West Seattle isn't exactly one of the city's live music hubs (I know, I live there), but that's changing, and here's a big reason why: the Admiral Theater has begun scheduling live shows, to be held in a space that can fit up to 400 people. They're applying for a liquor license. And best of all, the theater is a three-minute walk from my house! Oh, joyous day! Three weeks ago, whilst putting up lost cat posters (coyotes: West Seattle has 'em in force), I saw fliers for this show. I got excited for about ten seconds, then continued on my sad mission and in my grief, promptly forgot all about the Admiral's new venture. Now the eve of the show is nigh, and while I'm still in mourning, I can't deny my enthusiasm about this any longer. A healthy dose of noise and grit will shake up my yuppie neighborhood in a very good way. Plus, booker Dinah Brein pulled together a very solid, beautifully diverse line-up for the Admiral's first show; knee-slappin' country concern (and new GraveWax Records signees) Brent Amaker & the Rodeo headline, with support from melancholy folk band Panda & Angel and local rock darlings the Hands.
Sat., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., 2008