Photo courtesy of Larry Jackson | The Accused, one of three metal bands with strong island ties set to rock the stage in honor of Bainbridge musician Larry Jackson’s birthday.

Photo courtesy of Larry Jackson | The Accused, one of three metal bands with strong island ties set to rock the stage in honor of Bainbridge musician Larry Jackson’s birthday.

Grange Hall to host metal mashup, Nirvana star, for BI birthday bash

Age is just a number.

Ask island musician Larry Jackson. He’s celebrating his 44th birthday with a heavy metal concert — and not as an attendee, either.

The Howling Gods guitarist said his group is set to share the stage at Grange Hall (10340 Madison Ave.) Saturday, Sept. 15 with The Accused and Supercult — featuring special guest drummer Chad Channing, of Nirvana — in a one-night-only triple header heavy/thrash metal fest at 7 p.m.

Admission is $7 per person, payable at the door.

The night promises to be half birthday party and half island musician reunion, Jackson said.

“All of the bands have a lot of ties with Bainbridge Island history,” he said. “We got Supercult opening [and] that has Rob Day from Stonecrow, a thrash metal band from BI in the ‘90s, and Andy Caro from the first hardcore punk band from B.I. March of Crimes.

“Their drummer at this show will be Chad Channing from Nirvana,” he added.

Channing is, of course, best known for being Nirvana’s drummer from 1988 until 1990. The group famously recorded and released their debut album “Bleach” in 1989, and Channing played drums on the entire album except “Floyd the Barber,” “Paper Cuts,” and “Downer,” which featured drummer Dale Crover from an earlier recording session prior to Channing joining the band.

He eventually left, by mutual agreement, amidst reported creative differences and now sings and plays bass in the band Before Cars.

Next on stage is Howling Gods and the birthday boy himself.

“Howling Gods’ [island ties include] me and Edward, our drummer, formerly of Christdriver and Subvert,” Jackson said.

Finally, finishing the night’s lineup, is The Accused.

“The Accused’s ties to Bainbridge Island are extensive,” Jackson said.

“Andy Caro was their roadie. When I met them, at age 12, Steve Nelson from BI was their drummer. [They’re] an amazing punk/thrash metal band that is climbing up the ladder and landing shows — like opening for Lamb of God next week.”

To learn more visit www.facebook.com/HowlingGods.

More in Life

BHS returns student-crafted ‘Winter One Acts’

Bainbridge High School’s annual “Winter One Acts” play festival will conclude with… Continue reading

BPA Theatre School now enrolling spring classes

Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School enrollment for spring classes is now open… Continue reading

Film Detective 101: Island author explores secret world of ‘Stock Footage’

Don’t let the title fool you, there’s nothing “stock” about James Forsher’s… Continue reading

Noted ecology authors debuts first novel

Noted ecologist Robert Michael Pyle, author of “Wintergreen” and “Where Bigfoot Walks,”… Continue reading

Best Bets for Feb. 15-17 | The Bainbridge Blab

Now that you survived Snowmageddon, it’s time to enjoy the weekend. The… Continue reading

BPA announces 2019-2020 production lineup

Bainbridge Performing Arts’ 2019-2020 season has been announced and is set to… Continue reading

‘My Fair Lady’ back on the big screen

The 1964 musical drama “My Fair Lady” will return to the big… Continue reading

‘Dead Certain’ reading set for the library

Island Theatre will present a staged play reading of the psychological thriller… Continue reading

Island students visit BIMA’s latest offering

Kindergartners and third- and fourth-graders from St. Cecilia Catholic School recently visited… Continue reading

Most Read