Melvins – Showbox – 10/18/2014

Melvins played the Showbox last night for their “Hold it In” tour.

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It was Buzz, Dale, and Butthole Surfers bassist JD Pinkus. Power trio. They lit the place up. Unfortunately no encore, but killer set. They did the Butthole Surfers tune Moving to Florida with Buzz singing. So good. Other tunes I recognized from the Melvins: Night Goat, Youth of America, The Bit, Sweet Willy Rollbar and a few others.

Mark Lanegan – Showbox Market 2014

Saw Mark Lanegan at The Showbox Market.  The crowd was pretty thin, because he opened for Nick Cave the night before, and that was totally fine by me.  The less annoying, drunk strangers the better.

The whole set was acoustic, with no drums.  Pretty sick.  He even did a Screaming Trees song, Where the Twain Shall Meet

Download .zip of all tracks (MP3s) here

Mark Lanegan - Showbox 2014
Mark Lanegan – Showbox 2014
Mark Lanegan - Showbox 2014
Mark Lanegan – Showbox 2014
Mark Lanegan - Showbox 2014
Mark Lanegan – Showbox 2014

Seattle Pride Parade 2014

Today Seattle had its 40th annual Pride Parade.  I had no idea it was that old.  And I’m a little embarrassed to say, as a native only a year older than this parade, I’ve never been to one.  Or maybe I have, but just don’t remember it.  I’ll remember this one though.  It was amazing.  All 4 hours of it (longest parade in the world maybe?).

When I got off the bus on 3rd and Virginia, I had no idea where a good place to watch the parade from would be.  I found this spot on a whim.  Lucky for me, it was right in front of these lovely Emcee Queens.  They were very informative and damn hilarious.

Seattle Pride 2014 Emcee Queens
Seattle Pride 2014 Emcee Queens

George Takei showed up

 

Seattle Pride 2014 George Takei
Seattle Pride 2014 George Takei

So did Ernie and Bert

Seattle Pride 2014 Ernie and Bert
Seattle Pride 2014 Ernie and Bert

Macklemore was there too, there’s a video clip of him below. For now, here’s a giant balloon octopus.

Seattle Pride 2014 Balloon Octopus
Seattle Pride 2014 Balloon Octopus

Even the Space Needle raised the Pride flag.  Because Seattle rules.  In Seattle, you can be who you want, and it’s cool.

Seattle Pride 2014 Space Needle
Seattle Pride 2014 Space Needle

 

 

Big Business – Vera Project

Took my son to his first Hardcore show last night: Big Business and the American Sharks. It was at The Vera Project, where it’s All Ages all the time, so he didn’t need fake ID (he’s 19).

Big Business recently put out a new album, Battlefields Forever, and they played it LOUD.

American Sharks were jammin’ as well.

We loved it.  Short set, but they killed it!

Here are some photos and videos.

Big Business - Vera Project - 06/11/2014
Big Business – Vera Project – 06/11/2014
Big Business - Vera Project - 06/11/2014
Big Business – Vera Project – 06/11/2014
Big Business - Vera Project - 06/11/2014
Coady Willis – Big Business – Vera Project – 06/11/2014
Big Business - Vera Project - 06/11/2014
Scott Martin – Big Business – Vera Project – 06/11/2014
Big Business - Vera Project - 06/11/2014
Jared Warren – Big Business – Vera Project – 06/11/2014

Download .zip of all tracks (MP3s) here.

Downtown Shopping

I went shopping downtown with my daughter last Saturday. She got a 4.0, so I took her on a little spree for her hard work.

 

She always loves checking out the crazy cool unique shoes at John Fluevog’s.  They’re super expensive though ($300 there is cheap).

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Once I offered to get her a pair, because she won a bet, but she decided to spend the money on massive amounts of clothing from Forever 21, just down the street, instead.

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Blue C Sushi is pretty damn good, but it was her first time having Sushi, and didn’t like it much, so she had teriaki chicken instead.

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Convention Center always looks way cool.

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We didn’t go there this time, but sometimes we check out the candy store in westlake center.

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We thought this was a nice placement of bird shit.

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Oooh yeah, cupcake royale!

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And the chocolate store next door had chocolate covered sardines.

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We always check out Pike Place.

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“yeah yeah dad, we’ve taken this picture a 100 times.  you look like a tourist”

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mmmmm candy

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nick nacks for days

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what time is it?  is it right?

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