8:30 a.m., Sept. 17
Win 2 Tickets to The Sonics at The Irenic
Enter to win two tickets to see the Sonics live at The Irenic!
Since the beginning of garage rock, the northwest sound, grunge, or whatever anyone calls it, the Sonics set the precedence and the pace, and the sound that gave to every musician and band that followed the inalienable right to take rock to the edge of the universe, to explore the possibilities, to get out of the rut, experiment, and to scream your guts out, that you have arrived, and to continue that thought.
The Sonics have remained the most recognized sounds ever listened to by aspiring musicians and multitudes of fans around the world.
The band in its early stages, began in Larry and Andy Parypas living room with a couple of Sears bought guitars and an early unidentifiable bass. Their mom played some guitar and would encourage the boys to get it together. She loved rock, and was an early inspiration.
But it was in early 1963 where the band came together, with skin basher Bob Bennett on drums making them sound like cannons with each beat, and later on, the addition of gut wrenching screamer songwriter piano player singer Jerry Roslie and fellow musician friend, sax player Rob Lind, forming the original Sonics.
Originally from Tacoma, Washington USA, the SONICS are claimed worldwide to be the first punk band, or garage, or hard rock, or alternative, setting the stage for all that would follow. The Sonics are still based in the Northwest USA.
This concert takes place at the Irenic on Saturday, August 16, at 7pm. Local act Mrs. Magician open the show.
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Deadline for submission: Thursday, August 14th at 1PM. Limit one entry per person or you will be disqualified. Reader employees and their families are not eligible. Winner will win two tickets to see the Sonics live at The Irenic on Saturday, August 16th, at 7pm. Winner will be notified via email.