Ken Leighton 12:30 p.m., Feb. 21
RIYL: The Dabbers, Kill Me Tomorrow, Tender Buttons, Braaiins
Influences: Misfits/Samhain/Danzig, Motorhead, Sabbath, Priest, Maiden, Slayer, Melvins, Dio, Plasmatics, Cramps, KISS, Swans, Bauhaus, Siouxsie, Black Flag, Poison Idea, Bad Brains, Big Black, Roxy Music, The Cure, The Accused, Missy Elliot
Forest Grove was founder by moonlighting Dabbers duo Zack Wentz (Kill Me Tomorrow) and Shelby Gubba-Reiner (Braaiins), along with drummer Ryan Bradford. They played their debut gig in October 2017.
Wentz, who has also worked at M-Theory Music, writes fiction. “Art has always been the higher priority for me, but I suppose that’s why I’ve never done terribly well with day jobs.” His first novel, The Garbageman and the Prostitute, was published in 2006, prefaced in 2004 by a Kill Me Tomorrow CD with the same title.
Forest Grove's debut self-titled album was recorded and mixed by Ben Moore at Singing Serpent and released in August 2018 via their own Future Fun label.
- Forest Grove