I just wanted to brag a little about what I’ll be doing this weekend. Honestly, and I mean honestly, I cannot contain my excitement for two upcoming shows on Friday October 19th. That’s right, TWO killer shows in one night! I have been talking about it for days. What kind of show conjures up that much excitement you ask? Well let’s see…lasers, elegance, evil, experimental, and pure rock n’ roll.
The first show starts at 6:30 pm at the ever-so-elegant Triple Door. This is one of Seattle’s favorite venues. Crypts are set to hit the grandiose stage with a vengeance. The idea of a mean and evil band such as the Crypts performing with an elegant backdrop offers up a lovely contradiction; evil meets elegance. It’s like the gods planning a tea party with demons, and a viewing that has a picturesque potential for artists of all backgrounds.
Crypts are playing with Omar Rodriguez Lopez whose experimental electronic genre seems to match the pipe organ-ish, Count Dracula sound that the crypts bring to the stage, fitting for Halloween fanatics who tend to extend into month-long celebrations. And it just so happens that I’ll be catching them at Chop Suey on Halloween night too. Now that’s fitting. Crypts have the meanest, most evil sound since Trent Reznor’s Downward Spiral. A tour that I actually skipped class to see in 1994 at the Moore. Now THAT was evil awesome-ness.
The second show is at the Laser Dome. Yes people…the Laser Dome. When I heard that Reignwolf was going to be playing at the Laser Dome my eyes about popped out of my head with excitement. What! Lasers and LIVE rock n’ roll! Wow…I mean, wow dude. I can only imagine the countless shouts of “duuuuuude” that will be generating from all corners of the venue. I heard that Helio Sequence had played there last year and when I saw some of the images that were taken from the show, I got even more excited at the thought of utilizing my new Nikon!
Just like the Crypts show at the Triple Door, the Laser Dome will surely have just as many, if not more, visual splendors. I remember seeing the Dark Side Of The Moon Laser spectacular when I was in high school, and was awed by it back then. I can only imagine the entertainment value it will bring to light with a LIVE band! Why thePacific Science Center doesn’t book bands on a regular is beyond me, the idea is artistically and monetarily genius.
I’m sure there will be a lot of artistic genius bustling around the city this weekend. With the City Arts Festival in full swing on Thursday, the opportunities are endless. I have yet to fully investigate all the shows that will be featured, but I guarantee there will be much to feast your eyes on. I suggest doing that research soon, because I have a feeling “sold out” will be posting on venue sites real soon.
-Nicole Starr is a music blogger for The World Is Fun.