Well, another year has yet come and gone along with a host of shows. This past year I went to 14 shows at 4 different venues in 3 different cities and saw some 30 bands. My main venue for the year was, once again, “Wally’s House Of Booze” in Wenatchee, WA with shows hosted by “Snatchee Records”
Wally’s had some returning touring bands such as “Calabrese” from Phoenix for their third time…..
“Stump Tail Dolly” from Nashville TN….
From Sheboygan, yes Sheboygan, was “Spruce Bringsteen” (they don’t like spiders).
From Boise was Clark and the boys of “Dogs In The Fight”…..
….and from Yakima was “Bad Habit”.
For me the best touring show at Wally’s was a triple-header. From the bay area it was “Bad Cop / Bad Cop” and “The Atom Age” (second time for The Atom Age at Wally’s this year) and from Scotland, that’s right….Scotland…..was “Murderbergers”.
Wally’s had a great showing of Puget Sound bands including “Acid Teeth”…….
…and “Staxx Brothers.
Tacoma was represented by “Psycho 78” and “Phasers On Kill”……
…..and “Hill Top Rats”.
While Bremerton was well represented by “Circle Twerks” and “The Know Nothingz”.
I saw 2 shows in 2 towns on 1 day. Saw “Spike In The Impalers” in Ephrata Wa (they do a great AC/DC)……
….then I saw “Furniture Girls” at Wally’s, one of the best shows I saw featuring Stacey and company.
There were also my local favorites “Rich And Rare Rebels”, “Velvet Brick” and “Not All There”…..
Old guy time, caught 80’s band “Cheap Trick” at the Town Toyota Center.
Went to Seattle to El Corazon for a few shows. Saw “Wednesday 13” for my 7th and 8th time (the guy constantly tours)…
…and “Relapse Symphony” opened for Wednesday at one of the shows.
And I got to see one of my bucket list bands. I’ve been trying to catch them for over 7 years and finally, saw them live, “ONE-EYED DOLL”
All and all it was a good year band wise. Excited to see what this year brings. Already getting ready for a band that was banned from the U.S.A. for some 6 years but have just been allowed back in. Gonna see ’em in a few weeks…..sweet. Punk on everybody!