Smooth Sailing (epic proggy screamie metal goodness) and Princess (big irreverent heavy rock) at Barboza in Seattle. Two of my top fave bands here right now. Also had the pleasure of seeing X Suns for the first time - they are also epic proggy metal goodness but even more melodic and emotive. Mind. Was. Blown. Good buddies Serial Hawk, loudasshit heavy doomy rock, headlined the show.
Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance fame. I made this like 4 years ago or something. Kinda weirded out right now that since MCR broke up, he’s made his logo a big capital red G… #MCR #GerardWay Been giving a lot of thought to the life paths and explorations of he and Grant Morrison lately. Would love to sit down and pick their brains. #SelfActualization #illustration #comics
This morning I was miserable. Angry with myself for not buying a ticket home, envious that everyone was having fun without me at Phish and Grassroots, and unbearably sad to be missing the most nourishing event of my year. But I realized I was doing this all wrong - this is a time to celebrate life and love and friendship and sensation. This is a time for JOY, and not only was I making myself miserable, I was probably bringing ny friends down too by publicly complaining. So I deleted all my whiny comments, decided to be change my attitude and celebrate no matter how far away I am - because Ill be back next year! So I’m celebrating the best way I know how. JELLO SHOTS FOR BREAKFAST ANYONE? #Grassroots #RambleCamp #jelloshots
Today in Our-Scene-Is-Losing-Its-Stages, the 2Bit Saloon is planning on closing its doors on September 20th, 2014. Its sad, and concerning.
I feel like I was only just starting to find a home here, and friends of my own, after being little more than the girlfriend for years here and at the Funhouse, and a tourist at The Comet and the Mars Bar. I’m genuinely sad, although in truth I have no idea what the story is and it may be best for those directly involved in the business. Maybe someone else will pick it up and continue the legacy of the Bit and 2Bit? #2BitSaloon #musichistory #SeattleMusicScene
Found this one a table at the 411 DIY venue in Portland over the weekend. Looks to be a new zine by an experienced zinester from Honolulu. Excited to read it. No idea why I don’t see more of these…currently plotting one of my own.
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