“The People Now to Host Italian Rock Band, Neodea, in Conjunction with the Launch of “Bands Beyond Borders” – International Music Exchange Program in August Seattle, WA (July 14, 2013) — Seattle-based, cause-oriented rock band, The People Now will host Neodea, a rock band from Milan, Italy as they launch “Bands Beyond Borders”, an International Music Exchange Program the week of August 11-24, 2013 in Seattle, WA. Bands Beyond Borders provides musicians from around the world with an opportunity to connect, explore and share their music on stages in Seattle. The People Now is excited to host rock band, Neodea from Milan, Italy as the first participant of the program. The program also provides musicians from abroad with housing, transportation, shows and opportunities to explore Seattle’s music landmarks and legacy during their stay. “Our time in Europe in the Spring of 2013 was life changing – and we were given incredible opportunity to share our music to listen”
“ (January 10, 2013) — 2013 LAYNE STALEY ITALIAN TRIBUTE TO BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013 IN MILANO, IT MILANO, IT AlternativeGrunge Crew is proud to announce the 2013 LAYNE STALEY ITALIAN TRIBUTE — honoring musician LAYNE STALEY’S life and music — will be held SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013 in Rozzano, Italy at Spazio Aurora. The evening will also honor former Alice in Chains’ bassist, MIKE STARR. The 2013 LAYNE STALEY ITALIAN TRIBUTE line-up will feature Seattle artists; The People Now (rock band, non-profit), Mike Spine (solo artist) and Jonny Smokes (solo artist who is returning for a third year), and Italian artists; Shame (rock band) and Alice in the Box (Alice in Chains tribute band). There will also be a tribute party honoring LAYNE STALEY on SUNDAY, APRIL 7, 2013 at Casa Malasangre in Seregno (north of Milan). The party will start in the afternoon and will feature food, stands, videos and music by the all of the bands that particpated in the LAYNE STALEY TRIB”
““Without the generosity and support of individuals, organizations, and bands such as THE PEOPLE NOW, our work in providing support to the music industry, would not be possible. This event will truly make a difference in the lives of music people and their families." – ERICA KRUSEN, Sr. Director of MUSICARES.”
“The People Now are pleased to announce that ALICE IN CHAINS and their amazing management team have graciously offered the donation of merch items for a gift basket that will be included in a silent auction at the Japan Earthquake Relief Fundraiser to Benefit the Red Cross at the University Street Fair on May 21 & 22. "Part of what makes Alice in Chains so successful, is their willingness to jump in without hesitation when called upon. They are accessible to and in touch with their fans and communities. We are grateful for their contribution to this important event", states Jamie Richards, manager of The People Now and founder of Emerald City Musicians Network.”
“Their message of unification places music at the core of our mortality, and explores the depths of human emotion as feelings of desire and remorse are confessed through song. Relevant lyrics and concrete song structures provide freshness and familiarity for the listener, while high level musicianship makes TPN’s ear-ringing specialty blend of post-progressive Rock & Roll hard to ignore.”
"The Washington crew are rising with a transformed sound and solidified line-up... a choice of interesting song titles will have you wondering what will be hidden behind the name, enticing you to press Play...again and again."
"... i love the energy here and the vibe and vocals on this! I think we have another great new band here! These guys have potential! Lets hear more, i think you have better to come!"
"It would seem The People Now are trying to incite some kind of soft revolution. They make no claim to social action, but instead hope to be the soundtrack to it, their manifesto rooted not in the works of Marx or Engels but in the lyrics to "The Shape of Punk to Come." It seems everything The People Now attempt is epic in scale, from their long, layered songs to their markedly portentous website. It may only be a matter of time before their words ring so true that they must be sacrificed for the good of the status quo."
"...The Music Matters for the People Now. The guitars literally sang, exploring pitches and chords. Karman was a badass on the drums, playing so hard I thought he was headed towards breaking his kit. Strange was rockin' hard on the bass posed in a permanent lunge position, head swiveling like a top..."
" [. . .] each of us, as individuals, strives for crafting excellent music; that which compels others to listen while simultaneously inspiring us inventors [. . .] the music is in us: all of us, and that has guided us all to where we are, now."
“Despite the fact that The People Now are young, they know what they?re doing and who they want to be. Their music is at times pushing and unrelenting, at times introspective and calming, and at times instrumental and experimental. A five-piece band from Seattle, WA, the band hones in on their songwriting and instrumental skills to stay true to themselves when creating passionate and unrestricted rock. Visit http://www.thepeoplenow.com to hear what they have to say.”