Sunday, September 25, 2011

Two Great Upcoming shows


Monday, September 5, 2011

UR 8th Anniversary Show

Come see a host of UR bands celebrate 8 years of going nowhere fast, and Nick's 40th B-day. Hearts Are Thugs arise from the ashes of The Small Change. Also special Portland guests Have You Seen Julian?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cool Beans!

Espresso stand on I-5 near Stanwood, WA

Monday, July 11, 2011

Glad Girls, South Sound Bureau Chiefs Sat. July 16 @ Comet Tavern!/event.php?eid=110248019071025

Monday, June 13, 2011

Absolute Powerpop review of Riffbrokers EPBBTS

The Riffbrokers-Every Pilot's Blinded by the Sun. Seattle's Riffbrokers are back with their fifth full-length, and it's more of the same no-nonsense power pop/classic rock that they have become masters at. Their sound is equal parts Tom Petty and The Replacements with a dash of Exile-era Stones thrown in, and the rocking "Better Angels" is the definitive proof of this amalgam. Nick Millward has just the right voice for this style of rock, and his bandmates provide a killer rhythm section. No bad tracks here, but more equal than others are the rocker "Mindset", the soulful "Calling All The Charlatans" and the catchy album closer "Thank You". No, thank you, Riffbrokers, for keeping the rock flame burning.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dagger Zine Riffbrokers' review

The Riffbrokers
EVER PILOT’S BLINDED BY THE SUN- (UNSMASHABLE)- This is this Seattle band’s 5th release and is yet another strong effort. For about a decade now, they have consistently delivered their uncompromising brand of garage/power pop with one solid release after another. This LP is no exception .It’s a fine collection of thoughtful songs by one of roots rocks most underrated acts. With an almost total disregard for fashion , the redoubtable Nick Millward and company forge on delivering their timeless brand of power twang. A lot of influences come to mind when listening to this record (Elvis Costello, The Jayhawks to name a couple). The Lyrics on this record are brilliantly understated and on songs like the poignant “Hard to Look At “ & “Please Forgive the Worst In Me” , Millward’s voice sounds like a whiskey filled, double pumper carburetor . He also once again wins indie rock’s annual Graham Parker Glass is Half Empty Trophy as he gripes on “Down from Down” the album’s third track, “ I’ve got more dirt than time now on my hands and I’m sadder than ten country western bands.” Although this release displays the band’s trademark first-rate songwriting, they also chose to lay down two souped up Gosdin Brother tunes to close out the album. Over the years this band has shuffled a few different players through the lineup, but the husband and wife team of Nick and Heather Millward continue to scratch out a place for themselves and march on with guitar straps around their necks and hearts on their sleeves. Most buzz bands don’t really deserve half the hype they get , The Riffbrokers do! DANIEL CRAIG

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Coming Soon! New Dignitaries record on UR!

Rocket Science, the debut album by Tacoma’s The Dignitaries, features
15 rip-roaring tracks that will positively give you the shakes.
Recorded at Egg Studios by the legendary Conrad Uno, Rocket Science is
a riff-heavy album that explores the highs and lows of a torrid love
affair. Rocket Science is packed full of great hooks (just like a
garage rock record should be!) and must be played loud for maximum

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Riffbrokers CD release Fri. May 6- Sunset Tavern

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Labor Makes The World Run, Labor Runs The World

Riffbrokers play Labor benefit April 1, '11 @ Comet

Labor makes the world run

Labor makes the world run, labor runs the world
cmon now sing it loud every boy and girl
labor makes the world run, makes it spin around-
wealth comes from the working class, it doesn't trickle down

Now fightin wars in other lands
will never keep us free
it's a dirty pair of hands
that builds prosperity
if you like running water and electricity
and roads to get around on,
it's not too hard to see..

rpt. Chorus

it's in the interest of the few
to make the rest believe
the myth the rich all got where they are
by rollin up their sleeves
it was the sleeves of other arms
that built those pyramids
and every rich man rests upon
the work that others did

Labor makes the world run, labor runs the world
cmon now sing it loud every boy and girl
labor makes the world run, makes it spin around-
wealth comes from the working class,
not the other way around..

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Saturday March 12 8pm PST live on KEXP Fred Speakman and the Unsmashable Wrecking Crew- Toft, Maxwell, & Millwards.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

South Sound Bureau Chiefs new music

SSBC will play Darrell's Tavern Sat. 3/5/11 with the Dignitaries and Girl Trouble

Wednesday, January 12, 2011