Aisha • Cracker Factory • Nosretep

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The Central Saloon Presents:
Aisha || Cracker Factory || Nosretep

Aisha (Seattle)

Aisha is a Seattle based versatile powerhouse singer, determined to bring back classic Rock n' Roll. In 2012, she started an all female Soundgarden tribute band, capturing audiences with her natural and authentic delivery of Chris Cornell's powerful vocals.
In 2018, she is embarking on a solo career as a rock artist and songwriter. Her first single, Bring Back Rock n' Roll, is a bluesy instant-classic rock anthem; pining for the days when rock n' roll ruled the world. With influences such as Aerosmith, Paul Rodgers, Chris Cornell, Whitney Houston, The Black Crowes, and Prince, Aisha has a familiar yet unique vocal style that will surely one day place her in the ring with the rock n' roll big dogs.

Cracker Factory (Seattle)

This band is something of a throwback. A power trio in the tradition of the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Cream making modern rock music that is at once controlled and ferocious. It’s not normal, but it feels familiar. As Seattle’s The Stranger put it, “Since their first effort way back in the early aughts they’ve been unable to write anything but drum and guitar driven, proggy rock songs, whose anachronistic feel is easily forgotten because they’re just so fun to listen to” [1]

Cracker Factory releases their fourth studio album “Chasing Ghosts” in June, 2015, which they describe as their most nuanced and controlled effort — the result, while retaining their adventurous musicianship, is their most accessible. The album has multiple guest artists that contributed their talents: Andrew Vait (Sisters), Tim Snider, Steve Scalfati (“The Late Late Show”), Dan Schmidt (Mts & Tunnels), Ayesha “MusicBox” Brooks and more.

From the opening riffs of “Don’t Drink the Water,” to the rootsy political “Mean Ol’ Uncle Sam” to the anthem “Heaven for Free,” this is a broad and confident exposition that shows off a band in their prime. The trio will be touring around the Northwest in support of the album release, and produced a music video for “Heaven for Free.”

RL Heyer, Shane Smith, and Denali Williams first played together in Cheney, WA in 1998. They took their name from “The Simpsons” (Milhouse’s dad worked at the Cracker Factory), and released their first album, “Deep Fried Basket of Love,” in 2003, “Mouth Breather” followed in 2007, “A sweaty, rusty album completely devoid of pop sheen (save for some ingenious hooks)” (The Stranger), which delivered “I know Two Notes,” a declaration of style and substance.

Nosretep (Seattle)

8pm // $8 // 21+

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