Sunday, April 01, 2012

Scene Report: The Funhouse



In the shadow of the now fifty year old Space Needle stands a monument to all that is robust in Seattle's music scene. Even the loss of it's previously green giant clown face has not kept it down, but now developers have their eye on more profitable condos and so this punk/d.i.y. landmark's days may be numbered.

http://www.thefunhouseseattle.com/schedule.html

The green room with the green couch...



One week ago "The Night Of The Wild Men" invaded. Deathbed Playboy opened the set impressively, stomping and making righteous with the steel guitar.



Howling Houndog, joined by Dean Frasier (late of Southbound Union) on slide, were impressive in combination on House Of The Rising Sun and (cough) Hello Kitty Blues. Then James Hunnicutt burst onto the stage with tuneful (and original) lamentation to please the faithful.



To cap the night off The Slow Poisoner unveiled a set that featured new song Macabre (also set down in Studio V earlier the same day along with Green Chair).



At Studio V with an SG:


But something more wicked this way comes. Can The Funhouse be saved?

SaveTheFunhouse

http://www.cityartsonline.com/issues/seattle/2012/04/love-letter-crusty-punk-rock-dive

And be sure to check out the new Slow Poisoner album!



This has been Scene Report with beccabear reporting in memory of three PBRs...

3 comments:

MM said...

I notice you seem to be partial to Rave Magazine. Though I used to buy it, too, I was more a FABulous girl - do you remember that large format poster mag from England? There's one posted on my blog if you want to take a look (it's listed in the side-bar index.)

Rebecca said...

Hi Marie, I didn't want to get into collecting FABulous because it was published more frequently and for a longer time so I stick to Rave, Hullabaloo, and Beat Instrumental Monthly mostly. I know expo67 of the Flower Bomb blog wouldn't want me bidding against him anyway! :^) I also have some '60s Petticoat and In fashion magazines but wouldn't pay close to what they usually sell for. And yes, Arthur Rackham is a fave; love the Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens book!

Rhythm 'n' Grooves said...

Hi Rebecca, I didn't realize Expo67 featured FAB on his blog. I'm afraid that wouldn't stop me from bidding against him (ha ha)! Seriously though, I no longer collect but I do like to reminisce by collecting cover scans of the issues I used to own. Thanks again for the link and hope you're back to posting again soon. (By the way, I'm a fellow Canadian (sadly, from Toronto.) Marie