LOVEOLY SUMMERFEST: THE BLACK TONES, LOW WIRES, THE CAVITIES
July 10, 2021
Olympia Film Society presents LoveOly Summerfest
THE BLACK TONES, LOW WIRES, THE CAVITIES
Capitol Theater outdoor stage
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Free to attend
Olympia Film Society (OFS) has partnered with the Downtown Alliance to produce the concert series at LoveOly SummerFest, sponsored by Olympia Federal Savings. The Black Tones will kick-off the summer concert series on Saturday, July 10.
Seattle-based rock ‘n’ roll band, The Black Tones, welcomes audiences into their musical family every time they take the stage. Whether sharing an evening with the group as it opens for Weezer, Death Cab for Cutie, or Mavis Staples or rocking a late-night gig as the band headlines its own show (with mother and siblings in tow) at a prominent Emerald City venue, to know The Black Tones is to be a part of their extended sonic kin.
Founded by twin siblings, Eva and Cedric Walker, the band has grown from humble beginnings in their grandmother’s basement to receiving accolades from outlets like KEXP, which named their debut LP, Cobain & Cornbread (recorded by the legendary Jack Endino), the #17 album of 2019; The Seattle Times, which dubbed the group one of the 15 Most Influential Artists of the past decade; and NPR, which named the band one of Seattle’s 15 groups redefining the city.
But while these accomplishments are lofty, Eva and Cedric keep their feet firmly on the ground, maintaining warmth and humility. The Black Tones, which has already traversed the U.S. playing festivals in Nevada, Mississippi, and Oregon, and boasts their own hate group-fighting 8-bit video game, will look to the new year with vigor, releasing a 7” on Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready’s record label in March. Undoubtedly, the band will pop up on the soundtrack to a family reunion near you.