Posted by flotzam on Saturday, May 2, 2009 | Live Review

Son Things in the fine tradition of indie rock. Keeping a torch burning for that certain sound, urgent yet restrained, sincere with a punch. Good tunes. Liking "Son Gone" on their MySpace page.

Dimples wrote these short songs, had a k punk thing going on, with stage banter and indie pop.  Kawaii.  That 50s drum beat.

Rad Touch was loud, like four times as loud as the other two bands. They were shredders, rock and roll.

The Monkey Pub, a fine Seattle institution.

 

Posted by flotzam on Saturday, May 2, 2009 | Live Review

Caught three of four bands at the High Dive on a low key Tuesday, April 28th:

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Volifonix were funk from Eugene.  They were havin fun up there. Felt like college.

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Guitar pedal board:

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Then was The Color of East were next.  Definitely not funk but they were tight.  Lettin it all out:

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Then was Ghostship.  Some good riffs and jams. No drummer, but bassist had bass drum and snare drum with kick pedal and guitarist had high hat, so they had a sort of primitive drum sound beat that thumped along with the metronome-like syncopation to their blues. Both guys had chops. One had painted fingernails.

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(All photos except flyer by Adam Forslund.)