Fri, Aug 26|
The Factory Luxe @ The ORB
SMASH Benefit Show Featuring Asterhouse, Jaiden Grayson, Modern Daze
Join us for a SMASH Benefit Show! All proceeds to be donated to Seattle Musicians Access To Sustainable Healthcare.
Time & Location
Aug 26, 2022, 8:00 PM
The Factory Luxe @ The ORB, 1300 Airport Way S, Seattle, WA 98134, USA
About The Event
We hope you join us for a SMASH Benefit show featuring Asterhouse, Jaiden Grayson, and Modern Daze! All proceeds will be donated to Seattle Musicians Access To Sustainable Healthcare. Learn more about SMASH at smashseattle.org!
A deep love for the music of Jim Morrison was the seed that blossomed into Seattle alt-rock trio, Asterhouse. Earliest memories for brothers John and Russel Thornburg are of their mother playing The Doors records at home. Older brother, John, developed a reputation for belting out “adult-themed” Doors songs at children’s parties before his parents decided drum lessons would be a better way to challenge his growing love of music. Four years younger than John, Russ Thornburg got his first guitar at age 5 and the two have been making music together ever since.
Today, making music with Julio Posada, the third member of Asterhouse, is a joyful experience for the Thornburgs. For John, this joy is especially precious because it comes after a 10-year struggle with depression and OCD. During these years, John felt like he was in a coma. There were times when Russ wondered if continuing to perform was good for John, but he realized that it was the music that was carrying him through.
It is this firsthand experience with darkness that drives much of John’s songwriting. He wants people who may be experiencing their own version of this hell to understand that he has been where they are and he has survived. Some songs are desolate, revisiting the experience and others are more hopeful – an invitation to enjoy life again.
The Thornburg brothers are very close. That’s immediately evident. They are also close to the ever present but mostly silent Julio who slayed his own demons growing up. Their collective experience has delivered Asterhouse to a place where they make music on their own terms. They also don’t take themselves too seriously even though their songs invite deep exploration of painful places.
Most of all, Asterhouse offers an invitation: Come with us. Everything is going to be ok. Eventually.
Now comes Jaiden Grayson, with an alt pop soul voice so rich and steamy you could spread it on butter cake and still want more. With two singles out “Mama” and “Performance” and an album coming in early 2023, Jaiden Grayson is lifting us up with her dramatic fashion sense embracing a voice that takes us in the tradition of Eryka Badu, Amy Winehouse and Billy Holiday all in one vocal run. With a strong sense of self and purpose, Jaiden Grayson is unstoppable in her regional to national rise.
Modern Daze is an indie project from Tacoma developed from the vision of electrical engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Zac White.
Doors 7pm, Show 8pm
The Factory Luxe is located at The Old Rainier Brewery at 3100 Airport Way S Seattle. Under the big R!
+$1.23 WA SalesTX
+$1.23 WA SalesTX0