My Goodness, Crash Kings, And Dude York At The Tractor Tavern 2/5
Last week Kyle and I dropped in to the Tractor Tavern to catch a local legend play a hometown show: Seattle’s My Goodness. Coming through on the last leg of their latest tour, this key rock band also brought fellow three-pieces Crash Kings and Dude York.
Washington band Dude York kicked off the night, a talented group led by guitarist/vocalist Peter Richards and backed by singing bassist Claire England and drummer Andrew Hall. The songs featured fun, punchy, and gritty pop often bordering on punk, making for a diverse and entertaining set. Definitely check out this great local act on Bandcamp or SoundCloud!
Los Angeles transplant Crash Kings followed up, a roaring trio in Beliveau brothers Antonio and Michael on keys/vocals and bass/vocals respectively, and drummer Tommy Rose behind the kit. The band’s uncommon instrumentation makes for a massive rock sound that kept the bar entranced through a powerful set. Driven by Antonio’s confident vocals, the band slammed through big, attitude-heavy rock accented with huge bass and keys solos by the brothers Beliveau. The performance was immensely entertaining, with highlights including “Hot Fire” and “Dressed To The 9s”. Absolutely one of my favorite live show experiences in recent memory.
Headliner My Goodness stitched up the night with an unstoppable set of raw rock. Frontman Joel Schneider‘s huge voice and vicious guitar parts were perfectly complemented by bassist Cody Votolato and drummer Andy Lum’s towering contributions. Currently pushing last year’s deafening release Shiver + Shake, this notable Seattle band brought the house down with bluesy rock favorites like “Cold Feet Killer” before turning down for the breathtaking “Bottle”. There’s a reason My Goodness is one of the PNW’s favored rock bands. No one rocks as hard as they do.
Take a look at some fantastic shots taken by Kyle Ford below, and check out the stunning double music video for “Bottle” and “Say You’re Gone” as well, newly minted last month.