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Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, 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 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 band is Filthy Traitors.
Filthy Traitors began as an idea in late 2016 between guitarist/vocalist Chelsea (Dr. Weaver) and drummer Jack Love. Both decided to stick to their roots in punk music, which has driven the direction of the band. Chelsea has a penchant for murder mysteries, and has incorporated these ideas into the lyrics and stories throughout the music of Filthy Traitors.
After a few months of writing music and planning, Chelsea and Jack asked multi-instrumentalist TJ Harris to join on bass. Despite his skill as a drummer, guitarist, and vocalist with many previous groups, the bass was yet unexplored territory for him. Relishing the chance to try something new, TJ quickly got up to speed on the music of Filthy Traitors and continues to provide a wealth of experience for the band. Shortly after TJ came on board, Jack pitched the idea of playing lead guitar to Justin Davis. Justin is both a live sound engineer, and an accomplished studio engineer. Usually behind the board at shows, it had been over 10 years since Justin last played live with a band. However, after the first rehearsal everyone knew that Justin was the perfect fit. Filthy Traitors worked hard for the first few months building a great set list of high energy songs, laced with murderous themes. Having played their debut show on July 31st at the Substation in Seattle, Filthy Traitors continue to write new music and build a loyal following within the local scene.
If you need some more highly addictive punk rock riffage in your life, today’s featured band should fit like a glove. Check out their latest EP HERE and get ready to move at least some part of your body! The energy they bring to the genre, coupled with the catchy lyrics, make them a winning selection. Let’s Rock!
Catch them live:
Filthy Traitors will be playing at Lucky Liquor on December 14 with Black Doubt and Teen Cat. Get more details and ticket info HERE.
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To view all of the wonderful northwest artists we have featured this year, click HERE.
A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.