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Pent-up, viciously provoked, ready to shred psycho killer line-up this Thursday night at the Crocodile (June 22) as The Purrs give an official release for their delectable collection of new songs, rare tracks, and covers, Tearing Down Paisley Garden.
The CD has been available for a few weeks now, and has been gaining new fans who hadn't the chance to fall deeply in love with thoughtful, caustic, clever previous long-players Amused, Confused & More Bad News, The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together, and The Dreams Are Stuff Are Made Of. But this is the official kick off party to begin celebrating new Purrs material, a feisty band about to spring out of nowhere on tour and clobber the world before it can defend itself. Bad ass, but charming as hell. Eat this up, as a new full-length isn't till next spring.
The group Future Sounds sponsors a series of shows across the country in selected cities (New York, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco). Tonight (Monday, August 3), they are kicking off the first Rumble in Seattle. It features Battle Hymns, USE and The Blakes.
This is a monthly event in all of the other cities, although I can't confirm that it's not a one-off thing in Seattle. I'm sure that if it's a success, they'll certainly schedule more.
Also, it should be worth noting that our friends from USE will be headlining the West coast Rumbles in September.
Doors open at 8, 21+ and the cover is only $5.
So now a little bird told me that TWO mystery Sub Pop guests will be appearing at the Sunset show on Sunday night.
It's going to be as exciting as those old Velvet Elvis Sunday afternoons for me, except I'm going to be drinking Bloody Marys! Woot!