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.
Man, that MIA set looked like it was really boring.
MIA herself looked really bored the whole time, but the crowd and her backup singer were super into it.
That's cool. A good crowd can go a long way.
By the way, Brody Dalle's drummer had a FIDLAR sticker on it. Was that the FIDLAR drummer? I have never seen what they look like so I wasn't sure. Either way he was kickass. Not Jon Theodore kickass but kickass nonetheless.
Post by badchoices on May 27, 2014 11:02:46 GMT -5
This is how my weekend went:
Friday: Iska Dhaaf -> Kithkin -> Lia...De La Soul --> lounged on the hill while Cage The Elephant/Naked And Famous played --> went down to the front for Foals --> Phantogram --> Mogwai --> Outkast --> Die Antwoord
Saturday: New Lungs --> Augustines --> Hobosexual --> The Dodos --> First Aid Kit --> Sol --> Deafheaven --> Sandrider
Sunday: Tacocat --> Brody Dalle --> chune-Yards --> Black Joe Lewis --> Elbow --> The Flavr Blue --> Haim --> Rodriguez --> Queens Of The Stone Age --> Major Lazer
My favorites sets were Sandrider, Queens Of The Stone Age, Deafheaven, Foals, Mogwai, Outkast, New Lungs and Tacocat. Eric Andre was right in the pit for Deafheaven. He was going nuts. Sandrider was fucking excellent and I got to meet BlackSmile so that was radical. I have bruises all up my torso from getting slammed into the front of the Narwhal stage. Outkast was so much fun. Hit after hit after hit. QOTSA sounded great but I echo the disappointment with how short it was. Jon Theodore sure can drum though...holy shit. I never saw him play with The Mars Volta live so that was pretty amazing.
Post by badchoices on May 22, 2014 10:49:34 GMT -5
I technically work until 4:30 today but I am mostly just making Sasquatch mix cds and looking at the schedule. Think I can skip out around 1:30. Then it is off to Eastern Washington. My entire body feels lighter at this time of year. All of the weird seasonal depressing shit is behind us until next winter. Let the good times roll. Speaking of letting the good times roll...this mix needs some Harry. Hope to see you guys out there. Adios mu'fuckas!
Post by badchoices on May 21, 2014 16:50:28 GMT -5
The Beatles - Abbey Road Brian Eno - Another Green World Roxy Music - Roxy Music QOTSA - Rated R This T-Shirt Is A Record: Seattle Noise Vol. 1 Sandrider - Godhead chune-Yards - Nikki Nack Akron/Family - II: The Cosmic Birth and Journey of Shinju TNT