Category Archives: All Ages

Oh, Messy Life: Healthy Times and a secrety party

by Ben Funkhouser Martin Luther King was a really inspirational and worthy American hero. He set the stage for civil rights activists of all denominations, working for the rights of all oppressed people. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend is generally regarded as a holiday for most, and to me, it was a time to enjoyRead more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Seattle to Oly and back

by Ben Funkhouser The Pharmacy are on their way to New Orleans. These guys have been around for nearly a decade. Since The Eds and The Terrordactyls, Brendhan Bowers and Scott Yoder have been playing music together. After gaining (and losing) Joey Seward’s bass/synth thrashing, noisy Plan-It-X Festing, redefining themselves as “psychedelic/thrash,” releasing another album,Read more…

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Oh Messy Life: an all-ages review of Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head & Starfucker at Vera

by Ben Funkhouser photos by Valentina Saltos A snowstorm was to blame for the re-scheduling of the Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head and Starfucker show on Saturday the 20th, so it was changed. Now, one week later, I arrived early to warm up inside the Vera Project. The doors were set to open at 7:30, butRead more…

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Oh Messy Life: an all-ages review of Hawnay Troof @ Vera Project 12/13

by Ben Funkhouser On Saturday, it snowed like crazy. Like a super-ton. My friend Jake and I went to Vera to check out Hawnay Troof AKA Vice Cooler of XBXRX. I seriously love XBXRX, and I’d heard sweet things about Hawnay Troof, so we went. Also, Little Party and the Bad Business were playing, anRead more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Chilladelphia and The Holy Mountain

by Ben Funkhouser Friday. Long day. So long. My band recorded in our friend’s basement literally six hours for like four tracks. We were grumpy and exhausted by the end of the day, but we decided to go to a show at Chilladelphia, which is home to some of the nicest people in the city,Read more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Deerhunter, Times New Viking & Past Lives @ Neumo’s 11/21

written by Ben Funkhouser photos by Jake Goltiani So yeah, Deerhunter, right, supposedly a good band, from Georgia. I had actually never heard this band before that night. I was pretty much there to see Times New Viking, an Ohio band who bridge noise and pop music together in a loud mess. Past Lives, whoRead more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Your Weekly All-Ages Review of Healthy Times Fun Club & Of Montreal

review by Ben Funkhouser photos by Chona Kasinger Saturday is a rad night for events. No school that day, and none the next. Last Saturday, the night was mine. I headed down to Healthy Times Fun Club with my friends for what was soon to be an excellent night of music, but not so excellentRead more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Your Weekly All-Ages Review

by Ben Funkhouser After my band played a house show in Redmond, we headed to the Holy Mountain to see Past Lives. By the luck of timing, we arrived just before the first band, The Last Slice of Butter, played. They thrashed out a 20ish minute set of bass and drum noisy punk, with drummerRead more…

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All-Ages Review: Gowns, Abe Vigoda, Healthy Times Fun Club, and more

by Ben Funkhouser Thursday night is not usually a happenin’ time for me, but October 30th was an exception. Brooklyn’s Parts & Labor and Gowns from California are on tour and played an all ages show at the Vera Project. I left my house around 7:50PM with my good buddy Jake, hoping to catch theRead more…

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