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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Can a Terrifying Genesis Video Cure a Hangover?

Posted by on Wed, Feb 19, 2014 at 5:09 PM

I am so incredibly hungover today that I don't remember what it was like when my body felt normal. Thankfully, I can always count on the super creepy "Land of Confusion" Genesis video to cheer me up. How much do you think this thing cost to make? Is there anything more terrifying than the Phil Collins puppet?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tonight: Chop Suey's Twin Dragon Lounge Soft Opening

Posted by on Tue, Feb 18, 2014 at 3:59 PM

Chop Suey is reinventing it's front bar, and invites you to explore it's new Twin Dragon Lounge, tonight from 6-10 pm, featuring a new "black light" style mural by local painter and artist Debbie Faas, who says:

This is a large, duel image painting I made for Chop Suey, using invisible luminescent paints. The possibilities for this medium are limitless.

  • Debbie Faas

You can contact the artist for paintings and mural work at

Chop Suey, 1325 E Madison Street, FREE, 6-10 pm, 21+

Monday, February 3, 2014

Funtime Photos from Super Bowl XLVIII at 95 Slide

Posted by on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 11:06 AM

Click the photo to see more!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Oh My Goth! The Fenix is Re-Opening! NYE '13

Posted by on Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:48 PM

Whaddya think about this news, you good people of Lineout?


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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Some Local Gay Satanists Really Don't Like Mars Hill Church

Posted by on Wed, Nov 27, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Forget Twitter, I think some guy who works at Pony (with a really big fat gay cock!) wants to tell you something with these posters, Mark Driscoll...


Monday, October 28, 2013

Fleetwood's in Maui

Posted by on Mon, Oct 28, 2013 at 2:04 PM


Last week, I was in Maui walking around and stopped short in front of a sign for a restaurant called Fleetwoods, featuring the pony-tailed little figure of Mick Fleetwood from the cover of Rumours. Upon further investigation, I realized that Mick Fleetwood had opened a restaurant on Maui that is basically like an Olive Garden (family friendly, servers with earpieces) except it has his Fleetwood Mac shit everywhere; photos and golden records all over the walls, a 14-piece drum kit propped up in the center of the restaurant.

Suckered in by my love of Fleetwood Mac, I ordered a $14 craft cocktail and chatted with my server about how Mick opened it last year and frequents the spot when he's on tour. I asked if he was around, and she explained that they were on tour, "I guess they are still pretty good live," she explained. Everyone was wearing little vests, ponytails and collared shirts in the style of him on the Rumours cover.

As the night went on, I got in a fight with my drinking companion about Fleetwood Mac, realizing once again that, like many others, she refuses to acknowledge the beauty of FM before Lindsey Buckingham/Stevie Nicks joined the band... and that's when I realized that when people say they like Fleetwood Mac, they actually only like Rumours. Not even Tusk! Not even Bare Trees!! And Christine McVie is often totally overlooked! We finished up drinking up the novelty of looking at rock memorabilia and I went home to revisit the amazingness of early- and mid-period Mac, in particular this Bob Welch (RIP) penned classic from Bare Trees.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Fundraiser For the Cha Cha's "Biggie Al" (With Bands!)

Posted by on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Al Lenderink, sweet gentleman and long-time employee of the Cha Cha Lounge, was struck by a car while riding his bike recently. Because he's unable to work, and medical bills are mounting, Cafe Pettirosso threw him a benefit last night... WITH BANDS! Super excellent local bands! More photos after jump. (And dearest
Fuzzy Cloaks it sucked that I arrived late and missed your set. Dag!)

Junior high Biggie Al liked to eat dinners!
  • Kelly O
  • Junior high Biggie Al liked to eat dinners!

More photos... Keep reading!

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Funny / Not Funny: MusTARD?

Posted by on Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I, Kelly O, am *not* responsible for this childish-ness. I only shot the photo.
  • Kelly O
  • I, Kelly O, am *not* responsible for this. Photo'd only, at Linda's Tavern.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Doug Nufer, Wally Shoup, and Bill Horist at Barça

Posted by on Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 4:01 PM

This very interesting free event combines the poetry of Seattle's favorite wine merchant, Doug Nufer, and the sounds of two accomplished jazz musicians, Bill Horist (on the guitar) and Wally Shoup (on the sax). Because I do not have a nifty crystal ball nearby, I cannot tell you how this collaboration/experiment will end, but I do for sure like all of its elements—the poet, the jazz, and the bar. I also know that the performance will center on Nufer's Lounge Acts, a chapbook to be released in the near future by Insert Blanc Press.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Drunk of the Week: The Ron Jeremy Nipple Slip Edition

Posted by on Fri, May 3, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Were you one of the unfortunate people who missed Ron Jeremy at Linda's Tavern last Friday? I didn't really drink much of his spiced rum but HE was a total sweetheart—even though he didn't seem to smile very much. Lots of people gave up on autographed t-shirts, and just started getting autographed boobies.

Here are a few of the photos—including a classic (oops!) almost-nipple-slip by yours truly...

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Is "Irish Car Bomb" a Terrible Name For a Drink?

Posted by on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 3:20 PM

More here, at Drunk of the Week. And this, from IrishCentral.Com:

An IRA victim’s group, Fair, has criticized the selling of the cocktail claiming the suffering of bomb attack victims, who have been maimed or killed, should not be celebrated in such a way.

"I would have expected Americans, of all people, to behave more sensitively and responsibly. How would they like it if we developed the Al-Qaeda car bomb, the Twin Towers cocktail, or the 9/11 ice-cream sundae?"

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patty's Day At The Alki Tavern

Posted by on Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Did you know the Alki Tavern, West Seattle's "10 Cent Bar With The Million Dollar View," is closing it's doors forever this Sunday, March 17th? It's true. And if you ask me, IT SUCKS. Read more, in Drunk of the Week.

Sunday, on their last day, however, they promised me they were going out with some thunder. If you don't wanna be stuck with a bunch of wannabe-Irish dum-dums, at some dum-dum wannabe Irish bar, the Alki has pulllll-lenty of beer. I hear they're serving corned beef and cabbage too.

This *actual* Irish dum-dum will be there. R.I.P Alki Tavern. You were one of
the best dive bars this city ever had.

More photos of the Alki, after the jump...

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Would You Drink a $3.50 Martini at Von's?

Posted by on Thu, Jan 17, 2013 at 1:53 PM

Click this photo, to read this week's Drunk of the Week. Also, I think Von's, downtown at Pike and 6th, gets a bad rap. Whaddya YOU think? Survey below!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Where You Gonna Watch The Seahawks This Sunday?

Posted by on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Dooooodes! Seahawks ARE going to the Superbowl! Well, at least math-head, super-statistics-brainiac Nate Silver says they are. So where are you gonna watch the next big game this upcoming Sunday? Inquiring minds (mine!) want to know.

DRUNKS OF THE WEEK! sea-HAWKS, sea-HAWKS (at Auto Battery)
  • Kelly O
  • DRUNKS OF THE WEEK! sea-HAWKS, sea-HAWKS (at Auto Battery)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Is The Lava Lounge Closing?!?

Posted by on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I just read a rumor on Facebook, that it's closing at the end of the month. Someone say it ain't so! I love the Lava! Especially Sylvia the bartender....
aw, and where will I play Miss Pac Man?!?

  • Michael Kelly

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We Heart The Funhouse

Posted by on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

A lovely lady named Dre, carved this into a pumpkin last night:

We [Heart] Funhole

For years, we've called the Funhouse the "Fun-Hole". I can't believe tomorrow is the club's last night ever. At least on 5th Avenue. Go pay your respects.

Halloween/Closing night Party: Glenn Or Glennda? (Misfits Covers) with Poop Attack, Hollow Points, Last Gasp, and the Downstrokes, 8 pm, $8

And from booker Brian Foss:

All the bands playing on 10/31, our Halloween and last show ever, have at least one Funhouse employee in the band. If we gotta go, then we're going out as a family.

PUNK-kin, left, I hate condos. PUNK-kin, right, I will always love the Funhole
  • Kelly O
  • PUNK-kin, left, "I hate condos." PUNK-kin, right, "I will always love the Funhole"

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Q Nightclub: Sneak Preview

Posted by on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Funktion-One speakers
  • Kelly O
  • Funktion-One speakers

First thing (not really) you need to know about Q: Drag queens will have their own designated bathroom. Second thing you need to know about Q: It will have a haze machine rather than one that spews smoke. Therefore you can get cool atmospheric treatment without the horrible odor and lung irritation. Thank you, Q brain trust.

Q club co-owner Scott Smith gave media a 15-minute tour of his new venue this afternoon. The space, which is being designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, still needs a lot of work and during the tour, workers were diligently working toward finishing construction of this 750-capacity dance club, which officially opens Sat. Sept. 8 with DJs Quentin Harris and Little Rock on the decks.

As you enter Q, you walk down a long corridor before countenancing the 1300 square foot main dance floor, which has an odd, curvaceous shape to it. There will be elevated spots on which to shake moneymakers, and the Funktion One sound system, fitted with huge bass bins, promises to make said shaking easy to do. There are two DJ booths, both of which are inaccessible to trainspotters. SJ Lighting—which has illuminated huge dance fests like Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival—will be responsible for the lighting. One odd fact about this system is it can be controlled and/or troubleshooted (troubleshot?) remotely by smartphone.

More photos after the jump!

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Friday, August 10, 2012

The Funhouse Goes Out "As Family"

Posted by on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 1:16 PM

All the bands playing on 10/31, our Halloween and last show ever, have at least one Funhouse employee in the band. If we gotta go, then we're going out as a family.

The Funhouse closes 10/31/12.

Halloween/Closing night Party : Glenn Or Glennda? (Misfits Covers) with Poop Attack, Hollow Points, Last Gasp, and the Downstrokes, 8 pm, $8

Monday, August 6, 2012

Booze News You Can Use: New Cocktails @ The Highline

Posted by on Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Joe "Grindo" Axler has taken over the job of building and crafting the liquor infusions at the Highline.

"Tonight! We have started doing two special infusions with the coming of each season. Tonight will be the unveiling of two limited summer infusions: Mango Cilantro Tequila, and Apple Raspberry Cinnamon Vodka.

Special cocktails include a Mango Cilantro Margarita and the [still unnamed] Apple Raspberry Cinnamon Vodka, with muddled limes, sugar, soda, and garnished with a cinnamon/sugar candied orange peel. These will be available tonight at 8 pm. Tonight also has a late night happy hour, starting directly after trivia at 10 pm, so you can try one of these cocktails at a happy hour price."

Maybe they should call the apple drink "The Samothrace!" Or "The Broken..." oh, nevermind.

Grindo: Drummer, Breaker of Things, and Liquor Infuser
  • Kelly O
  • Grindo: Drummer, Breaker of Things, and Liquor Infuser

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