2020, off to a strong start! This February I hope you have someone/something/a bottle to snuggle up to on the 14th. The thing that brings me the most comfort is listening to OutKast’s “Happy Valentine’s Day” on repeat.
Another comfort you can take advantage of this Hallmark Holiday season is the promise of Wednesdays at 10pm. That’s right lovers, Love Potion no. 69 continues to aurally stimulate the Seattle (and online) airwaves Wednesdays at 10pm on SPACE 101.1FM.
Louden Wainwright III
February 5th, 2020
Louden Wainwright III sits atop a colossal genealogical throne of artistic excellence. He is the brother of folk singer Sloan Wainwright, the father of Martha, Lucy, and, according to Spotify, my “artist of the decade”, Rufus Wainwright, and is also the widow of Canadian folk artist Kate McGarrigle. The folk traditions of lower Manhattan effortlessly unfurl from this much-beloved wordsmith. The acoustics and grandiose architecture of Benaroya will return Louden’s honest call with perfect timbre.
FFO Leonard Cohen, Harry Nilsson, Michael Hurley
Northwest Thrash Contingent
February 7th, 2020
The Plaid Pig (Tacoma)
Different people have different face sizes, shapes, colors, etc. and we here at SSG love and respect those small differences. Another thing we here at SSG love and respect is the face-melting brutality of this year’s Northwest Thrash Contingent that is sure to blur the borders of all faces in attendance that night. Oxygen Destroyer will destroy you, KÖMMAND will command you, Toxic Reign will reign toxicity down upon your mortal skin, etc. etc. The more faces, the merrier, folx.
FFO Coffin Rot, Mortal Wound, Slutvomit
Lavender Country // Soft Butch
February 15th, 2020
Lavender Country is considered to be the first openly gay country act and they’re from right here in Seattle! Outspoken, loud-mouthed, and not concerned with what the straight, cis, white man has to say about really anything, Lavender Country is here to cure the “common disease” of the heterosexual. Writing and performing country-protest songs since the early 70s L.C. is a beacon that should not only be honored by the LGBTQ community but should also be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
FFO Michael Hurley, Orville Peck, the gays
February 19th, 2020
The unique ability to manipulate and design soundscapes at will is a gift not granted to but a few and one of them happens to be Terry Riley. Having been an influential composer of minimalist and avant-garde music since the late 1960s, Riley is no novice when capturing moods or feelings. Having seen Terry Riley and his son Gyan perform in Berlin’s famed Funkhaus, I can attest to the subtle, repetitious powers Riley can bend in any direction he may choose. And how are you trying to deny the gravity of someone who sessioned with founding members of the Velvets and inspired “All Tomorrow’s Parties”?
FFO Steve Reich, Moondog, Philip Glass
February 21st, 2020
Not that these OG rappers need an introduction from me but here we are. Signed by Eazy-E in the early 90s, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is considered by many as one of the most influential hip-hop/rap groups of all time. I wouldn’t fuck with a crew that’s recorded with 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., AND Eazy-E… Bring a blunt but leave the gat at home.
FFO OG West Coast Rap
TERROR // The Warriors // Creeping Death // Dare
February 25th, 2020
LA is notorious for producing some of the meanest, heaviest hardcore music in the world and TERROR is no exception. Coming from a long lineage of hxc, TERROR’s lead singer, Scott Vogel doesn’t have a problem with lighting a pit on fire, watching it burn over the course of the show, and leaving it smoldering behind him. Hopefully, this show is packed out enough so there aren’t any slam dancers…
FFO Madball, 25 Ta Life, Sick Of It All
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