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Joey Ramone listened to the Shangri-Las. Often.

Posted by Adam Bernstein | July 28, 2008 7:11 PM

they played the funhouse 2 months ago.

Posted by mike | July 28, 2008 7:20 PM

Well, shit. Forget the timing, then.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 28, 2008 7:35 PM

The Funhouse show ruled. They rock and are super cute.

Posted by Jeff | July 28, 2008 9:29 PM

Geez, don't you guys read the Portland Mercury?

Posted by Jason | July 28, 2008 11:16 PM

Josh Feit and I listen to the Shangri-Las religiously. I bet Schmader can whistle several of their tunes, too. "Past Present And Future" and "Dressed In Black" are classic.

Posted by Kurt B. Reighley | July 29, 2008 9:38 AM

Yeah, sucks you missed that show at the Funhouse Eric. I saw them in Portland on that tour, and then again in NYC a week ago while on vacation, and they really are something special. And Jason is right...I've been nerding out on them a little too much down at the Merc.

This upcoming tour isn't hitting the west coast, but they assured me they'll be back in winter.

Posted by Rob. | July 29, 2008 9:57 AM

Dang. Outed for missing a good show and not keeping up on our sister blog's going ons. Burn.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 29, 2008 10:13 AM

yeah, grandy. my dude rob has been geeking about them a ton over at the merc. in addition to sharing his geekery, i've literally listened to this vivian girls AT LEAST twice a day since last month. and despite having only first heard them a month ago, they're currently number ten on my all-time most-listened-to artists on my page.


Posted by douglas martin | July 29, 2008 2:10 PM

Not only were they here, but I wrote up the show for the paper.

Zing! That's a real burner.

Posted by Ari Spool | July 29, 2008 2:48 PM

Burn on. This might surprise you all, but I'm kind of inundated in music, and I read and promptly forget the entire Stranger music about four times by the time it hits the streets. I can barely even remember who played Block Party. Now, where's my scotch?

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 29, 2008 3:12 PM

Eric, get a bicycle and a bus pass. You will be amazed to learn that music happens outside the Pike/Pine corridor.

Next thing you know you're in Ballard on a Sunday night watching King Khan and the Shrines or at the Funhouse on a Sunday hearing the Vivian Girls.

Right Ari?

Posted by Jeff | July 29, 2008 4:00 PM

i personally am not gloating, just welcoming you to the fold. vivian girls should rightfully become a big deal, because they've got a great sound. it amazes me that this whole "no-wave girl-group" thing didn't get thought of sooner.

Posted by douglas martin | July 29, 2008 4:03 PM

Wow, Jeff, you've really turned me around on this whole issue.

If you check Line Out, the only live show review not about Capitol Hill Block Party posted in the last 4 days was written by me, about a show that happened in Fremont. I've even ridden my bike there before.

Posted by Eric Grandy | July 29, 2008 4:50 PM

holy crap. can we say new favorite band?

Posted by alan | July 29, 2008 5:38 PM

Yeah. I have that record. Shit is awesome. In the Red is about to re release it. I saw them play. They have a new drummer. the old one use to be in Crystal Stilts (who are also awesome). Any more Ecstatic Peace records.

Posted by Thurstom Moore | August 3, 2008 2:21 PM

OOOPS. I meant...the pld drummer is still IN CRYSTAL STILTS. Still awesome.

Posted by Thurston Moore | August 3, 2008 2:22 PM

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