Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bremerton WA on Friday September 26th and What's Up Kitsap article

WEEKEND WROCK | Anchor Down, Schoolyard Heroes anchor in Kitsap

North Kitsap Herald Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Anchor Down brings a message of unity from Portland, Schoolyard Heroes melt faces for SCRV and a show to save the Winterland in Kitsap's docket of rock.


ANCHOR DOWN w/ The Damage Done, The Extinct, Artimus Maximus, Hearts Divided and S.O.S at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Charleston Music Venue, 333 Callow Ave. in Bremerton. All ages, bar w/ ID, $5 cover.

Anchor Down is a band of fairly ordinary dudes, coming to town with a extraordinary message of unity. Earlier this summer they helped in putting together “The Birth of The Northwest Gentleman,” a self-funded experiment in DIY, they said, which brought together two indie labels and four Northwest punk rock bands — two from Portland and two from Seattle — for a four-way split, that will come out only on vinyl later this month.

“It kind of symbolizes the obvious cohesiveness of the NW punk scene and encourages everyone to work together,” Anchor Down guitarist Lucas Bennett said.

They’ll bring that ideal to a likewise idealistic setting in Bremerton this Friday.

“It’s not about the rock star image or how much money you have,” guitarist Alex Hudjohn noted. “It’s about connecting with real people on a real level.”

I think they’ll fit in on Callow Avenue.

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