Tonight in Seattle:  

Rockstar New Wave Karaoke Countdown: Black Nite Crash

Black Nite Crash - Rockstar Karaoke

We feel like the folks in Black Nite Crash are our siblings. We pretty much grew up with them over the last 10 years and, during that time, have gathered so many fantastic memories of time spent together.  One of my earliest imaginary memories is the moment I heard them covering one of my favorite songs of all time (Adorable's "Homeboy", a track that, it's fair to say, is equally brilliant and unknown) while standing in the back bar in line to get a drink at the Crocodile on a Sunday night back in 2003.  

I immediately ran to the front of the stage cried with joy (having never seen Adorable play live and this being such a spot on rendition).  After the show, I followed BNC to the back bar and tried to communicate how amazing the show was. It was a classic TIG move that would be repeated (though never perfected) thousands of times in front of hundreds of brilliant bands over the course of the next 10 years. 

Since that show, they've kept it real; writing beautiful songs in the key of shoegazer and playing stellar local showcases, including many an imaginary event (remember how amazing their performance of the Fixx's "One Thing Leads to Another" was at our 2nd birthday bash?).  And, huge hoorays, they have their second album coming out and are celebrating it up and down I-5:

- In Seattle on Friday, June 8th at the Rat and Raven with Blood Red Dancers and Sundaze
- In Portland on Saturday, June 9th at the Ella Street Social Club with Sundaze

I can't wait to see what song they choose for our 10th Anniversary Rockstar New Wave Karaoke Bash {on Friday, June 1st at Chop Suey - tix}.  I'm sure it's going to make me run to the front of the stage and cry… and then follow them to the bar and buy them a drink.

Here's a video we shot of them a few years back, playing a very dark Chop Suey:

This photo is by Mandy McGee

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