I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. I was eighteen years old in 1991 when Nirvana, as well as Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden blew up. There were a half dozen or so all ages clubs (which weren't really all ages 'cause you had to be at least eighteen) open at the time, so I started going to see many music shows around that time. Yeah, the Seattle music scene became overhyped, but when I hit twenty-one (and could get into more shows at alcohol serving venues) I discovered that a person could go out pretty much any night of the week and find a probably fairly obscure, but quality music artist.
I first saw a band called Sky Cries Mary in '91, on a six band bill to benefit the Rape Relief orginization. Of the six bands, I remember enjoying them the most.
I can't remember when my second time seeing them occurred, but I know that I went to that show specifically see them. I liked them even better that second time and after that made a point to see as many of their shows as possible, and would continue to do so. I started telling anybody who would listen about them, because in addition to playing excellent music they also put on a really interesting visual presentation.
At first, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains all got labeled by many as alternative music, as in really different from the mainstream. I don't happen to agree with that. While I personally don't much care for Pearl Jam, they are all fine bands, but for whatever my opinion is worth Sky Cries Mary deserves that description more. Sky Cries Mary is a seven piece band, who like many bands, has had a few member changes over the years. According to their website one of their members has moved on to be the new vocalist for the well known band Yes. The band is anchored by the husband and wife combination of Anisa and Roderick Romero. The band uses keyboards, samples and bongo drums (sometimes) in their music. It is hard to verify this, but they claim to have presented the first live online concert back in the '90's. They were musical guests on the John Stewart Show before he did the Daily Show.
One of their biggest fans is none other than Krist Novoselic, former bassist for Nirvana. He actually has had something to do with the studio work for one or more of their latest albums. In fact, back in 2000 I was at a SCM show, standing near the back of the venue. I turned around and there he was. I did a double take. I didn't ask him (or say anything to him actually), but I'm pretty sure he had come in late in order to try and not draw attention to himself while SCM was onstage.
From the studio album This Timeless Turning, here is 'These Old Bones'. Hope you enjoy. http://youtu.be/6HeIqIUCgxM