WHOOP, I whooped, when I found out that Ty Segall would be returning to Seattle again, a little over a year from his last visit, and performing not ONE, not TWO, but THREE shows at the newly-spruced up Neumos in Capitol Hill! Segall is who I point to when I hear any of that dusty-fart whining that rock music is dead and all the good bands are from (fill in the black with decade of high school/college attendance). LOOK AT MR. TY, say I...here is a young musician who consistently puts out very high quality, very diverse projects, very frequently, and puts on a stellar live show which generally whips the crowd frothy with musical happiness. He's well-earned the froth and mosh and adulation, say I, again and again on this blog, and I am grateful that I'm here on Le Planet during Ty-time.
My enthusiasm to see all three shows was sadly tempered by the realities of My-time, but I was rarin' to go on Night Two, and hustled into Neumos last Friday as Gazebos were about midway through their opening set. One of my favorite local bands, Gazebos always satisfy with extremely well-crafted glitter-glam pop songs and excellent musicianship. They are fun to watch, too, especially lead vocalist Shannon Perry, with her electric frizz hair and tattoos and nifty clothes. Her palest-blue boudoir prom gown was beyond lovely, as was her plastic glow hand from the dollar store. I eagerly await Gazebos second album, where I think they could take over the world.
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Gazebos, Neumos, Seattle, WA. 3/3/17 Flickr link
Thank you, thank you, thank you Michelle Cable, Neumos, Kitty Page, Kimberly Morrison, and all the bands.