KEXP’s Seek & Destroy Hosts Very First Showcase!

This past Saturday, February 19, KEXP’s metal show Seek & Destroy took over the Sunset Tavern here in Seattle. Aside from a loyal flock of headbangers, hosts Hannah Levin and Tanner Ellison brought destruction with local act The Absolute Monarchs!, Argonaut and Red Fang.

Hailed as a band to watch by Seattle Weekly, The Absolute Monarchs! are a post punk/metal group jettisoned for pure rock glory, and they kick-started the showcase. Soon after, the crowd got a chance to pump their fists to a reunited Argonaut. Portland-based Red Fang, who are set to release their second album this spring, finished the night off strong.

Didn’t get a chance to make it out, or perhaps just too afraid to get out there for a good old fashioned face melt? Well, shame on you! I guess you’ll just have to feast your eyes on these amazing photos instead. And yes, that is Hannah rockin’ the Eddie mask.

All photos by Christopher Nelson:

THE ABSOLUTE MONARCHS!

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Seek & Destroy Showcase #1
Seek & Destroy Showcase #1

ARGONAUT

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Seek & Destroy Showcase #1
Seek & Destroy Showcase #1

RED FANG

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Seek & Destroy Showcase #1
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IT’S ALL F***ING METAL

Seek & Destroy Showcase #1
Seek & Destroy Showcase #1
Seek & Destroy Showcase #1
Seek & Destroy Showcase #1

All photos by Christopher Nelson & more available at our Flickr page.

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