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The Rainiers

Rank #6 US Seattle, WA Rock / Blues Rock / Blues Metal


  • Patrick Dwyer Vocals, Guitar
  • Augustus Bukowski Bass
  • Brendan Swenson Drums
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Sounds Like: Queens of the Stone Age, Red Fang, Nirvana, Faith No More, High on Fire

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Manager: Patrick Dwyer

Bio: The Rainiers started out as the rhythm section of a big blues band called Heavy-T and the Blue Notes. When that band broke up Guitarist Patrick Dwyer, Bassist Augustus Bukowski and Drummer Brendan Swenson continued to play their own music. They wrote original songs after playing almost exclusiv... See Full Bio

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We are number 10 on the ReverbNation Rock charts for Seattle, WA. www.reverbnation.com/therainiers

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Intruducing the Rainiers
May 7, 2013
The Rainiers is a psychedelic rock band formed in Seattle in 2012. The members ... [more]
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  • Sat

    Apr 26

    Seattle, WA, US | 9:00pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Sat Apr 26 9:00pm


    8PM show | 9PM doors | 21+ | $8 Presale tickets available online via Ticketweb, in the Hard Rock Cafe Rock Shop, through the artists or at the door for $12 cash. This is a live music venue, there is extremely minimal seating available on a first come first served basis. Please direct questions to seattle_live@hardrock.com When life seems dark and full of ennui, the troublesome meddling of near-acquaintances and your boss who is, unfortunately, a dickhead gets you down, when your sanity seems most at peril, there is The Awfully Sudden Death of Martha G. We will ride that manic wave with you, although none of us have taken surfing lessons, and at least one of us can't swim. We fill you with wonderful dark visions powered by sarcasm and blithe tenor of Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal. What you lack, when the weight of the world seems most unbearable, is not a light at the end of the tunnel, it is The Awfully Sudden Death of Martha G. We lift weights. http://www.reverbnation.com/awfullysudden Jones & Fischer is a southern rock group based out of Seattle, WAhttps://www.facebook.com/JonesandFischer The Rainiers play Totally Awesome Psychedelic Blues Rock https://www.facebook.com/TheRainiers

  • 2014

    Feb 15

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Sat Feb 15 8:00pm


    Great Food, Great Beer, Great Music, Great times. Come join us and have a rocking good time.

  • 2014

    Feb 15

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Sat Feb 15 8:00pm


    It's true...tell your friends. DANDILYON SOUP Awfully Sudden The Rainiers

  • 2014

    Feb 15

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Sat Feb 15 8:00pm


    Dandilyon Soup makes their triumphal return to the Seattle stage February 15th at The High Dive with your friends and confidantes Awfully Sudden and The Rainiers. It's going to be one hell of a night.

  • 2013

    Dec 19

    Seattle, WA, US | 8:00pm

    Seattle, WA, US
    Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:00pm
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  • BadgerStatic (Artist) BadgerStatic
    Creative work and sound. We wish you much success! http://www.facebook.com/Badgerstatic
  • NorthernBandit (Artist) NorthernBandit
    Holy Cow you guy's Rockin...! Awesone interplay in the rhythm section...really powerfull and a little Jazzy...Far Freakin Out!
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Q: on you first track here, flat Black Suitcase...a question for A.Bukowski...your tone is so cool, are you overdrive your speakers or do you have some effect that lets you get that 'Fart" Bass sound?
A: I really dig the sound as well, essentially the tone is just obtained by using a sansamp, with a little reverb to add the fuzz. I can't take all the credit though our audio engineer at London Bridge really helped dial in the tone and it sounds great.

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