Rock and Roll Pest Control - YFF Seattle review 2 + Setlist
I hope the Young Fresh Fellows are happy. I'm never going to be able to go to another rock show ever again. Nothing I could see would even come close to the amazing rawk show I saw the other night.
First up was Llama. I had high hopes for them, seeing how this was the first Scott Sutherland band I've seen since the Model Rockets broke up. I hate to say it, I wasn't too impressed. The songs were okay, and the playing was good.... I just didn't find 'em all that interesting
Girl Trouble, however, were awesome! I wish we would have picked up their CDs at the club, since they'll be hard to find here in Portland. For awhile there, I thought the lead singer might be Rob Morgan of The Squirrels... but I was wrong. Although I couldn't hear the vocals too well, the onstage antics made the show entertaining. The lead singer began the set fully clothed, and ended the set topless. At one point he had a bag of small toys that he was throwing in the audience. Jason got a small snowman kalidascope. They ended the set with "Walkin' the Dog" ala the Sonics, with the lead singer standing in the audience. Coming back to the stage, he knocked over Jason's water glass, but it was all in the name of rawk.
Posted on 04 Jan 2006
Rock and Roll Pest Control - YFF Seattle review 1
So, last night -- there aren't too many nights where you can say you've seen the Worst Funk Band In The World play for 2 hours straight. But those nights? Those are the best nights.
The first act was LLama, Rusty Willoughby's new band -- I actually dug them quite a bit, despite not really being into Flop. They got a new record out on Book -- I'm thinking I should have picked it up the previous night at the Dial-A-Fight, but whatchagonnado. After that were Girl Trouble, and I have to say I wasn't a fan. But the kids seemed to like them.
But THEN. The FELLOWS. Tad didn't have his wok, but he did have a pipe! And the Caramel obsession from the last night had carried over to hilarious results (Scott falling over and rolling on the floor laughing at Tad; later, Scott asking "Does this even HAVE a punchline?" "NOOOOOO PUNCHLINEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE" "Really, 'cause I need some sort of payoff for this." "Nopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee").
Posted on 01 Jan 2006
Book Records "Dial-A-Fight!" review
I went to the Book Records Dial-A-Fight last night and it was pretty awesome. I ended up having to leave early (I go to work early in the morning, so...), but I DID get to see the Fellows. It was a real short set, about 15 minutes (after all, there were like 80 zillion bands), and right after the Chris & Tad show (which I came a little late to -- didn't realize they were STARTING at 9pm, though it was doors at 9...), which was pretty loose, fun, and awesome.
Posted on 04 Jan 2006
New Young Fresh Fellows song on upcoming kids compilation
Story by: Jessica Suarez | CMJ:New Music First
If you're wondering what to give the third-grade-bound indie rocker in your family, DeSoto Records will be releasing a compilation of children's music by the summer of 2006, perfect for all the hipster eight-year-olds you'll offend this year with your Kidzbop stocking stuffers. Kim Coletta, DeSoto Records co-founder (and ex-member of Jawbox) announced on the DeSoto site that the label will release a compilation of child-friendly songs sometime in Summer 2006.
Posted on 23 Dec 2005
Minus 5 Album Preview at YepRoc
YepRoc Records just released a preview for the upcoming new self-titled Minus 5 album. By clicking this link you can listen to a media player which plays the song "Twilight Distillery". The Minus Five (aka The Gun Album) will be in stores on February 7th in the US on YepRoc Records and on February 6th in Europe on Cooking Vinyl.
You can already pre-order your copy in the YepRoc Store.
Posted on 23 Dec 2005
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The Minus 5
April 13 - Music Millennium, Record Store Day, Portland, OR
June 14 - Hi-Fi, Eugene, OR
June 15 - Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, OR
June 20 - Turf Club,St. Paul, MN
June 21 - Anodyne Coffee, Milwaukee, WI
June 22 - Kiki's House Of Righteous Music, Madison, WI
June 25 - Rock And Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
June 26 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
June 27 - White Eagle Hall,Jersey City, NJ
June 29 - Mass MoCA SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL, North Adams, MA
July 27 - Tractor Tavern, Seattle, WA
July 30 - The Ruins, Hood River, OR
Young Fresh Fellows
April 26 - Slim's Last Chance, Seatle, WA
April 27 - Dante's, Portland, OR
The Baseball Project
Scott McCaughey, Steve Wynn, Peter Buck and Linda Pitmon
Corin Tucker, Scott McCaughey, Peter Buck, Linda Pitmon and Kurt Bloch
May 09 - Neumos, Seattle, WA
May 10 - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
May 11 - Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
May 13 - Swedish American Hall, San Francisco, CA
May 17 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
May 20 - U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
May 21 - Johnny Brenda's, Philadelphia, PA
May 27 - Festsaal, Berlin, Germany
May 28 - Le Petit Bain, Paris, France
May 29 - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
May 30 - Barn Theatre, Oxted, UK
May 31 - The Garage, London, UK
June 02 - Primavera Sound, Barcelona, ES
Feat. John Ramberg and Jim Sangster