Cracker FactoryHometown: Seattle
Genres: Cascadia rock, psychedelic rock
The Members: Guitar-slinging frontman, R.L. Heyer grew up in Cheney, Wash. After playing with groups such as the Bob Curnow Big Band, Vril, and Phat Pharm, he relocated to Seattle to expand his musical horizons and found a home in the city’s music scene.
Drummer Denali Williams graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in percussion performance. He’s a member of the Tacoma Symphony and resides in Seattle as a first-call drummer and percussionist.
Bassist and vocalist Shane Smith teaches and performs with his bass all over Seattle.
The Latest: The band released their third album, “No One Knows We’re Here” last November. The album was co-produced by Grammy-winning producer Scott Colburn (Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Sun City Girls) and was recorded live at Colburn’s Ballard studio. It’s available on limited edition green vinyl, CD and download formats.
l 8 p.m. May 1, The Phat House, 417 S. Browne St., Spokane.
l 9:30 p.m. May 2, John’s Alley Tavern, 114 E. Sixth St., Moscow.