This is a tumultuous week for local music. All in the next seven days there are a few CD releases, balanced out by other bands saying goodbye with final shows. The music landmark Old Fire House in Redmond is also celebrating their 15th anniversary! Did I mention Fremont Oktoberfest is crammed into the week as well? If youâ€™re looking for something to do, there is plenty of noteworthy stuff happening around Seattle:
Friday 9/21: The Assailant (Grindcore/Hardcore) @ Healthy Times Fun Club 8 PM
This is the Seattle bandâ€™s very last show, held at the local DIY venue. Their last extensive tour was last year, in support of their release Clorea.
Saturday 9/22: OFHâ€™s 15th Birthday ft. These Arms Are Snakes @ Old Fire House Teen Center 8pm
One of the areaâ€™s few all-ages, all the time venues, and itâ€™s been around for 15 years now! Come join in the festivities, which includes music from These Arms Are Snakes, who will probably rip your face off. This is also reportedly the last show of openers Mikaylaâ€™s Fiend! Akimbo and Kane Hodder are rounding out the bill.
Saturday & Sunday 9/22-9/23: Fremont Oktoberfest along the Fremont Ship Canal
If you were looking for a festival featuring local artists, here it is! The Saturday Knights, Thee Emergency, Speaker Speaker, and plenty, plenty more are lined-up to rock out the neighborhood in honor of the Autumnal celebration. Basically a local music showcase, enough said. Oh, did I mention thereâ€™s a smorgasbord and renowned beer garden too?
Tuesday 9/25: Cave Singers CD release @ Easy Street Records 6pm
Come out for the release of possibly one of the best CDs this year. Of course itâ€™s always mentioned the members of the Cave Singers are from other highly acclaimed bands, but forget that. They are again making a name for themselves with this new endeavor.
Wednesday 9/26: Wehrwolve @ El Corazon 8pm
Ok, this is bit self-gratuitous, but yours truly will be a back-up player for this up-start band that mixes acoustic guitar over electronic foundations and layered vocals.
Thursday 9/27: Kinski CD release show @ Crocodile 9pm
CD release show for one of Seattleâ€™s quintessential “experimental”/shoegaze bands. This is a donâ€™t-miss, as their music encompasses wide dynamics, from powerful moments to sub-dued moments of intricacy.