Apache Chief is a local band composed of three Tacoma School of the Arts students and one graduate. The Puyallup Post published a review of the band’s music in a showcase of local bands earlier this year, but with graduation quickly approaching for most of Apache Chief’s members, where will their powerful, explosive sound go?
One member of the band is taking a vacation to trek around the world. Another is attending college in Oregon.
The members of the 3-year-old group know Apache Chief won’t play quite as often once they go their separate ways, but guitarist Miles VanMatre says to look for reunion shows.
Another solution to their post-high school disembarkation is a new musical side project the band has created, called Gnob.
“We can’t always play with all of our members, so we play as a different band with a different name,” VanMatre said.
Gnob truly shows how musically versatile the members of Apache Chief are because where Apache Chief can best be described as loud and powerful, Gnob is much more improvisational and unrestricted. With no set members of Gnob, members will be able to more freely express themselves.
On Jan. 29, Apache Chief released its first full-length album called Trail of Beers, which band members recorded and made by hand. Fans can buy a copy at one of the band’s shows or at Rocket Records on Sixth Avenue in Tacoma.
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