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I've got four tickets to Sunday's show at the Paramount. If you'd like one, you can buy one from me for $30. If you want to buy directly from STG, here's the link: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0F005641BAB86880?brand=paramountseattle This incredibly prolific Aussie band released 5 full length LPs in 2017 alone. If you need a primer on the band, here's a good place to start: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Gizzard_%26_the_Lizard_Wizard_discography https://www.kexp.org/watch/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard-full-performance-live-on-kexp/ https://www.kexp.org/sessions/archive/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard-live-on-kexp-recorded-june-6-2018/ https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/live-performances/2017/6/2/king-gizzard-and-the-lizard-wizard/ https://www.kexp.org/podcasts/live-performances/2015/10/16/king-gizzard-the-lizard-wizard/ Doors are at 7, show at 8. Let's meet at 6pm at Mr. West Cafe Bar at 720 Olive Way. We'll have a drink or two there, and decide as a group when to head over. When you RSVP, you'll be asked whether or not you intend to buy a ticket from me. I'll update the event page once I've sold out of tickets.
This is going to be special. August is a month of vacation, travel, and festivals. I don’t see a suitable indoor show for us to schedule an event for in August, so let’s try something new. You can find out more information here www.thingnw.org, but if you don’t already have a plan to get a ticket by tomorrow, you probably won’t be able to (it will certainly sell out). Given our numbers (~2800 as I write this...surely over 3000 by late August), odds are that a fair number of us will wind up at the event. Let’s find a way to meet up! Maybe some of us could even caravan over together, etc. Please RSVP if a) you have a ticket, and b) you’d like to meet up with us at some point during the weekend. That’s all for now, most of the rest of the details will be filled in between now and then via the comments on the event page.
Godfathers of grunge/sludge metal/hardcore and general chicanery. One of the bands who inspired a young Kurt Cobain (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melvins). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vowA-8WvU2w They are playing a pair of shows (Friday & Saturday), this meetup will be for the Friday show. Don't sleep on these tickets, as I expect both to sell out soon. http://www.neumos.com/event/1859533-melvins-seattle/ Doors at 8, show at 9 - so we'll meet just down the hill a bit at the new Life on Mars. Don't forget your hearing protection for this one.
RESCHEDULED (originally scheduled for 3/15, but cancelled due to travel issues...all original tickets will be honored) -- About this Event (from the show page) Mike Doughty, the singer, songwriter, producer, author and founder of seminal 90’s band Soul Coughing will be playing their debut LP Ruby Vroom in full across the U.S. in 2019. Doughty will be joined on these dates by a cellist, bassist, and guitar player. While they will be performing Ruby Vroom in its entirety, in the original sequence, what the audience experiences will be different each night. “When I was looking for something to do between album cycles I decided to tour Irresistible Bliss in full” explains Doughty. “It was incredibly fun forcing myself to work within that structure. The decisions you make when putting together a set list are different from the ones you make when sequencing a record. This is like performing a single, hour-long piece of music.” Rather than an exact replication of the studio recording, Doughty plans to use a variety of cues and hand signals to adjust the performance in real time. “Live we turn into a musical super-organism. We’re basically doing a real-time remix of the record at each show” tells Doughty. “It won’t not be a note-for-note performance. I’m very proud of the record we made; it’s the sonic embodiment of lower Manhattan in the early 1990’s. Yet there’s a whole other version of this record that lives in my head. I’m extremely excited to see how it evolves night after night.” -- Primer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQymW5d6JIM Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mike-doughty-plays-soul-coughings-ruby-vroom-tickets-53156601827 Doors at 8, show at 9, so we'll grab a booth in the back bar and enjoy some of that delicious, and oh-so-affordable, pizza & beverages in the back bar starting at 7.