Tiny Vipers, Flipper For Obama Benefit


Also features those
burlesque gals from the Urban Bombshells.

By Blurt Staff

On Friday, September 5 El Corazon in downtown Seattle will host the Concert for Change,
headlined by Tiny Vipers from Sub Pop Records, and Flipper featuring Krist
Novoselic of Nirvana. An array of Seattle-based guest performers including The
Nextdoor Neighbors, Active I, and Jinu
Park will also be
performing. Special celebrity guest hosting duties will be handled by the
models of Urban Bombshells, with other guest celebrities and performers to be


“This show, although benefiting the Obama Campaign, is being held to
encourage voting and awareness, no matter what your beliefs are,” says
event organizer Gregory Baxley of Bombshell Productions. “We have a lineup
of performers from many different music genres, all here to have a great time
and entertain the community.”



Supported by the Seattle sect of the Obama
Election Campaign, the bulk of proceeds from this event will be donated to the
Official CampaignFund.


Ticket prices are $13 in advance (available at TicketsWest.com),  $15 at the door.





On the performers:



The subtle, largely acoustic music
of Tiny Vipers is the project of
Seattle-based singer/songwriter Jesy Fortino, a self-taught guitarist whose
intricate playing and lonesome vocals give her work a uniquely haunting
quality. Though she played in a few acclaimed bands, Fortino found she worked
better on her and began releasing her own independent albums and playing an abundance
of national shows. She signed with Sub Pop Records in 2006, and has since
released two critically acclaimed records, obtaining her a cult status in Seattle’s music community.



Flipper formed in 1979 during the raging progression of Punk Rock. Though harboring the
ethics of traditional punk music, Flipper took inspiration from an array of
genres to create their own classic sound. They quickly became icons in
underground music scenes worldwide, inspiring countless musicians, including
the late Kurt Cobain. He famously wore a hand-made Flipper shirt during
Nirvana’s first appearance on Saturday Night Live. The band went through a few
lineup changes over the years, facing breakups due to the casualty of the rock
lifestyle. Then reunited for a string of sold out shows in 2005, including the
legendary benefit shows to save CBGBs. Offered a personal invitation from
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth to headline a festival in England, Flipper
obtained Krist Novoselic to play bass in 2006. They have since done some
international touring and are planning on recording a new album.



[Tiny Vipers photo by David Belisle]




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