Side Effect
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Side Effect

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States
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Born on a chilly afternoon in a Jet City downpour, Side Effect brings a new sound to the grunge-tinged environs for which most of its venues are known. Seattle's live music scene is quite diverse despite the longtime (and ongoing) grunge influence. That is where Side Effect picks up, mixes it up...and TURNS up the volume.

With a unique blend of funk, rock, rap and metal, they've been compared to Faith No More and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, but even those comparisons are lost in the unusual and ear-catching arrangements and performances that Side Effect routinely throws down.

Still a relatively young band, Side Effect is filling rooms and sparking conversations with performances from Portland to Vancouver. Fronted by rapper/singer/poet Brian Stewart, and balanced by guitarist Troy Monteforte, the frontline is undeniably brutal. Mix in a complex and driving rhythm section of bassist Francis James Hunnycut and drummer Dustin Ruffner, and you have a musical onslaught capable of bringing down any house.

With solidly attended shows, it is no surprise that Side Effect's recordings have been well received. Fans devoured the first EP and the initial pressing sold out within 6 months. The first single 'Relapse' went on to receive several awards, including 'Best Hard Rock Song' from And fans are eagerly anticipating the next release, scheduled for mid-2010.

If you're a fan of hard rock, rap, funk and more...and you're tired of the uninspired music that seems to proliferate, it's time to check out Side Effect. They are coming to a venue near you soon!