Wednesday, February 15 // Door at 7:30 PM // Show at 8 PM // $10 // $15 Artist Supporter
JAAG is a new band drawing from post-punk and 90s rock to craft a dark and driving sonic journey. The project was initiated by Hank Donovan on guitar (Magpies, Rattlesnake Cable Company) and recent homecomer Jamie Aaron Aux on vocals and guitar (Le Butcherettes, XVIII Eyes), acquaintances with long mutual respect in the Northwest music sphere, both agreeing to test the waters after each taking breaks from band life. With a handful of demos written, the two brought in John Sporman on bass (Wylie & the Wild West, Jupiter Beat, Shahs) and Christopher Baumann on drums (Mass FM, Victory Smokes, Dead Hipster) to kick the rock into high gear. Christopher and Jamie share a long musical history as former bandmates in the early-2000’s Jay’s Upstairs-era emo band, The Pleasure. The group has not yet recorded any material but probably will soon because that’s what bands do. IG: @_j_a_a_g
At Nadir is a three-piece band playing original songs in the indie tradition of no-name chords, weird tunings, and volume minus the bro factor. At Nadir’s songs take oblique views of relationships between people and the world and the things people put between themselves and the world. The Helena, MT band formed after a fruitful 2020 spent in isolation, in which guitarist-singer Peter Dudlo spent evenings, “carving chords from refrigerator-sized blocks of salted dark chocolate,” to make At Nadir’s first few songs. When he crossed paths with former Downer Party bassist Kristy Fortman at the skatepark one day, the two concocted the idea for a band and were fortunate to enlist rookie-of-the-year drummer Emmett Brown.
Monument is the solo project of Jesse Hadden of Worst Feelings. Their recent EP, ‘Fake Flower’, is available on cassette and streaming through Anything Bagel Records.
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