Tonight: Three reasons to head to the general vicinity of 10th and Pike:
1.) A Drink for the Kim at the Cha Cha Lounge
From this weeks Short List:
Health problems have caused everyone’s favorite former Fastback/Visqueen bassist and Cha Cha Lounge bartendress Kim Warnick to hit the hospital (like most musicians, sans insurance), and Seattle’s music community is stepping up to help ease the burden. It’s not the same without her, and tonight her longtime place of employment will host a benefit with DJs and raffle prizes (Barsuk, Sub Pop, and Vice Records prize packs; gift certificates for Linda’s and King’s Hardware; and more), with a percentage of bar sales going to the cause. Get prepped for the throw-down by getting your locks chopped—free of charge—in Kim’s signature style at Rudy’s Pine Street location Oct. 29–30.
2.) Love as Laughter and Wild Orchid's Weathered Underground opening for Man Man at Neumo's
Love as Laughter play tonight at Neumo's
Also from the Short List:
Love as Laughter’s Sam Jayne’s relocation to N.Y.C. was a huge loss for Seattle, so his arrival back in town is always cause for celebration. This time around, he’s on the bill opening for American Apparel–approved, circus-sideshow indie rockers Man Man, along with the Kirk Huffman (Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground)– led Wild Orchid Children—a Beastie Boys/Hendrix/Menomena/and-a-whole-lot-more hybrid—which leaves little excuse for not welcoming him home in person. With Druid Flower. AJA PECKNOLD
3.) Try out Quinn's (1001 E. Pike)- Seattle first, yes first, gastro-pub. The London/NYC style (ala the West Village's Spotted Pig) has taken over the old Mexican restaurant across from Neumo's that ended up being the default pre-show meal of choice for most bands thanks to long waits at Via Trib and not being quite drunk enough yet to hit the street meat in front of the Comet. I'll miss their hot plates smothered in cheese, but Quinn's house made sausages will ease the pain.
What do other people recommend for the agenda this evening?