Garage Bands Take Over Outback Jack’s On Monday
Two garage punk monsters, Spokane’s Makers and Albuquerque’s Drags, will lay their filth upon Outback Jack’s on Monday.
Both bands are featured at this weekend’s Garage Shock festival in Bellingham. Garage Shock is an annual, weekend-long showcase of the current crop of underground garage bands.
The only Drags recording available is a three-song, seven-inch on the Resin label called “I Like to Die”, though the trio will have releases out on Estrus and eMpTy soon.
The Makers, whose recent offerings include the album “AllNight Riot” and the seven-inch “Bust Out” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,” are gearing up for yet another release. This one, as yet untitled, will feature 10 new Makers songs and will be issued by Sympathy for the Record Industry as a double seven-inch.
Spokane’s Guitarded opens at 9:30 p.m.
The cover for Monday’s show is $4. Bring your ID.
Elsewhere in the night
Grobal Productions is renting out the Big Dipper on Sunday for a show featuring Denver’s ‘57 Lesbian, Spokane’s Fumes and Portland’s Lemon Grove Kids.
‘57 Lesbian is led by ex-Fluid vocalist John Robinson.
During the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, the Fluid, despite the fact the band hailed from Denver, was an important part of the Seattle music scene and was largely responsible for success of the Seattle record label Sub Pop.
Robinson’s new project still has that raw, punk flavor of the Fluid. However, ‘57 Lesbian also features a female vocalist. When the two singers trade off vocals or harmonize, they bring to mind the dynamic of X vocalists Exene Cervenka and John Doe.
Quite often on the band’s debut LP/CD release “Destination Nowhere,” ‘57 Lesbian sounds like what X would have become if the L.A. band had stuck to its punk credo and not evolved into a country rock band.
The Fumes play the middle slot.
Openers Lemon Grove Kids features two former Spokane residents, Alan Malle, formerly of the Spokane punk band Baggin’ Maggie, and Chad Bentley, who played in the defunct Soulhammer.
Music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $4. Bring your ID.
The purveyors of the ‘80s heavy metal anthems “Cum on Feel the Noize” and “Bang Your Head,” Quiet Riot, returns to Spokane on Tuesday to play Outback Jack’s.
Last year, Quiet Riot sold out both of its back-to-back concerts at Outback Jack’s. And Spokane has been a favorite stop for the band since it embarked on a comeback a few years ago.
The band’s line-up features three of the four original Quiet Riot band members: vocalist Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Frankie Banali.
Quiet Riot, though its heyday seems far from its grasp, is serious about its return. This year, the metal band issued a brand new, 13 song album, “Down to the Bone.”
Tickets are $10 and are available at Outback Jack’s. Tickets are selling fast.
Tonight Outback Jack’s has rising talent High Lonesome on stage along with Clarence, which is fronted by ex-Black Happy trombonist Mike Hasseries. Stand Up Stella is also on the bill. The cost is $4. Bring your ID.
Seattle’s Tad plays Outback Jack’s on June 6. Tickets are available for $8 at all G&B; outlets.