Even if there wasn’t a trio of solid local bands (Hypatia Lake, The Quiet Ones, The Kindness Kind) tuning up their strings right now in anticipation for tonight’s show at The Crocodile, I’d still be excited. Even if LMFAO and LFO and NOFX were on the bill for tonight’s show at The Crocodile, I’d still be excited. Even if the doors to the storied Crocodile swung open and there was an empty stage, I’d still be excited.
Because The Crocodile, my favorite Seattle venue of all time is reopening tonight. I’m trying to recall the last show I saw at this amazing venue, the last time I drunkenly positioned myself behind the infamous Crocodile Pole, the last time I balked at the rudeness of The Crocodile’s bouncers. There’s a blur of booze-soaked nostalgia flooding my body right now, and if you’ve ever lived even slightly close to The Crocodile and the same isn’t happening to you … I’m going to be frank, I’m a bit disappointed.
My, body, is, tingling.
Hypatia Lake on Myspace
The Kindness Kind on Myspace
The Quiet Ones on Myspace
Lineout has the full press release. Here’s the important part, the first two nights that the Crocodile is back:
Thursday, March 19, 2009: The Crocodile and Via Tribunali present SOUNDCHECK with
THE KINDNESS KIND
THE QUIET ONES
8:30 PM Doors — 21+ with identification — No cover
Friday, March 20, 2009: The Crocodile and Via Tribunali present SOUNDCHECK with
BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH
8:00 PM Doors — 21+ with identification — No Cove
Poster by James Key
I love a good festival. I love a ton of bands all packed in to one place, and I absolutely love the thrill of discovery sure to blindside you at any festival worths it densely powdered elephant ears and cheap, overpriced beer. Now, I’m not even in Seattle this weekend, but friend and Abandoned Love Records guru Jon Rooney has been plying me with the sweetness that is this weekend’s Cumulus Music Festival for weeks now.
Rooney, he of Virgin of the Birds fame (and a mammoth interview I’ve still yet to muster the cojones to tackle) sent over this description of the event:
“the Cumulus Music Festival is a gathering of largely instrumental noise, drone, and math rock outfits (one might say post-rock) from the greater Pacific Northwest area for three days of intimate performances creating a critical mass of thoughtful, exciting modern electric music”
Oh man, if that doesn’t sound like the perfect accompaniment to the doldrums of grey enveloping our sweet city these moody days of January … I don’t know what is. You can see the full schedule HERE, but here’s just a taste of some of the drone-tastic bands playing this weekend:
THE LUNA MOTH
There’s two night shows (at Chop Suey and King Cobra) and an all ages afternoon show at The Vera Project. I highly recommend getting out to at least one evening. You will not be disappointed.