Head to Jazzbones this Friday night to catch Tacoma rock/folk band Midnight Salvage Co. launching their debut CD “What You Hope For”, along with guest artists James Coates and China Davis to open. You can hear it here.
With all five members Tacoma natives and three out of five graduates of the University of Puget Sound, MSCo is truly a Tacoma band, making a name for itself around the region with a gritty, guitar-heavy rock that’s like a grunged-up Johnny Cash. Since the CD they’ve added in some more lines for violinist Courtney Shelton (whose hubby Aubrey plays keyboards), which softens Brason Alexander’s harsh, slightly-out-of-tune vocals with a Nashville sweetness, such as “21st Street”. They credit influences from Tom Petty, The Hold Steady and Lucinda Williams to Jesse Malin and Lucero.
The release show starts 7:30 p.m. April 6. $6 advance/$8 door. Jazzbones, 2803 6th Ave., Tacoma. 253-396-9169, midnightsalvageco.com