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Big news! We’re excited to announce that our next EP, “A Matter of Style,” will be released under our new band name, Killer Workout. We’ve been hard at work writing tunes that evolve our style, and these songs needed a new name. We can’t wait to share our work with you, so join us at The Sunset on Sat. Mar. 18th, 2017 for Killer Workout’s first EP release show.

Killer Workout

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Up next, The West is traveling to Missoula, MT to for the Plus One Festival. We’re playing the main stage on Sat. Sept. 10th. 

Tickets are on sale now! Get yours here: http://www.strangertickets.com/events/35582260/plus-one-fest-2016

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Join us at Neumos on Friday, July 29th. We’re opening for Branden Daniel & The Chics‘ album release. The Hoot Hoots will be there as well, and DJ Goo Goo will be spinning before and after the show. RSVP on Facebook and get your tickets in advance here.

BD & The Chics with The West and The Hoot Hoots

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Neumos and KEXP Present: Prince Memorial Night

The West is honored to play the Prince Memorial Night at Neumos this coming Thursday (6/16/16)! We’re covering “Controversy” and a few of our other favorites.

https://www.facebook.com/events/212247945825407/

8 p.m. doors || $8 advance || 21+

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Sat. Oct. 24th – High Dive @ 9PM
The West, Battle Tapes, and Radio Raheem
513 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
$8
Facebook Event Page

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The West is in residence at The Crocodile Back Bar in the month of August. The best part is…THE SHOWS ARE FREE. On three separate nights we’re hosting some of our favorite local bands, playing new songs, and maybe even a cover or two.

Doors are @ 6:30. Music starts @ 7PM.

Sun. Aug. 9th
Hell Mary
TBA

Sun. Aug. 16th
The Jesus Rehab
Purr Gato

Sun. Aug. 23rd
Dirty Dirty
TBASA

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We had a terrific time playing The Spud Goodman show on NWCZ with guests Tom Arnold and Marc Maron. Here’s a live video of our performance. It’s the title track from our latest album Never The Place. You can listen to the full show here.

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We just made it back from our tour down to SXSW and our next show is just around the corner. We’re playing one of the 10th Anniversary Shows at the High Dive and we’re thrilled to celebrate one of the best venues in town!

Fri. April 17th – High Dive @ 9:30PM
The West, Surrealized, & Black Beast Revival
513 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
$12 adv; $15 dos
21+
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The West is playing a showcase during SXSW! We have four tour dates along the way, so we may be coming to a town near you. If you’re in the area, we’d love to have you there.

Fri. March 13th – Artifice Lounge – Las Vegas
Sat. March 14th – The Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles
Tues. March 17th – Blue Grasshopper – Albuquerque
Wed. March 18th – The Blue Light – Lubbock
Sat. March 21st – The Local – Austin

 

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This Valentine’s Day we’re taking over The Crocodile!!! There will be 2 stages featuring a great line up of local bands. It’s $10 to see the showroom, $5 for the back bar, or $12 for both. Doors @ 8PM; All Ages + Bar w/ I.D.

TICKETS
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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Wed. Dec. 31st – Nectar Lounge – New Year’s Eve! @ 8PM
Nite Wave and The West
412 N 36th St
Seattle, WA 98103
$20 adv; $25 dos
21+
TICKETS
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

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This is a behind the scenes photo from our music video shoot this past Saturday. It’s for the title track off our upcoming release “Never The Place.”

The album will be available online on Tues. Aug. 5th, 2014 and we’ll see you at The Crocodile on Sat. Aug. 9th, 2014 for our album release show!

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We’ve got some big news to announce! We’ll be releasing our upcoming album Never The Place at The Crocodile on Sat. Aug. 9th! We’ll be joined by our good friends and musical lovers Ever-So-Android. Plus, the devilishly stylish The Hoot Hoots. Tickets are available online here.

Join the Facebook Event Page for more details.

Sat. Aug. 9th – The Crocodile @ 8PM (ALBUM RELEASE)
The West, Ever-so-Android, The Hoot Hoots, and Ayo Dot & The Uppercuts
2200 2nd Ave Seattle WA 98121
$10 Adv. $12 Dos.
21+
TICKETS

 

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We had a terrific time on tour with Ever-so-Android and we’ll be playing our first local show since January this Sat. Apr. 26th at the High Dive.

We’ve got a few new songs to play for you and we’ve got a new t-shirt too!

Sat. Apr. 26th, 2014 – High Dive @ 8PM
The West, Jupe Jupe, & The Jesus Rehab
513 N 36th St. Seattle, WA 98103
$8; 21+
Facebook Event Page

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Spring 2014 Tour :: The West & Ever-so-Android

We’re excited to hit the road with Ever-So-Android! For full show details click here.

4/9 – The Viking – Spokane, WA
4/10 – Neurolux – Boise, ID
4/11 – Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
4/12 – The Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
4/15 – The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ
4/16 – The Sail Inn – Phoenix, AZ
4/17 – Ham and Eggs Tavern – Los Angeles, CA
4/18 – The Red Room – Oakland, CA
4/19 – Club 66 – Ashland, OR

The West will be back in Seattle on Sat. 4/26 at the High Dive w/ Jupe Jupe (CD Release) and The Jesus Rehab.

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Sean Jewell from The Stranger reviews “Clock Is Tickling”

“On Clock Is Ticking, austere vocals and spatial synths dance with anti-clockwise drums and hi-toned bass riffs…The West jam like post-punk is a new idea…this EP is space odyssey clean from the recording to the Swiss-modern cover art.” -Sean Jewell

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“The West were insanely good last night. No, I mean crazy good. I saw them at the first of the year at the Croc, but last nights show blew that one away. I might have to say this was my favorite local show of the year.” -Aaron Brown, AB Seattle

Next up, we’re playing the High Dive for NYE (Tues. Dec. 31st) with Ever-so-Android and Dead Ship Sailing.

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Sat. Nov. 30th – The Sunset @ 9:30PM
The Redwood Plan, The West, & Black Swedes
433 Ballard Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
$8; 21+
RSVP on Facebook
TICKETS

Tues. Dec. 31st – High Dive @ 9PM
Ever-so-Android, The West, & Dead Ship Sailing
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
$10; 21+
TICKETS

Sat. Jan. 4th – The Crocodile @ 7PM
Big Ass Boombox Festival (Jan. 3rd-4th)
2200 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
FREE SHOW; ALL AGES
We play at 10:45PM
http://www.facebook.com/events/1431145073767381/

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Some very kind words from Crystal Collins about the SOLD OUT High Dive show on Sat. Oct. 19, 2013:

‘The West is a band I’ve seen before in this very same space, many moons ago when there were 10 or 20 people at their show. These guys have graduated. When I first saw The West I thought, “That was fun.” Now, they inspire so much more than that. Their driving snare kick dance beats and unique we’re-here-we’re-nerds-and-you’re-gonna-effing-dance charisma on the stage gets beer spilling and butts moving. They turned the whole place into a dance party, vivacious and alive. This is entertainment, a well spoken rebut to the DJ take over. I finally feel at home in the era I was born. I dance as the music commands and the set flies by.’

Photo credit Hobbes Ginsberg Photography.

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Our next Seattle show is Sat. Oct. 19th at the High Dive. Last time, we nearly sold the place out and we’re hoping to pack it to the gills again. It will be a night of terrific local bands (Ever-so-Android & Death By Stars) and nothing but dance, dance, dance.

Join the Facebook Event Page for further details.

Sat. Oct. 19th – High Dive @ 9PM
Ever-so-Android, The West, & Death By Stars
513 N 36th St.
Seattle, WA 98103
$8; 21+

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