Posts tagged ‘BOAT’

July 1, 2013

Record Breaking Temps and Great Local Music [Week of 7/1]

We’re too hot to make clever jokes about how warm it is in Seattle this week. Not that we’re complaining, of course. But if you feel like venturing out into the city once the sun goes down and things cool off a bit, there are plenty of great musical options this week!

7/2 (Tuesday) Friends & Family, Night Cadet, Rin Tin Tiger @ Chop Suey
Eight-piece local pop collective, who recently funded their debut album with Kickstarter.

7/5 (Friday) The West, Us on Roofs, Roaming Herds of Buffalo, Yonder @ Neumos
Seattle-based synth-tastic tunes headlining at Neumos.

7/6 (Saturday) BOAT @ Comet Tavern
The Tacoma-based kings of sloppy-pop bring their quirky, clever melodies to the Emerald City.

7/7 (Sunday) Hannalee, Damien Jurado @ The Triple Door
A local trio with sweet harmonies and a hint of traditional American folk music with a modern twist.

April 19, 2013

Best of the Weekend: KEXP’s Hood to Hood, Record Store Day + More


With a nightmarish week nearly behind us, here are a few live music options to make the most of your weekend. In addition to the usual fee-upfront venue shows, we recommend spending time checking out KEXP’s Hood to Hood celebration and seeing some great bands at Silver Platters for Record Store Day. Take a look at your options below, watch some videos and get out there to enjoy some great music.

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March 25, 2013

Best Shows in Seattle [Week of 3/25]

A week of contrasts – the early end of the week will appeal to those of us who feel like dancing, while the end of the week brings a Seattle singer-songwriter showcase at Neumos. Check out the videos below to get a taste of this week’s best musical offerings.

3/25 (Monday) Citizens @ Neumos
A five-piece synth-pop group out of the UK.

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February 25, 2013

The Weekly Best: Top Shows in Seattle [Week of 2/25]



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April 13, 2012

Bring The Week Home with BOAT: Tonight’s Best Bet [Ballard Birthday Bash!]

Whether you know us personally or have spent any amount of time on our blog, there’s a good chance you know that BOAT has become one of our absolute favorite bands over the past five years.

As we’ve proclaimed on this blog before, the band’s legendary (in our book) 2008 performance with Fishboy and Tullycraft at the Sunset still ranks among our all-time favorite concerts.

To us, the band perfectly marries D. Crane’s Malkmus-esque delivery of cleverly goofy yet often oddly profound lyrics with indie pop rock instrumentation. Their live shows take the experience to the next level as the guys consistently remind the audience why they’re one of the most highly-regarded optimists in the rock game today.

If you’re a fellow BOAT fan or just looking for the best live music option of the evening, head over to Ballard for a night you won’t soon forget. As an added bonus, tonight’s show is in celebration of Tall Chris’ 30th birthday. While we can’t say we know who Tall Chris is, we wish him a great birthday and you a fine night of live music as well.

4/13 BOAT, Bottomless Pit, Police Teeth and The Bismarck @ Sunset, Doors at 9pm, Show at 10pm, $10

September 9, 2011

An Interview with Fishboy, Columbia City Theater’s Saturday Night Party Starter

While our appreciation for Seattle band BOAT is well-documented here, on other sites and on our Twitter account, a quick scan through the series of tubes that make up this here internet shows us that our commendation of Fishboy, the band that will open up the evening at Columbia City Theater Saturday is less apparent.

Consider this post our first attempt at making up for that previous oversight! In advance of said Columbia City show, we were lucky enough to snag some time with the mastermind of the Denton TX group, Eric “Fishboy” Michener, to talk about the aquatic-themed audio event of the year.

As usual, scroll on for the interview and you’ll find audio/visual treasures at the end. (One last thing…As Aqueduct fans as well, we highly recommend sticking around for the whole evening.)

The Columbia City Theater bill this Saturday is dream lineup for fans of goofy, indie pop. How did this show come about?

We have been friends with BOAT since we played with them in 2007. They are one of my favorite bands in the world. I told them we were coming to town and they made it happen! We opened for Aqueduct in 2005 when they toured through Denton. Coincidentally, Matt Pence, drummer of the Denton band Centro-Matic (who are in town playing Tractor Tavern Sunday!) has recorded our last two albums and plays drums on a lot of Aqueduct recordings as well….so there’s a strange web of Texas-Washington connections running through bands in Seattle this weekend.

The next natural question is when will Fishboy appease the pleas of your PacNW fans and relocate Fishboy HQ to the more aquatically-suitable Seattle?

I would love to relocate to Seattle. One day if the stars align, maybe it will happen.

A couple years ago you played a set in front of the Fremont troll. How does his response to your music differ or parallel that of typical Fishboy fans?

The troll was very polite and attentive. Although I’m not sure how into my set he was since he never sang along despite multiple requests.

What should Seattleites expect when Fishboy and Reptile Boy (D. Crane of BOAT) share the same stage?

Expect a Fishboy like you’ve never seen, we are currently touring acoustically with a guitarron (mariachi bass) accordion and acoustic guitar. Also, expect me to be yelling along with BOAT.

A lot of your Seattle fans and presumably those across the globe learned about Fishboy from KEXP playing “Race Car.” Are there common themes, events or place that people cite as their reason for first becoming fans of the band?

I actually had no idea KEXP was playing Race Car. That’s awesome! Maybe we should practice that song for the show huh? I haven’t kept track of common ways people are becoming fans. We just add a little here and a little more there, one day at a time.

Anything or things in particular you’re looking to do with your time in Seattle?

I’m not going to have enough time to see everything I want! I love going to the locks and seeing the fish ladder, I also love the Fantagraphics store, Mighty O Donuts, and Paseo for sandwiches. I’m definitely looking forward to playing on Vashon Island on Sunday the 11th with Red Pony Clock, Terrordactyls, Iji and Googolplexia.

What’s next for the band?

After we finish these West Coast dates, we are going to play the Athens Popfest and CMJ on an east coast tour in October. Then I am going to get home, write some new songs, draw some new comics and
launch a store selling custom embroidered portraits (like the ones on the cover of Classic Creeps).

Any parting words for our readers?


9/10 Aqueduct / Boat / Fishboy @ Columbia City Theater :: 9pm :: $10 adv :: $13 door

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