Concert Review: Actionesse, Beverly Crusher, Happy Times Sad Times, The Wednesdays at Black Lodge

Beverly Crusher

Our music scene is defined by our amazing community, who uses our creations to inspire and to give back to others. DIY — the way we come together and create something which goes beyond music. This Saturday night, at the DIY that show took place, which took canned foods in exchange for a discount into the show at the Black Lodge, four bands came together for a food drive and inspiration on the Eastlake strip.

Actionesse take punk and showmanship to another level, which needs to be seen to appreciate them. The Wednesdays are the ascending band who are slowly weaving themselves within the punk-rock scene and we would not be surprised if this band is among the top local bands within the next year.

We love hope, we love the warmth of the sun but sometimes we just really enjoy the overcast days and rain. Happy Times Sad Times is the band who embrace the rain, embrace the gloom and figured out a way to make infectious punk music. With playful banter with the crowd and the bass player making attempts at a somewhat believable British accent, this is what lures fans to this band. The songs are playful, and the chorus are memorable for every song — which makes it easy to sing along. The music goes from fun-punk-rock-anthem to 90s infused punk sprinkled with a hint lyrical hypnotism.

Happy Times Sad Times

Beverly Crusher are the “it” band who would not surprise anyone to hear them be one of the next bands to break-out of the scene. A blend of bombastic solos and dark, emotionally driven lyrics played at warped speed — this is Beverly Crusher. They have played pretty much every local music festival and venue within the scene. Yet, with a band who has established themselves as one of the fast-rising bands, they are still willing to immerse themselves within the smaller shows. With lyrics chanting “Gimmie Power” or “Are you scared/You should be scared” – Beverly Crusher are here to redefine the scene.

The scene can have its ups and downs, trends come and go, but what defines our scene is community. Bands like these who take the time to put on the DIY events who show the importance of music within our urban culture. Performed at a venue which emphasizes respect of differences and located on a strip which peers down on Amazonia, this is the power of the local scene. All of these bands are what gives this scene hope even during the struggles. Embrace the music, support all these bands, and revel within our scene.

Lots of recommendations

Beverly Crusher 

Song recommendation: Scared, Gimmie the Power

Bandcamp: https://beverlycrusher.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beverlycrusherband/

 

Happy Times Sad Times

Song recommendation: Crush, Run Home Jack

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/happytimessadtimesmusic/

Website: https://happytimessadtimes.com/?fbclid=IwAR0DVErq6rEvG0JY4eQdD-GwfVACWgGfmrhWD9P6PQlZxiB9SsW_xP7uOWA

 

The Wednesdays

Song recommendation: Sad Waitress, Bright Lights

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/itswednesdaybaby/

Bandcamp: https://thewedns.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR3xuMYG21Yz432Z9TnwzVILfOEy9Lxh5CZvH6eZQI9vzR-p9ujm5MW2lDA

 

Actionesse

Song recommendation: I want Doubts, Menace

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/actionesse/

Website: https://www.actionesse.com/?fbclid=IwAR3vD7LB9f42eZtHBzrN6UMk_hnDOei8vtSVvphNREWeSxG-3rHZqnBax_Q

Go buy all of these albums


 


Ruben Lira

A music fanatic and supporter of all things northwest music related. Originally from Texas, my passion has been to find ways to bring awareness to all the amazing music created in the Northwest. I have been fortunate enough to continue working in the local music industry and have been covering the local scene for four years. Music should not only be heard but also experienced, so take every opportunity to go to shows. “Music is the unspoken truth and the street art is the soul of the city”

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