Who Is Your Favorite Unloved-by-the-Media Seattle Band/Artist?

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It's funny, I think the Stranger does an excellent job covering local music. The people who seem to be most angry about the lack of local music coverage like bad music.
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That being said, I think C'est la Mort is a diamond in the rough. I know new wave / 4AD-sounding music is not as cool as listening to a band who has a locally made combination washboard-banjo (it's like a Chapman Stick for hipsters, accordion bellow optional).
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Glitterbang!
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C'est la Mort is a good call. I also think LEFT ASKEW get overlooked a lot in the punk scene around here. Have you seen those guys live? I caught them a few weeks ago at The Funhouse and it was like a cyclone tearing through the bar. Those singers are intense!
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I can always use more news about USF or just chillwave in general.
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the night beats, kexp is missing the boat.
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@2 agreed.
@4 thanks for the tip!
@5 someone else is on that beat...
@6 Saturday: http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/up-an…
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Burley Mountain...well, bc it is my sexy hubby's band
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Mega Bog
iji
Heatwarmer
Thousands
Sundance Kids
Neighbors
NighTraiN
Your Heart Breaks
Karl Blau
My Parade
S. Funkee / Punishment
scorpio scorpio scorpio
Nirvana
Cumulus
1985
Abraham
Santee
Polka Dot Dot Dot
Jordan O' Jordan
Agatha
Cock & Swan
Brad Dunn
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All of my bands and my friends bands.
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Titanium Sporkestra. Heavy Metal Marching Band.

www.TitaniumSporkestra.com

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I agree with every one that Kenneth said

plus these:

Santee - They are a grunge fleetwood Mac. Nicest band in town, Heather's voice is amazing, Shanti is a badass who stands up while playing drums
Agatha - "Not Gay As In Happy, But Queer As In Fuck You". It's just exciting.
Prawnyxx - I saw these guys at Full Tilt in Columbia City. Zack skronks on a saxaphone incessantly and does not give up.
Thousands - Garfunkel & Garfunkel
Megabog - Here is a track from Megabog playing a song called Harsh Booger at a house show. They probably don't want me to share this song but that scream Erin lays out is worth the wrath. http://boontdusties.com/specialhollow/me…
Mountainss - Holy fuck. These guys played at Hollow Earth Radio and shook the walls so much at 20/20 cycles next door that stuff started falling off the walls. This is
some of the most exciting shit happening in the city right now.
Unfair Parents - Did not give a fuck. And it mattered. Now they are no more. http://unfairparents.com/
Slashed Tires - Kenneth is the hardest working man in show biz. He's the closest thing the city has to Andy Kaufman. http://vimeo.com/15812290
Heatwarmer - Is this Queen? Is this Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention? Is this really happening? http://vimeo.com/9625794
Eric Ostrowski - Extreme violin chaos. True art.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbTkmX-nWM8
My Friend Wallis - Played on Kenneth's Hollow Earth Radio show at like midnight during the eclipse. They are from B.C. but seriously, don't you wish you were there dancing in the dark with them? http://vimeo.com/18065935
Your Heart Breaks - Clyde's songs will last with you for days, years, months. His show is *always* worth going to.
My Printer Broke, - This is my experimental noise grunge band. We have more releases than any other unknown band, or for that matter known band, in the city. It's all free: http://myprinterbroke.com/
WamÜ - New band w/ Eric Ostrowski, Rachel LeBlanc, Kaz Nomura, Brittnie Fuller, and myself. We have not played any shows yet. So why haven't you covered us in your fine little paper is beyond me? http://wamu.bandcamp.com/
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This is the real post I meant to post:

I agree with everything that Kenneth said.

Here are mine with sound reasons:

Santee - They are a grunge fleetwood Mac. Nicest band in town, Heather's voice is amazing, Shanti is a badass who stands up while playing drums

Agatha - "Not Gay As In Happy, but Queer As In Fuck You". So good.

Prawnyxx - I saw these guys at Full Tilt in Columbia City. Zack skronks on a saxaphone incessantly and does not give up. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz62tI3WC…

Thousands - Garfunkel & Garfunkel

Megabog - Here is a track from Megabog playing a song called Harsh Booger at a house show. They probably don't want me to share this song but that scream Erin lays out is worth the wrath. http://boontdusties.com/specialhollow/me…

Mountainss - Holy fuck. These guys played at Hollow Earth Radio and shook the walls so much at 20/20 cycles next door that stuff started falling off the walls. This is
some of the most exciting shit happening in the city right now.

Unfair Parents - Did not give a fuck. And it mattered. Now they are no more. http://unfairparents.com/

Slashed Tires - Kenneth is the hardest working man in show biz. He's the closest thing the city has to Andy Kaufman. http://vimeo.com/15812290

Heatwarmer - Is this Queen? Is this Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention? Is this really happening? http://vimeo.com/9625794

Eric Ostrowski - Extreme violin chaos. True art.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbTkmX-nWM8

My Friend Wallis - Played on Kenneth's Hollow Earth Radio show at like midnight during the eclipse. They are from B.C. but seriously, don't you wish you were there dancing in the dark with them? http://vimeo.com/18065935

Your Heart Breaks - Clyde's songs will last with you for days, months, yeras. His show is *always*
worth going to.

WamÜ - New band w/ Eric Ostrowski, Rachel LeBlanc, Kaz Nomura, Brittnie Fuller, and myself. We have not played any shows yet. So why haven't you covered us in your fine little paper is beyond me? http://wamu.bandcamp.com/

+100's more.
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Furniture Girls. They put out a killer first album last year (that had both vocalists and the guitarist from Sky Cries Mary all over it) and the only phrase that can describe their lead singer is this: fucking amazing.
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Vancouver, BC:

Collapsing Opposites - Smart, conscious, non-profit music
(http://www.collapsingopposites.com/)

Greenbelt - Everyone working together to make things sound better.
(http://www.thegreenbeltcollective.com/)

OK Vancouver OK - Your best friend and their sincere / loving comments
(http://www.okvancouverok.com/)

The Dope Beat - Organic biodegradable rappers.

Bad Fate - 90's alternative that you miss.
(http://www.last.fm/music/Bad+fate)

Horde of Two - David from Mecca Normal with Wendy Atkinson presenting thoughtful experimental bass + guitar music sounds.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBvyntr7f…)

Madonna Bangers - Rock & Roll meets courtesy, respect.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mphxJ7fc…)

Bash Brothers - Two hella shredders.
(http://www.myspace.com/bashbashbash)

Apollo Ghosts - Memories of yours and others projected through really nice people.
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8fhsYtxP…)
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Sex/Vid - because I think they don't want to be covered in alt weeklies.
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Nice cursive.
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Forrest Friends are probably a couple of this city's most under-loved geniuses. Seriously, check out their latest release from Debacle, produced by Jason Smothers. Jason Smothers is another one of this city's geniuses, but you guys have covered him before.

Unfair Parents were doing no-wave in Seattle before this latest wave of no-wave bands. Unfortunately they have recently split up.

Mountainss are Seattle's very own Lightning Bolt, but they got smart and threw a saxophone over top it all. Fuckin' a. They are playing a show this Saturday at the Black Lodge with Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa.

I agree with Kenneth on ESPECIALLY: Mega Bog, iji, Thousands, S. Funkee / Punishment, Jordan O' Jordan, Cock & Swan

Debacle Records is constantly putting out amazing shit. Check out their bandcamp page:
http://debaclerecords.bandcamp.com

Hipster Death Records curates a great night of little covered performers every second Wednesday of the month at Mercury called THREAT

Eric Ostrowski -- yet again another under-loved genius this city could EASILY boast. The guy has a new album coming out called PS. You Owe Me, which is maybe apt for this topic... maybe it's a PS. You Owe Me some coverage!

Then there's My Printer Broke,, a highly prolific band. The website can be a bit intimidating, so take the tip and check out the An Introduction To My Printer Broke, tracks at the top of the page: http://myprinterbroke.com/ This is a truly genre-less band.

I hear Footwork are going to be the next BIG thing in Seattle, already lining up shows with the likes of Lightning Bolt. So you guys will probably be all over them, no need for me to mention 'em.

Anyway, I could go on and on. But my main opinion, citing my references to Forrest Friends, Debacle Records, HIpster Death Records, and Eric Ostrowski, is that the Stranger could do a better job at covering the highly active noise/experimental/outer space/undefinable scene happening all over this town.
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In really digging The Apollos right now.
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@14:
Those Sky Cries Mary dudes have hardly been overlooked.
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sera cahoone
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DJ Flave.
I have expressed this opinion to the editor address and received a decent response that you'll consider looking it. I state it here again to hopefully remind you all to look into it for sure : )

-A kid
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@1,

Says the guy whose name gets dropped in every other Segal post.
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@20: Obviously -- but my post was about an overlooked band called Furniture Girls.
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@6 yeah Night Beats have gotten their mention, but as far as radio airplay i think i heard them on KGRG, someone must have thought it was actually a record from the 60's.

If you haven't heard "Derek Kelley and Speedwobbles" & "Basemint"
those are 2 bands that are a product of the forgotten "Wallpaper" (K Records)
circa 2008.
An example of Seattle's short-term memory.
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daniel g harmann and the trouble starts
another perfect crime
the quit
skeletons with flesh on them
stencil
the freehands
elba (might as well throw my band in while i'm at it)
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@13, 18. Eric sent me his new record. Haven't had a chance to jam it yet, but will soon.
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Spillway. Nice boys. Interesting. NOT chill wave. Hooray!

Also "I ride two horses (one for each leg)" is all kinds of fun.
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@26: yep, I've gotten Basemint some ink here. Like 'em, but they've gotten really sloppy lately. Funny, Night Beats were telling me they sent their shit to the classic rock station! Awesome to hear they got played!
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BRAD DUNN - Yes!!!
This guy is so talented!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb53v0GU8…
Also, check out ZACK STOKES
http://www.youtube.com/user/ZWDstokes
Very impressive!
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Saycet - One of my favorite bands of all time. I don't know why but I always find myself going back to their latest 2 albums.
luvstep(or whatever the genre of smooth dubstep is being called)
Now, Now - they're my guilty pleasure band right now
Townhouses - check out the song "Faithful"

Honestly, this could almost be a "Post your hypem account's favorite songs!" thread. If that's the case, http://hypem.com/#!/RabidLeper
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@5:
I'd love to know more about local "chillwave" acts. I'm sure they are out there.
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Thanks all. This is rad. I'm making a list. We have our work cut out for us.
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I know Dave's covered Night Beats before, and I've definitely written about NighTraiN, Punishment, Mountainss, and Cock and Swan FWIW.
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Mike Dumovich
Brad Dunn: That new Brad Dunn and Dandelion Gold record is fantastic.

More, from the past couple years of Ball of Wax:
Stenobot
Blouse (u.s.a.)
Ghosts I’ve Met
The Graze/Louis O'Callaghan
Virgin of the Birds
Sunday Evening Whiskey Club
Shannon Stephens
Brian Baillie/Sigue La Sombra de mi Bebe
Colin J. Nelson
Wesafari
Led To Sea
An Invitation to Love
Norman Baker
The Marrying Type
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Eighteen Individual Eyes
X-Ray Press
Panther Attack
Armed With Legs
Case and Ctrl
Bone Cave Ballet
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The Midget
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Ditto on Prawnyxx
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The Fascination Movement
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nirvana
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I second Armed With Legs as well as those B.C. bands: Madonna Bangers, Bash Bros., and Apollo Ghosts.
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@42, Nothing says Seattle band like Vancouver B.C.

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Everything @18 said: yes, agreed.
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@43, well, they are awesome and I haven't seen them mentioned much/at all, even though they cruise through quite often.
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I absolutely LOVE The Bitter Roots but never see any reviews of their stuff. They play out quite a bit and have songs being played in stations across the country, but not Seattle. WTF?!
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Here is a good list to start with.

You now have no reason not to cover all of Seattle metal.

There will be a test.

.50 Caliber Nightmare
http://www.myspace.com/50calibernightmar…

A Lesson In Chaos
http://www.myspace.com/alessoninchaos

Addaura
http://www.myspace.com/addaura

Age of Nefilim
http://www.myspace.com/ageofnefilim

Alda
http://www.myspace.com/aldacascadia

American Wrecking Company
http://www.myspace.com/americanwreckingc…

Anhedonist
http://www.myspace.com/anhedonist

Annulus
http://www.myspace.com/annulus

Anti-Ben
http://www.myspace.com/antiben

Argyria

Asymmetric Warfare
http://www.myspace.com/asymmetricwarfare…

Bacon Grenade
http://www.myspace.com/forestregime

Barefoot Barnacle
http://www.myspace.com/barefootbarnacle

Beltfed Weapon
http://www.myspace.com/beltfedweapon

Black Breath
http://www.myspace.com/blackbreath

Black Goat
http://www.myspace.com/blackgoatmetal

Black Heart Blight
http://www.myspace.com/blackheartblight

Black Liquid Funeral
http://www.myspace.com/blackliquidfunera…

Blood And Thunder
http://www.myspace.com/bloodthunderband

Bloodhunger
http://www.myspace.com/bloodhungertheban…

Bone Sickness
http://www.myspace.com/bonesickness

and more! You can find our 'complete' list @ http://www.northwestmetalalliance.us
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Brainfruit is the best band in the the entire NW right now, I literally could not believe what I saw live a few weeks ago. ive never seen them in the paper
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Hey Travis & Fellow Band Bloggers,

Add "The Bitter Roots" to the list. Jeff Stetson backed by drummer Ben Koostra writes, produces and performs original, rockin' tunes that speak to the heart (Sorrow Away) and provoke thought about our world (Sweet China Baby). Talented and worth a nod from the Stranger? Indeed. Hope to see you at their next show!

Check them out here and download the music for free.
http://bitterrootsmusic.com/home.html
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The Midget. Most likely what God listens to.

http://www.myspace.com/midgetmusic
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Why don't I ever hear about The Bitter Roots?! They are a great band who plays out a lot yet aren't on the radio and are never mentioned in reviews. WTF?
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The Bitter Roots (straight out of Ballard) have a new album, Moral Hazard that is completely AWESOME and most deserving of a write up! I am loving the pure natural state of their music! Jeff and Ben have something definitely worthwhile to tickle your ears!
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Legion Within
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For the last year, I've been really enjoying the band Cataldo. Eric Anderson writes fantastic indie-pop songs that have just struck a chord with me. I believe he has just finished recording a new album and is waiting to set a release date.

http://cataldo.bandcamp.com/
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Okay, Travis, that's three random people who really like Brad Dunn. Hoping you'll do a write up on him soon?
Here's his facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?i…
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Yeah, I'll vouch for Brad as well.

72 free songs here:
http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artis…

Recommend 'Malfunctioning"

Lyrics by his daughter. Fucking deep man.

"This world is made out of trash,
they've given it away to fairies,
to make the world happy,
lonely, so it stays good.

They buy glue,
to make something,
that can be big,
that has stuff sticking out of the machine.

The machine is going to explode,
it's going to mess up the world.

We will try to hold it,
so it doesn't explode,
all over our future.

So we can get,
a phone.

And call you Jesus."
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I agree that there's not enough time to cover every band in Seattle. But, that being said, it seems entire genres are ignored. The metal scene and the punk scene are two great examples. Every week I see reviews of DJs and just about every band that plays at Chop Suey, The Comet, and Nuemos. (Coincidence that these venues are with blocks of The Stranger headquarters?) More love to the vibrant punk and metal going on in this town would be much appreciated. Get a couple of staff that hang at The 2 Bit, The Funhouse, and Galway Arms more often. The 2 Bit has an excellent Metal Monday.

Steel Tigers of Death
Hallowpoints
Dreadful Children
Neutral Boy
Rowan
Super Happy Story Time Land
Salo
Kids On Fire
Warning! Danger!
Android Hero
Cyanide Destruct
Diablotones

and so much much much more...
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Yo - what about The Midget - pure sex and TV. Get on it my bros and hos.
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DRAKUL . ..GRAVENLOCH .... CHEMICAL CASTRATION .... UNHAULTED GENOCIDE ... SOMNOMBALLISTIC ... DO SOME REAL BANDS !
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What about metal and punk bands? We do exist you know. Here's a short list of bands worth seeing around here:
Gravenloch
Phalgeron
Streetwalker
Terra Morta
Blood & Thunder
Drakul
Thralls Curse
Fallen Angels
Skelator
Midnight Idols
And about 200 more at: www.northwestmetalalliance.us if anyone's interested.
And by the way, bad music is in the ear of the beholder. My ear says all the heartless, fratboy, alt. crap everyone on here is raving about is in one word: Garbage.
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So many good local metal bands that get no mention:

Blood And Thunder
Ceremonial Castings
Drakul
Drawn And Quartered
Elks Blood
Gravenloch
Nekro Morphosis
Order of the Crimson Wizard
Phalgeron
Sacrament Ov Impurity
Shaded Enmity
Skelator
Skinwalker
Tasty Gore
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I think this is really great that you are asking for readership input and I wish people would take it as a serious opportunity to expose you to good bands and hard working musicians instead of comments like "write about --- band because my husband / wife / best friend is in it and they are RAD!

There are quite a few Seattle bands that tickle my fancy that never find themselves in print in The Stranger, or maybe they do and I've missed it. Either way, there is just 1 band in Seattle that I would talk about for days if anyone let me.
The Damage Done.

In the 12 years that I have been going to local shows there have been 2 instances where I realized my jaw was on the floor and I couldn't figure out how long it'd been there. One was the first time I went to a punk show and the other was the first time I saw The Damage Done.
Just as you said in the blip above, you have to come to terms with the fact that there is too much music for one, even many people to handle. But do yourself a favor and just go see this band. Don't look up their myspace unless you really want to. Do that after you see them. Then buy everything they have ever recorded.

It's a 4 piece with a stand alone singer and you can tell that every second they spent playing the music they wrote is something they cherish and were born to do. The energy, passion and emotion (happy, sappy and hopeful at the same time) is dripping from every member of this band and they will do that for 4 people or 40. They've written music and they've done it for themselves. If you like it they are endlessly grateful for compliments and really pleased that people enjoy what they've done.

The drive and talent that this band brings to every performance has certainly effected the Seattle community and it is not uncommon to see them with a crowd who knows every word and sings along the whole time.
Lyrically they are intelligent, thoughtful and truthful. They have written guitar melodies that meld with wonderful background vocals while Ryan screams out emotion over a bouncy bass and dance able drum beats. You could call them punk, or post-punk, or pop-punk with a hardcore influence but I'd rather you forget labels and call them for an interview. No one in Seattle is playing music like this and with the intensity that the 4 of them do. I behoove you to look at them in motion. I've never seen anything like it.

Sorry for the long winded-ness. I suppose I've essentially written the article for you but these things happen when 4 creative souls catch the attention of another.
Thank you,
Kayla
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Martyr Machine
Burn the Harbor
The Walrus Effect
Jack Havoc
Beneath All Kaos
Buried In Ruins
Most of those bands are playing a show on March on 19 at The Charleston in Bremerton to welcome back the USS John C. Stennis. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA8b8O8tu…
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I agree with Beaucifer. Cover some metal. I don't usually read the stranger because it's full of trash.
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The Stranger has written some good reviews of local metal and punk bands, but the amount of coverage is minuscule in relation to the amount of astonishingly good bands in this city. which might possibly why so many of these posts are about metal and punk bands.
Helm's Alee, Lesbian, Lozen, and Cold Lake have all got some attention, but not enough.
Streetwalker, Shaded Enmity, Salo, Scourge Schematic, Samothrace, Guns of Barisal, Terra Morta, Phalgeron, Sean, Burning of I, Super Happy Story Time Land, Ubik, Dreadful Children, The Damage Done, Barefoot Barnace, Osama bin Rockin, Same-Sex Dictator, Labyrinth and the Desert, and Ceremonial Castings all play amazing, fascinating, wonderful music and get no love from any local media at all. what the fuck is that?
I gotta mention Oakhelm, even though they're not together anymore, because they were one of the most fascinating bands on the whole west coast and I don't think they got any press.
I'm glad Throne of Bone, He Whose Ox Is Gored, and Smooth Sailing are getting some love.
P.S. Travis, Beau, and Wes, you all posted here and didn't mention Evangelist? you bastards.
oh, and #1, there is something very, very wrong with you.
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I agree that you need to cover more metal and punk. And that doesn't just mean Book Of Black Earth or The Accused. I read the stranger every week and it is apparent that metal/ punk aren't necessarily the favorites. And that's fine, its your paper, not mine. However, you can't say you support the local music scene if you don't cover it ALL. Even the shit you don't like, because someone out there does. Seattle has a great metal scene and it should be recognized.
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I'd love to see Antique Scream get more coverage. Those guys work their fuckin asses off! They tour, like, 6 months out of the year, just trying to get their name out there. They're awesome psychedelia/blues based rock. I can rock out at their show AND listen to their cds, because both are awesome, which is rare nowadays. They're really good musicians, too, which I always appreciate.
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Phalgeron is, in my opinion, thee best local metal band going in the area right now. Check out how the crowd reacts to them as the very first band last Saturday (usually the shittiest slot on the bill). I haven't seen that sort of action for a local opener in about as long I can remember.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJf9WJgEJ…

Oh, and Unhaulted Genocide is wonderful live. Ya'll hipsters should come out to a show sometime, you can all stand around staring at the floor, looking uninterested, and getting nails and spears pegged into your faces. It'd be magical.
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lots of good rock around, I guess I should plug mine...
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Phalgeron is, in my opinion, thee best local metal band going in the area right now. Check out how the crowd reacts to them as the very first band last Saturday (usually the shittiest slot on the bill). I haven't seen that sort of action for a local opener in about as long I can remember.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJf9WJgEJ…

Also, all the bands Beau and Carnage listed, and special mentions of Evangelist and Unhaulted Genocide. Both are magical experiences live for their own special reasons, and are not to be missed.
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The Spittin' Cobras by far put on the best hard rock show in town. This fun Seattle rock band is composed of members of the more well known bands Murdock and KMFDM and they really know how to engage a crowd in a live performance. During an average performance you're likely to see the front man hanging upside down from a rafter or diving off a full stack into a rowdy crowd while being sonicly blasted with some great drums, bass, and guitar. Expect a fast, relentless sound from these guys: throaty vocals, hard riffing guitar, and drumming.. well the drummer broke three sticks last time I saw them.

The Spittin' Cobras have received some attention due to them landing in the finals for the Guitar Center/Motley Crue Tour in 2008. Locally, KISW has given them some air time through a few interviews with Jolie and they won the Cock Fight four days in a row.

They will be releasing their second album this summer and are about to embark on a west coast tour enroute to SXSW. The Comet, El Corazon, and The Bit are common places for them to play around town.
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The Spittin' Cobras by far put on the best hard rock show in town. This fun Seattle rock band is composed of members of the more well known bands Murdock and KMFDM and they really know how to engage a crowd in a live performance. During an average performance you're likely to see the front man hanging upside down from a rafter or diving off a full stack into a rowdy crowd while being sonicly blasted with some great drums, bass, and guitar. Expect a fast, relentless sound from these guys: throaty vocals, hard riffing guitar, and drumming.. well the drummer broke three sticks last time I saw them.

The Spittin' Cobras have received some attention due to them landing in the finals for the Guitar Center/Motley Crue Tour in 2008. Locally, KISW has given them some air time through a few interviews with Jolie and they won the Cock Fight four days in a row.

They will be releasing their second album this summer and are about to embark on a west coast tour enroute to SXSW. The Comet, El Corazon, and The Bit are common places for them to play around town.
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Dies Drear: Rock-Punk in the vein of Hot Water Music / Jawbreaker
The Spittin' Cobras: Punk-Metal-Rock a la Mötörhead / Judas Priest
All Bets On Death: Rock 'n' Roll / Thrash, like if early Metallica evolved into something that didn't kill Napster.

None of these bands wear cardigans.

All three of these bands put on amazing live shows and have been gaining devoted fanbases. Go to a show by any of them and you'll see exactly why they should be reviewed in The Stranger.

Word.

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All Bets on Death
Spittin' Cobras

Keeping punk rock alive in Seattle
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All Bets on Death
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Shim
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ZEKE - because even after 18 years Blind Marky can still kick that guitars ass and write an album of good shit!
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speaking of dude, when was the last time anyone ever interviewed that guy? he is one of the best indie guitar players ever!
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My favorite local bands in no particular order (mostly punk, ska and metal):
Potty Mouth Society
Whiskey Tango
Potbelly
Mind Candy
Dreadful Children
Ubik.
Steel Horse
The Greengoes
Cake 'N' Bowls
Shadow of the Torturer
7 Year Old Blind Girl
The Diablotones
26,000 Volts
SpinalCracker
Random Orbits
Neutral Boy

also, if you feel like throwing out a free plug for www.seattlepunk.org somewhere, we (the underground NW music scene) will be your best friend! It's a DIY site that has a great local concert calendar. Thanks for all you do!
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And Zeke
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High Class Wreckage
The Badlands
Imperial Legions Of Rome
Ancient Warlocks
Tax And Leisure Corporation
Rowan
Android Hero
Steel Tigers Of Death
Dreadful Children
...on and on the list goes, but these bands ALL deserve some press...

People keep saying more punk and metal...I agree!!!! I think overall, the Stranger does not cover (except for the usual suspects, helms alee, akimbo etc.) ANYTHING heavy or rocking in Seattle. I think its kinda funny to even post a question like this in Seattle, the paper doesn't really have anyone knowledgable of heavy music(that includes heavy psychedelic/stoner rock bands), if you want to find new or overlooked heavy and or rocking bands, look at the Seattle Rock Guy blog, he is always out actively discovering new awesome bands...and it must be nice to at least get STALE peanuts for doing that, most bloggers and musicians don't even get that much. Given the fact that our city is one of the best, if not THE best music town in America, its ashame that so many great bands get overlooked...constantly.
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James hunnicutt and dragstrip riot are way under loved
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High Class Wreckage
The Badlands
Imperial Legions Of Rome
Ancient Warlocks
Tax And Leisure Corporation
Rowan
Android Hero
Steel Tigers Of Death
Dreadful Children
...on and on the list goes, but these bands ALL deserve some press...

People keep saying more punk and metal...I agree!!!! I think overall, the Stranger does not cover (except for the usual suspects, helms alee, akimbo etc.) ANYTHING heavy or rocking in Seattle. I think its kinda funny to even post a question like this in Seattle, the paper doesn't really have anyone knowledgable of heavy music(that includes heavy psychedelic/stoner rock bands), if you want to find new or overlooked heavy and or rocking bands, look at the Seattle Rock Guy blog, he is always out actively discovering new awesome bands...and it must be nice to at least get STALE peanuts for doing that, most bloggers and musicians don't even get that much. Given the fact that our city is one of the best, if not THE best music town in America, its ashame that so many great bands get overlooked...constantly.
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The Spittin' Cobras in my opinion set the mark for any other Band in Town. High Energy Metal infused Punk Rock N Roll. Like if Motorhead, Judas Priest & AC/DC had a Rock N Roll Lovechild. Made up of Members of The Dwarves, KMFDM & Murdock. These guys kill it everytime & do it with authority, Wit & Style. Do yourself a favor & check them out. http://facebook.com/thespittincobras or www.thespittincobras.com.
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i would be the happiest girl in the world if i saw...

~THE SPITTIN' COBRA'S

and

~ ALL BETS ON DEATH

every week :)
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Creem City ROCKS they are by far the best local band out there
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All Bets on Death and the Spittin' Cobras are hands down the most rockin' bands in Seattle.
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all bets on death makes me take my panties off
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It seems that the Stranger only ever writes about fad indie bands that have the current haircut and gorky fashion sense of whatever Urban Outfitters deems fit to sell to them. I don't get why this town's hard rock scene is constantly overlooked - Outside Seattle it has an unrivaled reputation for putting out the best bands in the nation.

Here's my shortlist:
The Spittin' Cobras
All Bets On Death
Zero Down
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I think Haunting the Disconnect kicks some serious ass.
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i'll 2nd Cock & Swan
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I saw Haunting the Disconnect at Club Fuel, and they rocked. A little over the top in places but all in all they delivered an excellent performance. The bass player is HOT, and the guitarist is insane. Super Heavy Seattle Rock!!!!
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Church For Sinners. Make it so.
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Guns of Nevada
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Here is my list of bands that deserve some attention in Seattle :

Hollywood 77 ( my band )
The Spittin' Cobras
All Bets On Death
Neon Nights
High Class Wreckage
The Badlands
Imperial Legions Of Rome
Witchburn
The Prophets Of Addiction
The Greatest Hits
The Shy Ones
Los Bastardos
Thankless Dogs
The Downstrokes
Blue Ribbon Boys
Creem City
Boobie Trap
The Wrecked Chords
The Dead Next Door
Lesbian
Atomic Bride
Late September Dogs
The Bloodclots
Jaguar Paw
Sioux City Pete
The Braindead
Piss Drunks
Space Cretins
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Definitely RANE STONE!
Rane is in a few bands here in the PNW including KLOVER JANE, WRATCHETHEAD, (with Michael Wilton of Queensryche) Rane fronts JAR OF FLIES (AIC Tribute)
A newly formed band HEAVY METAL THUNDAR. However in my opinion Rane's absolute BEST work is his SOLO project. checking in at #1 on Reverbnation's BLUES chart.

CHECK HIM OUT!!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ranes…
http://www.facebook.com/ranewalkerstone
http://www.facebook.com/kloverjane
http://www.facebook.com/wratchethead
http://www.facebook.com/jaroffliesband
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Definitely RANE STONE!
Rane is in a few bands here in the PNW including KLOVER JANE, WRATCHETHEAD, (with Michael Wilton of Queensryche) Rane fronts JAR OF FLIES (AIC Tribute)
A newly formed band HEAVY METAL THUNDAR. However in my opinion Rane's absolute BEST work is his SOLO project. checking in at #1 on Reverbnation's BLUES chart.

CHECK HIM OUT!!

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/ranes…
http://www.facebook.com/ranewalkerstone
http://www.facebook.com/kloverjane
http://www.facebook.com/wratchethead
http://www.facebook.com/jaroffliesband
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Hey, I know you guys are based out of Seattle, but how about some love for the South Sound....

- Perry Acker (Gig Harbor) just won the Ford Motor Co. sponsored "Gimme the Gig" contest down in LA last night.
- SweetKiss Momma (Puyallup) has been one of cdbaby.com's best selling artists since their debut album "Revival Rock" was released last year.
- Stone Axe (Port Orchard) is Stone Axe!!
- Tacoma bands; Big Wheel Stunt Show, Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel, Vile Red Falcons, Midnight Salvage Co., and hip-hop superhero Q-Dot all have albums coming out in the near future...

Just some thoughts.

-Ben

BTW - www.nwczradio.com launches today. All NW bands, all the time!!
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Rane Stone is the one you want to check out. His solo project and his band Klover Jane are incredible! Check out his Reverbnation stats! His voice is outstanding!
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My band MiniRex! Seattle Weekly recently called us "THE band to watch in 2011," but we've only ever gotten photo of the week in the Stranger. Cuz we're cute :)
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The Stranger is a joke. Everybody knows that if you"re some anglophile hipster shithead who is friends with, or banging somebody on the staff, that you will get a write up. Yaaaawn. We get it, you guys operate like a high school yearbook....at the end of the year you thumb through and realize "I don't give a fuck about these nerds in the AV club or yearbook staff....I didn't know they existed at all"...and that's the Stranger. One big circle jerk of wannabe artists and self loathing failures trying to emmulate the Onion and Vice and cannot have one original thought unless a larger publication allows it. That being said...All Bets on Death and Dicktionhead are rad local bands. Now why don't you tards grow up and get over the fact you don't live in Williamsburg and own your scene. Toodles.
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You want local, talented and definitely overlooked by the media?
check out Hunting The Disconnect.

They have a show next Thursday (24th) at the Shipwreck Tavern by the way... just sayin'... ;)
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Haunting the Disconnect
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Damn! missed an a... it is Haunting The Disconnect... still... you should check them out...
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Definatley The Spittin' Cobras. I saw them at The Comet last month, A-fuckin-mazing! Dude broke his shoulder and still finished the show before going to the ER!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKeFwunVz…
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All Bets On Death
The Badlands
The Spittin' Cobras
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The Screaming Starts are a fantastic, hard, stoner rock meets horror rock sound. I caught them earlier this month at their CD release show at the 2-Bit saloon and they blew me away. According to their website they have been played on KISW loud and local a few times now. I highly recommend these guys and their singer really stands out amoung rock singers. A few other local bands I really like are Neon Nights, The Badlands, The Hardcount, Astrovan, The Spittin Cobras, witchburn, and The Ancient Warlocks. I think the Seattle hard rock/punk scene is almost better than ever.
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"NEON NIGHTS"
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Im going to cut and paste what MrHeavycheck wrote above. The Screaming Starts bring it. They deserve some recognition.

"The Screaming Starts are a fantastic, hard, stoner rock meets horror rock sound. I caught them earlier this month at their CD release show at the 2-Bit saloon and they blew me away. According to their website they have been played on KISW loud and local a few times now. I highly recommend these guys and their singer really stands out amoung rock singers. A few other local bands I really like are Neon Nights, The Badlands, The Hardcount, Astrovan, The Spittin Cobras, witchburn, and The Ancient Warlocks. I think the Seattle hard rock/punk scene is almost better than ever.
.
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Im going to cut and paste what MrHeavycheck wrote above. The Screaming Starts bring it. They deserve some recognition.

"The Screaming Starts are a fantastic, hard, stoner rock meets horror rock sound. I caught them earlier this month at their CD release show at the 2-Bit saloon and they blew me away. According to their website they have been played on KISW loud and local a few times now. I highly recommend these guys and their singer really stands out amoung rock singers. A few other local bands I really like are Neon Nights, The Badlands, The Hardcount, Astrovan, The Spittin Cobras, witchburn, and The Ancient Warlocks. I think the Seattle hard rock/punk scene is almost better than ever.
.
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Anther vote for Agatha and My Parade, the former being one of the toughest and most exciting punk outfits around right now, and the latter are weird and great.

Don't forget about Olympia!!! There's Son Skull. HPP, RVIVR, Mutoid Men, The Hail Seizures, Razz m' Tazz, Christian Mistress and the too-big-for-their-britches Wolves in the Throneroom.

Seattle music is saturated with bar rock and powder blue hipster crap. Olympia is where the real shit happens!

Oh, and Snuggle!
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the two local bands i really dig are:

- lena lou

~and~

- haunting the disconnect

lena lou are an instrumental 3-piece fronted by tasha spizelli, resembling the better parts of bands like russian circles and mogwai. i actually saw tasha dislocate her left pinky while tearing it up on her 7-string at the end of their set. and haunting the disconnect reminds me of a more accessible version of pantera mixed with elements of alice in chains. those guys are crazy onstage, and have a very cool vibe about them: fun, but extremely HEAVY.
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the two local bands i really dig are:

- lena lou

~and~

- haunting the disconnect

lena lou are an instrumental 3-piece fronted by tasha spizelli, resembling the better parts of bands like russian circles and mogwai. i actually saw tasha dislocate her left pinky while tearing it up on her 7-string at the end of their set. and haunting the disconnect reminds me of a more accessible version of pantera mixed with elements of alice in chains. those guys are crazy onstage, and have a very cool vibe about them: fun, but extremely HEAVY.
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why do people keep saying Nirvana? They aren't even around anymore.

Anyway, I think people complain because your not covering all shows. I have never seen a review of a metal show, big or small, in the stranger. Honestly, the Pacific Northwest has the BEST metal scene of anywhere i have been (and I lived in LA for 2 years) and there are alot of bands that play all over and never get mentioned.

Heres a list of EVERY active Metal band in Washington state

.50 Caliber Nightmare
A Lesson In Chaos
Addaura
Age of Nefilim
Alda
American Wrecking Company
Anhedonist
Annulus
Anti-Ben
Argyria
Asymmetric Warfare
Bacon Grenade
Barefoot Barnacle
Beltfed Weapon
Black Breath
Black Goat
Black Heart Blight
Black Liquid Funeral
Blood And Thunder
Blood Etchings
Bloodhunger
Bone Sickness
Book of Black Earth
Burning of I
Caldera
Caliph of Tacet
Canibals
Carthage
Ceremonial Castings
Chemical Castration
Christian Mistress
Corpus Mortum
Crop
Churchburner
Crush Your Enemies
Culling the Weak
Culprit
Dapsbefalen
Dead Soul Funeral
Death Pussy
Deathbeat
Deathmocracy
Devils of Loudun
Dimn
Dirtworshipper
Doom of Babylon
Drakul
Drawn And Quartered
Effluvia
Elks Blood
Emeraldss
Eradicate
Evangelist
Excommunication
Fallen Angels
Farewell Austerity
Father Dagon
Fawn
Forest of Grey
Fortress of Victory
Funeral Age
Future Disorder
G.R.A.V.E.S.
Galdr
Ghrothorg
Godless
Gödspit
Goly Grim
Goratorium
Gravenloch
Grimmride
Harlot
Helles
Hellgrammite
If I Were A Gladiator
Immiserate
Incrypted
Infernal Legion
Inherit The Wasteland
Inquisition
Insanity Enthroned
Inside the Gates
Kill Closet
Kill Or Be Conquered
Kill The Bastards INC.
Killing the Masses
Krohm
Leather Horn
Lesbian
Life Long War
Look What Eye Can Do
Meat-Bird
Mephitis
Merciless Damnation
Midnight Idöls
Minos
Monkeys With Cleavers
Mortal Remains
Motorthrone
Mysticism Black
Nekro Morphosis
Nevermore
No Living Witness
Nonexistence
Northern Bastard
Nuclear Wasteland
Oops... I Stepped In Some Christ
Order of the Crimson Wizard
Owen Hart
Pangea
Phalgeron
Plaster
Primordial Chaos
Progenitor
Ranofer
Reficul
Rowan
Royalty In Ruins
Rutah
Sacrament Ov Impurity
Salo
Samothrace
Scorched-Earth
Scourge Schematic
Seasons Grey
Seeds of Corruption
Seker
Serpent Lord
Shaded Enmity
Shadow of the Torturer
Shrieks of the Impaled
Shining Ones
Sindios
Skelator
Skinwalker
Skov
Slave Traitor
Slutvomit
Sol Negro
Somnae
Somnomballistic
Sower of Dischord
Spear Induced Carnage
Steelscape
Streetwalker
Strychnine
Swine Grinder
Sword of Judgement
Sworming
Syndrome of Darkness
Tasty Gore
Tasty Lixxx
Terra Morta
Testament of the Wicked
The Accused
Thief River Falls
Thou Shall Kill
Thrallscurse
Throne of Bone
Toe Tag
Tormented Migrations
Torture Box
Trap Them
Triosis
Umbilical Parricide
Unhaulted Genocide
Vetus Obscurum
Vinland Ghost
Violent Hallucinations
Wende
Westering
Witchburn
Wolves In the Throne Room
Woodrot
Year of the Serpent

All of them kick ass and metal is NOT dead!!!
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@49 I've written up Brain Fruit before. The sad thing is, they literally just played their last show for awhile. Dunno when they'll return to performing.
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the two best seattle area bands i know of are
Dragstrip Riot and The Graceland Five!!!!
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Dragstrip Riot

Atomic Radio
www.atomicpinup.com
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The F-holes were on KGRG last nite. 26 years together as a local band and they keep getting gigs and have the same core members... isn't that worth some ink?
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Load Levelers have been around for 10 years. 4 CD's and extensive touring.
X members of Zeke,Shark Chum and Los Gatos Locos to name a few.

Their music is described as "Barncore"
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Dragstrip Riot.

Atomic Radio
www.atomicpinup.com
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I saw the ANCIENT WARLOCKS @ The 2 Bit and at the Skylark recently and they are my new favorite HEAVY Seattle Band. I also like High Class Wreckage, Antique Scream, Imperial Legions of Rome, The Spinning Whips, Hobosexual and so many more!
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Here's a list of active local bands, some being long-time fixtures in our local scene, that have enjoyed some success everywhere but within the pages of your paper:

Load Levelers, The Dirty Birds (Oly), White City Graves, Kids On Fire, Neon Nights, Imperial Legions of Rome, Creem City, The Blue Ribbon Boys, Crutches, Noi!se, 13 Knots, Guns of Nevada, The Badlands, Spittin' Cobras, DragStrip Riot, Los Bastardos, Lozen, Rat City Ruckus, Smokejumper, Damage Done, Graceland Five, THE BOSS MARTIANS, Hard Money Saints, The Triple Sixes, Knut Bell & His Blue Collars, Titanium Sporkestra, Dudley Taft, Dreadful Children, Autolite Strike, Midnight Idols, Shivering Denizens, Witchburn.
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Sledgeback
Neutralboy
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Dragstrip Riot!
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Dragstrip Riot from Seattle fucking Washington. . Checkem out..
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Dragstrip Riot from Seattle fucking Washington..
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BRAD DUNN is a very gifted musician, singer and songwriter!
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State My Case? Ok, here goes:

I typically ignore the music section because it's a rarity if it isn't about: A) yet another indie band (yawn), or B) another "recordplayer player" (dj). (SEE: done to death)

It's just so rarely relevant to music that I like, or would pay to go see. That being said, there's a metric crapload of really talented, fun, exciting bands in this town. On the rare occasion they'll get a brief nod from the Stranger, but frankly it's rare enough to not bother to look.

Let's look at a Venue that pays you every week to post an ad about their next week's lineup for shows - The Funhouse (a stalwart of Punk / Metal in Seattle). When is the last time your staff did a show review from there? There's a chance you'd see a band you really dig, or hate - but since they consistantly get overlooked by the stranger - none of us would know.

Off the top of my head, here's a unforgivably short list of bands' whose crowds sing their songs right back at the bands. This is just a primer; you may want to give a look at them.

Steel Tigers of Death

Kids On Fire

Android Hero

Nuetralboy

Dragstrip Riot

All Bets on Death

The Spittin' Cobras

Los Bastardos

Dreadful Children

Bat Country

Hard Money Saints

Load Levelers

From the other comments, it seems there is a Metal Scene in town as well, but I sure as shit wouldn't know about it from reading your column.
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What, no love for Scorched-Earth?? Check us out at hailscorchedearth.com.

If you like true metal than checkout Truemetalseattleforums.org. A site for true metal heads.
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Dicky Moe
Los Bastardos
Dragstrip Riot
Industry People
Indecisive Rhythm
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The Wages of Sin!!!!
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Drag Strip Riot
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Android Hero
Steel Tigers of Death
Dragstrip Riot
Koozebane
the Hollowpoints
Success!
NEUTRALBOY
Kids on Fire
All Bets on Death
Bat Country
Spittin Cobras
Deadkill
It is time that the Stranger acknowledged the Punk and Rock n Roll music scene that has been the bread and butter of this town for over two decades. All we want is equal coverage. Even a small section for us. Similar to Data Breaker. I know many people have jumped to the weekly simply because they seem to have a more balanced view of whats going on. Hell, give me an internship, Ill write about these bands! There's a lot of talent and great songwriting that hasn't gotten it's due. Many of these bands play huge shows regularly and tour consistently. Hard work deserves some credit.
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Know what? I think my band Princess deserves some attention from the Stranger. With ex-members of Mobile Slaughter Unit, The Keeper, The Vexx, Snitches Get Stiches, Fort Hell and many more- we have a long resume of local rocking. We put on a brutal awesome live show and look great doing it. We have had some press, but I really think you guys should take a listen to us.
We have a massive show tonight with Vultures2012, Diesto (pdx), and Curse Of The North at the Rendezvous. We have massive shows coming up soon with killer bands that we can't yet talk about. I think if you guys looked into what we do you will see that are a force of nature that will shatter bones. Conrad Uno did our demos and I could not be ahppier with them. anyway. check it out:
princessismetal.blogspot.com
princess.bandcamp.com/track/remember-to-…;
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Know what? I think my band Princess deserves some attention from the Stranger. With ex-members of Mobile Slaughter Unit, The Keeper, The Vexx, Snitches Get Stiches, Fort Hell and many more- we have a long resume of local rocking. We put on a brutal awesome live show and look great doing it. We have had some press, but I really think you guys should take a listen to us.
We have a massive show tonight with Vultures2012, Diesto (pdx), and Curse Of The North at the Rendezvous. We have massive shows coming up soon with killer bands that we can't yet talk about. I think if you guys looked into what we do you will see that are a force of nature that will shatter bones. Conrad Uno did our demos and I could not be ahppier with them. anyway. check it out:
princessismetal.blogspot.com
princess.bandcamp.com/track/remember-to-…;;
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- ->Hell, give me an internship, Ill write about these bands! There's a lot of talent and great songwriting that hasn't gotten it's due. Many of these bands play huge shows regularly and tour consistently. Hard work deserves some credit.

***This is an offer you should take him up on as well! Pope B. and Johnny Heartbreaker are both the people I check for shows vs. the Stranger these days (years)...

Some of my favorite local favorites -
Neutralboy
Kids On Fire
All Bets On Death
Spitten Cobras
Los Bastardos
Witchburn
Dragstrip Riot
Midnight Idols

Thank you to the Funhouse and the 2 Bit for keeping it real!
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the Tom Price Desert Classic.

Full disclosure: I was in this band for about 2 years, but am no longer playing with them.

Reasons why?

Tom is a guitar wizard (not in the wheedelee-wheedelee sense, but in the "Is he using some weird tuning or what?" sense who has influenced more than one genration of Seattle musicians.

He is a unique songwriter who stands apart from the new "old guys gettin' the band back together" scene by constantly inventing new ways to iterate within a otherwise recognizeable and traditional rock n roll context.

He brings more heart than a mickey fickin' butcher.

He used to be in the U-Men for God's sake!

The players he has surrounded himself with are GREAT veterans of some of Seattle's good'uns (Earaches, Monkey Wrench, Bloodloss).

Zero self promotion (i.e. - help them out with some deserved press attention!)

thanks for listening.

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Dragstrip Riot
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haha...This is SO sweet...all my Stranger hatin friends here in the dick sucking contest to get a write up in The Stranger? Oh, yeah, here I am too...Whoever is reading these posts from the paper should realize that there is a groundswell of heavy music interest going on in Seattle, there always HAS been, but its overshadowing the BORING indie rock scene FINALLY!!! Whoever said "quit trying to be Williamsburg and claim your own scene"...fucking BRAVO! haha...ironically, when we played in NYC, we rocked it hard at Pianos (got a write up in The Villiage Voice), CBGB's AND The Continental...they LOVE hard rockin Seattle music over there, thats how they "imagine" Seattle...and they're correct...although you wouldn't know it by OUR local rags...our bands last record ended up in Superfans (LAdies Choice Productions) hands through a friend who interns at The Stranger...he pulled it out of Megan Seligs TRASH CAN! We even included drink tickets in there for her as a perk for opening it...she didn't even do that! Superfan was STOKED...we felt kinda sour. It can't be like you guys have NEVER heard of any of these bands before...are you just too lazy to go check them out..."its easier NOT to do something that it is TO do something" -Danny Fields (manager of The Ramones, The Doors, MC5...)or is it because you just don't like hard rockin music, hard dancing, cheersing beers etc...? Is that all too....heterosexual for you? Hmm, there are some gay metalheads...find one if thats your hang up, but know this, a small portion of a much larger group of people have spoken. rant, rant, rant...give a monkey a keyboard...
here's a list of bands that I like and I know I'll leave a bunch out because...well, theres SO MANY damn great bands in Seattle, its easy to get lost!
Imperial Legions OF Rome
Ancient Warlocks
The Spinning Whips
Antique Scream
High Class Wreckage
Blue Ribbon Boys
Neon Nights
The Badlands
Android Hero
Dreadful Children
Koozebane
The Hollowpoints
Lesbian
Dragstrip Riot
All Bets On Death
Shit Gets Smashed
NEUTRALBOY!
Steel Tigers Of Death
Wah Wah Exit Wound
Valis
All Time High
Tax and Leisure Corporation
Ubik
Vultures 2012
Downstrokes
(the late) Pain Cocktail
anything Skot Free or Jimmy Flame does (haha)
Schmidtaholics
A.T.M.
Piss Drunks
ZEKE!!(jesus, they're frickin HUGE everywhere else...no love)
Keg
(the late)Sexually Active Corpse
Imperial Legons Of Rome
Ancient Warlocks
(just seein if your still with me haha)
anything Fred Speakman does!...or Kurt Bloch!
...or Brian Nelson!
Kandi Coded
Witchburn
Midnight Idols
The Spittin Cobras
Green River Thrillers
The Wrecked Chords
Jaguar Paw
Space Cretins
The Greatest Hits
The Shy Ones
Warning Danger
Diablotones
Los Gatos Locos
Atomic Bride
Scorched Earth
Drawn and Quartered
Gravenloch
Phalgeron
Streetwalker
Terra Morta
Blood & Thunder
Drakul
Thralls Curse
Fallen Angels
Skelator
on and on and on...ALL these bands I have seen, most, many times and thet are ALL worthy of press. I don't know how many I listed but its gotta be close to 50 or more...so there ya go, an ENTIRE year of DIFFERENT write ups about very TALENTED local music. Cheers, Spooky
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Some local rock bands you would be foolish to miss!!

Absolute Monarchs
Curse of the North
He Whose Ox Is Gored
Smooth Sailing
Spittin Cobras
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I now know a little bit about a lot of bands I knew nothing of before. My work is cut out for me. Bitter Roots and Spitting Cobras are high on my radar. Thanks everyone for all your input.

@those who say no one from the stranger goes to the funhouse: It's my favorite venue in town. But I guess I've had my head more in the garage than in the gutter.
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WoW! It would appear that people still listen to Metal. Amazing.
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Burn the Harbor
Martyr Machine
Jack Havoc
Bremerton is full of Metal bands that Tacoma and Seattle over look
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GUNS OF NEVADA
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Hey Garrett Kelly, check out this video of "malfunctioning" as well as a short interview with Brad Dunn.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XuEUx3Gs…
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If I was hungry for German food, I wouldn't go to a Thai restaurant.
If I wanted to read about Punk and Metal music I wouldn't crack open the Stranger.
Maybe Punk and Metal fans should start up their own newspaper?
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Shitbazz Palaces was only mentioned SIX times last weekend. Do you ACTUAL musicians really thing these fucking hacks will cover something other than their cocaine buddies?

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hahahahaha I CANT BELIEVE SOMEONE POSTED THE DIABLOTONES. i mean, dont get me wrong, their song on "hey brother can you spare some ska" is pretty great but like ... cmon dudes. natalie wouldnt and the georgetown orbits wreck the diablotones every single day of the week.
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There's nothing funnier than an elitist ska fan. That's like two downs syndrome kids arguing about who is more retarded.
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@150 I forgot to mention that those peanuts we're paid totally buy us Tony Montana-sized piles of blow. BTW Anyone who knows me knows very well that I HATE COCAINE more than your granny hates the devil. Let's smoke some weed instead.
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The Wages of Sin.... cause punk rock sea shanties and appalachian death polka= AMAZING!
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The Bitter Roots are one of my very favorite local bands. They always put on a great show! Their disc Moral Hazard is truly impressive, and from what I've read they even recorded it all old-school (analog).
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Klover Jane, hands down !
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Goly Grim / Microscopic Suffering
Sioux City Pete
Great Falls
Joy Von Spain
Same-Sex Dictator
Noisepoetnobody
get no press coverage. Shame on you, Stranger.

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Marky from Zeke has a new project that I was fortunate enough to hear through a door at the rehersal studio! Dood!?? I am hearing the Allmans turned up to 12!!! Anyone know anything about this?
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You all don't really talk about much about underground punk bands, especially those that don't play bars, like maybe:
Snuggle
Agatha
RVIVR
My Parade
Son Skull
Shakes
Kohosh
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I wish I could read what the "Unregistered comments" actually say...
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Indecisive Rhythm
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You only seem to cover the respectable yuppified artists. I suggest bands like Natalie Wouldn't and Season of Nightmares
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@162 Agreed, Season of Nightmares is a great band. Also, check out The Wages of Sin (playing at the Sunset on 3/18/11 for St. Pat's) it's fronted by Jesse Stewart, who used to front The Spectres, a major influence on Season of Nightmares.
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Hellgrammite
Forrest Friends
...Wind Swept pLanes...
Physical Demon
Megabats
Wamu
Sissy Fist Did
Mountainss
A (Story of Rats)
Dull Knife
Forest of Grey
Thunder Grey Pilgrim
Slates
Great Falls
Black Queen
Exhogorth
Unfair Parents
Eric Owstrowski
Chaostic Magic
Microscopic Suffering

I'm just gunna stop there. Don't wanna embarrass you folks too much. Thats what out here in the Emeral City, and embarrassment of riches in truly creative musics.
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Jonas Grumby about 1999
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DRAGSTRIP RIOT!!!
PISTON READY
ALL BETS ON DEATH
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A.T.M.
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witchburn
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Ancient Warlocks
Vaporland
Shim
Tom Price Desert Classic
The Coloffs
The Earaches
Los Bastardos
Screaming Starts
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If you havent caught a SANTEE show yet, you are missing out on one of best bands in the PNW, Heather, The singer and songwriter brings you on an journey with each song. An earthy compilation of throaty melodies with a certain sadness. Fleetwood Grunge I heard one spectator say, and how appropriate.
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How about Earth and Somnae?
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GRIMMRIDE!!!!!