DJ Johnny Horn
Meet our 2006 Showcase bands!
DJ Cherry Canoe, Jett City, Stay Tuned, 1234, The Buttersprites, The Emergency, The Ruby Doe, The Cops, Kinski.
Mr. Spot's Chai House
DJ Kid Hops, Dub Championz, Georgetown Orbits, Wet City Rockers, Nuffsed.
DJ Scorpio, Maiden Seattle, Nigel Mustafa, Girth, Sunday Night Blackout, The Valley, The Hollowpoints, Bloodhag, Go Like Hell.
DJ Mamma Casserole, FCS North DJs, Joy Wants Eternity, Central Services (members of Math and Physics Club), The Lonely H, Cantona, Velella Velella, Mercir, Tim Seely.
DJ Tamara, Suicide Jack, Na, Bill Horist, Picoso, Ficus Trio, Swampdweller, Wayne Horvitz.
Eric Fridrich, Johanna Kunin, Korby Lenker, DJ Recess, DJ Zachariah.
SunTzu Sound DJs, Altered States of Funk, The Long Ranger, Choklate, Beehive, Beyond Reality.
For more info, or to vote for you favorite bands, go to www.seattleweekly.com/musicawards/.
A well-known producer for heavyweight artists like Capleton, Gregory Isaacs, and Ras Shiloh (as well as many talented local bands), Horn's helmed longtime KEXP show Preachin' the Blues, as well as various DJ gigs around town. Most recently, he's been seen getting folks into the groove at his Viceroy DJ night, "the Soul Hole." DJ/Turntablist. Between bands.
"There would be no Bonnie Raitt without Alice Stuart," says blues-world giant Dick Waterman. Recording and gigging since the '60s, Stuart has a serious discography behind her, with 2002's Can't Find No Heaven (Burnside) her latest. Currently, she leads the Formerlys, who regularly play locally and nationally. Blues. 6 p.m.
Charles White Band
Last year's winner for Best Blues Band includes vocalist White, alto saxophonist Bill Blackstone, baritone saxophonist John Savage, guitarist Scott Lind, and keyboardist Rolf Larson, all veteran performers who've been pleasing Seattle's blues- loving audiences weekly. Blues. 7 p.m.
We've said that this fun-loving and fun-having quartet can't decide if they "play rock and think country" or the inverse, but either way it's a winning combination, evoking Wilco without the ginormous ego stroking. And we stand by that assessment! Think country, rock, and garage don't mix? Put some bourbon in your flask and let these lads change your mind once and for all. Americana/Folk/Country. 8 p.m.
Since 1999, the Blue Healers have been playing a blend of traditional, Delta, Chicago, swing, Southern, gospel, country, and folk (whew!) blues—with a dash of redemptive power—to the approval of local audiences. They'll simultaneously make your feet ache and soothe your soul. Blues. 9 p.m.
Tim Casey and the Bluescats
Give 'em the bidness! Jump, jive, and wail with the swinging blues sounds of these experienced cats. You'll find vocalist-guitarist Casey, pianist-vocalist Chris Kliemann, bassist-vocalist Mike Fish, saxophonist Joey St. John, and drummer Don Montana on the prowl for a good time all over town. Blues. 10 p.m.
Bowerman's vocal skills are likened to Ben Harper and Spearhead's Michael Franti; his guitar chops to Buddy Guy and Stevie Ray Vaughan. His band consists of keyboardist-vocalist Nathan Spicer, bassist Jon Markel, and percussionist Dale Fanning, who transform their unique influences into a dynamic whole. Their whirlwind of sound touches on much more than just the blues, keeping crowds sweating through their enthusiastic shows—an example of which can be seen on last year's live CD/DVD, Just Press Play. Blues. 11 p.m.