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.

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

Download .zip of all tracks (MP3s) here.

Fugazi Washington Hall 1989

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.

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Where are the all ages shows today?  Check the Stranger All Ages section. I see Seaweed is playing the Vera Project on May 22nd.

 

Cinco De Margo

Marginal Way Skatepark - Cinco De Margo
Marginal Way Skatepark – Cinco De Margo

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.



Easy Street Records

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!
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