Sound Fest Seattle
August 19-21, 2011
By Andy Bookwalter
OK, hipsters, the time has come for all of you to shave.
Trust me on this, you’re not going to want to look like Cat Stevens anymore, for the punks are coming. The punks are coming to show you that you look silly, and as pretty as it sounds right now, your folk-rock revival is going to sound as fresh and edgy as “Baby I’m-a Want You” pretty soon.
I know of what I speak; in 1987, I was fully in the thrall of the hippie menace. True story: I once walked into a record store in downtown Olympia and walked right past Deep Six so I could buy a Buffalo Springfield single.
Lucky for me, my roommate Brian later beat me over the head with a Stiff Little Fingers LP. It didn’t scare me straight, but it kept me from running full tilt into
Next weekend, Stiff Little Fingers are coming to Seattle in person to slap you up. Also, Jello Biafra, Angelic Upstarts, Blasters,
Defiance, The Bloodclots, and so much more.
Like a little Krishna in your core? Try Cro-Mags. John Doe and Exene Cervenka will be there; they used to be in a little thing called X.
Seriously, there’s some heavy, heavy shit coming to town, and anyone wearing an ironic beard is going to feel pretty dumb.
Other bands on the schedule include The Vandals, Swingin’ Utters, US Bombs, Reagan Youth, Paul Collins Beat, The Dusty 45’s, Hollow
Points, Dragstrip Riot, and a whole lot more. The shows will go down at El Corazon, The Vera Project, Neumos, The Funhouse and The Comet.
For the full lineup and all sorts of useful tidbits: http://seattlesoundfest.com/.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09q_L1TGEUs&feature=related]