26th April 2023 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm Ramsgate Music Hall - CT11 8NJ

Indie rock cult heroes Quasi travel to Ramsgate on April 26th, in support of their forthcoming Sub Pop debut record ‘Breaking the Balls of History’!

We’ve had some seriously special duos grace our stage, and the Pacific Northwest legends Quasi will be right up there with the best of them…

“Quasi are a wandering spirit amongst American indie’s forever-evolving landscape… a truly remarkable catalogue” – CLASH

Portland, Oregon-based indie pop duo Quasi teamed singer/guitarist/keyboardist Sam Coomes and drummer Janet Weiss, who not only previously joined forces in the band Motorgoat but also married and divorced. After a 1993 split single with ‘Bugskull’, little was heard from Quasi until 1996, when the duo issued the ‘Early Recordings’ collection. In 1997, Weiss joined Sleater-Kinney for their classic ‘Dig Me Out’ album, but she also continued collaborating with Coomes, and that same year saw the release of the Quasi album R&B Transmogrification. Its 1998 follow-up, Featuring ‘Birds’, was among the year’s most acclaimed independent outings, and in 1999 Quasi resurfaced with ‘Field Studies’.

By the new millennium, Weiss and Coomes found a new label home with Touch & Go. ‘The Sword of God’ appeared in 2001, marking Quasi‘s sharpest material since their inception. Two years later, the band’s snide sense of humor was found once more on the politics-heavy ‘Hot Shit’. In 2006, the band returned to the studio and, with the help of producer Dave Fridmann, released the rollicking ‘When the Going Gets Dark’. After adding Jicks bassist Joanna Bolme to the lineup and moving to Kill Rock Stars, the group released its seventh album, ‘American Gong’, in February of 2010. Quasi returned to being a duo in 2011 before returning with their eighth album, the sprawling ‘Mole City’, in 2013.

“Sam Coomes’ songs are all killer – melodic and misanthropic in equal measure – from the Covid chronicles of ‘Doomscrollers’ and the proggy ‘Gravity’ to the downhill tumble of ‘Riots & Jokes’; Janet Weiss once again proves herself to be a fine vocal foil, and perhaps the greatest rock drummer alive”UNCUT

“The Quasi earmarks: pointed lyrics, jagged melodies, skronky organ, bashing drums, and Sam & Janet’s distinctive harmonies”Broolyn Vegan