CORVALLIS OR— When Arcweld formed nearly 20 years ago in the final throes of the 1980s, they had a modest agenda. “Basically our goal was to play for a party,” recalls guitarist and vocalist Bert Schoenfeld. Along with drummer Margaret McNamara, he created Arcweld in a series of practice sessions in a friend’s basement.
The name, in case you’re wondering, was taken off the front of an ancient boiler door that the group found in that basement and eventually ended up stealing when it came time to turn the property back over to the landlord.
By Jake TenPas