How To Get Your Band Banned from The Blue Moon The Abodox Way

I was at the Blue Moon last night for Diminished Men and Wah Wah Exit Wound, and left before The Abodox played their set. I assume what happened after the show means I won’t get a second chance to see them on one of my favorite stages, and that’s fine by me. Here’s how Blue Moon’s JJ recounts the stupidity to Line Out’s Dave Segal:

Thanks again for coming down. It was a five star show. However, something happened afterwards that soured the experience for all involved.

You probably noticed the painting behind the stage, the one with all the beer cans. It was done by our bartender Mary McIntyre:

So I noticed the Abadox drummer admiring the painting during load-in. It’s a frequent occurrence, given the nature of the artwork.

While the band is loading out, I notice their drummer trying to smuggle something out the door behind their amps. Turns out it was the very same painting. I busted him on the spot and got nothing but a bunch of smart-ass conjecture. He told one of our regulars that he loved the painting and, since no one else could possibly appreciate its majesty, he decided to liberate it.

He put his time into it — the painting was secured to the wall via a mounting. His unleashing involved unscrewing the painting from the wall. This was not a drunken grab. It was a painstaking labor. I admit that I was not paying attention to the stage at the time, but it’s rare that a band tries to steal from us. We run a good ship.

When accosted outside, I was met with nothing but a smart-ass attitude. “Yeah, I tried to steal your painting and I got caught,” he said. “I don’t know what the big deal is.”

The other band members weren’t much help. I gave them the benefit of the doubt — they didn’t steal anything — but surely they must have been aware of their drummer’s doings. And the more I and some of our regulars laid into him about it, the more flip and sarcastic he became. It took a lot of resistance to not make things physical, especially as the harangues kept on coming. He just plastered on a shit eating grin on his face and continued to flaunt his transgression.

What sucks is that he ruined an otherwise fantastic night of music. What sucks even more is that I paid the band before one of the members decided to go all jackass on us.

When I told him word would be getting out about this, he smiled even bigger and said to yes, by all means, let people know what he did. So here you go.



Going to The West Seattle Summer Fest? (Mudhoney!)

I’m heading out to this year’s West Seattle Summer Festival Friday after work mainly for Mudhoney, though the rest of the evening’s lineup, including Mark Pickerel & His Praying Hands and Black Panties is certainly worth the trip. The festivities and music continue Saturday and Sunday.

I haven’t seen Mudhoney in nearly a year, since they (or No Age – who were amazing) over-rocked KEXP‘s parking lot PA system. I shouldn’t blame the bands as I don’t know what actually happened – mid-way through Mudhoney’s set, a horrible melting-plastic smell overtook those of us at the stage and the sound cut out. I fled before the situation was remedied and Mudhoney finished their set.

Are you heading out to the festival? Taking pix? Throw them in the Backbeat Seattle photo pool!


Love Truckasauras? Behold Blogasauras!

Here’s what the Truck gents have to say for themselves:

“The Launch of Blogasauras Pisses off Legions of Truckasauras Fans, Now have proof of bands dorkiness” – Seattle, Wa


Thats right Truckasauras has finally made it legit and have totally sold out. In partnership with some very unsavory characters (Hondurans I think….), Truckasauras are now in the process of making moves to take over the trafficking of “Cool”, “Hip”, and “Underground” in the Pacific NW. While some may mistakenly say “The world needs another fucking band blog like I need a nice cup of tea at Sassy’s (what up my PDX peeps!!!)” that is not completely the case here. You see Blogasauras is here as a service  to the people. People who truly need to know about vintage slasher movie soundtracks, the latest shark sightings, if breakin’ really is a memory, studio sessions, sticky and/or icky, occasional real rap shit, The Mighty DEF SOW, info about the band, Matt McConaughey, whether it’s c/v or midi, oversized tires, liquor (I barely knew her), the sounds of Perez Prado, and all kinds of other random shit. These fools actually believe that the world is ready to read about their shitty exploits all over South Central Capitol Hill and other hipstered out ghettoes around the world, Boh!!!

Per Blogasauras, you can next experience Truckasauras live at the Capitol Hill Block Party on 7/24 @ 7:45 @ Neumos. I took the photos below at a variety of Truck shows and can’t wait to see them again.


Show Preview: The Jim Rose Circus & Super Geek League – 7/8 @ Showbox

Super Geek League will appear with the Jim Rose Circus tomorrow, July 8th at the Showbox Market. I haven’t seen this band yet but I received their CD, A Magic Castle Land, and actually love it. It’s really weird and unpredictable.

photo courtesy of Super Geek League’s myspace

And Jim Rose: I really hope I don’t faint and/or throw up during any or all stunts.

photo courtesy of

$15.00 ADV-$18.00 DOS


Show Preview: Paper Bird @ Chop Suey, July 8th

Denver’s Paper Bird is playing Chop Suey on Wednesday, July 8th. I think their vocals are really pretty – I have been listening to Lullaby recently and I am betting the band’s live show will be something different for the Capitol Hill area of Seattle. I’ve been listening to and seeing a lot of bands lately with female vocalists and it’s refreshing to focus on.
21+, $8