What a week this has been -- SO MUCH SONIC AMAZEMENTS! My ears are weeping with joy and and eyes are dust but WHO CARES! ROCK AND/OR ROLL FOREVAHHHHHHH!!!!! Last Friday's show at Chop Suey was a no-brainer for a fun night of punk time with three great bands celebrating talent buyer Jodi Ecklund's birthday. Let's go!
First up, the legend that is Coconut Coolouts! These guys and girl play the coco-coolest covers ever, and include almost everyone I know in Seattle. That's how it goes here, ya know. I need to have a party so I can hire 'em to play it. We could have minibikes and flaming hula-hoops and a beer slip n' slide. AMIRITE? You will notice a young audience member who was coerced into wearing "The Banana Suit." If you know anything about The Banana Suit, you might decline to put it on, so we must honor this girl's bravery.
Anyway, I had to love Coconut Coolouts extra much for playing Joe "King" Carrasco's "Party Weekend." Swoon. (As always, click on the photos to enlarge and click on the Flickr links for more)
Coconut Coolouts Chop Suey Flickr set 10/18/13
Coconut Coolouts, "Party Weekend," Chop Suey, Seattle 10/18/13
Was I surprised to see TEXAN ROCK LEGENDS ZZ TOP appear onstage next! Especially since it turned out to be my punk palz wimps! Those crazy kids! There was a guitar twirl (sort of) and some "a-how-how-how-how's" and lots of wimps' fine tunes. I thought their beards looked like overgrown merkins, but that's just my problem, probably.
wimps Chop Suey Flickr set 10/18/13
wimps, "Hello Frustration," Chop Suey, Seattle 10/18/13
"Hello Frustration" - wimps, Chop Suey, Seattle, WA. 10/18/13 from Marianne Sp on Vimeo.
The night closed with an ON FIIIIIRE set from the always-delightful Hunx and His Punx, which started as all shows should: with leader Seth Bogart flinging some dude's not-so-tighty-whitey's into the crowd. Hey, those couldn't be any worse than The Banana Suit! I didn't last too long up front with Le Camera with Le Dancers, so you get a video from the bar.
Hunx's latest album is "Street Punk" on Hardly Art and you should buy it.
Hunx and His Punx Chop Suey Flickr set 10/18/13
Hunx and His Punx, Chop Suey, Seattle 10/18/13
Hunx and His Punx, Chop Suey, Seattle, WA. 10/18/13 from Marianne Sp on Vimeo.
Thanks mucho mucho Jodi Ecklund and Kitty Page, and lots of love to Coconut Coolouts, wimps, and Hunx!