Post by badchoices on Jun 23, 2014 17:14:29 GMT -5
Went out to Orcas Island for some camping this weekend and visited Island Hoppin Brewing. They are in Eastsound and have a cool little tasting room. The beers weren't necessarily my favorite but the atmosphere made it well worth the visit. I would say my favorite was their porter. They only do the porter on nitro though so I couldn't fill my growler with that one. Ended up going with the pale.
Post by badchoices on Jun 17, 2014 20:33:58 GMT -5
I got to meet Mr. Walker from Firestone Walker Brewery today at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham. Cool dude. They had a mini tap takeover. The beers they were highlighting were too high of ABV for me today but I was lucky enough to try the DBA (double barrel ale) unfiltered. I love the regular DBA so it was quite a treat. I guess the unfiltered version is 100% barrel fermented while the normal version is 20% barrel fermented and then blended. Pretty rad.
Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bullocks, Here's the Sex Pistols Ramones - Ramones MC5 - Kick Out The Jams Richard Hell - Black Generation The Clash - London Calling The Germs - GI Gorilla Biscuits - Gorilla Biscuits Descendents - Milo Goes To College Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction Operation Ivy - Operation Ivy NOFX - Heavy Petting Zoo The Vandals - Hitler Bad, Vandals Good Fugazi - Repeater Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves Screaching Weasel - Screaching Weasel Choking Victim - No Gods/No Managers Misfits - Walk Among Us Subhumans - The Day the Country Died Iggy Pop - Raw Power Leftover Crack - Mediocre Generica Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
I am not a punk historian so I don't know a lot of those bands. However, I would be curious what you think of Deadkill. If you get a chance you should check them out. They have been getting better and better in the live setting. My favorite Seattle punk band that I have seen. deadkill.bandcamp.com/
EDIT: I should say I don't know a lot of those bands' music. I know the names.
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2014 20:36:22 GMT -5 by badchoices
Post by badchoices on Jun 10, 2014 17:39:44 GMT -5
Total bummer. Drunk Dad had to cancel their appearance today in Bellingham due to a broken leg. I guess it happened while, you guessed it, he was drunk. Super disappointing but still get to see Helms Alee and Big Business do their thing. That is two Helms Alee shows in 7 days. Feeling a little spoiled right now.
RIP Monogamy Party. They went out with a sold out show and the crowd gave a great round of applause after they were done. Kennedy was clearly on corn chips but was able to pull it together whenever they were performing a song. Between tracks, he was a mumbling mess and could really only utter "Fuck you guys...". The rest of the band were clearly tired of dealing with him and just wanted to play music. Good on 'em for playing the rest of the shows they committed to and doing them with passion. I will miss that band.
Before them, Sandrider blew the socks off of a full Black Lodge. It was pretty special seeing them play in that venue. Deadkill played the best set that I have seen them play. Haunted Horses were kick ass (kind of a dark Joy Division vibe with a lot more upbeat rocking out). Hadn't seen them before but loved their set. They are another Seattle band that I will be keeping my eyes on.
The shows at the Victory Lounge (next door) were too packed to watch inside (felt a little to claustrophobic. I caught the sets from outside though. Blood corn chips and Kinski both seemed to put on killer shows that night.
I am so fucking disappointed in myself. They played a DJ set at Western's campus (right above my house) last Sunday night. My parents came to town that day and we showed them all of the new breweries and then went to the beach all day. I was too drained from sun and beer so I didn't make it to the show. It was free, too. FUCK.