Afraid of Figs is taking a hiatus. Come say Adios for now to this amazing band!
Andrea Desmond and the White Lights headlining with Afraid of Figs and Certain Inertia
Sounds Like: The Presidents Of The United States Of America, Weezer, Barenaked Ladies, Foo Fighters
Manager: Todd Goldenberg
"Afraid of Figs" is arguably the most powerful dried fruit related band ever grown. Planted in 2009, AoF has grown a stage show, following, and set list that the phrase "High Energy" only begins to describe. No subject matter is safe, ranging from "Vegan" eating, narcissism, pollock and...See Full Bio
“Afraid of Figs describes itself as Seattle’s “most most prominent dried fruit related geek rock band.” That seemed like a natural fit for GeekWire, so we had to learn more from this Devo and Weezer-inspired quintet which is planning its big CD release party on April 2nd at Chop Suey. Also, the group’s latest song — (Don’t Wanna Be Your) Facebook Friend — takes a bit of an anti-technology (or at least anti-Facebook) bent. Afraid of Figs was a finalist for the WTIA/Xconomy Battle of the Bands in 2009. And Bloomquist notes that the band — like almost every other band on the planet these days — is using social media tools to tell its story and connect with fans. “You can’t just be good anymore you have to be tech savvy,” he says. Got to say, the lyrics to the song are pretty funny. I wonder what Ari Steinberg of Facebook Seattle would think?”