September 23rd, 2010
On another fateful Thursday – this time in September of 2010, VTech Phones & Fresh Selects presented yet another live band’s debut in Portland – and where else could it happen at but The Fix. Although, this debut was actually a little bit more of a homecoming – as Grillade’s lead singer is actually Portland’s own Ragen Fykes, however – she & her San Francisco counterparts – Keelay, The Park and Nate Mercereau – had yet to bring this latest project of theirs home just yet, despite already playing all around San Francisco and L.A., as well as both SXSW and CMJ festivals in 2010.
Captured above is Grillade’s blues ballad romp, “Remain The Same” – highlighting both Ragen’s heartwrenching vocals which brought the crowd to church & herself to her knees, as well as axeman Nate Mercereau entering what Ragen dubbed “the shred zone” for an incredible guitar solo.
Check out the video and let us know what you think of one of our favorite new groups – Grillade.
The Fix DJ’s:
& DJ Kez