9th ANNUAL HAYRIDE TO HELL NEW YEAR'S EVE BASH

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 8:00PM

1414 Alaskan Way, Seattle, 98101, WA, United States
Tickets: $30.00

**All table seating is sold out. Standing Room Only tickets are available at the door for $35, 7:00pm Wednesday, December 31st. These tickets do not include seating. Valid ID required for entry.**

 

Highway 99 is proud to present the 9th Annual Hayride to Hell New Year's Eve Bash starring the finest rock and blues artists of the PNW. An entire night of jaw-dropping talent, musicianship and memorable sounds, this show might be our best New Year's party yet. Online ticket buyers receive a free pass to any show at Highway 99 Blues Club through March 2015. Stay all night and join us for a free champagne toast led by The Missionary Position, and enjoy yourselves fully with a free Lyft ride coupon in hand.

 

Featuring the mind-melting performances of The Missionary Position, Shawn Smith, The Guessing Game, ChebonChebon, Jackrabbit Starts, Amanda Hardy Band & Nick Vigarino, we guarantee to help you melt your 2014 blues away and help you rock in the New Year with style.

 

The Missionary Position plays an intoxicating blend of dark, dirty blues-rock, with ambient undertones and introspective lyrics that invite comparisons to The Doors, P.J. Harvey, Mark Lanegan, and Morphine. However, with one listen to Diamonds in a Dead Sky it is obvious that The Missionary Position has succeeded in defi­ning a sound for themselves that is undeniably unique.

 

Shawn Smith is a Seattle-based songwriter, vocalist and musician in several bands (Brad, Satchel, Pigeonhed) and also as a solo artist. The powerful soul and musical excellence of Smith shines through his introspective lyrics and captivating melodies. Weaving life, experience and the love of sound into a musical storytelling journey, Shawn Smith is one act you will always remember.

 

Formed in the summer of 2013, The Guessing Game is the brain child of Jeff Rouse, long time bassist of Duff McKagan’s LOADED. “In the summer of 2013, I found myself with some much needed time on my hands. I knew it was time to find the right people to finally bring these songs I had been writing to life. Having spent the last 14 or so years writing, recording and touring in Loaded, it was time for me to get the ‘other’ songs I had been working on out of my head, onto tape, and see what happens.” Seeking out long time Seattle rock luminaries Kathy Moore (Brad, Satchel), Gary Westlake (Peter Frampton, Kristen Ward, Flight To Mars), Keith Ash (Star Anna, Farmer), and Shawn Zellar (Redneck Girlfriend), Rouse knew this was something special – “They all breathed life and beauty into the songs and it was magnificent.”

 

ChebonChebon: Chebon Tiger. Alex Westcoat (of Pickwick). Two heavy-hitting Seattle rock and soul musicians that were made to be a killer duo. With a sexy soul foundation and a bluesy rock overlay, these powerhouses will make you wonder why they haven't done this until now.

 

Jackrabbit Starts, a relatively new band on the scene, leaves a crowd jumping with members of DragStrip Riot, Shivering Denizens, Go Like Hell, The Graceland Five, and Piston Ready laying down some mean ol' bluesy rock n soul.

 

Amanda Hardy is a Seattle based rock band whose sound is guided by their collective influences, Led Zeppelin, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Halestorm and more. Their accomplishments are impressive with a resume that includes performing with several national acts such as Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Buckcherry, New Medicine, Theory of a Deadman, Styx, Queensryche, Anna Nalick, Deap Vally and more! Amanda recently had the honor of being inducted into Robert M Knights Brotherhood of the Guitar. The band has just finished their first EP at Synergy Productions in Seattle, WA.

 

Nick Vigarino radiates an unpredictable fervor with his slashing acoustic slide guitar and powerful vocals. Funky licks and modern lyrics color his homemade “slop-jar Delta funk” material. With his band or solo, he consistently captures and then rivets listeners with precise, passionate performances.

 

Holding down the party beats in between acts is one of Seattle's savviest spinners, DJ Self-Administered Beatdown, aka Scott Giampino. It's a party, y'all!

 

Doors at 7:00pm, music at 8:00pm. $30 GA Advance Tickets, $40 VIP Advance Tickets, $35 GA Tickets available at the door the night of show. Valid ID required for entry. Please drink responsibly.  #Hwy99NYE2014  (All tables for this show are reserved. Standing Room Only tickets are available online and at the door the night of show, but they do not include a table reservation.)

 

The Missionary Position

Shawn Smith

The Guessing Game

ChebonChebon

Jackrabbit Starts

Amanda Hardy Band

Nick Vigarino