Gothenburg, Sweden Psychedelic Rockers Graveyard passed through Seattle on March 18th for a show at the Showbox. Along with them on this tour, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats and Demob Happy.
Even before the show started, the Showbox was heavily scented in 420 smoke. Fans were mellowed out and ready to soak in the music experience of the evening. The night started off with Brighton by way of Newcastle’s Demob Happy, a trio who put on a short set that warmed up the fans. Demob Happy released ‘Holy Doom’ on March 23, 2018 followed by a Deluxe longer edition with 19 track for fans to get lost in. Their psychedelic/grunge mix makes for an interesting listen and fun live show.
Second up for the evening was none other than Psycho Rock/Crime Wave, almost doomish Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. With five albums under their belts this UK band is well know to the Seattle fans. Currently touring on their 2018 release, ‘Wasteland’, this band always draws a crowd here in Seattle, last time through a packed and sweaty sold out show. This is a band fans are used to rarely seeing at the show, as the band prefers to play in the lowest light possible with no frills, for Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats it’s about the music and vibe to make the show a success. They did not disappoint, as always the fans lost themselves in the music.
On to the headliners, Graveyard! The band has been touring in support of their fifth full length album ‘Peace’ that was released on May 25, 2018. We last caught the guys at Sweden Rock Festival 2018 and got to enjoy some of their live sound, but sadly not the full set. So it was cool to see their entire set this time around in a smaller venue with an intimate vibe. As with Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, Graveyard followed the trend of less lighting is better. So the fans who expected a big stage show, had to pull it together and enjoy the music over a stage show. Although, lighting for drummer Oskar Bergenheim, was intermittently some of the best lighting of the night! The band played a fairly long set with tons of great tracks, 16 to be exact, for the fans to experience before wrapping up with “The Siren”. It was a great night all around. Make sure to catch Graveyard and any of these bands next time they come your direction.
Joakim Nilsson – Guitar & Vocals
Jonathan Ramm – Guitar
Truls Mörck – Bass
Oskar Bergenheim – Drums