Local Bands Performing at Time Bomb

Marshfield Library Assistant, Anita McHaney, was featured on an episode of Wheel of Fortune. The episode aired on Jan 30, 2018, featuring McHaney and two other contestants.

Time Bomb

Aspiring young bands are given the opportunity to perform at the local Time Bomb resale store. Many community members attend regularly to support the local bands.

Serving as a performance hotspot for five local bands, Coos Bay’s Time Bomb has opened its doors to aspiring young musicians in the Bay Area, each band bringing their own style of music and genre to the stage.

Prevailing Winds, a band comprised of Marshfield students, both past and present, in particular focuses on djenty death core. Junior Derek Seevers, guitarist for Prevailing Winds, mainly handles scheduling shows, public relations and promotion. Seevers was interested in the opportunity to perform at Time Bomb and was the first to approach the owners.

“They [the owners] loved it,” Seevers said. “They enjoyed that we were getting people out and being all crazy and not doing the same music that everybody else does.”

Along with Prevailing Winds, other bands such as crushingcrayons, The Liberated, The Flesh Hooks and Mobious have been given the chance to perform at Time Bomb. The Flesh Hooks and Mobious are composed of members who are students at North Bend High School, and have been given the same opportunities as Prevailing Winds and crushingcrayons from Marshfield. Each band has taken the advantage of the possibility of becoming well-known bands in the community.

According to Libby Brigham, one of the owners of Time Bomb, the atmosphere is great, the acoustics are good and the parents are really supportive. Working alongside Brigham is co-owner Angie Appel.

Both owners said there is a positive environment whenever a concert is being held.

“We haven’t had any problems,” Brigham said. “People are great. They’re grateful and they try to give us money even when we say it’s free.”

According to Seevers, the first time his band performed, the audience turnout was incredible. Between 100 and 150 people from the community crammed into Time Bomb to watch the performance. The members of the band did not expect such a huge crowd because the genre they perform is entirely different from what is normally heard around campus.

“We went into this not expecting anybody to like us, and at the last show there were people standing outside making sure people didn’t leave so that they stay and listen to us,” Seevers said.

High school students who have created a band and several small groups of local kids, who do not necessarily consider themselves a band, have organized and gotten together to play. Time Bomb tries to host a concert for local youth at least once a month.

“We would love to have more concerts here,” Brigham said. “Parents have offered to pay for a stage and there has been a lot of backing in the community for it so we’re just going to push forward.”

According to Appel, members of the community have provided lots of moral support and helped with the creative energy.

“[Time Bomb] is shaped and created by our customers,” Appel said. “We’re a part of the community and by allowing bands to play here it adds more to that feeling because it bonds the people together.”