by Dave Segal
on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:30 AM
On March 14, Everyday Music started moving merchandise from its 10th Ave location next to Elliott Bay Book Company into a cavernous parking garage across the street. Progress has been swift, as it looks like all the fixtures and bins are in place and are getting filled with stock. As the sign says, if all goes well, EM will be back in business by the end of the week. Oh, happy day…
by Dave Segal
on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 10:53 AM
After a brief moment when its staff thought it would have to close, Everyday Music will be moving into the current Diamond Parking Service garage in March—directly across the street from the Capitol Hill record store's 10th Avenue location. According to store manager David Miranda, EM needs to be out of its current spot by March 13. Diamond’s landlord agreed to cover the costs that would upgrade the building to city standards, which enabled Everyday Music to afford to shift its operations there. I, for one, am breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Woman #1, eating a rice and bean bowl, no meat ($4.75) to Woman #2, eating nothing and reading the latest SGN: "You know, I don't care if it snows, I got tickets to THEESatisfaction tonight, and I'm going." Woman #2: "That's cool..." Woman #1: "I'm serious. They're AWE-SOME." Woman #2: "I SAID that's cool, and you should go."
I say they should both go to the show. I also say they should try the steaming hot chicken or pork pozole ($4) next time, with a side of grilled queso fresco ($1). But then again, it's really hard to change a vegetarian's mind.
All their "vinyls" are $1.99 each. WHAT A BARGIN!! Also...if you need a killer sound system, this power house of badassery is on offer at Lifelong Thrift, located at 11th and Union. Yeah, AM/FM, remote, DUAL cassette, "hi speed dubbing," Dolby™, AND "music library" cassette storage on the bottom rack.
Neumos owners Steven Severin, Jason Lajeunesse, and Mike Meckling are adding another bunker to their fortress of fun, music, and general debauchery, which already includes Neumos, the adjoined Moe Bar, and Fish Fry. The basement—formerly filled with junk from previous incarnations of the venue and a smaller VIP room—has been gutted, and construction is underway for the as-of-yet unnamed 21-and-over addition. Major structural changes to bring the space up to code will involve a dedicated entrance and stairway and downstairs bathrooms. They also plan to install major soundproofing between the new space and Neumos, as shows will take place in both venues simultaneously. "We're going to soundproof it like a bank vault," Severin says. "I told them I don't want to hear any bass, anything at all."
Severin says they plan on a art deco design with two bars, and the space will be versatile, able to host DJs and/or bands, or just stay open as a place to hang out. "We're going to be open seven nights a week," he says. "It will feel really cozy and comfortable. A place that will be nice for just chillin' and rocking out to bands or dancing. Lots of bands are going to be a better fit down there, and it's going to allow us to put on a LOT more local shows, which I'm really excited about." They'll eventually be hiring a dedicated talent buyer, but for now Severin and Lajeunesse will handle booking duties. Stay tuned to Line Out and we'll eventually get up some pictures of the buildout.
Also on sale now at the Capitol Hill Value Village.
Huh?! Eddie Rabbit has TWO Greatest Hits albums?!? AND was on Elektra?! I always hated Eddie Rabbit, seriously...and that his scruffy, furry, '70s post-hippie face is a, perhaps unknown to most contemporary hipsters, "contemporary hipster" fashion archetype...ugh. His music does, however, confirm that pop country, today's young country or whatever, has sucked for decades. Rabbit's only saving grace is he wrote one of my fave Elvis songs, "Kentucky Rain."
Prior to this, the only thing I knew about local band He Whose Ox Is Gored was that they had solid sticker placement. For months, I saw their bold band logo right at eye level above urinals all throughout the city. Turns out they fucking rule. Here's ten minutes of their set from Saturday. Props for rocking this hard at 2 p.m.
Grant was right. Fucked Up vocalist Damian Abraham seems like the nicest dude ever. After ripping the Danielson t-shirt off his back, he crowd-surfed, circle pitted and even climbed atop the Neumo's side-bar, all the while blessing the capacity crowd with his signature hardcore howl. After I filmed these three opening songs, the pit sucked me in and had it's way with me.