WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST: Here Are Three Local Bands You Should Add Today

WHAT’S ON YOUR PLAYLIST: Here Are Three Local Bands You Should Add Today

There are hundreds of bands playing in and around the Pacific Northwest. The talent is endless but it is impossible to cover them all. What we here at Seattle Sound Live think is more easily sustainable is telling you about bands that we have taken a liking to. Whether we have seen them live or heard them online, these are bands that have undoubtedly made an impact on us. We have taken them from the vast realms of the inter webs and added them onto our ever growing and beloved playlist. We hope that you too will find a spot for them on your playlists because as far as we are concerned they sure do deserve a spot.

Well wait no more. Here are our latest additions.



Whiskey Syndacate


Whiskey Syndicate formed in Eastern Washington with a progressive blues/rock sound. Transplanted to Seattle after a hiatus, WS reformed with a few new members. Now, taking influence from the rock n’ roll greats of the past and present (The Who, Zeppelin, The Black Keys…), the band is proving their chops quickly with great songwriting and high energy shows that are still earning them fans everyday.


Name: Whiskey Syndacate

Headquarters: Seattle, WA

Members: Enoch Bowlby, Mat Bainton, Shea Druffel, Greg Floyd, Matt Dessert

Genre: Rock/Blues

Website: http://www.whiskeysyndicatemusic.com

Influences: Led Zeppelin, The Who, Pearl Jam, The Black Keys, The Black Crowes


Helping to bring back grass-roots independent guitar rock in the Pacific Northwest, Sundodger blends straightforward guitar-driven anthems and simple song writing of classic ’70s rock with contemporary musical influences that define the present day.


Name: Sundodger

Headquarters: Everett, WA

Members: Dan Engel, Jeff Norman Ryzr, Scott Laird, Darrin Wood.

Genre: Rock

Website: http://sundodger.bandcamp.com/releases

What they are: Grass-roots independent guitar rock with contemporary musical influences.

 American Island:

Rock band from Seattle, WA. Record produced by John Goodmanson. For fans of Vampire Weekend, Kings of Leon, Death Cab and Grouplove


Name: American Island

Headquarters: Seattle, WA

Members: Spencer Mertel, Chris Paxton, Rory Menteer, Chip Burgess, Spencer Phillips

Genre: Rock and Roll, Alternative Rock, Indie Pop, PNW, PoMo

Website: american-island.com

What they Like: Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, Grouplove, Death Cab For Cutie, Modest Mouse




Christian Hamilton

Christian Hamilton

Christian is the founder and Editor of Rock Paper Rock as well as a freelance concert and event photographer serving the Pacific Northwest and Beyond. He is a certified member of the PPA and Gold Level member of the CPS. He has recently began working with Mental Itch Records and has launched his own Photography website.

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