Josie Presents: DEPRIVED

Josie Presents: Deprived

Venue: Jabberjaws,     

Genre: Grunge with a punk rock kicker

Band members:

Mike Schaffer – Vocals and Guitar

Chad Marinkovits – Bass guitar

Donald Peterson – Drums (yep he played with 2 bands in a row this night)


Deprived headlined the “Winter Carnage” event at Jabberjaws Saturday night and they played with a vengeance.  Their set was a mixture of sounds that reminded me at times of Nirvana’s “Bleach” album-i.e. their song “Abrasion” which was one of my personal favorites. I need to say right here that I think of them more “David Grohl” than “Kurt Cobain” as the music they create comes from an exceptionally skilled right brain of thought.   Other times during their hour plus set I heard influences of bands like Social Distortion, i.e. in  their song Brainwashed.  Regardless of the influence, they have the advanced sound of a grunge/punk band, with quiet middle 8’s , verses you want to learn the words for, and choruses that are tri-tempo (yeah, I made that up, it means three times faster tempo…get it?)

With guitar vocalist Mike leading the crew with his charismatic great stops by Chad, and the well placed crash by Don, I think I’m going to download more than just the you tube videos!  You can get their music on ReverbNation.  Or, better yet, go to their facebook page and check out their schedule-the live show is a treat!   


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and see videos of their songs all across you tube


Set List


The Last Time



Darkness (shed the light)

Kicked out by Society

Sick of it All

I’m Losing It

The Pain Within

Disorganized Chaos

I Won’t Take It




Final Fix





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