On Friday, October 12, The FLY welcomes Maiden NW to the WOW Hall along with special guests Sickman and Terry Geil.
Maiden NW is a tribute to Iron Maiden based out of Portland, Oregon. They have been traveling all around the west coast for the last three years playing the music that they love. Maiden NW is an all star band made up of the following people from other popular Portland bands: Rich Ray - vocals (from Ramble On), Rick Lepinski - bass guitar (from Hellion), Dan Bates - lead guitar (from Hellion), Mark Trees - lead guitar (from Motorbreath) and Rich Long - drums (from Motorbreath).
Sickman is a northwest tribute to Alice in Chains. Featuring members of We Have Guns, The Koozies, Issa and former members of Face of Order, Universal Reversal and Eat The Sun, Sickman formed in 2012. Sickman is a fun ride with friends through an ever-growing set, with the intention to be able to play every AIC song in their catalog. Lead guitarist Issa Koberstein shreds furiously on stage to completely mimic the tones and notes of Jerry Cantrell. Rhythm guitarist Carl Sundberg adds another axe to the mix for those multiple layers Jerry Cantrell was known for on all of the band’s albums. Jayson Breeton’s thunderous punchy bass parts line up perfectly with drummer Dwayne Taylor’s rolling heavy groove, rounding out the Sean Kinney and Mike Inez/Mike Starr roles of the band. Finally, what Alice In Chains tribute band would be complete without those classic, haunting vocals of one of the greatest bands in rock history? The twin, multilayered approach of Jerry Cantrell and the late Layne Stayley is some of the most recognized, distinct and complicated vocals ever put to tape, but classically-trained lead singer Uriah Kaykas-lea channels the spirit of Layne with ease and Issa and Jayson round out the Jerry side of the vocals with taste and heart.
Over the last 20 years, Terry Geil has been playing in bands in the Pacific NW, ranging from Punk to Classic Rock to Grinding Death Metal to Alternative. He has done several solo acoustic shows, as well as performing as a stand up comedian for the last year and a half. He has performed at the Wow Hall several times in five different bands, but has never played a solo set there...until now.
Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door, and are available at C D & Game Exchange, C D World, House of Records, U. of O. Ticket Office, WOW Hall, www.sickdaddy.com/maidennw/
and www.ticketweb.com. Doors open at 8:00 pm and showtime is 8:15. The WOW Hall is located at the corner of 8th and Lincoln in Eugene and is open for all ages (6-11 half price at the door when accompanied by parent or adult guardian; five and under no charge). Adult refreshments are available downstairs. For more information please call 687-2746.
SHOWTIME: 8:15 PM, PRICE: $7 Advance, $10 Door.