|Swervedriver's Steve George and Adam Franklin. (All Cat Rose photos)
About 25 pedals combined -- for both virtuoso guitarists and bassist.
A minimal drum kit, with the skins man utilizing it to the hilt.
Plenty of soaring, chilling, heavy and mellow tunes from the Swervedriver catalogue.
Yes, it was a solid Wednesday evening in Seattle at Neumo's, and well worth stepping out of the house on a work night.
|Mikey Jones, top, George and Franklin.
Local pop-rockers Stag opened, followed by Portland's Hawkeye to set the stage for Swervedriver.
Stag guitarist Ben London and vocalist Steve Mack were especially stoked for this gig. "Wednesday is the new Friday," London cracked.
Mack noted that when he worked in a record store in Camden (London) back in the early '90s, he cranked up Swervedriver's debut album again and again. As we also did back in the day from our rockin' Green House pad in San Jose.
So last night, Franklin and crew blasted away again live in Seattle.
|Stag's Pete Nordstrom; and below, in order, Ben London & Steve Mack, Lincoln Barr and Rob Dent.