Fat Tour 2013 Get Dead, Masked Intruder, Anti-Flag, & Less Than Jake Showbox at the Market (Nov 26th))
What’s the perfect night for a punk show? Tuesday of course, when it consists of Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Masked Intruder, & Get Dead, everyone knows that. And that’s exactly what was going on this past Tuesday at the Showbox at the Market!
First up was Get Dead, a five pack out of San Francisco. They were discovered by NOFX frontman Fat Mike. He’s also produced & released the bands’ latest full-length record, Bad News, on his label Fat Wreck Chords. “Bad News” can be purchased here http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/913 and their single “The Process” can be found on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/fat-wreck-chords/get-dead-the-process
Next was Masked Intruder. This foursome of masked-mates, are the Power Rangers of punk as they go by Yellow, Green, Red, & Blue intruders! They were super energetic too, complete with lots of jumping and karate-chop-hiya-like kicks everywhere! Their self titled full length album here http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/907 and you can check out their single “25 to Life” on Soundcloud, here https://soundcloud.com/fat-wreck-chords/masked-intruder-25-to-life
Third up, Anti-Flag! These guys have been around since 1994 and not wavered from their original message of anti-war, fascisism, & nationalism even a little. They came out blazing with songs from their latest FAT release “The Terror State”. Then played a raging rendition of the Clashs’ “Should I Stay or Should I go?” AND moved the drum kit & guitar to the middle of the pit & played their last song from the crowd!
Finally it was time for the headliner, Less Than Jake! Ska-Punk at its’ finest! Energetic, dreadlocks, trombones, & trumpets all over the stage. Speaking of dreads, they were happy to announce that Roger had cut off three to five inches just the day before! Their new record “See the Light” was just released November 18th. You can stream the whole album and purchase it here… http://altpress.com/features/entry/album_premiere_less_than_jake_see_the_light. Their set list consisted of… Good Enough, Automatic, Sugar In Your Gas Tank, Liberty City, Look What Happened, History of a Boring Town, Dopeman (my personal favorite!), Longshot, New Jersey, Science, Happyman, Landmines & Landslides, Liquor Store, Give Me Something, Sharpshooter, and Metalheads. For the encore they played Johnny Quest, Plastic Cup, & Gainsville Rock City.
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With Girl On Fire & Jaded Mary
At the Showbox at the Market 9.22.13
So, after a weekend jam packed with local music, at Louie G’s Dreamfest 2013. I had to cut Sunday a little short & was off to The Showbox to catch a couple other local bands. Jaded Mary and Girl On Fire got the honor of opening for Halestorm. Jaded Mary has played with quite a few bands and a lot of clubs around town. They even played with Buckcherry a couple of months ago at El Corazon. The band consists of Leif Wagner (drums), Jamal (bass), Tim Bertsch (guitar), and David James (vocals). Together they make a hard hitting rock sound that you will remember. If you haven’t yet, catch a show, their next one will be at the Showbox at the Market along with Windowpane, The Mothership, Away, and Jason Kertson & The Immortals. All of which are amazing local rock bands! Do yourself a favor & get Jaded! You can check out their Reverbnation page here: http://www.reverbnation.com/jadedmary
Girl On Fire, another Seattle band, was next. They consist of Austin Held (vocals), Nick McMahan (guitar), Nicholas Wiggins (guitar), Josh Mouser (bass), and Harry MacDonald (drums). Now these guys were fun to watch & really drew in the crowd. They were all over the stage. From standing on the bass drum to crowd walking, and everywhere in between, it was kind of hard to decide where to keep my camera pointed! Their latest single, The Takedown!, can be found on their newest album Not Broken, released this past September 3rd through Century Media Records. This single and more can be found here on PureVolume: http://www.purevolume.com/new/girlonfire.
Halestorm was headlining this sold out show & they came out blazing the packed house! Their members are, in case you already didn’t know, are siblings Lzzy (vocals & guitar) & Arejay Hale (drums), Josh Smith (bass, vocals), and Joe Hottinger (guitar, vocals). They were flat-out amazing! Right from the beginning they everywhere, all over the stage and sounding good! No lack of energy there. Lzzy is an amazing role model for young rocker women everywhere. She’s no joke, the real thing all the way. Her attitude, her voice, the way rocks the guitar, and carries herself on stage are all rock & roll. Period.
Then there’s her little brother Arejay. He plays drums like I’ve never seen before. He’s the human Animal, as opposed to the Muppet. He’s crazy-insanely energetic and fun to watch. It was hard to not just take pictures of him! Lzzy explained that her mother said “Lzzy, you’re the reason we had two children. He’s the reason we only had two children.” It was pretty funny & easy to believe, because if he was this off the hook as an adult, you could only imagine him as a little kid.
They were all good. They were so good; I couldn’t believe it when it was all over. They were so entertaining that the time flew by & I was kinda sad that they were done. They came out with Love Bites (So Do I) & Mz Hyde, and ended with I Get Off. Then they came back with a two song encore consisting of I Miss the Misery & Here’s To Us. And they didn’t let up in between. There was even the most entertaining drum solo I’ve seen in real life!
This was a crazy-awesome show that I’m still reliving in my head. Hopefully you were lucky enough to have a ticket for the sold-out, packed show. If not, definitely try again next time. Your brain will be blown! I feel very fortunate to have gotten to cover such a great show by one of the hottest rock bands out there. For music, videos, & any other information check out their website at http://www.halestormrocks.com/.
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Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival
Ridgefield, WA 9.8.13
By Carolyn Frye, Photographer
I was excited about Uproar since the day I saw the line-up & I was not disappointed. There were three stages. The Coldcock Herbal Whiskey Showcase Stage Powered by Ernie Ball, The Zippo Encore Stage Powered By Ernie Ball, and the Rockstar Energy Drink Main Stage. All of which were constantly graced my face melting rock bands!
I had a set-time schedule with me and got there when I thought the doors were opening thinking I was there nice & early. But while walking to the venue, I could hear that it had already started. I thought to myself “I know that voice!” (Jamie Nova). Walked a little further and I could start to see the side of the stage & thought “I know those dreds!” (Jacy Peckham). It was Seattle’s very own Witchburn on the Coldcock Stage & I had to hurry!
And if that wasn’t enough instant fun, when they were finished, The Zippo Encore Stage was burning up with another Seattle band, Windopane! This day was going to be good!
If you missed these two killer local bands, you’re in luck. They will both be playing Dreamfest 2013 at Louie G’s in Fife, September 21st. This is a “Must see” event and more info can be found on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/550225091691612/
Then the scheduled bands (according to my paper, anyway) started, but this didn’t mean that the surprises stopped. There were the Charming Liars promoting their new EP “New Disorder”, all the way from London. There were The Dead Daisies, an all-star super-group with Australian roots. Their debut album “Lock & Load” is available now and can be found on iTunes. The song “Fly” by Dead Daisies front man Jon Stevens, can also be found on the Disney movie “Planes” soundtrack.
There was the always entertaining Danko Jones, an American rock band all the way from Toronto, Canada. Other notable bands were the Chuck Shaffer Picture Show, Beware of Darkness, Mindset Evolution, and Middle Class Rut.
The Coldcock & Zippo Stages were topped off with Seattle’s Walking Papers as the side stage headliners. The crowd was awake now, let me tell ya! From the moment Duff McKagen (G&R and Loaded), Barrett Martin (Screaming trees & Mad Season), Jeff Angell (Post Stardom Depression & the Missionary Position), and Benjamin Anderson (The Missionary Position) took the stage, their amazing brand of rock & soul was on! Just off the heels of their self titled re-release on Loud & Proud records this past August, and their cd now being sold to the masses, they had everyone singing along to every song. It was pure awesomeness! And for me, it was extra exciting to see members of a local band that I had shot in the past, share the stage with rock legends, become a huge success, and watch them have SO much fun! If you haven’t seen them live, you need to. If you can’t do that, I suggest buying the cd. You won’t be disappointed!
Finally it was time for the main stage, and if I wasn’t excited enough already, I sure was now! First was Circa Survive, a rock band out of Philadelphia & have been around since 2004. They released several indie records as well as signing with Atlantic Records for a bit. Their fourth album, Violent Waves, was released independently a year ago as of August 28th.
Second was Coheed and Cambria, a progressive metal-rock-punk-pop band, from Nyack, New York. They have a style that’s all their own. This band formed in 1995 and all of their albums are concept albums based on a science fiction storyline written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez, called “The Armory Wars”, which has been transcribed into a comic book series and a full length novel.
Next up, Jane’s Addiction! They opened immediately in awesome Jane-Style. The back drop was similar to the cover of Nothing’s Shocking, with an image of two topless women. Then as they were singing, two swings slowly dropped in, one on each side of the stage. Each one had a hot girl in lingerie and a giant, flowing, sheet-like skirt swinging. It was a great set with plenty of eye candy for both men & women. They clearly entertained both your ears and eyes, & played most all of their well known songs.
Last up, Alice In Chains. They too had quite a visual show along with all of their songs, but it instead of dancing girls; it was a lot of lights and images. So if you don’t know, shows give photographers the first three songs to shoot from the photo pit. And do you know that the second song they played was Man in the Box? Well now you do! So now I’m in there, trying to get the best shots I can, while they’re playing one of my favorite all time songs. How was I expected to shoot anything? I kept switching back & forth between jumping & singing, and remembering to take photos. I also noticed I wasn’t the only one with this problem. Their whole show was good & they had everyone on their feet the entire time.
Finally Uproar Festival was finished, but seemed like it had just started not very long ago. It was a great day of rock music. Learned of a few bands I hadn’t heard of that were really good. I got to see some of my all time favorites. It was a perfect mix on a perfect summer day & I’m already excited about next year!
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