China Davis 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Please join us in celebrating 20 years since our first music release! We recorded our “Entrance” ep in August of 1997 with the help of Jefferson Angell (Walking Papers, Staticland, The Missionary Position, Post Stardom Depression, Broadcast Amphetamine, Prayer Factory and Sedated Souls) and Scott Mills at his studio, Cottonwood. We’ve come a long way since the summer of ‘97 and we’re celebrating our place in the Tacoma music community by sharing the night with our friends Pig Snout and some very special guests during our set. Now that China Davis has been a band for two decades, it has given me the chance to reflect and maybe even try to figure out what my brother Ted and I might represent. We’re kinda the Mick and Kieth of no name, no label, unknown, bad looking, no style pub band’s of the northwest. We’ve been called by press asking us if they could talk to China, “Oh, I thought she was a girl”... It’s been assumed that we were a cover band, nope, all original. We’ve played in almost every bar in Tacoma and Seattle and we can still walk down the street! What a career! But, in this invisibility that is China Davis we have found freedom that many bands have never enjoyed. We don’t have the backing to release album after album. But, we have an undying love for making serious music and writing the best songs we can write. We have a lot of fun being ourselves, as it should be. I feel like we’re what bands should be. Not worrying about popularity, sales, whether we’re punk, rock, classic rock, indie rock, folk music… who cares about that empty stuff anyways? We keep growing, we keep changing, we keep developing new sounds and ideas. We’re all those things! -Ben

Location

The Swiss Restaurant & Pub
1904 S Jefferson Ave
Tacoma
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