Arts collective Fremont Abbey Arts Center recently announced an upcoming evening of music that wants to get you back to church--by way of indie rock. It's called: "Cathedrals 1, a contemplative evening of music in the cavernous St. Mark's Cathedral on Capitol Hill."
Relax, it's not about pummeling you heathens with fire and brimstone. It's a non-religious music event focused on the space and the acoustics at St. Mark's, featuring a heavy-hitting lineup of some of Seattle's finest: Bryan John Appleby, Mark Pickerel, Mychal Cohen & Melodie Knight (Campfire Ok), Grant Olsen (Gold Leaves/Arthur & Yu), The Gundersen Family (Noah + Abby, Le Wrens), and Nouela Johnston (People Eating People). The site explains:
Perhaps you've attended a Compline service at St. Mark's cathedral, or any sort of choral cathedral concert for that matter. You might remember sitting against a massive pillar looking up to the high, Gothic ceiling; the dark candlelit space; and the resonate echoes of the chorus filling the room. Now imagine that and replace the choir with the sounds of Seattle's contemporary indie rock & folk scene.
CATHEDRALS 1 was born out of this idea. Combining the pensive & informal nature of Compline with Seattle's buzz worthy bands. The audience is encouraged to bring pillows, blankets, or anything comfortable to ease them into this night centered in soft melodies, powerful voices and introspective lyricism. Open floor seating and benches available all around the cathedral.
I have some weird hang-ups about church, but this just sounds cool. It all goes down Saturday, October 1 at 8pm. Tickets are $10-$15, available through Brown Paper Tickets.