STG, Starbucks & KEXP present
Little Big Show #18:
Mitski
Special Guests: Kadhja Bonet, Steady Holiday
Little Big Show #18: Mitski
The Neptune Theatre
Saturday
April 8, 2017
To Purchase By Phone:
1-800-745-3000
The Neptune Theatre

1303 Northeast 45th Street

Seattle, WA 98105-4502

DIRECTIONS ›

Saturday
April 8, 2017

Doors at 7:00 pm

Show at 8:00 pm

To Purchase By Phone:
1-800-745-3000
All Ages / Bar with I.D.
$18.00
(not including fees)

AVOID FRAUDULENT TICKETS!

ONLY BUY FROM OFFICIAL SOURCES:

  • IN PERSON at the Paramount Theatre Box Office, open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.
  • ONLINE at Ticketmaster.com, which is accessible via this site.
  • BY PHONE using Ticketmaster's automated system at 1-800-745-3000.

There are many ticket resellers and secondary markets for tickets. The ONLY OFFICIAL website for the theatre is stgpresents.org. Please note: we do run occasional offers through partner sites including, but not limited to: Broadway.com, Goldstar, TravelZoo, official artist websites and their official fan clubs.

Purchasing tickets from any other seller or website runs a high risk of receiving fraudulent tickets.

Note: if you have successfully purchased tickets from one of the official sources listed above, congratulations! We're sure you're excited, but please DO NOT share photos of your tickets online. Tickets can be replicated via these photos and resold, which could inhibit your ability to enter the theatre. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

It’s the little show with a big effect, and Starbucks, KEXP and Seattle Theatre Group (STG) are bringing the 18th Little Big Show to the stage.

Since the inaugural show in 2012, the Little Big Show concert series has collectively raised more than $200,000 for local arts nonprofits. The money donated has funded fifteen local initiatives that provide arts education, such as after-school classes, tutoring and scholarships for young people in Seattle through organizations such as Youth in Focus, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, EMP Youth Programs, The Vera Project, Hugo House and Northwest Tap Connection to name a few.

Mitski:
Mitski warmly recalls a quote from sculptor El Anatsui, “Art grows out of each particular situation, and I believe that artists are better off working with whatever their environment throws up.”

With this nerve exposed lyrically, and having dived into her new beginning, Mitski chooses her 2014 breakthrough album Bury Me at Makeout Creek to explore uncharted sonic territory, trading in large string arrangements for guitar and bass. While studying composition at SUNY Purchase’s music conservatory, she previously recorded music with a full orchestra. However as college graduation inched closer, Mitski moved away from the concert hall and into the campus’ active DIY scene. Upon relocating to New York following graduation, she entered stages at Death By Audio, Silent Barn, and Bed Stuy basements, entrenching her songs of love, fear, lust, and brilliant clarity into entirely sympathetic ears.

Since releasing Bury Me at Makeout Creek, Mitski has received international acclaim for her distinct, arresting sound and profoundly reflective lyrics. Pitchfork applauded the release as “inventive and resourceful,” while Rolling Stone celebrated her “deep-cutting lyrics.” NME said of Bury Me, “it’s a record that doesn’t tug at your heart-strings as much as it mercilessly pounds at them, taking to your emotions like a lead pipe to a piñata.” She has also received widespread attention for her “cathartic” live shows as dubbed by The New York Times’ Jon Caramanica.

“I was so young when I behaved 25,” Mitski sings on “First Love / Late Spring,” “yet now I find I’ve grown into a tall child.” This veritable thesis speaks to sentiments of the poetry and beauty of struggling up the hill to adulthood. Mitski follows El Anatsui’s humbling advice, cathartically revealing snapshots from her adventures in youth, and the empowerment found in sharing these stories with others. In 2015 Mitski is poised to continue delivering her particular flavor of soul-baring rock, and tour throughout North America and beyond.

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