Tad (often styled as TAD) was an American grunge band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1988. Among the first of the many bands which came out of Seattle in the grunge era, Tad was notable for the fact that its music was inspired far more by ’70s metal (much like Alice in Chains and Soundgarden, other Seattle-based grunge bands) than the punk which influenced many other grunge bands. Although their commercial success was limited, their music is still highly regarded amongst grunge fans.
Clutch is an American rock band based out of Frederick, Maryland, originating in Germantown, Maryland. They met while in high school in Germantown and consider themselves a Frederick-based band where they write/rehearse for every album/tour. The band formed in 1991. Since its formation the band line-up has included Neil Fallon (vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards), Tim Sult (lead guitar, backing vocals), Dan Maines (bass, backing vocals) and Jean-Paul Gaster (drums and percussion). To date, Clutch has released ten studio albums, and several rarities and live albums. They are now signed by their own record label, Weathermaker.
The Roseland Theater, sometimes called the Roseland Theater and Grill, is a music venue located at 8 Northwest Sixth Avenue in the Old Town Chinatown neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, in the United States. The building was originally a church, constructed by the Apostolic Faith Church in 1922. In 1982, Larry Hurwitz converted the building to a music venue called Starry Night. In 1990, the club’s 21-year-old publicity agent was murdered in one of the theater’s hallways; Hurwitz was convicted for this murder ten years later. Hurwitz sold the club in 1991, claiming he had lost support from the local music industry. The venue was given its current name during the 1991 ownership transfer. During the 1990s, Double Tee acquired control of the hall’s operations, then purchased and renovated the building.
The theater features a standing-only main floor and an upstairs balcony with an adjacent bar. Peter’s Room, an intimate showcase venue with a 400-person capacity, includes a restaurant and bar. Roseland has been named “Best Haunted Venue” by one local publication, referring to the 1991 murder. The venue is known for hosting a variety of music acts and for its good acoustics.