Holy wow – what a night. Since I’ve seen them nearly a dozen times each, I was fully prepared for The Whore Moans’ and Thee Emergency’s undeniable awesomeness. Certainly both are among Seattle’s finest bands, but the buzz in the room was all about Hopscotchboys. I may have been the only one in the 75-year-old Blue Moon who hadn’t seen them before and was assured by many that their incredible set last night was tame in comparison to most.
Sound on the Sound is one of the few sources for new-to-me music that I blindly trust. They’ve turned me on to more bands I adore than I can count and were so adamant about Hopscotchboys that again I didn’t bother with a pre-listen. Hopscotchboys delivered well beyond the hype and since this was a reunion show, I’m lucky to have been there for an amazingly fun set by a beloved defunct band.
High Class Wreckage kicked off the night and a lesser opening band would have been immediately forgotten in a lineup of this caliber, but I heard well-deserved praise tossed around the audience throughout the rest of the night.
Sound on the Sound hosts another bash celebrating the Blue Moon’s history this Saturday and again they’ve booked a great lineup including A Gun That Shoots Knives, We Wrote The Book On Connectors and Junkface.
Here are my favorite photos from last night. See more in and add yours to our flickr pool here.
The Whore Moans
High Class Wreckage