Everett continued to up its musical game with an incredible lineup at The Cannery the night before Bumbershoot took off. My Goodness was the ostensible headliner, touring their latest LP Shiver + Shake. Those familiar with their high-energy, hard-edged sets might be surprised to know that it was the middle act of the night, Thunderpussy, that wowed the crowd.
Working the room with dark humor and sexual energy that pervaded the stage, Thunderpussy’s lead singer Molly Sides sang with strident ease mixed with animal screams. She prowled around confidently, commanding the audience’s attention (which they seemed only too happy to give). Lead guitarist Whitney Petty (formerly of The Grizzled Mighty) chastised her guitar with a full-on whip, thrashing it (and Ms. Sides) with gusto. Thunderpussy is somewhat of a Seattle supergroup as it also boasts La Luz’s Lena Simon on drums. Sonically, their sound is dirty blues with a hard edge and mixes their own compositions with confident standards like Elvis Presley’s “Trouble.” Check out what they’ve done so far on Soundcloud, then go to a gig and pick up a kickass homemade Thunderpussy t-shirt (and soon to come: Thunderwear).
My Goodness did put on a rock-solid performance despite being without bassist Cody Votolato. Singer/guitarist Joel Schneider and drummer Andy Lum spent several years as a two-piece band, so it was just like old days for them. Songs such as “Cold Feet Killer” showcase Schneider’s clear-wavering voice with hard-hitting toms and a rock sound that at times rivals Zeppelin.
Portland-based opener Tango Alpha Tango could have easily headlined The Cannery themselves, which is a testament to the strength of the night’s lineup (and Tango Alpha Tango.) TAT’s guitar-centric swamp-blues rock is augmented with groovy keyboards, and singer/guitarist Nathan Trueb performs like he’s trying to set his guitar on fire, grimacing in lockstep battle with his axe while his bandmates calmly play along. His voice sounds young, scratchy, and pleasant.
Everett continues to impress. Cool people should take notes from the two slide shows below, as SMI was fortunate enough to have two photographers on the scene:
4 days ago
Seattle has been blessed with a few musical St Valentine's gifts that will keep on giving. None brighter than The Chris Poage Band's new masterpiece 'Bad Weather'.
We will dive deeper into detail and this story in the days to come. A solo artist like Chris is many ways a ring leader of sorts. A talisman that inspires his tree to be dressed with the genius that befits him, and these are the holiday gifts that lay at our feet.
Making an animation of any music video is no small feat, and we at SMI are proud to help him tell this story. Send us more music to premier or just pass along.
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5 days ago
This was Big Business at Tony V's Garage last night. Everett Music Initiative helped present a hard hitting evening of absolute rock.
Songwriter and one man band extraordinaire Jeremy "Steel Beans" Dibardi was convinced to take some air from his secret Everett studio lair to shoot these photos for SMI.
Rumor has it Steel Beans is among the artists being announced for Fisherman's Village Music Festival this year at their announcement party Feb 28th. But that cannot be confirmed nor denied.
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