King Cobra is taking the neighborhood down with it with its Last Bash this Friday, tomorrow. Doors around 4pm, Pain Cocktail should go on around 5pm. This will be a historic, ear-shredding, mind-bending musical assault of death on all that is good and pure on Capitol Hill. Huh?
Truly is reuniting with its original line-up, Robert Roth on guitar and vocals, Hiro Yamamoto (ex-Soundgarden) on bass, and Mark Pickerel (ex-Screaming Trees) on drums, and will be playing two shows this weekend in Seattle! The first is on Saturday August 30th at King Cobra with Mexican UFO, Patrol, and TV Coahran and the second is Sunday August 31st at El Corazon with Mad Juana, The Press Corps, and the Jet City Fix.
Truly released two critically acclaimed full-length albums, 1995’s Fast Stories from Kid Coma and 1997’s Feeling You Up. Both albums are a little hard to find, so if you’re lucky, maybe they’ll be available at the shows.
These shows are warm-ups for some European dates. And from their myspace page… “Robert, Mark, and Hiro are currently in the midst of working on new material with the notion of going back into the studio and record another album. 2008 could very well be a GREAT time for some new music from these Northwest dark horses.”
Go to the Myspace page and listen to the songs there and maybe you’ll join me in thinking this is a really big deal.
King Cobra, up on Capitol Hill has officially sunk its fangs into the Seattle music scene. The venue struck at the perfect time-just after the Crocodile Cafe had (un)expectedly closed its doors and Seattle was in the lurch for a venue named after a dangerous animal. Now, only a couple months out of their infancy, King Cobra is booking night after night of fantastic bands. I thought I’d share a couple of the highlights happening over for the next several weeks
Friday, April 18The Pharmacy, The Pleasureboaters, Strong Killings, Tacocat
Saturday, April 19
Seattle Semi-Pro Wrestling…….. w/ Black Eyes and Neckties
I’ve seen Black Eyes and Neckties scorch the floor at the Comet Just before Monotonix lit the damn place on fire. Paired up with high energy dudes jumping off of fences and yelling obscenities at each other (and the crowd) during Amateur wrestling, this should be a night among nights.
Sat, May 17th 9pm
Thee Emergency (Record Release),
Three of Seattle’s Superstars are gathered up here at Capitol Hill’s hottest new digs. Be sure to get here early and stay late. Nothing on this bill is going to disappoint. Thee Emergency is going to be celebrating the release of their new CD Solid due out in May.
Friday, May 30
Emeralds, Cancer Rising, Caves, The Physics
The Physics have been touted here by DJ 100 Proof as Seattle’s best Hip Hop group. Considering that they are opening this bill, I can only expect that this is going to be a lit-up show!
Friday June 25 and Sat June 26
Capitol Hill Block Party
Last but not least, King Cobra will be hosting bands this year at the Block Party. Not clear as to who will playing yet but given the current schedule, it’s going to be soemone worth seeing.
For more of the goings-on on the ‘Hill, you can find the entire King Cobra Schedule after the break (Updated 4-15-08)
Three of Seattle’s Superstars are gathered up here at Capitol Hill’s hottest new digs, King Cobra. Be sure to get here early and stay late. Nothing on this bill is going to disappoint. Thee Emergency is going to be celebrating the release of their new CD Solid due out in May
OK, I know I’m waaay behind getting the rock out to you kiddies this month, but I have been so sidetracked with the upcoming Black Keys show at Showbox on the 5th that I just coudn’t come up with any other shows. Regardless, with a little help from LB, I’ve got a great list of shows for April. Highlights are… well the Black Keys of course, but also look for Scott H Biram coming to El Corozon on Sat the 19th, RJD2 on the 12th playing at Chop Suey and my recommended show of the month (besides Black Keys) is Thurs the 1oth at Neumos. Shackletons, The Hands, New Faces and Born Anchors all playing together for $8. YEAH!
Have I mentioned the Black Keys yet? Well they’re playing Saturday night the 5th.
The rest of the recommendations are after the break, full with band llinks so you can listen before you go! Please let us know if there are any others you recommend.
This March, Seattle has a huge lineup of great bands to continue where February left off. This month, again, I’d have to say that the High Dive in Fremont probably has the best schedule going – and beyond that – they’re GIVIN’ it away. Two free shows. One on St Patrick’s Day and another on March 8th with the Blakes and the Detroit Cobras! Other highlights of the month include the finals for Seattle’s SOUND OFF! the under 21 battle of the bands raging on at the EMP for the past month, Tiny Vipers at the Triple Door, and a rockin night on March 20th at Seattle’s newest venue, King Cobra. As always, I’ve got links to all recommended bands as well as some MP3’s hooked up so you can check out what we’re going on about.
King Cobra, the new venue in the space that was once the dance club Sugar, and operated by the people that ran Kincora, has announced four nights worth of grand opening events, plus part of their March calendar. From the press release…
4 NIGHTS OF RADNESS GRAND OPENING PARTIES
It Takes A Full Weekend To Celebrate Seattle’s Newest Rock Club!
February 19, 2008 (SEATTLE, WA): King Cobra, Seattle’s newest nightclub, live music venue and home for rock & roll, announces today the lineup for 4 Nights of Radness Grand Opening celebration, to take place February 28, 29, March 1, and March 2, 2008.
Thursday, February 28 $10
3 Inches of Blood
Book of Black Earth
Doors 8pm, Show at 9pm
Friday, February 29 $7
Rain City Shwillers
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
Saturday, March 1 $6
Doors at 8pm, Show at 10pm
Sunday, March 2 $8
Super-secret surprise guest DJs!
Doors at 8pm, Show at 9pm
More press release after the break……
Thurs, March 20
King Cobra, the heaven sent venue that obliterated that sh!t-hole Sugar on capitol hill is starting to draw in some serious weight.
Tonight NWMB faves, the Cops, North Twin AND Sunday Night Blackouts all line-up to bang out some Thin Lizzy songs. This should be a memorable Thursday.
This is King Cobra’s monthly benefit “Cobra Plan” with proceeds helping the MusiCares Foundation in their aim to aid musicians in crisis.
The toilet formerly known as Sugar on Capitol Hill (see past postings) had come across some hard times in the past months. Namely, assholes shooting people, assholes fighting, and assholes being general assholes. Such events lead to the eventual (and deserved) closure of the club. In its place will sprout yet another new music venue King Cobra hosting diverse local and national acts and hopefully filling some of the void created when the Crocodile (un)expectedly closed its doors. This builds on the current trifecta of great stages found in this neck of Capitol Hill – Neumos, The Comet and Chop Suey.
The general plan of King Cobra is to create an intimate venue for local and smaller nat’l bands ranging from hip-hop to punk, alt counrtry to indie along with a chill bar and lounge to hang out in. As far as size, capacity will be 475, seating it neatly in the 10th and Pike scene between the tight quarters of the Comet and much larger Neumo’s
Doors are billed to open in mid January, so keep an eye out for more info here.