Emily Nokes and I made it to the Funhouse extra late last night, after stopping by Grim's to eat steak. Well, I ate steak, she had grilled cheese and tomato soup. We'd looked up the menu on our phones before we left the house. The Google snippet reads, "Stream Punk Meets Silent Hill in Seattle's Capitol Hill newest social networking candle lit bar..." We talked for a bit about what "stream punk" might be. She suggested metal fish wading through water, I imagined the water to be lamp oil. I had planned to get the French Dip, alas they were out when we arrived.
Fullerton, CA's Audacity was playing when we arrived, the second to last band of the night. Any of the members didn't look to be a day over 22, but they play like seasoned veterinarians. At the end of the night Emily started talking to the singer, who revealed under his stage clothes that he was wearing a Sublime shirt. I asked him if he was a date rapist and he said something funny in return that I don't remember. Wheels Capponi said that the singer was born in 1990. Wikipedia calls 1990 "...a common year that started on a Monday."
King Tuff played last. King Tuff is really solid garage rock. Really good songs. Solid guitar leads. Three guitar players (Audacity is the backing band of one guy who is King Tuff). But you know garage rock, it might be getting kind of boring. You already know where the chord progressions are going to go. You can just tell. But they make you feel good anyway, your legs are moving. I like to punch myself in the stomach when I dance. The band wore executioner's masks as they played. A guy with a plastic axe stood motionless behind the drummer for the entire show. They didn't play any Misfits covers. As we were walking to the car Emily remarked, "God, what I wouldn't give for a band that plays house music every once in a while." I have to agree. Can't somebody with a Synsonics drum machine and an electric guitar start a band soon? Sing songs about going to the dentist. I'm not even joking. Wait, don't listen to me, I eat steak and look up menus on my phone. I'm totally out of touch over here.