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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Tonight at the Funhouse - Stranger Metal

posted by on April 3 at 11:33 AM

Normally I wouldn’t talk about a show my band was playing because it’s in bad form / conflict of interest / heinous / etc. but this is a special occasion. Tonight’s Funhouse show is also the first performance by fellow Stranger Aaron Edge’s new band Swearengen. Since there are two of us playing tonight I figure the conflicts cancel each other out, right? -1 x -1 = +metal show.


is the duo of Edge (Iamthethorn, Grievous) and drummer Rob Lovell (Spitting Teeth, Positively Negative). They just recorded a one song, 14 minute demo of heavy, brooding doom metal taking influence from bands like Yob, Engine Kid, Cavity, Sleep, Iceburn and Khanate. They sound as brutal as the murderous cocksucker from whom they got their name.

Also playing tonight are bar rock miscreants Thunderbird Motel. They sound, as their name would imply, like a dirty, semen crusted mattress. Making their way across the mountains from Spokane are another Neurosis/Sleep influenced metal act, Merrick Diaries. And these assholes are playing too. Should be a good time.

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Self-promotion lacks tact.

Posted by Shameless | April 3, 2008 12:28 PM

Indeed it does.

Posted by Jeff Kirby | April 3, 2008 12:45 PM

Fuck it. The Stranger needs more metal. If self-promotion is where is where it must start, then bring it.

However, your version of metal is perhaps a little different than mine. I had thought myself knowledgeable in the metallic arts but I've never hear of any of these bands mentioned in the second paragraph. Is this all hipster drone metal?

Regardless, good luck with the show and keep the True Metal alive in the Emerald City.

Posted by Curtain | April 3, 2008 1:44 PM

Speaking of self-promotion, looks like "these assholes" are playing the Blue Moon on May 15th, too.

Posted by Jason Josephes | April 3, 2008 2:47 PM

you referenced ENGINE KID. thats weird.

Posted by nipper | April 3, 2008 3:17 PM

I agree that the Stranger needs all the metal it can get, self-promotion or not. And it's not the Stranger's fault that Aaron's been in half of our good heavy bands in the past few years.

Posted by bunnypuncher | April 3, 2008 7:19 PM

What's weird about mentioning Engine Kid?

Posted by Yr Skull | April 3, 2008 8:35 PM

— We had such a blast playing tonight, thanx to Jeff and all involved with us being able to take the stage.

Engine Kid reference: One of my greatest influences, that's why it's mentioned. If you were able to see our set tonight, ya might have picked that up in our material.

Thanx again, great night!

Posted by Aaron Edge | April 4, 2008 2:14 AM

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