Melvins played the Showbox last night for their “Hold it In” tour.
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.
It’s tough being a kid and underage when all your favorite bands play in bars. Fortunately, Seattle had some good all ages hardcore shows back in the day. Like this Fugazi show at Washington Hall back in 1989.
Today, May 4th 2014, Marginal Way Skatepark held its annual Cinco Del Margo celebration. There were tacos, raffle, beer, shredders, more shredders, bands, and … A NEW SECTION OF THE PARK! There was a really good turnout, and I’m sure a good amount of money was raised, that will go towards finally finishing the park after 10 years of blood, sweat, crete and beer.
I have footage of the Fakies set, and will post that here as well soon.
It’s 6AM and I’m waiting in line for Record Store Day at Easy Street Records in West Seattle. The line is longer than I thought. I also thought they were going to open the cafe at 6, but they didn’t, so now I’m just cold.
Trying to get Built To Spill’s first time ever release of Ultimate Alternative Wavers, and Soundgarden Superunknown for my buddy Ed.
They only let me buy 1 Built To Spill, and Superunknown doesn’t come out till June 3rd. There was some 10″ box set that came out today. This place is a madhouse!