Partake in The Feast: ten bands to rock Everett this weekend

The Feast

The Feast

Those in the know have been making the trek up to Everett to see great live music this year. The Everett Music Initiative has been in high gear for the past year, supporting local bands and venues and also bringing in high-end talent from down south. The inaugural Fisherman’s Village Music Festival was a wowser (SMI’s coverage here), and this Friday and Saturday brings us The Feast: two nights of killer bands at The Cannery.

The venue is intimate, spare, and beautiful. The bands on Friday are huge, vociferous, and sprawling, from the incredibly energetic The Grizzled Mighty, to the epic rock of Battleme, to Everett’s own impassioned Born of Ghosts. Saturday features a quieter, yet equally fascinating bill, with up-and-coming Sisters headlining their spacey, catchy beats and youngsters Tangerine supporting.

Parking is a breeze, and for only $10 a night (or $15 for both) how can you resist? We here at SMI will be there for sure.

Christine Mitchell has been poring over album liner notes pretty much since she acquired the skill of reading, and figured out the basic structure of rock songs at an early age. Whether it’s the needle popping into the first groove of the record, the beeps that signal the beginning (or end) of a cassette tape, or digital numbers ticking off the seconds from zero, music brings Christine happiness, ponderous thought, opportunities for almost scientific study, and sometimes a few tears. When she started attending live shows two decades ago, a whole new piece of the puzzle clicked in and she has been hooked ever since.