PEYOTE UGLY — JUNE 2018

It took awhile for things to come together for Brennan Moring and Noah Packard. Moring, 28, and Packard, 27, have been playing together since their days at Sammamish High School where they won their freshman year Battle of the Bands, but it wasn’t until they found guitarist Elliot Preston in 2015 that the real music […]

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THE LANDMARKS, PEYOTE UGLY, AND SHARK LEGS — JUNE 21 AT CENTRAL SALOON

Photos by: Peter Cozens When you go to a concert and the first band performing is called Shark Legs, you expect greatness. When the band gets up on stage and the bassist has the best 70s porn star mustache you’ve ever seen, greatness is confirmed. Shark Legs consists of aforementioned fabulously-mustachioed bassist Jacob Jones, vocalist and […]

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YOUNG THE GIANT — SIMPLIFY

Rating: 2.5/5 The band that brought you “Cough Syrup” is back with a track that is, indeed, simpler than their past works. “Simplify” pales in comparison to the band’s past rock-heavy tracks. While Young The Giant has never been “hard,” they usually push their beats towards exciting, and “Simplify” sounds like they threw some chords together […]

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DAUGHTRY — DEEP END

Rating: 2.8/5 It must be early 2000s comeback week, because not only did Daughtry release a track, but so did Mayday Parade. “Deep End” is very Nickelback-ish in its just-okay-ness, but as one of my favorite American Idol contestants ever, I have a soft spot for the North Carolinian. Daughtry has never been a great lyricist, and […]

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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND — COME TOMORROW

Rating: 3.8/5 Release date: June 8, 2018 Dave Matthews Band — the current band consists of Dave Matthews, drummer Carter Beauford, saxophonist Jeff Coffin, trumpeter Rashawn Ross, and bassist Stefan Lessard, and keyboardist Buddy Strong is joining the band for the 2018 tour — has come a long way from their debut 1993 album, Remember […]

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