Wednesday, September 25, 201309/25/2013
Erik Lloyd moved to the Northwest from New York a quarter century ago. Since that time, he’s been in a number of great Northwest bands. He’s also a great songwriter and has written a number of rock and country songs. He’s had interest in several of songs by number of Canadian and American artists. We’ll talk with Erik about his experiences in the local music scene and find out what he’s up to today on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Wednesday, September 18, 201309/18/2013
euGENE WENDELL is a group from the Port Angeles area. This is the group’s third appearance on Locals Only. Each time they seem to intensify their efforts at creating meaningful material. Their latest release is entitled 3 and we’ll listen to a few cuts off the new CD and find out just what’s been going on with this talented and interesting group.
Saturday, August 31, 201308/31/2013
The Dip formed in Seattle in 2012 to provide the university house party scene with quality soul and funk music. After a year of sweat, beer, and police calls, they decided to take their music to a wider audience. The nine young men in The Dip all attended the University of Washington where most of them studied at the school of music; it was here that a musical family was formed. With members in various bands around Seattle and Bellingham (The Fabulous Party Boys, Beat Connection, Tom Eddy, Chemical Clock), The Dip’s music has been influenced by a wide variety of genres but at heart is a soul band. Their debut six song EP, Premium Northwest Soul, was self-recorded in Seattle and Bellingham on an 8-track tape machine; it will be available September 2nd. The Dip will be performing these songs and more at Barboza (Seattle) and Wild Buffalo on September 4th and 5th.
Monday, August 12, 201308/12/2013
With bucketloads of experience in the music and film industries under their belts, the Danny Echo band has used their skills to take their songwriting, recordings, and live show to the next level. Singer/rhythm guitarist Danny has worked on the special FX crew on the hit TV series Smallville for several years, so it should come as no surprise that smoke machines, projectors, smoking guitars, and fire extinguishers (?!!) have become a part of the visual assault of Danny Echo gigs. Lead guitarist Mark is an award winning mixer for television and film productions – there is just no knowing what to expect!
Friday, August 9, 201308/09/2013
Ben N. Fletcher and Seth Carlson formed the Boowoops in Boise, Idaho. They recorded an album called Motor On. Ben then moved to Bellingham where he performs often as a solo act. I’ve invited him on the program so we can find out a little more about this local musician and we’ll listen to cuts from Motor On. Meet one of the areas most recent transplants on this week’s edition of Locals Only.
Thursday, July 18, 201307/18/2013
For more than three decades, Gary B has been pounding the skins in Skagit County. Every Sunday, Gary and some of his friends from Skagit and Whatcom Counties worship the Blues at The Castle Tavern in Sedro Woolley. A number of my friends have urged me to visit The Castle to hear some great music on Sunday, but I’m in the KISM studios doing this show. Gary and Steve Raible, Jimmy Culler, Paul Pontirello and Jeff Morgan have developed a solid following for the Church and they’ve been invited to spread their gospel at this year’s Mount Baker Blues Festival. We’ll meet the guys and listen to the blues on this week’s Locals Only.
Monday, July 8, 201307/08/2013
The Chris Eger Band is one of my favorite Northwest bands. Chris is a talented guitar player who is dedicated to the rockin’ blues. Dad Randy and veteran Bellingham drummer Mark Clark lay down a solid foundation for the searing guitar and soulful vocals that are the band’s trademark. With the Powerhouse horns joining the band at many gigs, Chris Eger produces some of the most exciting music at summer festivals, clubs and casinos throughout the Northwest. The band has some new material, some major changes and some great upcoming shows. They’ll be one of the featured bands at this year’s Mount Baker Blues Festival. We’ll get up-to-date with the Chris Eger Band on this week’s Locals Only.
Tuesday, July 2, 201307/02/2013
For a decade, from the late 80s through most of the 90s, The Mono Men were one of Bellingham’s most popular bands. The band was hard-nosed, in-your-face rock ‘n’ roll and the crowds loved it. The band released a baker’s dozen of various length recordings over the years and, though they stayed pretty close to home for most of their gigs, they did play a few gigs in far flung locations. The band is currently regrouping for a couple of reunion shows and will perform at the West Seattle Summer Fest on Friday, July 12th at 8:40 pm (all ages and free) and at Wild Buffalo in Bellingham on Saturday, July 13th. Prepare yourself, The Mono Men will rock you on this week’s edition of Locals Only.