News, Reviews, and Butts by Ron Mael's Mustache
• Yoga punks Partman Parthorse opened Chop Suey on Saturday for the Intelligence—leading man Gary Smith thrilled the crowd by spewing chunks of apple from the stage, wadding up a jacket and shoving it into his sparkly mankini, showing everyone his balls, and ripping up a dollar and putting it in his butt. Sources say that the middle band, Daydream Machine from Portland, was "a little freaked out." The Intelligence put on a great show, even though Lars Finberg kept his shirt on and didn't put anything down his pants.
• Local rock 'n' roll groovy sleaze-makers Scream Queen (formerly Nite Nurse) brought head-banging, crowd-surfing, beer-throwing, spitting, and guitar-playing-while-standing-on-the-bar to the one and only Pony—Seattle's Best Gay Punk Bar™—on Thursday night. Watch out for them at the 2013 Capitol Hill Block Party. Don't wear your favorite shoes.
• Prince painted the Showbox purple for four total appearances last Friday and Saturday, two per night. The late show on Friday had sudden "discount" tickets available for $100 for those who protested the initial $250 "PRINCE H8S POOR PPL" price. People who were lucky enough to attend, however, said the performances were epic and totally worth whatever hoops His Funkiness needed them to jump through.
• Sexagenarian "adult entertainment star" Ron Jeremy is coming to Linda's Tavern on Friday the 26th to promote his new imaginatively named Ron de Jeremy rum. It's been reported he'll be keeping his clothes on, which is probably for the best at this point.
• In other "hide yo' kids, hide yo' wife" news, Insane Clown Posse will be juggaluggaloccaro-ing on down at El Corazon for two nights only on Friday, May 24, and Saturday, May 25. It looks like Seattle is the only tour stop for ICP that includes two dates in the same place, so... you're welcome?
• Light in the Attic Records will be reissuing three solo LPs by 13th Floor Elevators' Roky Erickson: The Evil One, Don't Slander Me, and Gremlins Have Pictures. These alien-haunted '80s albums by the psych-rock legend will come out sometime in the spring. Speaking of Light in the Attic, its Modern Classics subsidiary is joining forces with fellow Seattle label Medical Records to rerelease one of the most revered shoegaze-rock opuses ever. Its identity can't be revealed yet, but let's just say it came out 20 years ago, and fans of the genre are going to freak the fuck out when they find out about it. Look for this vinyl-only release in shops around July or a little later.