Congratulations to Barsuk Records on their 15th Anniversary! The independent record label based in Seattle, WA is celebrating this incredible milestone by holding a four-day party at some of the best music venues thoughout the city: Showbox at the Market, Neptune Theatre, Neumos/Barboza and The Tractor Tavern. From November 7-10, if you want to hear your favorite artists on ALL four nights, you can buy a wristband, which includes a complete set of signed and numbered anniversary show screenprints by renowned poster designer Jason Munn plus a free round-trip car ride to each venue courtesy of Uber. You better be fast though, because there are only 50 wristbands available, which went on sale yesterday. They are selling out fast, so hurry up and get one! The Label’s co-founder, Josh Rosenfeld says “we can’t wait to announce the line-up at the end of the month — all we can say now is that these four shows are going to be incredible nights of music, with amazing headliners and some surprises…” Now you know that you simply cannot miss out on something this special, and who doesn’t love surprises?
To make this event even better, 100% of the proceeds from wristband sales and from all other anniversary ticket sales will be donated to Gilda’s Club Seattle, a cancer support organization that provides free services for men, women and children touched by cancer, along with their families, friends and colleagues. Many of Barsuk’s close family and friends have unfortunately been hit with cancer or cancer-related ordeals, so they didn’t have to think twice before teaming up with this amazing organization.
If you just can’t wait until November to hear amazing music, you can start celebrating with Barsuk as early as September at Bumbershoot. Catch awesome bands such as Death Cab for Cutie, who’ll be performing their 2003 masterpiece Transatlanticism in its entirety, Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State, David Bazan and Ramona Falls. Not only will these bands be playing, but the arts festival will feature “15 Years of Barsuk Records,” a conversation with label co-founder Josh Rosenfeld and a collection of some of the more verbose members of the Barsuk family as part of Bumbershoot’s Words and Ideas programming.
Tickets for individual Barsuk Anniversary shows in November will go on sale later in June, so stay tuned for details.