News Meet Your New Underage Columnist: Casey Catherwood
posted by April 2 at 15:37 PMon
I’m 27 years old, I don’t need to be writing the all-ages column anymore. I can drink! Legally! So I am happy to introduce to you, The Stranger’s new Underage columnist Casey Catherwood.
Casey circa 1996
A few facts about Casey Catherwood:
He is 19 years old, he’ll be 20 next month. That means he was born in 1988. Do you feel old yet? The kid knows a few things about the all-ages scene too—he’s booked, worked at, and played shows since he was barely a teenager.
Growing up on the Eastside, he’s logged hundreds of hours as a volunteer at the Old Fire House. He’s also worked at the Vera Project and “pretty much every all ages place at least once or twice to get into shows for free.” His first band was called Haunted Lunch, and now he sings and plays keyboards for Little Party and the Bad Business. Currently, his three favorite songs are “Let Me Roll It” by Paul McCartney, “Grease 2” by Thee Oh Sees,” and “Get Down” by Cam’ron.
Also, one year on Thanksgiving he weighed himself before and after dinner to see how much weight he could gain in one meal. He got really sick from eating too much, but he is happy to report he gained an impressive eight pounds.
He’s been posting on Line Out for a couple months, since becoming the music intern here at the paper—he reviewed the Leslie and the LY’s show here and wrote about Everclear here—now, you can read him every week in The Stranger.
I was huddled outside of the bar’s window with a couple of my fellow under-21 friends to see the Ohsees. It’s obviously never the same watching a show through a pane of glass, but the band played brilliant sets the past two times they were in town, especially at Gallery 1412, and I thought it would be worth it. In between one of their songs, which I could hardly hear anyway, Ohsees singer John Dwyer (formerly of Pink and Brown and Coachwhips) turned around, looked at the pack of dorks behind him at the window, and announced to the bar in an affected drawl, “LOOK AT ALL THE LITTLE 15-YEAR-OLDS!”