10/24/2014 - 10/25/2014
9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Clumsy Lovers have brought their mix of fiddle and banjo-fuelled, bluegrassified Celtic rock to North American audiences for over a decade. With more than 2500 performances under their belts, their high-energy shows have worn out dance floors and created a loyal following in 49 states and across their homeland of Canada.
In addition to their live shows, The Clumsy Lovers have also released a series of award-winning and critically acclaimed recordings. Early self-produced recordings garnered the attention of venerated label Nettwerk Records, which came on board to release “After The Flood” (2005) and “Smart Kid” (2006). Both albums won a CD of the year nod from the Indie Acoustic Music awards, as well as being nominated for numerous other honors (including multiple mentions from The West Coast Music Awards, and the Canadian Folk Music Awards).
Not only does Andy Hackbarth join the choice few indie artists who preserve the folk ethic of acoustic instrumentation, but he also manages to create a cohesive album while weaving together seemingly disparate musical traditions such as 19th century Spanish Romanticism, jazz standards, the classical masters and contemporary indie rock.
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Sharing a common love of music, whiskey and life on the road, Fruition were originally brought together by the lure of adventure. For the last five years, the Portland, OR string infused quintet has racked up the miles playing sold out shows in their adopted hometown and garnering new fans across the country.
Psychedelic Reggae infused with Hip Hop, Rock, Latin, Jazz, Folk, Dub and Funk created with the intention of spreading a message of unconditional love, universal acceptance, and an urge to reach across social, spiritual, and cultural boundaries.
Vial 8 is a mixture of multiple musical genres varying from influences such as: Black Sabbath, Badlands, Iron Maiden, Corrosion Of Conformity, Alice n Chains, Judas Priest and anything else that ROCKS!!! Vial 8 Is Jeff Mack (Vocals, Guitar) Chris Chalmers (Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals) Roger Crozier (Bass, Backing Vocals) Rex Johnson (Drums). Vial 8 has just finished a 4 song EP to take with them to Austin Texas and play South By South West. They ROCKED Texas and are back in the studio to finish recording a full length release due this summer. Vial 8 has been playing throughout the northwest with bands like Faster Pussycat, Divide The Day, The Atomic Outlaws and many more. Their extensive live experience, studio experience and writing skills has made for explosive live shows, hard driving originals and an in your face experience that is Vial 8. So watch for us in your area and come get Vial 8’ed
The Quick & Easy Boys, a power-trio out of Portland, Oregon, create their own blend of rock and roll. Imagine the Minutemen, the Police, and Band of Gypsies rolled into one.
Formed in 2005, The Quick & Easy Boys quickly made a name for themselves in Eugene, Oregon before relocating to Portland and becoming a renown nationally touring act. Their shows are an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. The core members – - Sean Badders on lead vocals and bass, Jimmy Russell on vocals and guitar, and Casey Anderson on drums – - have continued to evolve musically…and audiences continue their enthusiastic calling of “Yeah Bud!” at every show.
Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, CA, Dead Winter Carpenters represents everything the American west stands for. The band seamlessly blends Americana with roots rock and a tinge of straightforward ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ alt. country for hard-hitting performances that are as edgy as they are whimsical. The project pushes and pulls at musical boundaries with top-notch, live performances while walking the line with unexpected world music flair. With an unbridled spirit, and an authentic approach to the art of songwriting, the five-piece captures the freedom of the road with the kind of energy that legends are made of.
Within a couple years on the road, DWC poised with an arsenal of original material and an unyielding tour schedule, has captivated audiences and rapidly built up a rabid fan base that has garnered considerable national success for the project and with top level festival and theater dates booked around the country.
11/08/2014 - 11/09/2014
9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Since 2006, The Mark Sexton Band has led the way in further innovating the sound of Soul & Reggae. The depth and body of the groups work stems from their deep understanding of music and the message that it bears. The Mark Sexton Band flexes a significant message in their music: pure emotion and love. This group takes pride in the production of their sound leaving no room for artificial feeling or contrived songwriting. After hearing “Listen Out”, it’s clear The Mark Sexton Band doesn’t think twice when it comes to writing from the heart. Ignoring short-lived musical trends, the sounds from this group move on to see something more meaningful. Three full tours across the entire West Coast spoke volumes about the bands musicianship and dedication to spreading their music and message. The success from their travels let the music speak for itself to all who witnessed their performances. Seeing albums find new homes at every show has pushed this dynamic group to new heights. With the bands potential hardly even tapped, this is truly a group you do not want to lose sight of.
11/13/2014 - 11/14/2014
9:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Seattle's own Cracker Factory back at john's for a two night stand.
Their arrangements have a delicate complexity; they are a record of man's progress through time and carry echoes of all great music before and premonitions of all great music yet to come