Friday, January 31, 2014

Break on Through to February with The Mothership & Van Eps at The Jet Bar

There just ain't no sunshine when Sancho's gone. And that goes for Johndus Beckman, too -- It's been 14 days, 4 hours and 7 minutes since I've heard his  angelic voice, and Sancho is about to freak the f*ck out! It's bad enough The Mustache keeps slithering in and out of Seattle undetected, under the Xanaland radar, and by the time The Rooster comes around, I'll be 64. The Bee Charmer keeps splitting town on us. Thank goodness that Johndus is around, or I think a bunch of us would be going crazy this winter. It's crazy artists like him that keep the rest of us sane. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Vaudeville Ediquette and Special Guest Barrett Martin Rock The Sunset Fleetwood Mac Style!

Lucky is what we are in Seattle. We start off 2014 with much excitement as we are treated to a Barrett Martin cameo at The Sunset Tavern while he sits in on a song with Vaudeville Ediquette for their complete set of Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.

There was not a disappointed person in the audience -- in fact it's one of the liveliest crowds I've seen in a while. You would have thought a real member of Fleetwood Mac was in the band, and there were clearly many loyal fans of the band and also the opening bands, but let's face it -- when Barrett Martin plays drums... people listen!

Barrett Martin sitting in on 
"You Can Go Your Own Way"

It's been a thrill to see the various combinations of musicians over the years, and a good cover of a classic song is a great thing. I love the "metal" version one of the opening bands did of "TUSK."  I'll even go out on a limb and say if Kurt Cobain or even Dave Grohl decided to cover it, this is about how it would sound! 

Metameric covering "TUSK" 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Acoustic Kisses For Everyone at The Feedback Lounge's "KISS Unplugged" Show!

Hosted by Seattle's infamous Joe Dredd, I think the common opinion at the end of the night was "Thanks, I now love KISS even more," or "I really wasn't that into KISS, but heard acoustically, I really enjoyed the music."  Not surprising, since the stage was filled at any given moment with some of the best and most adored musicians in Seattle. 

Monday, January 20, 2014

Seattle's School of Rock Performs Pink Floyd at The Nectar Lounge

In the background, you could hear cheering from the parents and friends that could not help but sneak a peek at the Seahawks game, but as it turns out, this put the crowd in a great mood and the show went smoothly, was produced with ease and professionalism by the always hardworking and kind staff from School of Rock Seattle, and the performances were out of this world. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Next Generation of Stardog Champions Rock The Croc!

I can't say enough good things about The School of Rock. For musicians and those of us that love music it's a dream come true to see children of such a tender age come to appreciate and understand the music we grew up listening to.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Seattle School of Rock ~ Fall Concert Series 2013 Performs "Lost Heroes of Grunge" Tonight at The Crocodile!

Only around 13, but quite a serious little singer with great stage presence.

I couldn't be more proud -- as a fan of Seattle bands and as a parent who thinks that there is nothing more important than music and art being a big part of every child's life.

The new grunge kids on the block learning Stardog Champion 

Seattle's School of Rock is not new, and grunge-themed shows have been a favorite of the kids who participate, and of course are special to those of us in Seattle who have either seen and/or knew some of the bands. I had the opportunity to go and watch them rehearse and to meet the kids.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Can't-Miss Seattle Show! The Missionary Position & Back Alley Barbers at The Hwy. 99 Blues Club

This little guy has brought Seattle so much joy. We don't call him "The Bee Charmer" for nothing! The Walking Papers' Jefferson Angell, and Benjamin Anderson, who plays keyboard in both bands, will be treating Seattle to a rare show on the 10th of January at The Hwy. 99 Blues Club. I say "rare" because they both have been touring the globe with the Walking Papers for a straight year or more.