Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Fitz of Depression

Olympia's Fitz of Depression began back in 1988 and have been plugging along on and off in some incarnation or another ever since. Over two decades they've amassed a large number of releases, a laundry list of famous bands they've played with, a large number of tours and past live shows, and quite a few ex-band members. Two things that have remained constant is their blend of heavy rock and catchy punk and frontman Mike Dees. I've always loved how the band can transition from a pounding Melvins-esque tune to a perfect melodic punk song and back again and make it work. I can't think of any time I've seen them live (and I must have seen them two dozen times) that they put on a bad show, Mike always brings his A game. Check out their website for more info and to hear some tunes. This photo is from about 12 years ago. I took it on the streets of Olympia under some weird sign with cool lighting after interviewing the band.


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