Please check out Verity Credit Union, our great partner in the 100 Bands in 100 Days local music showcase.
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 David Allred.
About the artist:
Another northwest gem that made its way into the world this year was The Cell from David Allred. It’s an absolutely gorgeous release and got plenty of spins on our playlist. The seven song album was released back in June of this year and our very own Ethan Barros reviewed it.
Have a listen below:
Here’s some of what we had to say in our review:
The commanding finale, “Lexington Hills” begins similar to the start and stop on “Fading Away”, with Allred carefully choosing which steps to accentuate into earth. Trumpet cuts into a surge of falling notes, as does a heroic violin. After the three-minute mark, Allred shifts moods, catapulting the tempo into a jaunting kick step of playing. By four and half minutes, he’s soaring the skyline. Strings exclaim and the grounding strike of glockenspiel resonant into a realm only dreamt of.
Allred’s voice and adept storytelling on The Cell lingers even after the final note. Texturally bundling an experimental side in the folk and classical continuum, Allred avoids canning too many flavors in one bite. His patterns of lush arrangements and quilted warmth give an autumnal shimmer lasting well into the next season.
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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.