Tonight in Seattle:  

Tonight's recommended show: Ear Candy's Birthday Bash Deux: Bash Harder

This show would have gotten my recommendation for the night even if it wasn't celebrating the second anniversary of my friend Travis Hay's excellent blog from the PI, Ear Candy, and the launch of his new, also excellent, northwest music site Ear Candy Beat.

This is such a great bill because each band is exponentially different from the one that preceded it and the one to follow. Team Gina starts off with their fun, lesbian hip hop and then We Wrote the Book on Connectors are next with their silly "mustache rock". Brent Amaker and the Rodeo is next is some great country music and the night is closed out by They Live, a promising new rap duo of Gatsby (from Cancer Rising, aka Larry Mizell, Jr., the great hip hop columnist for The Stranger) and BlesOne.

They Live was a last-minute addition to the bill when those fucking Fucking Eagles had to drop off the lineup due to a family emergency but They Live will surely close out one of the best parties of the weekend in style. It starts around 9 and costs $10 to get in the door, 21+.

What's on your calendar for the night?

  • Bullitt County/Betty Ford Falcons, Jules Maes
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre/Flavor Crystals, Neumo's
  • Jason Webley/Sxip Shirey/Serena Tideman, Vera*
  • Colonies/Alligators, Piecora's
  • Nine N Out/Michael Clarke & The Alley Walkers/Scotty P & The Ozone, Mars Bar
  • Mysterious Chocolate/Screen Test, High Dive {6pm}
  • The Fucking Eagles/Brent Amaker & The Rodeo/We Wrote The Book On Connectors/Team Gina, High Dive {late}
  • Girl Trouble/Guns N Rossetti/The Heels, Sunset Tavern !
  • The Classic Crime/Vision & Valor/Look Closer {album release}, Showbox*
  • Robyn Hitchcock & Venus 3, Triple Door* !
  • Destruction/Krisiun/Mantic Ritual, El Corazon*
  • Autolite Strike, Full Tilt Ice Cream*
  • Hot Buttered Rum/Everyone Orchestra, Crocodile
  • Head, Funhouse
  • Ian McFeron Band {album release}, Tractor
  • The Occupation/Skeletons With Flesh On Them/The Quit/Little Penguins, Comet
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