As always, the adult version of my book launch parties ("adult" meaning it takes place in a 21 and over venue) will feature some killer bands. In case you're not already familiar with them, here's a little primer:
Stab In The Dark
An awesome old-school punk rock outfit (think Social Distortion, the Misfits), I've been watching these guys play for a long time now and they never disappoint. Catchy melodies and lots of energy. Last time they played Shanahan's, they inspired a mosh pit!
This Portland-based alt-rock group is a mainstay of DJ Kyelzbub's Northwest Exposure program on Neue Regel Radio, and for good reason. They have a great straight-ahead sound that is reminiscent of Pearl Jam, The Doors, and Kings of Leon. Can't wait to see their live show.
Second Player Score
Finishing up the night will be Vancouver, WA's own Second Player Score, a band that the Shanahan's manager has described as sounding like "Bad Religion, if Bad Religion wrote songs about video games." I have it on good authority that in addition to playing fan favorites off of their first two albums, they'll also be debuting some new songs that they've written for their third album, Glorified (due out in 2018).
So what is this 21 and over venue that will feature this awesome lineup, you ask? Well, it's the aforementioned Shanahan's, located at 209 W McLoughlin Blvd, Vancouver WA 98660. These bands and everyone else there will be helping me celebrate the launch of Joel Suzuki, Volume Three: Legend of the Loudstone, while also raising funds for Autism Empowerment. The night will start at 8pm and run til the wee hours of the morning (specifically, 1am). There's no cover charge, and these special guest authors will also be in attendance. Hope to see you all there!