Thursday, April 30, 2015

FEEL THE SUMMER JAMS TONIGHT AT VICTORY LOUNGE


THURSDAY, APRIL 30
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

CRAIG SALT PETERS
"Songs For Hungry Ghosts" is easily one of the most widely anticipated indie pop records to come out of Seattle this year. Not only is this the first release to emerge from the Craig Salt Peters project in the 8 years since 2006's "Whooping Crane Dance", but the project's transformation into a flawless live band consisting of Craig, as well as Zach Burba (iji, Megabog), Jacob Jaffe (Love In Mind, Younger Shoulder), and John Broback (Hana And The Goose) -- essentially a who's who of our local DIY scene, has only made the possibility of a new full-length more exciting. At NGD, we fell hook, line, and sinker. - nogoddamndancing.blogspot.com

LA FONT (Los Angeles)
"LA Font is a rock band based in Echo Park. If you read about music, you are probably familiar with Echo Park as it has become famous as the neighborhood a mere 7 miles northeast of where the Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down. Unlike the late Biggie Smalls, LA Font records a brand of rock and roll that some have branded “independent” or, for short, “indie.” There are other bands in Echo Park that have followed suit and made a similar brand of “inde rock.” Perhaps you’re familiar with Neon Trees? I think they’re from Echo Park.

LA Font has reminded me at times of the Ponys, Silkworm (singer and songwriter Danny Bobbe spent time in Missoula, MT, no less), Built to Spill and others. That’s good company, but of course you’d expect nothing less from a blurb written by someone standing to make a buck on their behalf. I stand by it, though. Bobbe comes swinging, the guitars are chaotic, and the rhythm section keeps it all from derailing." - Paul Bost, Sister City Records

SHARK? (Brooklyn)
Shark? is a social utility that connects beer to your face and if you’re lucky maybe even a girl, but most likely a PA to your foot and fuzzy memories of midnight tacos. Shark? is also four dudes from Brooklyn.

MIKEY NIKE
feat Peter from Dude York

9pm $7 21+



Monday, April 27, 2015

ROACHELLA IS REAL - AUG 27-30 - ALL WILL BE FORGIGEN


FOUR DAYS OF PURE SEATTLE SLOP, GARAGE JUNK AND PUNK SHIT SERVED UP TO YOU BY...

Toys That Kill (San Pedro, CA)
The Trashies (Seattle/Oakland)
Benny The Jet Rodriguez (San Pedro, CA)
KID CHROME

AND LOTS MORE TBA

SHOWS WILL BE HELD AT BLACK LODGE, Victory Lounge AND Therapy Lounge AUG 27-30

STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS
ALL WILL BE REVEALED IN TIME

A TRUE SEATTLE SHITSHOW
BROUGHT TO YOU BY DASWASUP GIG + FWENDS

#We'reGonnaNeedABiggerGig





Sunday, April 26, 2015

GOOCH PALMS + DEATH VALLEY GIRLS TONIGHT!!!


SUNDAY, APRIL 26
AT NARWHAL
1118 E PIKE ST

THE GOOCH PALMS
Once upon a time in a land far away a Frankenstein’s monster of a baby was created. Equal parts GG Allin, Iggy Pop, Roy Orbison and Olivia Newton John (circa Let’s Get Physical era); this baby was an unusual child that would be raised all the way across the oceans in the suburbs of Newcastle, Australia by two very normal parents. Their normality however, could not stifle the ever-growing demon inside the boy that at age 14 would be unleashed on an unsuspecting Novocastrian audience. This boy is Leroy Macqueen; singer, guitarist and one half of notorious garage-punk duo The Gooch Palms. His partner in this story is Kat Friend, a fellow Novo that as ayoung girl, always dreamed of meeting her demented prince charming and starting a band with him. And sometimes, dreams really do come true. Not so long ago she picked up a couple of drum sticks, got herself two drums and has not looked back since. In the very short while it has taken Kat to become a bona fide shit-pop goddess, she has also become an absolute pro at providing the much needed yin to Leroy’s schizophrenic yang, keeping it cool as a cucumber while oozing her very own brand of badass-femme-sass. Together these two are an unstoppable force that have been turning heads and boners everywhere they go. They play catchy-as-hell pop music for the underdogs of this world, singing songs about bogan life in a small industrial town on an isolated continent in a far away hemisphere. Not to mention a lot of songs about outer-space.

DEATH VALLEY GIRLS
It’s easy to mistake Death Valley Girls for a biker gang. First of all, the members of this snarling garage-rock quartet all look like they jumped out from the pages of Karlheinz Weinberger’s Rebel Youth (an amazing book documenting ’50s and ’60s juvenile gangs). And at any one of their shows, a row of ratty, raked-out choppers can be seen lined up in classic motorcycle-club formation.

ACAPULCO LIPS
Plant a 1990s garage onto a 1960s beach and Acapulco Lips is the coup that will ensue. In true Pacific Northwest style, the band formed in the dark recesses of a Seattle basement, brought together by a love of reverb-laden R&B and fuzz-filled psych rock. Surfer bops and grunge riffs make out during their songs, inciting clap-dances and evoking rooftop parties. The trio have appeared on multiple Emerald City compilations, and just wrapped up their self-recorded debut LP, set to be released in summer 2015. - A.J. Dent

KILLER GHOST
raised on white bread and neil young, or at least simon and ben were // seattle lurkin' since 08/2012

9pm $8 21+



Friday, April 24, 2015

MADNESS! DEMENTIA! RAW TERROR!


FRIDAY, APRIL 24
AT BLACK LODGE

LECHEROUS GAZE (Oakland, CA)
Madness! Dementia! Raw Terror! Oozing forth from a festering sore on the recently buried corpse of ultra-sick, Californian sleaze-rock legends ANNHILIATION TIME, comes the ear-mauling, noisy, insanity-soaked musical mayhem of LECHEROUS GAZE! The self-proclaimed "#1 rockin' band in the entire world," LECHEROUS GAZE is like the prow of a mighty ship cutting through a sea of turd, carrying on the legacy of bands like the MC5 and Black Flag to bring dangerously heavy rock back to the masses. On The Skids was recorded in Oakland's Earhammer Studios (Ghoul, Saviours) and is an up-tempo firebomb of awesome riffage, wailing solos, '70s fuzz tone guitar and grade-A, no-bullshit rock 'n' roll!. Who needs studio trickery when each member is jamming out of his mind?!?! Three years in the making, LECHEROUS GAZE's On The Skids’ maelstromic mixture of heavy rock riffs, punk snarl attitude and Zep-like attention to detail comes across like a hesher’s record collection melted together into one crushing slab of volcanic rock that leaves nothing but burning embers and ringing ears. Harsh and heavy, LECHEROUS GAZE play destructively nasty music for fiendish people!!!

P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S.
punk rock garage mayhem from PDX

O.S.S
hardcore metal punk abominations for sewer minds

PLUS a free show at Victory Lounge with bands playing between sets at the Lodge

PARALYZER
Seattle thrash and bang

MERCENARIES
Olympia power punk

8:30pm // DSWSP



Friday, April 10, 2015

WITCH MOUNTAIN, WOUNDED GIANT + SAMARA @ VICTORY LOUNGE



FRIDAY, APRIL 10
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

WITCH MOUNTAIN
Witch Mountain was founded by guitarist/songwriter Rob Wrong and drummer/manager Nathan Carson in Portland, OR in 1997. In those days, if you didn’t wear a cardigan and play sloppy indie-rock on a guitar you bought at a garage sale, you were not going anywhere. But the band was committed to its roots in the Blues, Rock, and Metal. Carson and Wrong shared a love of the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Judas Priest, and the Beach Boys. By the time the Homegrown Doom demo was recorded in ’99, the band was already on its 4th bass player (he didn’t last long, either).

Since those early days, Witch Mountain’s accomplishments read like a laundry list: Three albums for Profound Lore, a single for Scion, a comp track on Adult Swim’s metal compilation. Festival performances at Roadburn, Hellfest, Hopscotch, and tours all over Europe and North America with the likes of Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, Cough, Lord Dying, Spirit Caravan, Weedeater, were all great successes. Likewise, the major press has levied accolades on Witch Mountain, from Pitchfork to NPR, Spin to MSN, Noisey to Rhapsody. If you can name a band that influenced doom, be it Candlemass or Blue Öyster Cult, Sleep or Diamond Head, Saint Vitus or Uli Jon Roth, Witch Mountain has shared the stage with them. 

2015 brings new blood to the group, with vocalist Kayla Dixon taking over for the recently retired Uta Plotkin. Dixon’s talent and enthusiasm continues to revitalize the band, which is remarkably far from jaded after nearly 18 years as a unit. Latest album Mobile of Angels won worldwide praise, and placed on most Top 20 Year End lists for metal music in 2014. Now, with latest and greatest bass player Justin Brown (#11, we think…) in tow, the group is set to tour America once more, this time in support of its longtime friends YOB.

Once against the grain in every way, time and culture has cycled the band into a new era where Doom is somehow considered cool, and Witch Mountain is recognized as an organic, unwavering stalwart of the scene. 

WOUNDED GIANT
"They like all things psychedelic and heavy and it shows from the songs and riffs that they wield with the katana sword precision of a disciplined Samurai. Together they build formidable layers that give hint to their forefathers; the likes of Sabbath and Hawkwind, with hints of Blue Cheer while retaining a fresh feel and tone that is unmistakeably their own." - Tad Doyle

SAMARA
Dark Melodic Middle-Eastern Heavy DOOM

9pm $8 21+




Tuesday, April 7, 2015

THURSDAY'S GIG MOVED TO VICTORY LOUNGE



THURSDAY, APRIL 9
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

KINSKI
Kinski is a four-piece rock band from Seattle, WA. Their unique evocation of avant-rock is deconstructionist and heady, but also emotive and visceral. NME described Kinski as: “Like Sabbath in a washing machine during a power surge.” Comprised of guitarists Chris Martin and Matthew Reid-Schwartz (Matthew also plays keyboards and flute), bassist Lucy Atkinson, and drummer Barrett Wilke, Kinski have toured with Mission of Burma, Comets on Fire, Oneida, Mono, Black Mountain, and opened a month of dates for Tool on their spring ’07 tour. Most recently, the band has survived another Japanese tour with Acid Mothers Temple, and is back in Seattle working on a new record.

MALL WALK (Oakland, CA)

WOOD KNOT

9pm // $5 before 9:30, $7 after // 21+


Sunday, April 5, 2015

OH SO VRY HVY EASTER TIME


SUNDAY, APRIL 5
AT NARWHAL (basement of Unicorn)
1118 E PIKE ST

WITCH RIPPER
stoner metal // hail satan?

HE WHOSE OX IS GORED
Tuned down and turnt up, He Whose Ox is Gored has been blasting through the underground of Seattle since 2009. Combining technical guitar work and atmospheric synth over a pummeling rhythm section, they create a uniquely cinematic soundscape that paints a world ready to thrash and burn. With an upcoming full-length, and a busy tour schedule this year, the OX's dynamic doom is poised to take over. 

A GOD OR AN OTHER
A God or an Other is an experimental black metal band from the Cascadian region of the United States. Drawing from a vast array of influences, we create music that ranges from lush ethereal soundscapes to crushing walls of sound.

9pm $8 21+





PPEACH KKELLI POPP EASTER CANDY SUNDAY OH YEAH


SUNDAY, APRIL 5
AT BLACK LODGE + VICTORY LOUNGE

PEACH KELLI POP
Peach Kelli Pop originated when Allie Hanlon, originally a drummer, decided to try writing and recording songs in Ottawa, Canada in 2009. Hanlon started out writing not for an audience but for herself. The intimate quality of her bedroom recordings have been maintained to this day. On first listen one will hear high-pitched harmonies and thick layers of trebly guitars but just below the surface lays an evocative darker side to the music that often goes unnoticed. Peach Kelli Pop is known for her catchy and tongue-in-cheek songs inspired by video games, Chinese food and conspiracy theorists, illustrating not only her playfulness but also her witand her angst. Hanlon also grapples with more serious topics like the pressures and challenges women face and the weight of love. Some songs feature the sounds and words of frustrated heartache and recognizable sorrows. Those that spend enough time with Hanlon’s music will grasp its depth –both musically and emotionally.


ACAPULCO LIPS 
Formed in a smelly, moldy, Seattle basement in the Summer of 2012 by four people from all over the country and beyond (France). Brought together by an intense interest in all things rock 'n' roll, they sought to create a sound that combined their many influences; namely, the sounds of the 60's: R&B, Garage, Surf, and Pysch. The result was a reverb laden, fuzz filled, catchy batch of songs. Currently working on a full length release due in Spring '15!


SHARKIE
funeral grunge pop


LITTLE HEARTS
power-pop // CD release!


BLOOPER
spaghetti pop

Doors 8:30pm
Show 9:00pm

***SHARKIE SUNDAZE Vol 4***





Saturday, April 4, 2015

PUNKK SADNESS AT THE VICTORY LOUNGE


SATURDAY, APRIL 4
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

THE RUTABEGA (South Bend, IN)
The Rutabega is a Carp Rock power-duo (minus the blues, plus the creepy) from South Bend, Indiana.

THE BISMARCK
fake tits, real assholes

CHUNG ANTIQUE
"Olympia transplants Chung Antique have quietly developed their meticulously performed, densely interwoven post-rock textures since forming in 2009 at The Evergreen State College. Relocating to Seattle in 2011, the three-piece has crafted something wholly expansive — certainly loud, but also complex and orchestral, appealing to fans of post-rock, math rock, and post-hardcore. Sweater Weather, their new LP on 20 Sided Records, culminates their bouncy, cyclical structures and sweeping emotionalism into its most polished and realized form yet." -The Stranger

9pm $8 21+





Friday, April 3, 2015

WHITE MURDER + AUXES IN THE HOUSE


Breaking Hands & DASWASUP GIG present another evening of cross-gig-ery, DIY-meets-bar show, chocolate-in-your-peanut butter, with the esteemed...

(Los Angeles punk, LP on Recess/Razorcake Records)

(aus Hamburg, Germany...ex Milemarker)

(what kind of ticks?)

(the triumphant return!)

(new punk from members of Countdown To Armageddon and Deathraid!)

@ Black Lodge/Victory Lounge 
Each band will start in the venue next door following each set





Thursday, April 2, 2015

TWO PUNKK GIGS ON EASTLAKE TONIGHT


THURSDAY, APRIL 2
AT BLACK LODGE

BAD FUTURE
tour kick-off // incredibly tight new tape release gig

CATHOLIC GUILT (Graz, Austria on Dirt Cult Records) 
dark + melodic hardcore punk // first US show

LINDSEYS
the return gig // new lineup // new songs

CONVICTIONS
new band // first show // members of Tracers, FREAK VIBE + Sioux City Pete and the Beggars

8:30pm // DSWSP




THURSDAY, APRIL 2
AT VICTORY LOUNGE
433 EASTLAKE AVE E

BAD TATS
high energy, fun punk rock for drunks and delinquents

DFMK (Tijuana, MX)
"This band is probably the best thing that’s happened to the Tijuana punk scene in a while. They seem to be down to play almost every show that gets booked, and their set just keeps getting tighter and tighter, to the point where it’s squeezing you like a vice. This eight-song demo is recorded very well, which gives this recording a lot of energy. Lyrically, they tackle everything from walking through the parts of this city that resemble hell (“Cruce de Caminos”), not being a loser (“No Soy Un Perdedor”), and hopelessness (“Morning Blues”). Musically, it’s all over the place in just the right way. There’s an intro straight off a Fucked Up 7”, there are some moments you feel the breakdowns are about to cave in on you, and even some Millencolin-sounding ‘90s punk. These songs have carved themselves into my brain with hooks that gig deep and words that hit close. Did I mention these guys can actually play their instruments very well? Because they can. If ever anyone has actually checked something out I’ve recommended, this is the time." - Rene Navarro in Razorcake/Gorsky Press, Inc.

EXPIRED LOGIC
aggro sci-fi punkk with a theramin

9pm $7 21+