Shame and Monsterwatch Live @ Barboza
February 20, 2018
Words and Photos by Travis Trautt
I’d heard a couple of songs from heralded UK band Shame and was intrigued, so when I heard they were playing Chop Suey with support from Seattle’s great Monsterwatch (#41for2017). I had to get myself out on a Tuesday night.
We typically wear our love of local bands proudly on our collective sleeves, so let me tell you that I went primarily to see Monsterwatch. The three-piece always puts on a great performance.
If more Seattle-ites had taken the approach of letting good support acts introduce them to new headliners, they would have gotten to see Shame’s wild live energy. The singer started with a jacket on, on stage. By the end of the band’s raw, post-punk set he was shirtless and standing on the crowd.