Starting out on a short nine stop tour of the west coast and beginning in Seattle, "The Rebel Spell" did their ninth and final show of the tour in Cashmere at The Pioneer House on St. Patty's day last Sunday on their way back to Canada. The band, from Vancouver B.C. consists of, Toddserious on lead vocals, Wretchederin on guitar, Elliot on bass and Stepha on drums and have been together since 2002.
They have four albums to their credit: which are, 2003 "Expression In Laymen's Terms", 2005 "Days Of Rage", 2007 an EP "Four Songs About Freedom" and 2011 "It's A Beautiful Future". They have a traditional old school fast paced punk sound in the style of I'd say "Bad Religion".
The following video is "I Am A Rifle" off of their EP "Four Songs About Freedom". The video is a bit grainy but that's due to a lightening process as the original video was rather dark as there was no stage lighting (and actually there was no stage). They are an amazingly tight band and they did a 40 minute set to a very enthusiastic crowd.
Opening for "The Rebel Spell" was Wenatchee's newest band "Panic Bomb!" Word has it this was only their second show and what a show. For me they are a new favorite. The band consists of Mitch Wixom (Ghost Power) on drums and still one of the best drummers I've ever seen, Tiffany Shaefer (Bitchy Vicky/Virgins Thorn) on Bass/Vocals and Drew Bradford on Guitar/Vocals.
They have the ability to play various styles of punk including old school, pop, surf and ska and all with perfection.This is one band to keep an eye on.
The following video shows their punkedness from Tiffany taking a mike to the mouth without losing a beat to Mitch's drum solo, also not missing a beat.
Closing the show was "Jipsea Party" but alas with it being a Sunday night and with The Rebel Spell getting done at 11:45pm and I had a 30 minute drive home and I get up at 4:30am for work, I left before they played. Sorry =/
I would also like to thank Andy Peart and "Snatchhee Records" for bringing in such a great touring band. They have brought in some great bands in the past and they have many more coming in the near future. I'd highly recommend liking on Facebook the page of "SnatcheeRecords StaffMember" to keep updated on all the great up coming shows they have planned for our area.
Until the next show.