Wednesday, December 26, 2007

BONKERS! @ RE-BAR 12/19/2007

Last week we went to check out Bonkers!, a biweekly showcase of Seattle based electronic music and other talent held at Re-bar in Belltown. We arrived, greeted some friends, and grabbed a couple of Elysian drafts. Our friend and resident technician, Mr. Zillion was priming the crowd with some fresh hot braindance while people mingled and drank. Beers were cheap and the mood was light and unpretentious. By the time Kris Moon began dropping beats, the dance floor was crowded leaving virtually every chair empty and all booties in the house shaking.

Next Bonkers! night is Wednesday January 9th, 2008 from 10pm to 2am featuring Tyler Potts(Dragon's Eye), Cephalopod Appreciation Society, DJ TJ Gorton(Beat Freeze) and resident technicians The Naturebot, Mr. Zillion, & Erictronic.

Friday, December 14, 2007


Seattle's own Roq La Rue Gallery, mecca of pop surrealism & lowbrow art hosted an exhibition this evening featuring original paintings and prints by artist Shag, entitled Motorino. I drove to Belltown to meet some friends & hang out. Gallery director Celeste kept the Cosmopolitans and local beer from Manny's flowing while gallery owner Kirsten answered questions about available artwork. Shag partied with fans & friends to local music talent via DJ Vodka Twist & live surf tunes by The Mercury Four.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery in Georgetown hosted their first anniversary party Saturday night. It was an event not to be missed as we quaffed PBR's, chatted with hosts Jim Woodring and Jim Blanchard about jazz and art, then scored an out of print Robt. Williams book for 20% off from Fantagraphics guru Larry Reid who relayed an amusing anecdote about Williams. Equally eventful was the debut performance of The Tom Price Desert Classic comprised of members of Gas Huffer, The Monkeywrench, and The Derelicts. Tom and co. blazed through their set leaving a child unconscious and the rest of the crowd wanting more.
Later we walked down the street to Stellar Pizza and Ale for the best pie we've found in Seattle, and a pitcher of local draft. Another host of the Fantagraphics party, artist Ellen Forney arrived shortly after we did showing she's not only talented but has exquisite taste.