Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, songwriters and founders of influential Northwest band The Posies, will play a show on Vashon on Jan. 29 (Courtesy Photo).

Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, songwriters and founders of influential Northwest band The Posies, will play a show on Vashon on Jan. 29 (Courtesy Photo).

Tickets are on sale now for The Posies Duo show

The band celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2018 and the re-release of several classic albums.

  • Friday, January 18, 2019 10:00am
  • Arts

Ken Stringfellow and Jon Auer, of the legendary Northwest power pop band The Posies, will perform two intimate shows at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Hastings Cone Gallery/Home Sweet Home, adjacent to Snapdragon Bakery & Cafe, on Vashon.

The show follows the success of an international tour celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary in 2018 and the re-release of The Posies’ classic 1990s albums “Dear 23,” “Frosting on the Beater” and “Amazing Disgrace.” Stringfellow and Auer, primary songwriters for the band, are now crisscrossing the West Coast as a duo. Their show on Vashon is being presented by islander Debra Heesch.

In Stringfellow and Auer’s duo concerts, the focus is on the band’s brainy and heartfelt compositions, stripped down to two guitars, two voices and an ocassional turn at the piano, as an alternative to the full band assault that The Posies four-piece shows are known for.

Tickets to the show — expected to sell out — are $20 and can be purchased in advance at Vashon Bookshop or brownpapertickets.com. The show is general admission, and standing-room only. All ages are welcome on the gallery side, and 21 and older in Home Sweet Home, the bar of the restaurant. Doors open 30 minutes before each show.

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