Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Friday night Blowout recap: FUR, Lightning Love, Danny & The Darleans and more

Posted By on Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

  I kicked off the night with Danny & the Darleans at Skipper’s Bar. They’re worth watching just to see Danny Kroha’s kickass guitar skills. The upper floor of Skipper’s Bar was packed, where there was everyone from high school seniors to retirement candidates. They were one of the...

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Teen-a-rama:Saturday At The Hangout-The Story Of My First Blowout w/ Kim Fowley and Dan Auerbach

Posted By on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 4:19 PM

It was excruciatingly hard getting into bars at 9 o' clock and convincing others that I am a Metro Times writer (he's 13 years old, came in with his old man! -- ed.) but it all paid off. After a quick filling of Crepes at Polish Village Cafe I headed...

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Metro Times Blowout ends with a Bang: The Dirtbombs, Kim Fowley’s Psychedelic Dogs, The Hentchmen and more

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I could have kicked myself for walking in the Polish National Alliance Hall just as Jeecy and the Jungle finished their set. They were one of the bands I was looking forward to seeing most at Blowout. Virtually every person I bumped into from Metro Times was raving...

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Blowout 15 Night Four...whew.

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Blowout 15 is over and I survived it on only 25 bucks. To tell you the truth, I really didn’t think I’d make it this far. I wasn’t hip to many of the bands on the bill for night four, so I stuck to what I more anticipated to see....

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Blowout Day 4: Over already?

Posted By on Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 4:14 PM

If not for the memory of Amy Gore and Her Valentines, saying goodbye to the Blowout for another whole twelve months would just be too painful. It seems that one minute we’re celebrating opening night at the Stick, the next it’s Sunday and we’re too exhausted to get out of...

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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Blowout Day 3: Katie’s Grace, Fawn, and Teenage Weirdo’s

Posted By on Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I’m not going to lie – getting through the work day on Friday after Thursday’s festivities was not easy. There will be many of you reading this who know exactly what I’m talking about. Hanging around Ham-town at 1.30 a.m. on a school night might be an adrenalin rush at...

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Friday, March 2, 2012

Blowout Night Two at the Polish National Alliance Hall

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 5:41 PM

It seems that the Polish National Alliance Hall was the place to be last night, judging from my fellow MT bloggers and yesterday’s considerably large crowd.   I arrived at the PNA in time to catch the last bit of Mumble, who played surprisingly sweet indie-pop rock.   Bars of...

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Blowout Night Two Recap

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 11:21 AM

Goddamn, that was loud. I kicked off Blowout night two at Kelly’s Bar to see the Phantom Verses, an acoustic trio of dual guitars and bass. They brought to mind that whole late 90s, post-grunge sound coupled with the kind of alt-metal hooks that short hair-era Metallica were known for....

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Blowout Day 2: Batman grundies, decibels and Lettercamp

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM

It may not be great for bar sales, but I always appreciate Blowout Thursday because relatively low attendance means that I can get around quickly and easily, often parking right outside the various venues. The first thing I learned this year is that the Polish Alliance, located pretty much across...

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Blowout 15 Night one

Posted By on Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Blowout 15. Last year is almost a blur to me now. But, that’s the mark of any really good time, right? It was my first experience with Blowout and there were so many great shows and experiences whizzing by that it was almost overwhelming. One memory does stick out clearly...

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