Broken Blues Riff Rock from Portland, Maine
No frills. No gimmicks. No egos. Just face-melting rock and roll.
These high-energy, audience-engaging sonsofbitches are fast and loud and in your face—literally—screaming lyrics of sex and thrills and cranking sweat all over you. But they’re not just a pile of reckless manbodies on stage, they’re passionate musicians with a catalogue of progressive songwriting, big riffs, high-gain guitar solos, and constant raillery.
By reconstructing their lineup over the years, the band has evolved through three namesakes—Werewolves on Wheels, The Motor Creeps, to the now Twin Grizzly—keeping it creatively prolific. The guys are in it solely for the outlet and amusement. In real life, they’re really about working their 9-5s and putting the boots to their wives. How else would you explain the 12 kids between them?
Their typical set list includes chronicled gems, standby singalongs, and newborn tracks still smoking from friction. You can see them riling crowds at the local rites of passage with the likes of Drivetrain, Pubcrawlers, Hey Zeus, The Outsiders, Fifth Freedom, Torn in Two, and so many others in the game.
Drivetrain is a full-throttle hard rock band with the swagger of early AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses and the modern bombast of Clutch delivered with a double shot of bottom-shelf bourbon and a healthy dose of ironic wit. These four Maine boys bring the hot n’ sweaty stomp of 70s- and 80s-style hard rock from the frosty tip of the northeast. Don’t miss ‘em when they bring their brand of motorized muscle to your hometown!
Maine Metal/Stoner Rock band Thems That Wait was formed when longtime friends and songwriting partners Craig Garland and Mat Patterson met Texan Branden Clements through a Craigslist ad in early 2017. The band’s sound has been compared to Black Sabbath, Clutch and Kyuss. Thems That Wait prides itself on being a solid live rock band that sounds as full as possible as a 3 piece with mammoth drumming by Branden Clements, true bass playing from Mat Patterson who tastefully weaves around guitarist Craig Garland’s heavy handed, memorable riffs and barbaric, guttural vocals. Following the band’s live debut in January 2018 in Portland, Maine, the power trio continued to gig and make connections, and ultimately landed a chance to open for New England Hardcore legend Scissorfight in the fall of 2018. In January 2019, Thems That Wait recorded their debut EP Fiction at The Maine Music Mill in Brunswick, Maine with Andy Porta(Blackcat Sounds). Andy and the band mixed the EP and Steve Austin(Today Is The Day, Austin Enterprise Recording & Mastering) mastered it. In addition to the band’s arsenal of all original songs, Bass player Mat Patterson designs all of the artwork for the band, including the cover for the Fiction EP. The band plans to record the follow up to Fiction before the end of 2019 with a tentative 2020 release date but until then, we wait…
Paul Jarvis has been playing bass for just under 35 years. He is most widely known for his bass playing in the rock band Scissorfight, but in the fall of 2017 Paul began writing songs on the acoustic Bass, focusing on the bass as a solo instrument.