HigherGround Music
Minus The Bear

Minus The Bear

Tancred

Sunday, May 14, 2017

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

Higher Ground Ballroom

South Burlington, VT

$20 advance | $25 day of show

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Minus The Bear
Minus The Bear
Minus the Bear are a indie rock group which formed in Seattle, Washington, United States in 2001 and have released four albums and four EPs. The band consists of Jake Snider (vocals, guitar), Dave Knudson (guitar), Cory Murchy (bass), Alex Rose (synths, vocals) and Erin Tate (drums). Original keyboardist Matt Bayles left the band in 2006, but has remained on good terms with the band and produced their 2007 album Planet of Ice. The band is known for their amusing song titles such as "Hey, Wanna Throw Up?" and "Monkey!!! Knife!!! Fight!!!". Despite this light humor, the band's music is quite technical.

Members of the band were formerly in the bands Botch, Kill Sadie, and Sharks Keep Moving. Their sound involves a mix of pele-esque guitar-taps and electronics, with a Don Caballero-esque sophistication of composition. The name Minus the Bear comes from the famed TV show B.J. and the Bear—minus the bear.
Tancred
Though technically the band's third full-length, Out of the Garden is Tancred's first truly cohesive record: a mission statement that underscores the "power" in power-pop and is punctuated by lyrics as razor-sharp as the hooks.

Written over a two-year period during a break from touring, the album's emphasis on re-defining feminine expectations was shaped by primary songwriter Jess Abbott's experiences living in Minneapolis and working at a liquor store in a rough part of town.

"I learned how to speak up when I needed to and how to truly be myself without reservation," Abbott recalls. "I felt afraid walking home at night, and after a couple of months I just got sick of it and started getting into self-defense and self-empowerment as a means of coping. Finding my own strength changed everything."
Venue Information:
Higher Ground Ballroom
1214 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT, 05403
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/