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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tonight in Music: Holocene's 11th Anniversary, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, SNFU

Posted by Ned Lannamann on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 11:59 AM


HOLOCENE TURNS 11: THEE SATISFACTION, MINDEN, SEX LIFE, NATHAN DETROIT, BEAT ELECTRIC DJS
(Holocene, 1001 SE Morrison) When Holocene opened, the only performers in that part of town were the gals at Sassy's. Well, baby's come a long way and now the talentmongers celebrate their 11th birthday with a throwdown of funky dancing and fun-making. Get your azzes swaying with Seattle's THEESatisfaction and so much more. Happy birthday, you beautiful venue, you! COURTNEY FERGUSON


BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY
(Roseland, 8 NW 6th) I used to frequent a bar called Crossroads when I lived in Anchorage, and Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's "Tha Crossroads" was a go-to jokey jukebox selection for a lot of the bar's patrons. Maybe you remember the Seven Dwarfs-like names of Krayzie Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, and Flesh-n-Bone, and if you remember when that song hit in 1995, then you remember how it was everywhere. Between how inescapable that song was back in the day and the amount of time I misspent at Crossroads, I never need to hear "Tha Crossroads" again. But the rest of E. Eternal 1999 I remembered a lot less clearly, and after revisiting it for the first time in probably a decade, it's easy to remember how these guys blew everyone's minds before gangsta rap got turned into something a bit more cartoonish. MATTHEW W. SULLIVAN


SNFU, THE MEATMEN, MY NEW VICE, NIHILIST CUNT, MR. PLOW
(Branx, 320 SE 2nd) Since 1981, Edmonton/Vancouver punks SNFU have worn a groove into the bedrock of the hardcore genre. In particular, frontman Mr. Chi Pig (Ken Chinn) positioned himself as something of a skate-punk guru during a string of mid-'90s albums while the band was signed to Epitaph Records, including such seven-word titles as Something Green and Leafy This Way Comes and The One Voted Most Likely to Succeed. The band's 1996 LP, FYULABA, gained attention for its barbed critiques of then-popular culture icons Kate Moss ("You Make Me Thick"), Eddie Vedder ("Better Than Eddie Vedder"), and John Wayne Bobbitt ("Bobbitt"). After multiple lineup changes over the years, the band's output has grown somewhat inconsistent, and a 2010 documentary—Open Your Mouth and Say...Mr. Chi Pig—exposed Chinn's serious battles with drug addiction, schizophrenia, and homelessness. A new incarnation of the band has formed for this tour, which also features Tesco Vee's legendary Meatmen. RYAN J. PRADO

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