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.
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.
This month, the choices range from tributes for the “King’s” birthday to experimental rock at the Sunset. The highlights come from the High Dive in Freemont. The weekend of the 11-12, the High Dive stretches it’s musical range with 2 great lineups. 1 Hip Hop 1 Alt country. Jan 16th at the Funhouse smashes 4 worthwile bands into one night for a measly $5
(NOTE: New Years Eve recommendations can be found by clicking here. For the rest of the month follow the link below..)
OK, the best album thing of the year thing has been done… and to be perfectly honest, with all of the blog browsing and one-by-one song downloading I do these days, I don’t think I’ve really listened to too many entire albums. Essentially, if I were to list my “best albums of 2007″ that would just be a list of the 5 albums I’ve listened all the way through this year. Not much to base an opinion on, eh? Now singles on the other hand, I’ve heard a ka-zillion. I’ve done my best to narrow it down and have 20 of my faves for you. Some I heard in January and have hung on through the entire year. Others are new just this week.
So without further ado, I give you my Top 20 Singles of 2007. I’ve even hooked up links to the songs/videos if you’re not familiar. Enjoy.
North Twin announced two killer lineups this weekend. The first at Dante’s in Portland and then at the Tractor in Ballard. Lots of local NW Ass Slappin, Dirty, Grimy, Ol’ timey Twang and Boot Rhumpin Rock’n'Roll! Read on to win tix.