7620 NE Bothell Way
Kenmore, WA, 98028
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Watch & Listen
"Petty Thief" was formed the Fall of 2007 when Guitarist/Vocalist Andy Volmer gathered up some local musician friends to put together a band to play a set of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers hits at a Halloween party at a venue in West Seattle (The Rocksport). What started out as a one night stand has turned into a love affair that lasted over 7 years now and travels all over the state of Washington!!
"Petty Thief" does a musically accurate 90-120 min set of Tom Petty's Greatest Hits. No silly wigs, no costumes, no funny beards, just the GREAT music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers!! Through the years, some great musicians have come and gone through the band, but right now, the band line up is sounding better than it ever has!! If you love the music of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (and lets be honest, who doesn't??!!!), get out there and see Petty Thief live and in action. You'll be glad you did!!!
Massy Ferguson is a bar band in the best sense -- not a band relegated to bars because it will never rise higher, but a band that plays music perfectly suited to dark, crowded rooms in which there's at least a possibility of a beer glass smashing against a wall.
The songs, filled with barflies, broken hearts and doomed late-night romance, would sound pretty good anywhere, though. Singer-bassist Ethan Anderson says the sound is Americana that leans more toward rock than country, and that's a pretty good description. Think Drive-By Truckers or some combination of Son Volt and The Hold Steady. Think Springsteen's "Greetings From Asbury Park" or "Nebraska." Those are all influences, as is 1970s Southern rock and good-time classic rock bands like Thin Lizzy.
If that means Massy Ferguson is derivative, well, that's partly true. It doesn't really matter, though, because the songs, if not particularly groundbreaking, are just plain good. And the lyrics are full of enough detail and imagery that you start to forget any objections. Take, for instance, this bit from "Powder Blue," on the 2008 album "Cold Equations":
She worked the desk at the Klose Inn Motel
We snuck in, half-price at a quarter to twelve
Orange juice and vodka in a plastic cup
In a couple of days she'll break my heart.
$12 adv, $15 day of show, $25 guaranteed seating
General Admission: seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.