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Environmental Encroachment – "You Promised Us Yetis" PacNW Tour

Live Music in Bar/Club, Alternative, World

Chicago-based street brass band Environmental Encroachment (EE) will be appearing at various venues around the state of Washington from July 2-15, 2018. This year’s tour is themed “You Promised Us Yetis”. Mike Smith, EE’s bandleader has had a fascination with cryptozoology, especially Sasquatch and Yeti. While in Washington State, EE hopes to come into contact with the area’s most fabled cryptid, using percussive patterns and sound to communicate with it—an attempt at crashing a Sasquatch-Yeti reunion. Regardless of any successful Sasquatch communications, EE hopes to delight new audiences in the area as well as those who are familiar with its regular visits to Seattle’s HONK! Fest West brass band festival since 2008, alongside such local brass-band heroes as Chaotic Noise Marching Corps (Seattle) and Artesian Rumble Arkestra (Olympia), to name but two. EE will be appearing in the 4th of July Parade in Everett, the SPONK! Brass Band Festival in Spokane (July 6-8), Loon Lake (July 8), Stormy Mountain Brewing in Lake Chelan (July 11), the Swiss in Tacoma (July 13), and Rhythm & Rye in Olympia (July 15). A complete listing of tour dates is located on the band’s website, Chicago brass band and performance art group Environmental Encroachment (EE) uses a mobile band, costumes, and antics to create unique entertainment environments. EE's mission is to create playgrounds for the body and mind through dance, music and art. EE is part of a new genre of music; a "HONK Band". HONK! Festivals include 'street-style' bands from around the world that are acoustic, mobile, mostly brass and drum, musical entourages.