November 26th, 2008
This Sunday, Nov 30th is the perfect way to round off your Thanksgiving break. Two local Subsonic favorites, The Liars Club and Blood Red Dancers, in one place for one low price. To make it even easier on your constitution, this is all going down at the Sunset Tavern’s Sunday Bloody Sunset - a Sunday afternoon concert series usually focusing on up-and-coming local acts. Doors open at 4 and last through about 8. An easy way to continue that Bloody Mary buzz you started at Kingsand continues at the Sunsed ($3 all day both places), ease into a long night of Ballard barhopping, or just call it a night and get home at a reaonable hour for a grand return to work…
First up this Sunday are the Blood Red Dancers whom I have personally been continuously gushing over. What they produce is not necessarily music to dance to, but it is music that’s guaranteed to move you. It’s broody, evocative and heavy hearted. To give it a sound, I’d say mix a little Doors, a little Tom Waits, and a little Elvis on a hella-fuggin-drug bender. Wham! there you have it. For my full review of thier sound, check this previous post. .
And that’s just the first act. Up next are the Liars Club, fronted by the madman K.C. Rehberg who channels ungodly amounts of energy into every second of every song as if it were his last. No stage can contain him. Drummer, Steve Popplewell cracks amazingly sharp and tight on the kit driving the songs ahead with raging force. You get solid licks from Chris Craig on the axe, wrangling it to fill in dark melodies that shouldn’t be possible from one instrument. Alex Difabio brings it real on the bass, sometimes positioning himself as more of a lead than a rhythym. Even the songs that sound a little more subdued on their EP light off the stage like a pack of black cats. People I talked to after seeing the last Liars Club show not only dug them, but were surprised at how much they dug them. For more, check SCTG’s review here
Topping off the night are The Missionary Postion. The truest of true rockers with a huge sound. But after being so excited about the opening 2 bands, I don’t even have the steam to get into them.
This is on track to be one of the best club shows you’ll see this year. And for 5 bucks on a Sunday afternoon.. it’s really a no-brainer. If you want a taste of what’s in store, you can download a free EP from each of these fantastic local acts here! Or have a quick listen to the selections below:
Blood Red Dancers – Sweeties Gettin Mobbed
Liars Club – Born on a Friday