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The Spits, Night Birds and more TBA

  February 17, 2022 9:00 PM

Doors Open: 8:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
DAY OF: $18.00
ADVANCE TICKET: $16.00

TICKET SALE DATES
ADVANCE TICKET Public Onsale: May 25, 2021 10:00 AM to February 16, 2022 11:59 PM
DAY OF Public Onsale: February 17, 2022 12:00 AM to February 17, 2022 9:00 PM

In an era that relies so heavily on quick-hit bands, there are very few things that are truly part of the subculture and not just the passing zeitgeist du jour. Closing in on three decades, The Spits have signified the crossroads between punk mayhem and well-honed songwriting, creating some of the most unhinged and anthemic tracks in underground music while standing tall enough to be uttered in the same breath as names like Jay Reatard, Dead Moon, Ty Segall and more.

The Spits are readying their highly anticipated VI, due May 1 via their own Thriftstore Records imprint. Recorded by Erik Nervous on cassette four track, the band’s new LP VI is ten hummable tracks, shrouded in chainsaw punk that mesh the wild showmanship of party-rock legends Van Halen and the leather-clad toughness and songwriting chops of the Misfits. Marking a “return to roots’’ approach for the LP, the band decided to record and write VI in the basements of Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, Michigan over the course of several spurts of activity, each yielding a few new songs from a terrible drum kit with a literal thrift store guitar. “We’ve only been into an actual studio like three times,” admits Sean Wood. “I don’t think we’ve had one record that was recorded all in one place, this may be the closest thing. And for these songs we’d record a couple tracks, step away and go back at it later– sometimes weeks later. You know, take our time.”

Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, brothers Sean and Erin Wood formed The Spits with Lance Phelps in 1993 after realizing rock had gone limp, hated partying and just plain wasn’t fun anymore. And even though they didn’t even know how to play, the self-professed deliquents who grew up with New Orleans–style jazz and bluegrass “got cultured” and formed a band dead set on reminding the world how to have a good time. The Spits didn’t fit in with the punks or the garageheads when they landed in Seattle two years later, but carved out their own path with a series of empty open mic nights and parties under a bridge in the University District. Things started snowballing a year or two later with a good word from Mudhoney’s Steve Turner and a reputation for livewire gigs.

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In the interest of our valued patrons, artists and staff, we currently require proof of at least one Covid vaccination shot (an original card or photo on phone will suffice) OR a negative Covid test result within 72 hours of entry (time stamped photo/email preferred)  Masks also will need to be worn inside when not having a drink. We realize the inconvenience, but must respect the well-being of all those around us trying to have a safe and fun time. If there are concerns/questions you can also contact Ottobar at management@theottobar.com

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