B-Side Music…Boon or Bane to the Musician?

January 31, 2012

If you blink, you might miss it as you drive south on 2nd street. B-Side Music is a little hole-in-the-wall, mostly vinyl record store that prides itself on free weekend shows. I hope that last sentence has awoken your inner hipster. My band covered for a band that bailed last minute on a friend’s bill […]

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Kurly Somthing Implodes My Brain

January 20, 2012

Kurly Somthing is quite possibly the best live and local show I have seen in Seattle. I don’t recommend clicking that link, because their recordings don’t even come close to what it’s like to experience their show. It’s a band you have to see to believe. While walking home in the snow after the show, […]

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2 Bit Disaster, w/ Loud Bands!

January 6, 2012

The 2 Bit Saloon is a grungy hole of a venue, but I previously thought that gave it charm. After the events of this last Friday, though, my perception is forever changed. But First, let’s talk about the bands. Up first was a band called The Grindy Low, a name ripped directly from the harry […]

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Best Wednesday Bill You Probably Missed

September 22, 2011

Maybe I’m a little biased, since I have a direct connection to two of the bands, but this was a fantastic show. Yesterday, The Comet Tavern had a full bill featuring, The Shitty Dudes, the Fabulous Downey Brothers, Ubik., and Airpocalypse. While you were off watching The Flaming Lips at the Puyallup Fair, I was […]

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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at Tractor Tavern (P-2)

September 19, 2011

Now we get to the headliner, Slim Cessna’s Auto Club. The reason I was at this show in the first place was because my friend told me that they are the only band to appropriately open for Nomeansno. Fair enough. They put on a spectacle, for sure. You might be familiar that in Part 1 […]

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Slim Cessna’s Auto Club at Tractor Tavern (P-1)

September 18, 2011

Last night I had a dilemma. After calling it a day at work, I could go see a friend’s band play at the Blue Moon, potentially for free, or I could drop $15 to go to the Tractor Tavern and see some bands that I knew nothing about, on the recommendation of my coworker. The […]

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The Fabulous Downey Brothers

September 6, 2011

My band has had the pleasure of playing with the Fabulous Downey Brothers many times. Unfortunately, they are going to be saying goodbye to one of their founding members after their next show, so I thought I would write up a little blurb about them. It’s hard to describe this band. It’s one of those […]

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QR Codes and the Modern Band

July 26, 2011

If you’ve walked around town at all in the past few weeks, you have probably seen something that looks like the image to the right. With the growth of the smart phone, the QR code has been popping up on posters, tee shirts, business cards and in the windows of stores. With any number of […]

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The Amazing Drum Dial

May 17, 2011

My band has been gigging a lot, so I have had to move my drum set around frequently. This makes it get out of tune in strange and unique ways. We were going to be recording the other day, as I had previously posted, but that has temporarily fallen through. When I went into the […]

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Conor Byrne, Hospitality and Heat

April 10, 2011

Conor Byrne is an “Irish” pub located in the heart of Ballard. On any given night, you can see 20 people hanging out in there, without the aid of music. They have a notoriously good Open Mic night on Sundays. The Head and the Heart got their start playing the open mic there. They’ve recently […]

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