Sat, November 17, 2012
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 9:30 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Formed in 2002, ZERO DOWN consists of five veteran musicians from the Seattle metal/punk rock scene that cast iron 70's Arena Rock and NWOBM guitar riffs with hardcore punk intensity. ZERO DOWN has shared the stage with a variety of national acts including UFO, Motley Crue, Godsmack, The Accused, The Supersuckers, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns, Michael Schenker Group, George Lynch, Thor, Prong, Zeke and many more. Their new CD, "Good Times at the Gates of Hell" was recorded at Jupiter Studios with Martin Feveyear (QOTSA, Screaming Trees, Duff McKeagan's Loaded, etc) and includes artwork by the master of metal art, Ed Repka (Megadeth, 3 Inches of Blood, Death, Misfits, etc)!
If you were around the Seattle music scene in the early 90's you were one of the lucky ones. We all know the bands who emerged like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden but only the lucky few got to witness one of the best local music scenes ever!
Venues like Rock Candy, The Off Ramp, The Color Box, The Central, The OK Hotel, The Vogue and many others packed crowds of sweaty, Doc Martin footed music fans to see bands like Spoon Bender, Mommy, The Pleasure Elite, My Sisters Machine, Candle Box, Sweet Sister Sam, Bam Bam, Paisley Sin, Dandelion Soup, Green Apple Quick Step, Sweet Water and yes yours truly, dr.UNKNOWN.
Formed in late 1990, dr. UNKNOWN included former Bitter End guitarist Matt Fox, former Heir Apparent rhythm section Derek Peace and Ray Schwartz and a little known boy by the name of Jeff Carrell with a voice that could shatter stones!
All Hail The Yeti are the band that turned their back on their Hollywood homes and are better for it. It wasn’t a matter of wanting to walk away from the lights and smog that permeate the false dreams and suburban malaise of their environs – it was necessary.
“We've managed to prevail through all the bullshit,” says frontman Connor Garritty. “I have seen too many great metal bands die here. Wehad to set our sights elsewhere. People always said it’s better to be a big fish in a small lake. I disagree. It's best to be the biggest fish in the biggest lake!
AHTY are drowned in whiskey, campfire smoke, and blues of the ugliest kind. It’s the product of a wild beast of a band that’s evolved into a force to be reckoned with. Not that AHTY’s evolution was quick or calculated. Since coming together in 2006, the brainchild of Canadian vocalist and tattoo artist Connor Garritty, and guitarist K.J Duval. All Hail The Yeti earned a local following with their swampy, chaotic guitar tone and Garritty’s “look ‘em dead in the eyes” stage demeanor.
“Just about anything that you could think of has happened during our shows,” says the frontman. “Blood, vomit, spit, fights, laughter, broken bones, split skulls, stage diving, girls stripping, drug induced, alcohol-fueled mayhem.”
Step Daddy is a high energy, four piece Progressive Post-Alternative Apocalyptic Funk Metal band based out of Seattle Washington. Their influences are vast, with a guitar sound that makes one reminisce of thrashy Rage Against the Machine riffs, fused with Jimmy Page's intellectual angle to the instrument and unpretentious jazz elements delightfully marry into this new hard rock genre. Complex, pounding, syncopated drum grooves inspired by the likes of Bonham, Weckl, Vinnie Paul, Danny Carey, and Matt Cameron, are coupled with thick, fat, brooding bass lines and precision execution provide intelligent yet infectious grooves that pound the listener into joyous submission. Lead vocalist Kit rounds out the sound with catchy melodies, playful lyrics, intense, fun, and exciting presence. This bands modality is all tongue in cheek fun. They are half intense intellectual hard rock and half comedy show. If one were take them too seriously they might miss the point entirely. Step Daddy is a true dichotomy of the times who's incomparable sound and energy consistently leaves the audience wanting more.