Friday, May 27, 2011

Burlesque at the Triple Door Theater in Seattle.

Pasties and Personality! You can't go wrong with that combination.

Sexy, mesmerizing, charming, funny, provocative, witty, energetic, charismatic, shocking, outrageous, fun, stimulating, GREAT! Just a few adjectives I can think of to describe the burlesque show playing at the Triple Door this weekend. The show is produced by Lily Verlaine who shares choreographic credit and the general vision of the show with Kitten LaRue and Olivier Wevers.

Eye candy at every turn this show is one of the most entertaining burlesque shows I have seen. I believe tickets are still available for tonight and tomorrow night so if you don't already have plans call the box office right now!

If you've never been to the Triple Door to see a show there isn't a bad seat in the house. The food is nothing short of incredible and there is a wine list that I would challenge any other restaurant in the Northwest to rival. Tell them Mat sent you!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Henry Rollins at the Triple Door

Henry Rollins took the stage at the Triple Door in Seattle to perform "Spoken Word" where basically he goes off about pretty much everything and anything.

Politically he and I disagree in most ways but I can't help but admire his passion and his articulate method of making a point. He is in your face, he is well-read, very intelligent and very opinionated. He would be about the last person on planet Earth that I would want to debate but dang it's fun to watch him go off.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Citizen Cope at the Triple Door

Citizen Cope played two nights at the Triple Door in Seattle a couple weeks ago. Tickets sold out fast as his loyal fans flocked to to watch him perform an acoustic set. Here are a few pics I grabbed at the show.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


What can be said about DEVO that hasn't already been said? These guys are iconic legends. They kicked off their 2011 tour in Seattle at the Moore Theater. This was the first time I had seen them live and I really hope not the last. Non-stop energy, excitement, silliness, costumes and genuine fun is the best way I can describe the show.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Cage the Elephant and Hugo in Seattle

Yes, I know I am a terrible blogger as far as punctuality is concerned but as mentioned in a previous post Facebook had taken away my focus. I'm going to try to catch up over the next couple of weeks..

Back in January, 2011 rock bands Hugo and Cage the Elephant performed to a very limited number of invited guests of 107.7 The End at the EMP. I've been to most if not all the End Sessions over the past year and a half or so and I would have to say this one was my favorite.

Hugo performed a several of their songs including their hit 99 Problems (and the bitch ain't one). The sound was tight and they were very entertaining.

After their performance I had to run backstage to upload my photos before Cage the Elephant took the stage. There was a man and woman sitting in front of my computer playing Connect 4. The board was nearly full and the girl won the game. The started over and she beat him much quicker. "Dang dude, she is kicking your ass!" I told him as my pics started to load. I ran back out to get my spot at the stage in time for the Cage the Elephant performance. Moments later the Connect 4 guy took the stage and I realized he was the lead singer Matt Shultz! Backstage, Matt was very mellow and low key. The second he grabbed the microphone it was on! The dude can seriously rock! He very much reminded me of Kurt Cobaine in both his appearance and his uninhibited stage presence. I was blown away and ever since the show I've become a big fan. Their newest CD Thank You Happy Birthday is a lot rowdier than their single Shake Me Down had originally lead me to believe it would be but I like it...a lot. Kind of a Butthole Surfers/Suicidal Tendencies vibe to a lot of the tunes and each is diverse. It seems hard to put Cage in any one category so don't even try.