Saturday night amongst spinning out cars, heavy winds and chains required, my friend Ian and I made to Studio Seven in Seattle in order to see "Wednesday 13". For Ian, this was his second time to see Wednesday13 while for me it was number six. What can I say, the guy puts on a good show.
Supporting Wednesday, band wise, were Roman Surman-lead guitar and backing vocals, Jack Tankersley-rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Troy Doebbler-bass and backing vocals and Jason Shakes West-drums
This show was the second stop of the "Curse The Living" tour and it is in support of his new album, "The Dixie Dead". The new album is schedule for release on Tuesday the 19th yet I got to see the new material on Saturday and as an added bonus, they had copies of the new CD for sale at the show...yes I bought one. He did an 80 minute set in front of a crowd of 100 or so performing half of the new CD along with numerous old favorites with a couple of old odd balls thrown in for fun. Combining the new, old and odd balls has made all of his past shows different for me, one reason I usually go see him when he's in the area.
The following video is the cover tune of the new CD "The Dixie Dead".
Along on tour opening for "Wednesday 13" are "Calabrese" a three piece out of Phoenix and "Cold Blue Rebels" a psychobilly band from North Hollywood featuring Mickey Finn Rebel-vocals and harmonica, Danny Dangerous-upright bass, Joe Normal-awesome guitar and Al Diablo-drums. As with most psycholbilly bands, "Cold Blue Rebels" were a real show favorite for me. They too have a new CD, "Love Of The Undead", scheduled for release on Tuesday the 19th and they had some on hand for sale at the show and yes I bought one. They performed half of the CD during their high energy 30 minute set. I was pleased with how much material they crammed into a short period of time. I am in hopes that they will come back through sometime as a headliner. Without a doubt that would be a killer show.
The following song is off of their first CD but it's a favorite of mine.
Of the local openers, one caught my eye "Stript". They are more of a metal band featuring Brandon Carr on six-string bass, loved the sound he was producing, Tony Hernandez on guitar, Patrick Carrol on drums and Serena Thomson on unique vocals. I liked her ability to change vocals from normal to heavy growl and back with smooth transition plus she seemed a bit quirky....I like quirky. The band was a crowd favorite as well.
And I got to meet Serena. Love the shoes.
Until the next show.