By Tim Basaraba
What better way to start your week than by watching some Olympia Death Metal in a Seattle at a club you may be afraid to step into?
There is always a band that defines an era but never received the paycheck they deserved. For the early 90s Seattle scene that band is Mudhoney, but a close second goes to Love Battery. Their Between The Eyes EP was one of my favorites as an Idaho youth. If you are feeling nostalgic on a Tuesday night head down to the Funhouse and play some hoops before the show.[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6LB0MQI4V4]
Wednesday, July 4
Blow Stuff Up @ USA!
Buy lots of fireworks and blow your hand off you nationalist sheep.
One of this city’s most energetic pop rock bands, the Torn ACLs, are a “must see” and now you get to see them in a room known for it’s great sound and snooty bartenders (ok so maybe it was just that one time at the Shonen Knife concert but sheeesh). Download a free Torn ACLs track here.
If you’re feeling more Americana and less pop, check out Kasey Anderson and the Honkies at the Sunset. He’s a hidden Northwest gem of a guy, penning great songs and clever Tweets in equal measure. His latest band, the Honkies, features a bunch of great Seattle musicians like Andrew McKeag (Presidents of the USA) and Mike Musberger (Fastbacks, Posies). Full disclosure: Kasey’s contributed some content to NadaMucho.com numerous times over the last year too.
If you are going to see one show this week make it these Not From Brooklyn kids, who bring electronic indie rock to a whole new level. Plus it’s in West Seattle and it’s free. Double bonus. e!
Track 7 “The Innocent” off 1991’s Fly Me Courageous is one of my favorite songs of all time. So maybe I will muster up the courage to see the dude from Drivin’ n’ Cryin’ on a Sunday in Ballard. He’ll be accompaied by R.E.M. guy Peter Buck.