Thee Emergency

Nitroglycerine for the soul

You can spot a member of Thee Emergency a mile away. Maybe it’s the furry foursome’s bodacious hair-dos, or the swagger in their step, but most likely it’s that they seem to be having so much more god damned fun than the rest of us. Their live shows offer a frenzy of rock’n’roll with amp-bursting guitar solos, soul grabbing vocals, all mixed with a dash of psychedelia and a hint of heavy soul.

Seattle’s favorite mop –tops, Dita Vox, Matt “Sonic” Smith, Nick Detroit and Tom T. Drummer have stolen the show opening for national and international acts alike, including The Dirtbombs, The Black Lips, Common Market, Ghostland Observatory, Devotchka, Portugal. The Man, The Go and The Horrors.

The band’s first full length album, Can You Dig It? (2006) was produced by acclaimed Detroit producer Jim Diamond (The Dirtbombs, The Mooney Suzuki, The White Stripes). Ever the rebels, Thee Emergency took their second full length release into their own hands. SOLID (2008) soon became an instant classic including tracks that ranged from down tempo ditties to gut wrenching rock-outs.

In the summer of 2008, with the help of long time friend and fellow crazy heart Phillip Peterson, Thee Emergency were able to craft an album that is both silver and gold, high and low, country and psychedelic. Cracka’ Slang, due out in March of 2010, is Thee Emergency through the looking glass. This year the close knit quartet are heading back into the studio to record their 4th full length record Death to Disco, returning to their heavy rock roots with the highly anticipated release, available in fall 2010.

Meet Thee Emergency, your new favorite band.

Thee Emergency

NEW WEBSITE!!! Now taking content suggestions. What do YOU want to know about Thee Emergency. Tell us here and see it there ;) Matt "Sonic" Smith: Guitar, Vocals • Dita Vox: Mic, Tambourine • Tom T. Drummer: Broke Beat Set • Nick Detroit: Bass, Vocals

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MTV's $5 Cover Seattle

whoop, here it is. Directed by award-winning Humpday director and Seattle native Lynn Shelton, $5 Cover: Seattle is a musical digital series telling the story of thirteen local bands performing and touring over one weekend.

Hey friends! Our new album Cracka Slang is due out this month. Come to Linda's Tavern next Wednesday, catch a listen and hang with us. Beer specials and DJs. Hope to see you there!

TONIGHT! Come get down with us and NightTrain for their CD Release show at the Funhouse. It's what Jesus would do.

Show this Friday at the Funhouse!


Band Interests


Band Members

Dita Vox
Matt 'Sonic Smith'
Nick Detroit
Tom T. Drummer


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Other Seattle Artists
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Ashburn Artists