Archive for July, 2010
On this day in 2005 Tullycraft and Boyracer played at the Stork Club in Oakland, CA. The Portland band, Blitzen Trapper contacted us about getting on the bill, but there were already two opening bands – so I said “no”. I think Cori (Tullycraft) is still upset at me for doing that. Today we have Pretentious Headline Band Ego Problem by Boyracer recorded live on John Peel’s radio show.
On this day in 1967 The Who played in Seattle for the very first time. They performed at the Seattle Center Coliseum.
On this day in 1979, the movie Breaking Away was released in the U.S. The film is about four working-class friends who have recently graduated from high school and are unsure what to do with their lives. They often clash with the more affluent Indiana University students in their hometown of Bloomington, Indiana. Call it a coincidence (or not), but the band Defiance, Ohio are playing in Bloomington, Indiana tonight (at a venue called Magnetic South). “Cutters” t-shirts are encouraged. Today we have Anxious and Worrying by Defiance, Ohio.
The Poison Control Center are playing in Seattle tonight at the High Dive. Today we have the song Being Gone from their new album Sad Sour Future.
On this day in 1995 Some Velvet Sidewalk, Cub, Stinky Puffs, and The Red Stars Theory performed at the Velvet Elvis Theatre in Seattle. Today we have Mousetrap by Some Velvet Sidewalk.
On this day in 1977 The Cramps, Suicide, and Devo each played two sets at Max’s Kansas City in NYC. Devo were billed as “De Vow” on the flyer. Today we have a live recording of Girl U Want by Devo from 1981.
On this day in 1985 the Minneapolis based record label Twin/Tone, released the Jonathan Richman and The Modern Lovers album, Rockin’ & Romance on LP & cassette. Despite, in my opinion, being one of Jonathan Richman’s best records, Twin/Tone never re-issued the album to CD. Today we have the song Vincent Van Gogh from Rockin’ & Romance.