The album features 11 new tracks about death, habituation, adventuring, and different kinds of love.

Hanna Benn and Jeff Aaron Bryant met as composers at Cornish College of the Arts. Their sound incorporates African polyrhythms with six-part harmonies. In early 2011, Pollens coalesced into its current six-member lineup. With enough hands to produce thick textures, Pollens traded the computer-sonorities of the EP for traditional instrumentation: bass, keyboards, guitars, live drums and percussion and of course, a lot of singing.

CATHEDRALS Tacoma is a new series presented by the Broadway Center. The first concert was hosted in March 2012 with the intention of bringing alternative, independent, and cutting edge singer/songwriters and bands to some of Tacoma’s historic sacred spaces. CATHEDRALS Tacoma intends to showcase music that matches that beauty and resonance in a new way. Past performers include David Bazan, Pickwick, The Maldives, Pearly Gate Music, The Passenger String Quartet, Pretty Broken Things, and Kevin Sur (of Indian Valley Line).

Tickets for CATHEDRALS Tacoma are on sale now. Tickets are $16. To purchase tickets call the Broadway Center Box Office at 253.591.5894, toll-free 1.800.291.7593, visit in person at 901 Broadway in Tacoma’s Theater District or online at RSVP and invite friends and colleagues on the Facebook event page.


The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the following for support of the 2012-13 Season: ArtsFund, Ben B. Cheney Foundation, The Boeing Company, City of Tacoma, Forest Foundation, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, The News Tribune, Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Pierce County Arts Commission and Sequoia Foundation Pierce County Program.

• View YouTube of Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives – The Doe Bay Sessions.
• Download Image of Drew Grow & The Pastors Wives.
• Download Image of Goldfinch.
• View YouTube of Pollens – Helping Hand (Live).
• Download Image of Pollens.

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