Cutting his musical teeth playing in Lost Angeles bands with friends such as Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, The Blasters), Michael Shuler would eventually head to Seattle and join the nascent "Belltown" and Grange Rock music scenes.
Gin & Tillyanna
Tough, vulnerable... these are words that come to mind when describing the music of Jodi Birenbaum and her band Gin & Tillyanna. Comparisons to Chrissie Hynde and Pat Benatar are inevitable...
Loose Wing's music captures that inexplicable feeling of something mysterious yet familiar - you feel like you've heard them before but you've never heard anything like them. Mining '90s alt-college-rock sound...
While Chris Eckman's writing has a literary bent leaning toward themes of loneliness, and the desperation of people who have lost all hope, the stories he tells refuse to be cornered.
Nicholas Vroman writes and records songs with subject matter and vocal delivery comparable to the sort of disquiet that might typically be considered the jurisdiction of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
Lauded by Seattle's bi-weekly The Stranger as the "the loudest all-acoustic band ever created," Ottoman Bigwigs were headed by the inimitable actor, singer and high energy performer Christopher Welch.
Llama's sound can best be described as super melodic, post-punk power pop that fits perfectly in the spectrum between the wry new wave pop of Squeeze and the darker punk-pop edge of the Buzzcocks.