Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tonight in Seatown... Success!
I think it's safe to say it's a pretty rare when El Corazon hosts an all local punk show and the one tonight looks pretty damn awesome. Headliners Success! play a catchy anthemy type of melodic punk with gruff vocals that invokes the sound of bands like Rancid, Swingin' Utters and Strawman (and actually a lot of old Allied Records bands), but with their own twist. Check out Succcess! here. Random Orbits play fast, catchy songs, halfway between '90s East Bay melodic punk and Fat Wreck Chords pop punk, with a little hardcore speed thrown in, they remind me a little of Good Riddance. Totally the type of songs you find yourself humming under your breath a day or two after listening to them. Heroes Among Thieves have excellent crunchy guitars, scream along choruses that no doubt brings lots of fist pumping. Catchy pop punkers Smokejumper I've written about a few times before, fans of Seattle pop punk bands of yore like Sicko and Red Rocket check out their songs online. A great showcase of the of the best young bands playing Seattle right now.