Live at CMJ: Brad

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photo by Doron Gild

Yesterday we were fortunate that Seattle band Brad dropped by for a surprise visit. Brad brings together the best of Seattle sound with Stone Gossard (guitar), Regan Hagar (drums), Mike Berg (bass, guitar), Shawn Smith (keyboard, vocals) and Jeremy Toback (bass guitar). The collective officially became a band back in 1992 at the height of the famed Seattle grunge rock scene. The presence of Stone Gossard, formerly of Pearl Jam, helped the band gain recognition early on, but their music has carried them to critical acclaim with overwhelmingly honest lyrics filled with gut wrenching twists and turns. Their earliest compilation, Shame, brought together raw rock n roll guitar mixed with razor sharp lyrics. Over the years they toured Australia, New Zealand and Europe releasing albums along the way. Interiors (1997), Welcome to Discovery Park (2002) and Brad vs. Satchel (2005) have all showcased a different artistic vision for the band with each record continuing to build on their already loving fan base. Their most recent work, the highly anticipated Best Friends (unreleased), is slated for a 2007 release.

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