The debut release, Mother Nurture, from Dead End Friend sounds like Seattle. Or, it would if Seattle was a little more bluesy and a lot more sexy. With Jonah Cohen on guitar, James Squires on drums, and a handful of rotating musicians, Dead End Friend made their debut three years ago at EMP’s Sound-Off Competition. Since then they have played all over Seattle, from the Tractor Tavern to the Crocodile, and have released a video for their heavy single “Piece of the Pie.” Kyle Fleck of The Stranger hails them as “a heavy yet harmonious combination of blues and classic rock” and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam calls their sound “fucking awesome!” Don’t miss their new single "Take It Easy"!

My Goodness is a Seattle-based blues/garage rock band that consists of Joel Schneider (guitar and vocals) and Andy Lum (drums), along with newcomers Josh Starkel and Kyle Veazey on guitar and keyboard. My Goodness' connection to the Seattle music they grew up on is strikingly audible. Bands from Nirvana and Soundgarden, to bands from the early 00's Seattle hardcore scene such as Botch, Blood Brothers, Murder City Devils, and Horkonen were on heavy rotation for Joel and Any throughout their formative years. Dig deeper still and you find them tapping into a rich seam of blues, old and new - from Muddy Waters through Junior Kimbrough and RL Burnside to the musical sass of Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Though a very different prospect, the energy, intensity and attitude of hardcore and the groove of the blues feeds into everything My Goodness does. Ultimately it's all rock music though. Big, Throbbing rock music.