April 12, 2012 at 10:31am
THIS WEEK'S VOLCANO MUSIC COVERAGE >>>
You may have other plans for this coming week ... well la-dee-da, look how cool you are! May we suggest a few more happenings to squeeze in.
The Volcano music section is your weekly chance at the best in South Sound music coverage. Check this week's goods below.
Something I've not quite seen before is the utilization of the loop pedal in service of atmospheric post-punk. Seattle's Ever-So-Android takes a cue from Reggie Watts, building a foundation of beat-boxed vocals over which to layer moody guitar lines. – Rev. Adam McKinney
FEATURE: METAL HOME COMPANION
Just four months ago hardcore bands Crowd War and John Belushi disbanded and reformed to create To Die For, a favorite hardcore metal band of local all-ages venues.
To Die For's throbbing, metal-rage-inducing lineup consists of Patrick Adickes with the vocals, Mike Mike Lavagnino on guitar, Mike Elverston on drums, Mat Donaho playing bass and our dear friend Justin Kirby also on guitar.
The greater challenge Kirby faces - much more demanding than a room full of metal and hardcore music fans - is parenthood. With a baby girl on the way, Kirby and his wife have already prepared their daughter's room with a safari motif. – Steph DeRosa
HIP-HOP: NUVO THA1, DARIUS & BAMA DA PRINCE
A couple weeks ago I apologized for not writing enough about the female artists in our area. I then brought up Lady Versatile, and this week I'm shining some light on Nuvo Tha1. She is the first lady of the Gonzo Family and she is more than just a token female member of the crew. Nuvo is a talented MC, singer, producer and engineer. She records and mixes her own music. She orchestrates the mic, the boards and the engineering all seamlessly. Her voice is strong and her flow is sharp. ... - Josh Rizeberg
WE RECOMMEND: MENDOZZA & BONE SICKNESS
Normally with these blurbs, we focus on one band. But, I'm torn about this upcoming show at McCoy's in Olympia. I absolutely have to give shine to both Canadian sludge doom band Mendozza, and local up-and-comer metal monsters Bone Sickness. Let's start with Mendozza. These heavy hitters have been on the indie circuit now for six years. They chug and churn and hit below the belt with their arsenal of heady bass lines, rip-your-face vocals and guitar, and tattering drumbeats. And Bone Sickness. Hot damn. These guys blister with eternal metal riffs and classic cookie monster vocals. ... – Nikki Talotta
WE RECOMMEND: OK SWEETHEART
Citing whimsical, prolific, minor-key songwriters like Randy Newman and Harry Nilsson as influences, OK Sweetheart's M.O. seems to consist of crafting delectable nuggets of pop music that equally serve the heart and the brain. Frontwoman Erin Austin's delicately lovely voice stands front and center and is buoyed by light-as-air instrumentation that drives with a gentle touch. It's all so clean and pristine, which helps to direct attention toward the modestly heartbroken lyrics.... - Rev. AM
PLUS: Stop the lies!
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