Audioasis: Recommended Local Shows

The Feral Children in the KEXP studio 9/27
photo by Scott Steinbright

Recommended Local Shows (9/28 – 10/4)

This week is crazy jam-packed with several really great local bands, and even a local stencil artist. And whoa, three free events in a row!

Friday 9/28: The Whore Moans (Garage Punk) @ Blue Moon Tavern FREE 9 pm
Ok, I really don’t know how these guys are going to follow up their crazy patriotic-themed Bumbershoot performance, but I suppose that’s why I’ll be going, I must see. These boys are loud, and they don’t screw around — this is no pseudo-punk, wannabe band. I HIGHLY recommend to arrive at the beginning of the show, as their pals and fellow local band Red Rapture will be opening. Red Rapture is definitely one of the best unknown Seattle bands currently. Plus, why not head over to the Blue Moon early to get in a few more drinks, as this show is to help raise funds for a new PA.

Saturday 9/29: Red Bull Soap Box Derby @ Fremont Avenue FREE 11 am
Spend Saturday afternoon watching 36 daring individuals fly down the hill in make-shift (can we really call them vehicles?) transportation devices that cannot be “mounted, screwed into or glued” and with no “engines, gas, batteries, electrical cords or catapults.” I realize this isn’t a band event, but c’mon! As their website states: “this is not your average boy scout derby –- not when five-foot pickles, a horizontal troll and coffins with wheels race down the track.” Hmm…horizontal trolls, eh?

Monday 10/1: Ghost Gallery Presents: Stencil Artist Larry Cyr @ Neumos FREE 9pm
The local art showcase curator Laurie Kearny is hosting an art showing at Neumo’s for the local stencil artist Larry Cyr, whose works are often different media images layered to create new striking political and socially conscious statements. If you don’t get a chance to attend the opening, you can still check out his work when you’re at the venue in the next few weeks.

Tuesday 10/2: Mt. Eerie (Highly experimental/indie) @ The Vera Project $8 ($7 members) 7:30 pm
Mt. Eerie, aka the Microphones, aka Phil Elverum — the man is cornerstone of the local music scene, who’s had nearly everyone in the area as a guest it seems. Reportedly no two shows are exactly alike, so who knows what he’s going to come up on stage with next. An acoustic guitar, a full back-up band, or a steel drum? Yes, one time he played his songs solely on steel drum, using the same notes as he would a guitar. Obviously not one to miss. Local winner of the Esurance commercial song at this year’s Capitol Hill Block Party, PWRFL Power, will be an opener.

Wednesday 10 / 3: Hungry Pines (Classic Rock/Indie-rock) @ The Crocodile $6 9 pm
This band was called out on Three Imaginary Girls as “a band to watch for” (wink, wink). The foursome has members from various other local groups, such as Joules and The Conversation Heart, and some work at Bear Creek studio. They blend sounds of classic rock with indie rock. You’ll probably leave with a crush on singer Irene Barber. Openers Mono in VCF are surely a bonus to this show, so come out early to catch them as well.

Thursday 10 / 4: The Trucks (Electro-pop) & Feral Children (Rock/indie) @ the Crocodile $7 9 pm
Return again to the Crocodile on Thursday for another pair of promising Seattle bands. Feral Children are said to live up to their name during their live shows. They are also finally releasing their full length after receiving much notice in local press for just their demo. The adorable foursome The Trucks will undoubtedly be on stage playing with an arrangement of oddball clothing, shaking their asses and inducing you to do the same. This show will be the start of their current tour, so wish them bon voyage!

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