Photos: Double Dose of Ben Baier @ the Fremont Fair

I love both of Ben Baier’s bands – H is for Hellgate and We Wrote The Book On Connectors – and was more than willing to take on the Fremont Fair crowds to see him/them two days in a row. H is for Hellgate always stuns, and I was especially drawn to a new song they debuted at the fair. Check them out next at Artopia 6/27.

On Sunday, We Wrote The Book On Connectors played the same stage Hellgate rocked on Saturday. No matter how many times I see WE, there seems to be a new song or two at every show to stand alongside established favorites.

Looks like Ben has another busy week coming up – WE also plays Artopia 6/27. And! Be sure to save 7/17 for WE prom night at The Croc.


Friday: Hot Dog Blessing @ The BottleNeck Lounge with Gina Bling

Before the parades to take place on Saturday and Sunday you can party with Gina Bling of Team Gina at The BottleNeck Lounge for the third annual traditional hot dog blessing.

Friday, June 26th @ 10 pm
The Bottleneck Lounge 2328 E. Madison St. (between John and 23rd on Capitol Hill)
no cover
21+ (sorry kids)

I am not sure what will happen exactly but here’s Henry the hot dog being blessed:


The Moondoggies Did Not Play The Blue Moon Friday Night

Oh wait, yes they did. A happy crowd packed into the Blue Moon Friday for a terrific surprise set by local favorites The Moondoggies. I had a great night – hanging out with friends while listening to some of Seattle’s best live music and reading aloud the porn being edited into a romance novel (look around – it’s probably still there).

Abbey sings along with The Moondoggies.


Shows I’ll Attempt This Week

Monday: Feral Children @ The Crocodile

Feral Children’s recent Neumos show left me wanting to hear all that new music again, and any opportunity to see FC in a venue with a worthy sound system should be grabbed.

Tuesday: Cursive @ Neumos

I’m probably kidding myself about this one – I’d like to go, but work comes early the next morning. We’ll see.

Wednesday: What What Now @ High Dive

I love What What Now so very much. Have you seen them? Do. See them at the High Dive this Wednesday, our Blue Moon showcase August 14th, and every other chance you get.

Thursday: Head Like a Kite studio recording

This is going to be a blast and I’ll have photos and a full report after.

Friday: Thunderbird Motel @ Blue Moon

A perfectly matched venue/band. Come to this show.

Saturday: Gozer @ Blue Moon

Great lineup – Bad Love Sessions, The Seattle Supersonics, The Hot Kicks and Gozer. See you there!


What do you have going on this week? Take pics and throw them in our photo pool!


Show Previews: We Wrote @ Fremont Fair & Cut Off Your Hands @ Vera Project

Sunday, June 21st has some great afternoon/early evening shows. First you can catch We Wrote the Book on Connectors at the Fremont Fair. They go on at 5:00 pm at the Waterfront Stage. I recently took photos of them at the Blue Moon and at the High Dive.

photo by Dagmar

And then you can check out New Zealand’s Cut Off Your Hands when they play the Vera Project. The Lost Episode and Thee Emergency open at 7:30 pm. Here’s Cut Off Your Hands’ video for Oh Girl: