Also Tonight in Music: Guttermouth, Nicole Atkins, and morePosted by Gabriel Arguelles
The snottiest and often-times most offensive punks to come out of the Huntington, California punk scene will be at Seattle’s punkest club tonight. It’ll be so punk rock that the punk flux capacitor may implode and disintegrate each and every one of us as a result. The band’s first album, an combination of the EPs Puke and Balls was called Full Length and set record highs in terms of snotty, fast, and anarchic punk rock. Taking a clear influence of The Vandals and the Adolescents, speeding it up, and making it their own, Guttermouth managed to make a name for themselves. They toured the country and released albums tirelessly, even involving themselves with the first ever Vans Warped Tour in 1995. They’re Guttermouth. They’re one of the definitive punk bands of the 90s and they put on a killer live show. Check’em out.
Nicole Atkins, her crazy good looks (What? It’s true!), and her amazing pipes be at The Tractor tonight. The girl can sing. The girl can play, too. It’s all apparent on Mondo Amore.
There was a three year stretch between Mondo Amore and Neptune City, and in that time Atkins parted ways with her band, The Sea, her boyfriend, and Columbia Records. She signed with Razor & Tie, which strangely enough makes her label mates with Christian metalcorers Norma Jean. I smell a strange, strange collaboration in the works. Anyway, as a result of her separations from all those previous influences, Mondo Amore is a kind of break-up record. Where there was once a mostly 50′s and 60′s influence on her work with The Sea, there is now a harder edge, a more rockin’, sometimes more country sound. Overall, the entire thing is more energetic.
My Bloody Valentine is Shameless feat. Santiago & Bushido, 214, Mosaic, Kid Hops, Jen Woolfe, Recess, Levi Clark, Adlib, Joe Bellingham, Kadeejah Streets, Anton Bomb, Moist Towelette, Riff Raff, Blondzie and All My Friends are Dead @ Fred Wildlife Refuge | 02/12 | 9:00pm | $10 presale, $18 at the door
The 8th Annual “My Bloody Valentine is Shameless” party brings together two musical acts operating in different departments of the “electro” genre. Santiago and Bushido’s newest single, “Give Something”, crunches down on the same electro-house inspiration as their last collaboration with Colette, titled “Make Me Feel”. The duo mixes the more refined strains of Chicago house and tech-house that resonates every place, from underground warehouses to mega-sized Eurodance clubs. On the other hand, Seattle’s 214(pronounced “two fourteen”) favors a more retro-styled brand of electro– one punctuated with clapping high hats and heavy toms. Last month, he turned the Baltic Room’s dance floor booty-side up with a pair of sequencers and a hand from Ramadanman. The February 12th party includes support from Kadeejah Streets, Recess, and the whole Shameless crew. Come for the heart-shaped pinata smashing, and leave with a heartbreaker. All the proceeds from this event will benefit the Life Long Aids Alliance of Seattle.