Post by badchoices on Feb 25, 2014 19:01:46 GMT -5
Yeah, last night I was actually trying to convince my wife that The Shins (on recording) are much more energetic and interesting. We saw them a while back at The Paramount (I think when Wincing The Night Away came out). She fell asleep at that show. She thought they were so boring that we didn't bother seeing them at Sasquatch.
She is a fan of Broken Bells, though. I am guessing I will end up seeing at least a portion of their set. I bet she wants to bail after a couple of songs.
Post by badchoices on Feb 24, 2014 21:18:27 GMT -5
I have been listening to the most recent Broken Bells album a lot over the past few days. It is a weird band for me though. I was severely unimpressed by their debut album. My wife loves it though so I am guessing that I will be catching them at Sasquatch. The new one has a vibe that speaks to me. However, even though I like it I am not sure that I would put them over anybody else in a conflict situation. How good could they be live? Has anybody on here seen them live?
Post by badchoices on Feb 23, 2014 20:46:37 GMT -5
Just realized they are selling the Pelican Silverspot IPA (English Style IPA) in 6 packs. Rad! Love this beer.
Also, a word on that Jackson Hole brewery I have been gushing over. I heard rumors that they are actually starting to contract brew at Skagit River Brewery. The influx of their beers was an attempt to enter the market. Well fucking done Thai Me Up Brewery (AKA Melvin Brewery). They just won an IPA challenge of over 40 IPAs in Bellingham. I think it worked.
Post by badchoices on Feb 23, 2014 20:40:10 GMT -5
Deltron came up on my shuffle and I completely forgot that they were going to be at the festival this year. I think I have been overlooking them because I have only given their new album one listen. It wasn't gripping on first listen. I will give it a couple more at least. Either way, I can't wait to see that set.
Post by badchoices on Feb 23, 2014 20:36:40 GMT -5
Broken Bells - After The Disco Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors Shevils - Lost In Tartarus Madlib Medicine Show #11: Low Budget Hi Fi Music Lord Dying - Summon The Faithless Red Fang - Murder The Mountains Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic The Books - Lost And Safe clipping - midcity KEN Mode - Entrench Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends
Post by badchoices on Feb 21, 2014 14:04:23 GMT -5
Last night was pretty crazy. I left Bellingham at 6PM to go to Chop Suey. The bill for the show at Chop Suey was The Great Goddamn, Drunk Dad, Gaytheist and Wild Throne.
The Great Goddamn are a drum and bass duo out of Seattle. The drummer is also in He Whos Ox Is Gored. They were pretty good, seemed like a band that would be at the Black Lodge more often than the bigger clubs in town.
Next up was Drunk Dad. They are the reason that I made the work week trek. They are on Eolian Empire and come from Portland. They were fantastic. My mind was being pulled in every way with their frantic style of noise rock. Super brutal sounds. They also had Dead Redneck (a dude that makes "harsh noise") on stage with them. He did some crazy fake blood thing and spazzed out. Seemed like a gimmick but with how intense the rest of the band was it just seemed like a cool visual to accompany their chunes. If you like really loud rock that is pretty damn abrasive and live in Portland you should check out Drunk Dad.
After that I tagged along with some concert hoppers to Barboza. Walked in to watch Seattle's Big Trughk. Always a good rock show. Walked back to Chop Suey and watch Gaytheist. They were fabulous as ever. Jason (lead singer/guitarist) makes you feel like you are at some punk rock singalong sitting around a camp fire. Super happy vibes.
We then walked back to Barboza and caught the last 4 songs of Deadkill's set. Punk fans that live in Seattle need to see this band. We then walked BACK to Chop Suey and watched Wild Throne. They admitted to the crowd that they know we all know them as Dog Shredder and that is ok, but they consider themsevles Wild Throne now. Haha, they seem to accept that long time fans will hold onto that name.
After those 6 shows, I drove back to Bellingham. Got home by 2AM. FUCKING TIRED TODAY. Those kind of nights keep me young.
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Post by badchoices on Feb 18, 2014 20:07:27 GMT -5
2/20 Wild Throne, Gaytheist, Drunk Dad, The Great Goddamn @ Chop Suey (Seattle) 3/1 Wild Throne, Girl Guts, Minor Plains, Gonzo @ The Shakedown (BHAM) 3/4 Russian Circles, Helms Alee, KEN Mode @ Neumos (Seattle) 5/10 Danny Brown @ The Showbox Market (Seattle) They better not move this thing to SODO SASQUATCH MAY SASQUATCH JULY
Also, debating on Slick Rick on 4/20 at Neumos.
Last Edit: Feb 18, 2014 20:09:57 GMT -5 by badchoices
Post by badchoices on Feb 17, 2014 19:28:37 GMT -5
Been listening to Portugal. The Man - Evil Friends a lot since yesterday. Picked it up on vinyl and never heard it last year. Damn, I like it a lot! Probably should have been on my favorites of the year last year. Those guys never disappoint. I hope the mock schedules aren't right because I will be missing a lot of their set if they overlap with QOTSA. I am pretty sure we are going to go down there right after Kid Cudi to get up close.
Post by badchoices on Feb 14, 2014 18:52:28 GMT -5
Mogwai - Rave Tapes Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People JJ Doom - Key To The Kuffs Hercules And Love Affair - s/t Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors Handsome Furs - Sound Kapital Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Wig Out At Jagbags Freddie Gibbs - E$GN