The renowned Boss Level Collective is a group of talented local artists whose widely varying styles of painting and illustration have gathered much attention as of late. Among the list of members are Good Vibes, Derek Charm, Rondo, and Tika Masala, also one-third of the opening act Braidstorm. A Boss Level Showcase is being held at the Fuel Café on Capitol Hill (610 19th Ave E.) throughout the month of February.
The first band to go on was Braidstorm, made up of Jessica James, Becky Berryhill, and Tika Hall (www.myspace.com/braidstormy.) Their raw performance held a certain feminine quirkiness, wherein one could trace the influence of the Breeders. With a high-powered setlist of songs about endangered species, among other things, Braidstorm soon had the crowd jumping. If you liked what you heard, or haven't had the chance to check out this up-and-coming band of babes, they'll next be playing February 15 at the Rendezvous with Strong Killings and Cut***Loose.
Minutes later the tight space, by that time fully packed, was hijacked by Universal Studios Florida, who wove together a cosmic landscape of tribal beats, guitar loops, synthesizers, and who knows what else (www.myspace.com/
And finally, the one-man army known as ALASKAS took center for an energetic set, threatened midway by cops but stopping his aural assault for no one (www.dillonjamesregoisalaskas.
For those of you who came around last night, we appreciate your support and hope you had a blast like we did! And for those missed out, make sure you check out these local talents at upcoming events in the H&H community.
Written by Anna Banchik
Photos by Jennifer Becker
---------------------ALASKAS and Universal Studios Florida
February 13, 8 PM
Zak's House: 8th Ave NE
Braidstorm with Strong Killings and Cut***Loose
February 15, 8 PM
The Rendezvous, Belltown