Show Preview: BBS Holiday Party – Friday, Dec. 18th @ the Blue Moon

Lesli Wood, Ben Harwood & Gabe Mintz will perform tomorrow for Back Beat Seattle’s second show. Mintz will be joined by Geoff Stanfield and Head Like a Kite‘s Trent Moorman. We’ve received some wonderful support from Seattle Weekly‘s Rocket Queen, who interviewed Ben & Lesli, and Sara Brickner, who listed our show as one of the recommended shows of the week:

Backbeat Seattle Holiday Party ~ Friday, December 18

It’s always interesting to take rockers out of the band from whence they came and plop them onstage without any of the accoutrements that generally define their sound. When you peel the layers of sound away from a heavy rock song, it can become something so unlike the fleshed-out original that you might not recognize it. Especially in Lesli Wood’s case; the lyrics she writes tend to be as incendiary as her instrumentals, and she sings ’em pretty damn fast, so it’ll be interesting to see if she’ll slow things down for this solo set. Same for Ben Harwood, formerly the bassist in now-defunct rock band Iceage Cobra. Harwood’s moved on to a brand-new bluesy, garage-rock project called Hobosexual, in which he plays the guitar; it’s safe to assume he’ll be wielding that axe tonight to try out some new material. Gabe Mintz, who regularly performs alone, opens. Blue Moon Tavern, 712 N.E. 45th St. 633-6267. 10 p.m. $5. SARA BRICKNER

Also thank you to Sound on the Sound, the Stranger, KEXP Three Imaginary Girls (Chris Burlingame with a highlight) for including us in their show listings and thank you to the Blue Moon for hosting the show!

thank you Amelia for the truly awesome poster


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