By the end of the night, there was nothing but extreme positivity in the air. It’s like all the bands all knew that their music complimented each other perfectly, without feeling like they were so alike that they were in competition with one another.Read more
Recently, I was able to catch up with lead singer/guitarist Jeff Martin to talk to him about the history of The Tea Party, the daring decisions along the career path, the new album with a reunited Tea PartyRead more
What impresses me the most about Matt Robinson’s guitar playing is the way his high leads offset his lower fret work, which occasionally fooled me into thinking that there was a high fret bass solo happening.Read more
We’re on the cusp of celebrating a great many anniversaries here in the Northwest…and rightly so. That’s because the late 80’s and early 90’s were arguably the most exciting and influential times in Northwest music history.Read more
The People Now are an incredible blend of metal, funk, groove and anthem rock all wrapped up in an 4-
piece, face-melting package for the ages.
The flow of the album works as well. The stomp feel of the opening track melds perfectly into the title track followed by the lead-off single “Breathe Rebel”, before slowing things down with the brief but extremely powerful “Same Old Stories”Read more
Local legends Metal Church played the final show of their 2014 Winter Tour to Louie G’s Pizza in Fife last Friday night. And just like all things classic, there was a little bit of the old and a little bit of the new.Read more
It’s actually a very fine line between “retro” and “retread”, but Metal Church has managed to capture
the spirit of the first four classic albums without sounding like they are simply re-hashing old unused ideas or going thru the motions of trying to re-record yesterday’s glory.
Progressive Rock and the Pacific Northwest have always had a bit of a strained relationship; which is odd really. You would think that an area as densely populated by what has been termed “the neo-hipster movement” would dovetail perfectly with the typical “My music is better than yours” mentalityRead more