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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Murder City Re-reunion

posted by on July 2 at 16:56 PM


This one completely confirmed, for Portland’s MusicFestNW, which goes head to head with happens around the same time as Seattle’s own Bumbershoot, and which is apparently some kind of music festival that happens in the Northwest.

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they should play saturday night july 5th at the renedezvous. approximatley 10:00pm. for five dollars. and its 21 and over.

Posted by mmmmmmmm | July 2, 2008 6:10 PM


Posted by bunnypuncher | July 2, 2008 6:57 PM

By head to head do you mean they are happening at the same time? Because they aren't. MusicFest NW starts on Sept 3rd. If you meant back to back....then yeah. Or do head to head and back to back mean the same thing?? What about toe to toe? Argh! Do they all mean the same??

Posted by starbird | July 2, 2008 9:37 PM

"which is apparently some kind of music festival that happens in the Northwest."

Nice snark job, there, brother. But did you notice that MFNW lineup blows all the upcoming Seattle stuff out of the water?

But ... oh yeah ... MFNW is put on by a competitor of The Merc, so crank up the snark, right?

The Stranger: Snark Before Journalism

Posted by pat | July 2, 2008 9:53 PM

Not only MCD, but Monotonix, Fucked Up, Steel Pole Bath Tub, Seaweed, Pierced Arrows, Poison Idea and more... it easily tops the Capitol Hill Strangerfest and Bumbershoot for those that like the rock.

Posted by dan10things | July 2, 2008 11:00 PM

Nobody likes rock Dan, everyone loves the fuck out of midi-sequencers and arppegiators.

Get that through your thick fucking skull asshole.

Neon shirts too. American Apparel has em in 3 packs.

Posted by I'm a Nuclear Bomb | July 3, 2008 12:09 AM

@3: Got the dates mixed up. Fixed.

@4: I was just riffing on the none-too-inventive name. Have a colonic.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 3, 2008 12:27 AM

@7: The festival has had the same name for 8 years, the time to make fun of it passed many years ago. Capitol Hill Block Party however is far more inventive, huh? The question on my mind is how does Portland's version of the Seattle Weekly (the more corporate and boring weekly paper) manage to book better bands than most of the other local festivals this summer. And is it too late to book Murder City Devils for the Block Party?

Posted by PortlandRocks | July 3, 2008 8:53 AM

Actually, the Capitol Hill Block Party already has had the reunited MCD in 2006. Their first show since their 2001 break-up. And Austin even had them before PDX. Suck on that!!

(man, should I have even gotten involved? I actually like PDX and am going to that MCD show.)

Posted by Scottie Yahtzee | July 3, 2008 11:10 AM

good line-up, great price, lame shame in that...just the truth. No need to get pissy about it or make this into something it isn't. Nowhere in this article did I see, or see it implied, that it's a "seattle vs Portland" thing.

Posted by Who Give's a Shit | July 3, 2008 11:40 AM

MCD did already play the Block Party and it was great. Can't wait to see them in Portland. And there is a lot of rock happening in Portland, so if you're over 40 and like bands from the 90's it's the place to be for sure. If you like new young rock, hip hop, and more diverse music, Seattle is definitely the happening place. I like both, so it'll be fun to visit that little town down south - mostly half assed venues (except for Doug Fir), but cheaper drinks, and lovely strip bars. And if that Portland fest keeps booking Seattle bands to headline it will end up being pretty great.

Posted by Frank | July 3, 2008 12:25 PM

why do they bother calling it a reunion show if they play ever year or so... come on...

Posted by bp | July 3, 2008 2:12 PM

Frank, you seemed confused-
Poison Idea and SPBT = from the '80s
MCD and Seaweed = from the '90s
Monotonix, Fucked Up & Pierced Arrows =
newer bands

Only one of those bands = from Seattle

Posted by - | July 3, 2008 3:00 PM

am i the only one who's shitting their pants for the Steel Pole Bath Tub reunion? damn assholes never played an all ages show in seattle when they were an active band, and now at 30 i'm finally getting my chance to see em. can't wait.

Posted by brian cook | July 4, 2008 2:09 PM

I'm sure no one else will care, but Brian, Steel Pole Bath Tub did play an all-ages show in Seattle. It was at Washington Hall with Jesters of Chaos and Coffin Break. Probably in 1989, I have the flyer and it says Septmber 8th, but no year. I didn't know who they were at the time and was outside drinking. They opened with their fucked up version of "Paranoid" that's on their "Butterfly Love" album. I heard them kicking it down and to run inside to check them out, they were awesome.

Posted by dan10things | July 9, 2008 3:13 PM

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