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Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our sixth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about. For the fourth year in a row, the showcase is once again presented by Verity Credit Union.
Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene on there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured act is Shop Regulars.
About the band:
Earlier this year we reviewed Fortified Regulars from Portland’s Shop Regulars and it was another one of those northwest albums that just kind of grew on us after repeated listens. It made it on to our playlist and is still there.
Here’s a bit of what we had to say in our review:
The thorny, twin guitar attack on opener “Honest Man Says” scatters from lean, Crayola sunshine to arty grit over Radosevich’s deadpan vocal strolls and hypnotic sung “makes the world taste great”. Barrett’s rhythmic trips and pauses, later accentuated by his cyclical crashes and snare flams, take the song from prodding post-punk to careening rock ‘n’ roll. “Cold Hands” cuts with twitchy riffs, Radosevich’s nimble singing, and the band’s foot on trailblazing. At just under a minute and half, “Cold Hands” could easily become the best use of 90 seconds in 2019.
The pensive, instrumental “Common Tune” flees the urban sprawl for the open country. Radosevich’s harmonica playing is reminiscent of the spectral haunting of tumbleweed and landscape on Bruce Langhorne’s gorgeous score for Peter Fonda’s The Hired Hand. Barrett’s clouded snare rolls and cymbal spills shape the hoof beats of guitars clomping off into the horizon.
Side B catapults back to the garage with “7 Winds”. The swerving notes and instrumental dexterity all trace adjacent to Hickson’s unmistakable bass playing. Radosevich‘s lightweight verbiage perfectly compliments the band’s merry-go-round expressions. Art school, but okay with flannel, frenzied, but not without balance, “7 Winds” owns a serious slice of garage jangle real estate.
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Submissions for 100 Bands in 100 Days are still open to any Pacific Northwest band interested in submitting. If you would like to submit for a chance to be featured in this segment, consult this link for more information on how you can do so.
A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.
As an added bonus this year, House Of Cannabis will be playing the featured bands in each of their three Washington locations.