This weekend Seattleâ€™s makeshift all-ages venues kick into high gear with the 2007 Carousel Festival. Put on by Seattle DIY, the festival is sure to be promising. If you donâ€™t know about Seattle DIY it is a collective of artists, activists, and all around awesome people whose mission is to promote all-ages, do-it-yourself art and activities within the Seattle area.
With a total of five shows held at five different venues over Fri, Sat, & Sunday there are way too many good bands to pass up. Highlights of the festival include: Membership, Little Party & the Bad Business, Yes, Oh Yes, RB Reed, Sugar Skulls and, Bird Show of North America
If you just canâ€™t stand those young hipsters and their silly “music,” or if you have just been aching for a chance to relive the glory days of the Seattle grunge scene, look no further than Geezerfest.
Geezerfest is a two night event happening at the Crocodile Cafe on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The lineup is a medley of old and new bands that have helped to shape the Seattle scene, most importantly in the sense of grunge. The show features many a band that used to be signed to Seattle label, Sup Pop, as well as a smattering of bands that have not played together in over a decade. Some of even more noteworthy performances include Blood Circus, Catbutt, Love Battery, Valis, RC5, Green Pajamas, and The Bug Nasties. With ex-members of bands such as Screaming Trees, Mudhoney, Willard, Tree People, and uhhhâ€¦. Nirvana, the only excuse you have to not be there is if you are at the Carousel Festival!
Tickets are $13 in advance, 15 day of show. Lineup is as follows:
Blood Circus (first show in over 10 years)
Catbutt (1st show in 17 years!)
Coffin Break (first show in 13 years!)
Snow Bud & The Flower People (PDX legends feat. Chris Newman from Napalm Beach)
Valis (Van Conner from Screaming Trees)
Lamar (w/Chad Channing….Nirvana)
Mos Generator (ex-treepeople, mindfunk)
RC5 (Robb Clarke from Zipgun)
From the North (ex-Malfunkshun guitarist Kevin Wood w/ Shawn Smith)
Bug Nasties (w/catbutt’s brother james!)
Down With People (formerly known as Room Nine)
Robert Roth (Truly)
Spike (Rod from Swallow)