You may have noticed that Spin The Black Circle was missing in
action the last few days. Well, unfortunately, there were some
issues with servers over at the Sun that caused a temporary problem
with my access to STBC. But now everything is fixed and all is
well, so here’s some news about Neil Young’s upcoming Everett show
that you may or may not already know.
The legendary Neil Young will perform at Comcast Arena in
Everett on Oct. 21. Local boys Death Cab For Cutie were scheduled
to open for Mr. Young, but
according to Pitchfork the Everett show is the
one show on the half of the tour that has Death Cab for support
where DCFC is not opening.
That begs the question: Who is opening for Neil
Tickets for the show range between $45 and $250 so you know the
opener has to be pretty good, or at least be somewhat of a big
name, to merit ticket prices that high.
Wilco is opening for Neil Young on the second half of the tour,
so maybe it is Wilco. Or, maybe it is some local band that has
close ties to Neil Young. A band that considers Neil Young to be
their rock ‘n’ roll uncle. A fairly large band that has played a
few shows this year but hasn’t played any Northwest shows in 2008.
What band could that be?
If I had to guess, and this is based on no inside information
whatsoever, I would guess Pearl Jam.
But like I said, I have no inside info on this so this should be
considered strictly a rumor.
Local alt-rock mainstay 1077 The End is
hosting a Fourth of July part over at its beach house on Alki Beach
and it is free.
The fun begins at 5 p.m. with a performance by The Saturday Knights, the
party hip-hop band that released the ultimate soundtrack to a
summer in Seattle, also know as their debut album “Mingle,” last
Also on the beach house bill are local indie stars The Long Winters. The John
Roderick fronted band is expected to perform new material from its
upcoming album. The band, which is on Barsuk Records (former home
to former Bremerton resident Ben Gibbard’s band Death Cab For
Cutie), is also performing at the Showbox at the Market on July
You can get all the details about The End’s Fourth of July event
If you’re up for a little road trip in September, the Kurt Cobain Memorial
Committee has announced part of the lineup for its second
annual Kurt Cobain memorial concert.
This year the concert will feature the scary kids of Schoolyard
Heroes and the lovable geeks of Harvey Danger. Both are fixtures in
the Seattle music scene and should put on great sets to honor
The concert is being used to raise money for a park and youth
center in Cobain’s name. Currently the only real acknowledgment of
Cobain in the Aberdeen area is the city’s welcome sign, which reads
“come as you are.”
The concert is scheduled for Sept. 13 and will take place in
Hoquiam at the 7th St. Theatre. Tickets cost $20. You can
read more about the show here.