Thursday, February 24, 2005
Restoring faith in punk rock
Guttermouth invited two terrible bands to open for it Feb. 17 -- A.D.D. and F-Loder. With the exception of the drummer for A.D.D., I was driven to this unlikely thought: "You know, I don't think I like punk rock anymore."
Luckily, Guttermouth finally took the stage.
Guttermouth started by making us feel bad about ourselves.
Mark Adkins looked out at us, perhaps disturbed that so many people had thrashed around with excitement while those crappy bands played, and said, "We could play like s***, and you would still act like you liked it." Then the band commenced to play a tight set. I was wrong to guess that men their age could not play guitars that fast.
Comb Goddess goodness
The art openings at the Comb Goddess are always hipster events, and last Friday night was no exception. Maggie Fleming's reception was like being at the SmartWool Christmas party, mixed with a few chain-smoking stragglers.
When country, rap collide
What do you call it when country and rap come together on the same stage? Crap. (That was the joke of the night, not my opinion.)
Saturday night may not have been the first time that the two genres have come together, but it certainly was the best. Before he stepped on stage with Buzzcut Sheep, Kat in tha Hat was a little pensive about what was going to happen. He had never heard the band before, and there had been no pre-show discussion about what they were going to do.
Somehow, they pulled it off. The Sheep, usually a cowpunk band, pulled out some funk riffs. DJ Founder started scratching a rhythm, and Kat in tha Hat and Matthew Craig passed rhymes back and forth.
Did you miss the Ride?
If you missed last Friday's Ride Snowboard art show, you may have missed it completely. Next year, the annual graphic arts competition will be held in Ride's hometown of Seattle.
Artists sitting pretty
Saturday night's show at the TEI Contemporary Modern Gallery was surprisingly successful. Post-card invitations for the show went out a week late, but 150 people showed up, and sales figures were in the five digits.
Potter Julie Anderson sold seven pieces. Painter Renee Fox sold five pieces, and painter Nancy Jeffrey sold eight pieces.
-- Autumn Phillips