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8 Arts and Entertainment Wednesday May 9, 2001 Local punk-pop rockers One Point Two release new EP, 203 Nic Newsham Jibsheet Reporter Melodic punk band One Point Two has finally released their six-song EP entitled 203. Although this EP was recorded and ready to go over a year ago it has finally been released by Indiana based record label Together Records. The EP took a while to put out because the label was busy putting out a compilation. For those of you who haven't heard of One Point Two, they are a melodic punk band from the Lake City, Seattle area. If you are into bands such as Lagwagon or even Blink 182, you will most likely enjoy this band. Although they live in Seattle now these guys grew up in the small town of Oak Harbor. Jibsheet to host benefit concert for The Vera Project Sarah Shay Jibsheet Reporter On May 20th, The Jibsheet will be sponsoring a concert to benefit The Vera Project, Seattle's newest all-ages club. Admission will be $6, and the show will begin at 6:00 p.m. Here's a preview of the bands they have lined up: Dolour: Roundabout: This young band has already proved that they can pull the rock star bit. They were chosen out of 35 contests as 'Seattle's Best Original Pop Band,' and won a trip to LA, along with the chance to perform at a screening of Josie and the Pussycats last month. Pretty impressive for a band that has only been together for a few years. The band is comprised of three former students of Cedarcrest High School A pop band that has rotated and onecurrentsenior. Inspired by members heavil2 throughout _iris _,_ such .......... classic. ............. rock bands as Yes,Led four years of existence. Lead by Zeppelin, Rush, and Blue Oyster frontman Shane Tutmarc, Dolour has been steadily growing and gaining popularity. They recently released their first full-length album, titled Waiting For a World War, on Sonic Boom Records. According to their website, the album they recorded had nothing to do with where Dolour had been over the past 3 years, and everything to do with where Shane hoped to take the band in the future. With repeated airplay, heavy word of mouth, and critical acclaim on their side, Dolour seems to be a band worth paying attention to. http://dolour.tripod.com Cult, as well as modern bands such as Third Eye Blind, Vertical Horizon, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Lit, the band has been in the studio working on their first full-length since Fall. Their upbeat, catchy pop tunes will add good contrast to the show. http://www.thebandroundabout.com Asahi: Formed in 2000, this Seattle foursome plays mellow indie rock inspired by such diverse artists as Jeff Buckley, The Get Up Kids, and The Flaming Lips. The fledgling band recently began to play shows in the Seattle area, and have been received well. The band features Suthap Manivong on bass, local talent Tomo Nakayama on guitar and vocals, Chris Dorsett on drums and most recent member Kelly McDougall on keyboards and vocals. Kelly and Tomo's voices compliment each other, and the music is subtly complex but charming and enjoyable. Several of their songs are available for download on their website. http://asahirock.tripod.com Weapons of Matt Dystruction: With inspirations like Fugazi and At The Drive-In, and a name like Weapons of Matt Dystruction (after front man Matt Dy), you'd never guess that you're dealing with an acoustic band. According to Dy, they are essentially a rock band. The Redmond based band has been together for seven months. They have yet to record any albums, but have been peddling their sound with a demo tape whichwas recorded live at a show. The tape showcases their intense, vocally driven songs and strong lyrics. It rates high on the scales of relistenability and rock-outage, and is a promise of good things to come for anyone who catches their live show. http://www.mp3.com/twomd Community college students a fast track to their bachelor's degree! With a unique setting to grow up and write music this uniqueness is felt in their music The first song on this EP is entitled Roger. It is a song about a girl, as are most of the songs on this EP. With a perfect blend of pop and punk the EP flows smoothly and lets the listeners know that this band will be a band to watch. The second song is entitled Idiot and it is definitely one of the best on the EP. Idiot is about losing the one you love. Although it may seem cliche for the genre, it is done with utmost sincerity and isn't annoy- ing. On this track lead singer Bobby Darling belts, "I'11 get through this. I know I can do this without you and all those things you used to hide. And I lied when I said that I was alright, cause I'm not alright, because I'm dying in- side..." There is a quality in Dar- ling that sounds a bit like Tom from Blink 182, but it is unique at the same time. Another stand out song on 203 is a song called Neo. Writ- ten when the band was still in high school, this track is reflective about, you guessed it, a girl. The guitar work on this particular song is interesting and just adds that much more to the song. Another plus about this particular song is the lyrics. "...she hands my heart back to me and I'm not speaking to her, and now its broken, I'll leave my self wide open; I'll take it back, I'll walk away from this, its one more shot I guess I missed." One of the coolest things about this is EP is that it has been done for over a year and most of these songs were written when these guys were in high school. What this means is that a new re- lease isn't far away and as of right now you can even hear some of the new songs on Mp3.com. "We feel the new songs represent us better as a band and also show how much a band can grow", said Darling when asked what to expect from the new songs. In the past One Point Two has been extremely successful on Mp3.com. Last year the band was in and out of the first and second spot for most plays per day. The only other band that was holding a candle to One Point Two on Mp3.com was the band Lucky 7. This success on Mp3.com got One Point Two some much-deserved attention on the net. The band's success online showed surprising Cont on page 9, 1.2