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?
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. http://absolutepowerpop.blogspot.com/
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! www.unsmashablerecords.com DANIEL CRAIG www.daggerzine.com
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 enjoyment.
3/13/11 chorus: 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..
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..