Hayley's KISW Afterparty Friday Nov 18
Since first forming from the breakup of Los Angeles based band Merge in 2004, Madlife has become a mighty force in the underground rock scene, while still staying true to themselves and fans by never crossing into the mainstream. After answering an ad the band had ran through the local media, vocalist "Angry Phill," who had recently moved to LA from Toronto in order to pursue a fresh start in his musical career, joined forces with the original bassist, Isaiah the guitarist, and drummer from Merge.
The band broke into the rock scene that same year with their debut self-titled EP, produced by Stoker (former drummer for Dexy's Midnight Runner and General Public), acclaimed for his work with Sting and Ice Cube. Madlife played the local circuit like kings and continued to develop their style and sound, all the while gaining in popularity. Their hard work with continuous songwriting and local performance paid off with the debut of their second EP Music as Harsh as the World We Live in, also produced by the mind of Stoker.
With the departure of their original bassist, the band hired Dustin Hunt, who joined the first national tour with Madlife in 2005 to promote their album. Flexing their muscle, the band launched a widely successful radio campaign, with airplay on over 30 commercial and 150 college radio stations nationwide.
Madlife recorded music for Sony International, NBC, Discovery, MTV, and other film and television shows while they began a search for new band members. In 2006 the band began their second national tour, as well beginning the filming for their video "I Want War." Drummer and friend of the band, T.M Burr, as well as bassist Jimmy Minj, who had recently relocated from New York, joined the band.
2007 proved to be another successful year, as the guys in the group picked up endorsements from Ernie Ball and In-Tune Guitar Picks. They began another national tour to the Midwest and Southwest, and continued to whip out tracks for television and movies. But in sticking with their roots, Madlife worked their tails off recording their new album and playing local shows in between tours. The band's name is a true testament to the lifestyles of those involved.
After gaining another endorsement, this time with Jagermeister, the band joined with Texas born Kyle Cunningham, and has since shared the stage with Five Finger Death Punch, Korn, Volbeat, Marilyn Manson, Prong, Killswich Engage, Slayer, Bullet For My Valentine, Adema, Trivium, All The Remains, Metal Sanaz, and several other huge acts. Madlife was named "Best New Artist" after playing the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival in 2009, and also managed to pick up a sponsorship from Monster Energy. Their newest album Angry Sonnets for the Soul, was released in 2011 through Universal/Fontana/RBE, and features heavy, yet catchy tracks "Be Tomorrow" and "Everyone."
Without straying from their roots, this band has established major success outside of the typical record-label industry standard. The band's melodramatic anthems with arena-ready melodies create a sound which highlights rock and roll at its finest. Madlife will always be the angry face of music.
Vocals Rane Stone
Guitars Jeff Noble
Bass Jay Clark
Drums Dean Noble
Guitars J.T. Phillips
Hometown - Lynnwood, Washington
Klover Jane is one of the top 5 bands in Washington & have raised a
lot of eyebrows by creating an exciting sound that Pacific Northwest
has been screaming for.
West-Coast singer & songwriter, Rane Stone is the front man for the
Seattle band "Klover Jane" & also the lead singer of Seattle's only
tribute to Alice in Chains, "Jar of Flies - (the ultimate AIC
experience)". Rane also has previously worked with "Double Tounge",
Michael Wilton's "Wratchethead", Kevin Woods "Malfunkshun" & Goldy
McJohn of "Steppenwolf".
Bass Player & back-up vocalist Jay Clark previously was the lead
singer & bassist for the infamous 80's thrash-metal band Coven. (Ever
Rat Records, Enigma Records)
Guitarist & back-up vocalist Jeff Noble & his brother, drummer Dean
Noble are the lifeblood of the band. Jeff & Dean were in many bands
over the years including "Noble Cauz". The Noble brothers have been
playing with Jay Clark on & off over the years since their first band
"Black Ice" at the ages of 13.
Guitarist J.T. Phillips has spread his talent around playing with
numerous bands throughout the Seattle area having played with former
KISW DJ "Ricker" in the band "Courtney Killed Kurt", as well as
playing around town with lead singer, Rane Stone when Rane's performs
his solo acoustic shows. Most notably though JT performs in two of the
Northwest's premier tribute bands to Alice in Chains & Soundgarden,
"Jar of Flies" & "Outshined".
RiverBend is rocking the Pacific Northwest with their hot off the presses new album "Sleep Walker." Armed with loads of new merchandise to compliment the new album and an amped live performance, RiverBend secures their spot as one of the top original rock bands hailing from Seattle.
Riverbend garnered accolades by winning a local radio KZOK contest for "Best Local Band" and were also finalists in local television KING 5 "Best of Western Washington". They have fast become fan favorites in the Seattle area having shared the stage with the likes of The Presidents of the United States and Daughtry.
RiverBend signed with Management Company Showcase Music Industries (SMI) and their record label EPI-Records in December 2010. "EPI-Records is very excited and proud to be a part of this project" says John Elder, President. "The guys are passionate and hard working, because of that, they are destined to be successful."
Hayley's Bar & Grill
1716 Hewitt Ave
Everett, WA 98201
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|