“It’s sad bastard music at it’s finest”.
Read the full review and interview from the Stranger
“J. Wong, arguably the best artist on the bill. His songs actually made narrative sense and, with heart-wrenchingly pretty lyrics, reminded us of coldplay and other artists that sound like coldplay. Wong also looked a lot like Silent Bob, but his between song mutterings (we wish he would speak up a bit) were funny and charming.”
“Josh Wong, carried on a dialogue with the audience interspersed with songs showing a voice and a conscience that would rival the art of a younger David Bazan, that I felt myself changing, aging into a different person. The music, the expression, it carried weight. At the cashmere epicenter of Friday’s concert was nothing more than bare intimacy. Relaxed set changes, no stage, lots of lamps and caffeine, these are the instruments of Apollo. As Josh Wong brought the evening to a close with an old classic from his Whitworth days in Rand-Univac, everyone walking away knew they were an active part in the vibe. And the most salient vibe I snatched up was surprise. “I had no idea they would be this good, where did you find them?”
"Nice laidback folky pop. J. Wong’s songs have a nice sincere sound that is most appealing…and they sound nothing like what you normally hear from your average up-and-coming underground rock band. Wong was a founding member of the band Rand-Univac and is now out on his own writing and recording music in a decidedly different genre. This guy has a great voice and writes what might best be described as classic folky pop. With the right marketing and luck…Wong could very easily find himself hugely famous…"
"J. Wong has a very classic voice–deep, with a range, and articulate. The Seattle singer/songwriter was backed on Monday night by a collection of musicians from Terrible Buttons. This added a dynamic flow to the otherwise incredibly chill set with new members entering and leaving the stage between songs. J. Wong’s, “In the Orchard,” clearly stood out in the set. His “Forget About Love,” is a classic break-up song, but with a bittersweet moment of universality in the line, “You can have the records, if I can have the couch.”