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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 artist is ALKI.
ALKI consists of Danny Castro(singer, composer) and Jonny Lee(guitar, arrangement). The band was formed in 2015, when singer Danny invited Jonny to move from Austin, Tx to Seattle to form the group.
ALKI started in open mics and coffee shops like Grumpy D’s and Hop Vine. Eventually playing Seattle venues like: Neumos, Barboza, Tractor Tavern, and Sunset Tavern.
In 2016, they played along side Silver Sun Pickups for Sofar Sounds Secret Shows. That year they wrote Can We Live, an EP produced by Flyleaf guitarist and P.O.D keyboardist Sameer Bhattacharya. Later going on a 10 city tour through Washington, Oregon, and California.
Currently, they are working on their first full length album with Producer/Engineer Mike Landolt(Maroon 5, Sugarcult, Mushroomhead) out of Bainbridge Island.
Today’s featured offering is an outfit that delivers danceable beats and high-energy melodies and while they clearly have their own sound, it’s not hard to pick up the bands’ influences. Reading through the bio on their website, it says their sound is a mixture of Coldplay and The Police with flavors of Daft Punk and M83 thrown in and that seems to cover it pretty well. There’s little doubt though that they’ve worked hard to do their own thing and while their sound is similar to the aforementioned acts, it’s not derivative. With new music on the way, ALKI is one to keep your eyes and ears on in 2019, we will be. Check out their Spotify page or use the player below to hear some of their music.
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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.