October 2009

Slender Meanss

Hey there fan, or curious people who may one day be fans.  here are some upcoming live performances for our band (Slender Means).

11/11/09 - Live in-studio on kexp 90.3 at 12pm.

11/14/09 - Record release show at the sunset tavern in Ballard

11/19/09 - Live in-store at Sonic Boom Records at around 6pm

Slender Means @ Sunset Tavern

Slender Means - “Slender Means have an indie-pop grand slam on their hands with the debut album Neon & Ruin….. Every track is aimed at getting the kids beaming in their headphones all afternoon.” The Stranger

“..watertight pop songs that would make both Morrissey and Paul Westerberg envious.” The Seattle Weekly

“This Seattle band debuts with an amazingly accomplished album of indie pop-rock perfection.” KEXP,Seattle

“Seattle's Slender Means titled their 2005 album Neon & Ruin, and the term works quite well as a description of the band's sound. This is a group that can evoke glossy urban landscapes alongside portraits of desperation and depression.

Time: 
Sat, 11/14/2009 - 21:00

How Now Brown Cow @ Triple Door

How Now Brown Cow - How Now Brown Cow is an all improv groove jazz thang. If you love the funked up soul sound of the 70s, the jazzy grooves from the chase scenes from SWAT or the get down phat soundtrack from Shaft then you will GET DOWN WITH BROWN. Often compared to Galactic, Soulive, The Headhunters, Medeski Martin & Wood, How Now Brown Cow have a sound that appeals to fans of jazz, funk, blues, soul and anything with a groove. Featuring some of Seattle's finest improv musicians, How Now Brown Cow lays it down on the spot for you to enjoy.

Time: 
Sat, 11/14/2009 - 20:00

Toiling Midgets @ Funhouse

Toiling Midgets - From the still-warm ashes of Negative Trend and the Sleepers, the Toiling Midgets formed in late 1979 as an instrumental band with Craig Gray and Paul Hood on guitars, Tim Mooney on drums and Jonathan Henrickson on bass.

In 1981 singer Ricky Williams joined the band to record 'Sea of Unrest' (Instant [Rough Trade US]) and lasted through a brief West Coast tour.

By 1983 the Midgets were once again an instrumental band recording what would become ‘Dead Beats’ (released in 1984 on Jon Boshard and Joe Carducci’s Thermidor label) with new bass player Aaron Gregory and 3rd guitarist Annie Unger (Gun Club). The band split by the end of that year; Craig heading to the UK and Paul back to Seattle.

In late 1989, the Midgets reformed just before the San Francisco earthquake.

Time: 
Sat, 11/14/2009 - 21:30

Negative Trend @ Funhouse

Negative Trend - Negative Trend was formed in 1977 by Craig Gray and Will Shatter from the shortlived (2 gigs) band Grand Mal. After seeing Rozz break his wrist jumping over an amp singing an Iggy song at a party at Iguana studios,they decided he was there new man. Only together in this form for about 6 months, this version of NT were known for chaotic, unpredictable shows. More likely than not Rozz would be swinging from the rafters, leaping at the audience from a PA stack or generally abusing himself and the audience. The music reflected the chaos of the live show. The CD, The Miners Benefit captures this era of NT and is the only recording of that version of the band. The CD Rozz and NT is not a Negative Trend realease but a Rozz solo project. Just to clarify a couple of rumors. Rozz's last name is Rezabek, not Williams.

Time: 
Sat, 11/14/2009 - 21:30

Grey @ Funhouse

Grey - A triad of heavy doom out of Seattle. Stay tuned for the new album titled SISTERS OF THE WYRD due out 8/13/08~produced by Billy Anderson and on KREATION Records which is a seattle based label that supports heavy underground music. ReMeMbeR to always STAND BEFORE DOOM.

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 21:30

Witch Mountain @ Funhouse

Witch Mountain - Witch Mountain was formed in Portland, OR in 1997 by Rob Wrong (Iommi Stubbs, ex-M99) and Nate "Nanotear" Carson (Point Line Plane, Two Ton Boa, Sunn0))) collaborator, etc). By 2000, the groundwork had been laid, the demo "Homegrown Doom" was remastered and released in Europe, and Dave Hoopaugh (Iommi Stubbs, Comavoid, Towers) was brought in to be the final bass player after a string of many.

Debut album "...Come the Mountain" was released to critical acclaim in 2001. Man's Ruin tried to license it stateside, but they went under before it could happen.

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 21:30

Lesbian @ Funhouse

Lesbian - "This is exactly the kind of wake up call that psychedelic metal needs in this country! As far as debut albums are concerned, Power Hor is among the finest I have heard in a long, long time. These four visionaries have brought to the table a heaping helping of seriously heavy music, and I don't think anyone who eats from the table of Lesbian will go away hungry. This band is a force to be reckoned with, and reckon you shall!!" -Kyle O'Donnell, Adequacy.net

"It takes stones for an all male metal band to call themselves Lesbian. But the Seattle quartet who traffic under that provocative name don't seem to be doing so for cheap outrage, but rather out of respect for an oft-beleaguered segment of society. Lesbian grind out pugnacious metal that frequently grows serpentine tendrils of prog-rock introspection and subued virtuosity.

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 21:30

Indian Valley Line @ Tractor Tavern

Indian Valley Line - In·di·an Val·ley Line (n.) ; An imaginary railroad "at the end of the rainbow," on which you could always find a good job and ideal working conditions. Boomers resigning or being fired would say they were going to the Indian Valley. The term is sometimes used to mean death or the railroader's Heaven.
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A waking dream of the West Way out where the telephone poles lay down and buckeye overtakes the train tracks, there’s an old shack with a sagging front porch, whistling winds and a place for everyone to sit.

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 20:00

The Dimes @ Tractor Tavern

The Dimes - At first taste, The Dimes may remind you of a piece of peppermint candy peppermint candy you found in the pocket of an old sweater that’s been hiding in the back of your closet for sometime. Initially you hesitate, but then you take a bite and suddenly your mouth is exploding with a cool, fresh, minty flavor that makes you feel like you just brushed your teeth.

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 20:00

Friday Mile @ Tractor Tavern

Friday Mile

Jace Krause and Hannah Williams met in college during a music theory class. It was three years later when they connected again, a chance encounter during a show at Seattle's famed Crocodile Cafe in 2005. After the show, they traded songs in William's apartment. He liked her voice. She liked his songs. They decided to form a band.

The band has taken many trips up and down the West Coast, where they encountered friendly hot dog vendors, 2 AM hotel hot tub break-ins, surprisingly good food in Sacramento, tons of awesome people, and a blown transmission in Santa Monica.

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 20:00

Kissing Girls @ The Jet Bar & Grill

Kissing Girls

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who plans to never grow up, named Susie. She would sing all day long. She played the piano since birth and started the violin at age 3. She grew up listening to the most beautiful music in the world. Her parents played classical music for her every day. Then, one day her brother handed her a pair of headphones and said "This is rock and roll! Shhhh, don't tell Mom & Dad!" All of a sudden, life had meaning to the little girl! Within the music was the answer to all of her questions about her future and her own place in this crazy, dangerous, fun and exciting world!

Time: 
Fri, 11/13/2009 - 20:00

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum @ Neumos

Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - The Sleepytime Gorilla Museum opened its doors to the public in 1916, only to show them a well-managed fire. Its doors were closed shortly thereafter and remained so for the rest of the century. Almost. The last year of the 20th century found the improbable trio of words once again adorning a placard posted outside a derelict urban building, with the addendum- "No Humans Allowed." Indeed, the awkward re-inaugural movements were witnessed by a lone banana slug (Ariolimax dolichophallus)-- a suitable beginning for a group that would soon shelter Oakland California's hindmost interpreters of Anti-Humanist literature. Their incessant travels since 2001 have brought new life to the Movement.

Time: 
Thu, 11/12/2009 - 20:00

Keegan Smith & The Fam @ Babalu

Keegan Smith & The Fam - Keegan Smith's music and presentation has been aptly named Urban-Americana for it's blend of soulful diversity and rich cultural roots. Smith's sound is part of a much larger musical movement dubbed "Northwest Fresh" that is currently stretching the boundries of acoustic hip-hop, rhythm & folksy reggae-blues at every show. May 3rd 2008 Smith released to a sold out Mission Theater to great reviews. Be on the look out for his new and best work to date, "Keegan Smith's Special Delivery"which will be out in the Fall.

Time: 
Thu, 11/12/2009 - 20:00

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