What What Now CD Release Show this Friday with Baltic Cousins, God and Wrestling Team
Wrestling Team Makes it’s Debut at the Black Lodge this Friday
Great Goose Gossage’s mustache do I have a great show for you this Friday night! Great bands! Great venue! Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears…..
What What Now is having a CD release show for their new album, Fingers and Toes at the Black Lodge this Friday night at 9pm. Every time I attend a show at the Black Lodge I have a good time. Gentle reader, this is no coincidence. I’d even go as far as saying that the Black Lodge is my favorite venue in all of Seattle. The Black Lodge is the Wu-Tang Clan of show-spaces; it brings the ruckus. But what good is a venue when you fill it with bands that should be playing to seagulls that are busy stalking a landfill instead of people packed like a bunch of inebriated rats in a metropolitan area? Squawk. Squawk. Not a very worthwhile experience.
I’ve been a fan of What What Now since I saw them at a house party approximately a year and a half ago. The more time has passed, the better this band has gotten. I finally have my personal anthem “Right Angle” at my disposal whenever I wish. “The Ballad of Jamie Cotton” is no longer something I have to witness live to hear. Those two songs have made my life better. We’re talking small increments of happiness people, baby steps. We’re in the middle of a recession; happiness is expensive.
God, who just recently finished a brief West Coast tour with What What Now is rejoining their tour-mates for Friday’s monumental occasion. Besides having quite possibly the worst band name ever, I do remember seeing this band a few months ago at the Comet. And just like my rough draft of this concert preview, I’ve completely forgotten them. I do remember some cool guitar stuff from that fateful night at the Comet, but I also could be making that up.
Bellingham’s Baltic Cousins is a band I’m excited to see. I’ve been living with their EP, Seek No Further for the last five days. Listening. Driving. Listening. Typing. Listening. Grocery Shopping. Listening. Brushing my teeth. I liked it so much that I began to dislike it due to over-listening. We parted ways momentarily but we’re now a hot item once again. “Break Bread” is a song much too delightful to be without. I should have a review for Baltic Cousins EP by the beginning of your weekend. Unless your weekend isn’t really “the weekend,” then it should be up by Saturday.
Last, but not certainly not least, Wrestling Team will be making its public debut at the Black Lodge on Friday night. I’m intrigued by this four piece that consists of two members who were in The Hands and two other members who earn their chops in the Ironclads. (Which, full disclosure, I am the drummer for.) Will this newly minted concoction of a cocktail be worth a swill or thirty? Or is this the kind of musical tonic that will induce regurgitation? If I were a betting man, I’d go with the former. One thing is for sure, Wrestling Team makes rad posters.