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

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Girl Trouble Tonight at Sunset

Their tagline is "Eluding fame since 1984" but I’d say they’re sort of legendary around this neck of the woods. It’s hard to beat Girl Trouble’s mix of punk, garage, surf, mod, fun and energy. They’re the epitome of unassuming cool.

Come check out Girl Trouble tonight at the Sunset Tavern along with a bunch of other great bands at Chopperfest.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Chopperfest at Sunset Tavern Sat.

Guns and Rossetti photo by Lance Mercer

A great show for a great cause - to benefit Guns and Rossetti bassist Chopper Fisher and his wife Donna. Some are calling it the "show of the year.” Saturday night at the Sunset Tavern a bill that will never be repeated: Duff McKagan's Loaded, Girl Trouble, Guns and Rossetti, Red Jacket Mine, The I Love Myselfs, and the full-screen premiere of Guns and Rossetti’s “Douchebag Boyfriend” video.