Looking back on last week’s show and ahead to tonight really highlights the never-ending diversity of this program. Last week you heard Grieves‘ hip-hop wizardry and ultra-modern rock DJ-ing from Boy Eats Drum Machine. Fast forward to today and you get the roots rock/folk of Zach Harjo and some pummeling hardcore from Android Hero. The ever-fabulous Hannah Levin will reside over this week’s program.
Ballard’s own Zach Harjo (6PM) just performed a CD-release show at the Tractor last night for his latest, the self-released Dark Poems. With song titles like
Flowers Black and
January Moon to go along with Harjo’s slow, somewhat gloomy vocals, the Dark Poems title is more than apt. However, Harjo and company sure know how to turn up the heat with the barroom brawl of a tune,
Dogs In A Pack. With tunes this moody and engaging, the band could easily soundtrack the next Pet Cemetary. Peep their MySpace page for info and future dates.
Next, stepping in to melt the paint off the walls is Android Hero (8PM). This trio of Jeff McNulty (guitar/vocals), Matty McGillivray (drums) and Eric Carnell (bass) is still in the process of honing tracks laid down in April. Since the band is still heavily involved with other projects, the process is slow going, but new material should trickle onto their MySpace page in the near future. Some may recognize McNulty from Bloodhag, McGillivray from Flux Capacitors or Carnell from Treepeople. Get to know their latest incarnation in July as they provide semimonthly thrashings at the Funhouse. Be sure to tune in next week for a special highlight of the upcoming Sub Pop 20th Anniversary Show.