February 27th, 2009
Honestly, this has to be one of the finer weekends music-wise of this young year. If you can’t find something to whet your whistle, well, then, maybe you shouldn’t be whistling. I will admit, however, that choosing a show (or two) this weekend will be a difficult task. That’s why we’re here to help, salary-free. Here’s some live-blogging of some live shows that should find your live body a-tingling. (Note: I kind of hate the idea of live-blogging, but I also think it’s hilarious; 2nd note: this isn’t live-blogging. I know, it’s all very confusing—just read.)
My top 3 recommendations are all on the calendar, so check out those little featurettes for more info.
- Friday: C-Leb, Champagne Champagne, Mad Rad @ Lake Street Bar & Grill (Kirkland…wtf?)
- Friday: Voyager One, Sky Cries Mary @ Neumos
- Saturday: The Purrs, The Pica Beats @ the Comet
Other top notch shows you might consider:
- Friday: The Spits, Partman Parthorse, Steel Tigers of Death @ the Funhouse. Apparently, PMPH’s lascivious frontman has taken to outright dissin’ lots of other Seattle bands these days (bands I dig, too). I still love ‘em, though. Ride the Horse!
- Friday: KINSKI and AFCGT at the Comet
- Friday: Coconut Coolouts, Loving Thunder, Pathogens @ the Greenhouse (Doors @ 8pm. Show @ 9pm. ALL-AGES! $5 suggested donation) I saw Loving Thunder there once and it was impressive. Plus, Nathan, the Greenhouse’s proprietor and champion, is a friendly fellow and solid presence in the DIY scene (you can even catch him bartending at the Showbox downtown). Support this awesome venue with all your might!
- Saturday: Kev’s done a swell job getting you in touch with Sound Off! at EMP, and the all-ages band battle’s third round will be going on this Saturday. Tons more info here and here. We even have a prize package for one lucky doofus!
- Saturday: Army Navy, See Me River, Facts About Funerals @ the Sunset. I’ve been really itching to see Kerry Zettel’s new(ish) band See Me River (you’ll recall his defunct band Das Llamas), and the Sunset would the perfect place for it. Check out Time Machine, A-SAP.
Even more…jeezus christ: