Saturday, December 13, 2008

The blog is officially dead

Hello all,

I wanted to write to let folks know that I spoke with Andy today, and SPB is officially dead. As you may know, I moved to North Carolina back in early 2008, and Andy took over the blog when I moved. But, he's confirmed for me that he's been too busy with other projects to continue with SPB. Most of you probably figured that out, since the last post was quite a while ago. But, since I put a lot of love into this blog when it started, I felt it appropriate to log in to post a more formal burial.

I hope everything is going well for everyone out in Seattle. I miss the music scene there tremendously, although things are going well for me in North Carolina.

Keep on powerpoppin' and keep going to see live music.

Best wishes to all!

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

The Riffbrokers CD Release Party

The Riffbrokers new CD Weight of Line and Intersection is fantastic and this is a great bill so don’t miss this show.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Todd Rundgren at The Triple Door

Todd Rundgren will be playing at The Triple Door on Wednesday. With The Nazz, Utopia and as a solo artist Rundgren has produced some great power pop over the years. His album Something/Anything is essential. Check out this recent performance of “Open My Eyes” a song he originally preformed with The Nazz some 40 years ago.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Sunday 9/28
Sloan at Chop Suey

Friday 10/3
Mexican UFO at Skylark

Saturday 10/4
Lashes/Blue Ribbon Boys at King Cobra

The Sgt. Major III at Sunset

Sunday, September 21, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Monday 9/22:
The Camellias at High Dive

Thursday 9/25
The Color Bars at Mars Bar

Saturday 9/27
The Greatest Hits/The Pranks at Jules Maes

Sunday, September 14, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Sunday 9/14:
Crown Aruba at Comet

Tuesday 9/16:
The Greatest Hits at Funhouse

Blue Ribbon Boys at Sunset

Squeeze at Showbox

Friday 9/19
The Tripwires/Soda Pop Kids at Comet

Saturday 9/20
The Color Bars at Easy Street After Hours

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The Color Bars Live

How about a video already? OK here’s a good one of The Color Bars live at The Tractor Tavern earlier this summer performing “Id Incinerator.”

And since I’ve been so negligent of late here’s another – The Color Bars performing “Pretty Krinkled” from the same show. Check out The Color Bars in person this Saturday at High Dive.

Monday, September 08, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Thursday 9/11:
The Greatest Hits at Central Saloon

Friday 9/12:
The Suspicions at Funhouse

The Girls at Chop Suey

Saturday 9/13:
The Color Bars at High Dive

The Greatest Hits at The Boiler Room

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Thursday 9/4:
The Small Change/The Freddie Steady 5/Christy McWilson at The Sunset

Friday 9/5:
Love As Laughter/Oxford Collapse/The Sea Navy at The Sunset

Saturday 9/6:
The Riffbrokers/The Knast at The Comet

Young Sportsmen/Smile Brigade/Sid Finch at Lo-Fi Performance Gallery

Little Pieces/The Mommyheads/Dark Circles (Shane Tutmarc solo) at Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater

Sunday, August 24, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Thursday 8/28:
Young Sportsmen at City Hall (Noon)

Friday 8/29:
The Tea Cozies/The Hot Toddies at Mars Bar

Saturday 8/30:
The Doll Test/The Neat at Bob’s Java Jive (Tacoma)

Boss Martians/Cute Lepers/Greatest Hits/Avenue Rose at Wild Weekend Powerpop Festival (Austin)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This Week's Recommended Shows

Tuesday 8/19:
The Purrs at Tractor Tavern

Wednesday 8/20:
The Pranks/The Electric Kisses/The Shy Ones at King Cobra

International Pop Overthrow at East End (PDX)

Thursday 8/21:
Jon Auer at Triple Door

International Pop Overthrow at East End (PDX)

Friday 8/22:
The Dimes/The Quit at Comet Tavern

International Pop Overthrow at East End (PDX)

Saturday 8/23:
Ms. Led/Goodness at Mural Amphitheater (6:00 pm)

Harvey Danger/Andy Werth at Lake Union Summerfest (8:00 pm)

Sugarcane Mutiny/Sidd Finch at Jules Maes

International Pop Overthrow at East End (PDX)

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Small Change Rock

This should give you some idea of what The Whole Damn City will sound like this Friday at The Sunset, although the sound of this recording is really distorted and the picture is dark and out of focus but still, I think it captures the spirit. Anyway, here’s Kurt Block (Thee Sgt. Major III) and Scott Five (The Doll Test) joining The Small Change for kick-ass covers of The Who’s “The Seeker” and The Faces classic “Stay with Me” at the High Dive back in June.

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Whole Damn City at The Sunset Friday

I was really looking forward to seeing Tim Rogers (lead singer/songwriter of the excellent Australian band You Am I) at the Sunset Tavern this Friday but the Department of Homeland Security put the kibosh on the show by denying Mr. Rogers a visa. Apparently Tim Rogers’ visa wasn’t denied it just wasn’t issued in time to support his US tour. Here’s what his MySpace page says: “Due to events outside our control, the US tour has unfortunately been cancelled. We are all very disappointed, and will look to reschedule in the near future.”

That’s the bad news. The good news is that The Small Change and Thee Sgt. Major III are still playing the gig along with an all-star Seattle rock ‘n’ roll You Am I cover band, The Whole Damn City featuring members of The Presidents of the USA, The Tripwires, The Small Change, Young Sportsmen, The Riffbrokers, The Doll Test, Tube Top(!) and more, playing the very best of the You Am I catalogue.

Don’t miss this show; it’s sure to be great.

You Am I - "Get Up"

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Recommended shows for the week of 8/3/08

Tuesday the 5th:
The Color Bars at The Tractor

Wednesday the 6th:
Sidd Finch at High Dive

Thursday the 7th:
Tea Cozies at EMP (5:00 pm)

Friday the 8th:
The Whole Damn City (You Am I Cover Band)/Thee Sgt. Major III/The Small Change at The Sunset