Another spring has passed, and we move into that time of year where we find ourselves feeling a little warmer and fuzzier, wanting to wear things that sparkle, and spend time overindulging with loved ones. No, not Christmas! It’s Pride Weekend! I don’t know about you all, but I’ve got my giant chandelier earrings out, my tolerance for mojitos up, and I’m ready to rock. And there are many opportunities to do so, should you choose to check out any of the events coming up over the next action-packed week:
6/27/09- Sunset Rubdown, Chop Suey:
Spencer Krug and his merry band of indie rocksters will be filling Chop Suey with incredible music from their new album Dragonslayer. This album is sensational and surprisingly danceable, and hearing it live will probably make you love it even more. Krug is a consummate showman. This is a show not to be missed. They will be joined by fellow Canucks Elfin Saddle and Witchies.
6/28/09- Live songs from Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Club Motor
A live band will be performing songs from Headwig and the Angry Inch to benefit the Human Rights Campaign. The soundtrack is phenomenal, and the show will be too! Doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at door.
6/28/09- Hunx and His Punx, Funhouse
Channeling the spirit of Joey Ramone, only ruder and dirtier, Hunx and His Punx have a classic punk sound, with some of the most hilarious lyrics this side of Pansy Division. Opening for Hunx are Ononos, Telepathic Liberation Army, DJ Baby, and DJ Pony. In the words of Bette Davis, “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”
6/28/09- Pridefest, Seattle Center
Get your Pride on, if you’re not too hung over! Live DJ’d music and dancing from 11 AM – 7 PM at the International Fountain.
6/29/09- Young Dubliners, Tractor Tavern
Though actually from LA, the Young Dubliners bring the luck o’ the Irish to the Tractor Tavern, with far out, sprawling jams, influenced by the Pogues, U2, and Irish Folk.
6/30/09- Dick Dale, Triple Door
Surf Rock innovator Dick Dale will have his listeners hanging 2 on the end of their seats to see him play his guitar left handed and upside down (he’s self taught). This is a once in a lifetime chance to see a true legend of rock-n-roll.
7/1/09- VNV Nation, Showbox
Touring on the days old release Of Faith, Power, and Glory, VNV Nation will be bringing their trademark industrial, synthpop, techno, and trance flavors to the dance floor. Put on your favorite platform boots and black lace tutu, and come ready to move.
7/2/09- See Me River, Chop Suey
TIG favorites See Me River will be loosening everyone up for the holiday weekend with their rich, dark, synth-y sounds and haunting vocals.
This weekend, be proud of who you are and the people you love, be kind, and be ready to rock!
See you somewhere over the rainbow (flag, that is…)
Mary Kwatkosky-Lawlor (Imaginary Mimi)
*Three Imaginary Girls*
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