There was a time in the early 90s when the Pacific Northwest was rotten with bands like The Gary. A certain amount of angst, a certain measure of attitude, and a DIY approach that prefaced today’s proliferation of bands with something to say (and the means by which to say it), if not something substantial to say.
The Gary is a throwback, and I don’t mean that as a slam. They proudly list bands from Touch & Go, Dischord and Drag City among their influences and that’s just being honest. I have a feeling we’re entering a new era of appreciation for the bands that pioneered grunge and The Gary might be leading the charge.