Lucky Strike

• In the last couple of years, Seattle wife/husband duo Ecstatic Cosmic Union have quietly become one of the city's best psych-rock bands. Sunday afternoon at Chop Suey's Artache Market, ECU (Rena Bussinger and Aubrey Nehring, who also run Portable Shrines) played their best show yet... albeit to their smallest crowd, unfortunately. But you'll have a prime opportunity to see ECU's gently disorienting and surreptitiously propulsive songs at Debacle Fest on May 31.

• The best-kept karaoke secret in the ID is the Dynasty Room at the Four Seas on Fridays and Saturdays. While you'll grow old before you get to sing at Bush Garden, the friendly Dynasty Room is ready for you to massacre "More Than a Feeling." Please don't go there; we don't want to have to wait. (Shout-out to Jada and her sister!)

Justin Bieber was spotted at the Lucky Strike bowling alley in Bellevue on Sunday evening with his entourage and Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. According to staff, Biebs only likes potato skins (of fucking course he does), and had the chef prepare three plates for their sober hangout in the Luxe Room. Sounds... fun.

• On Saturday, UGLYFRANK, who is one-third of up-and-coming Tacoma rap group ILLFIGHTYOU, played the best show we've seen at the Rendezvous in quite some time. Assisted by his ILLFIGHTYOU partners Khris P and EverGreenOne, Frank's tracks off his new EP, BOBBY HILL, had the crowd dancing, jumping, smoked, and generally freaking out. Other notes: Frank has a THRASHER tattoo on his stomach, as well as a Frankenstein monster bicep portrait we initially mistook for a poorly rendered family member or loved one. There were two sets of identical twins in attendance. After the crowd cleared out, all that remained on the floor was an unused tampon and a tube of lip gloss. Glad the ladies were keeping it real!

• The Daemon Lovers, Seattle's premier Shocking Blue cover band, played a fabulous set at the Lo-Fi during Studio 66's 10th anniversary party. According to vocalist Astra Elane, though, that show was their last in tribute to the great '60s Dutch psych-pop band. Sad news, but we're glad we felt their love buzz while we had the chance.

Hole frontwoman and unpredictable mess magnet Courtney Love released a new track called "Wedding Day" last week... and it's not so bad! The Stranger's own resident record-nerd-who-is-not-Dave-Segal, Mike Nipper, says, "It's way more raw than anything I've heard from her in the last 20 years, AND the guitar line sounds like it's inspired by the melodic side of early-'80s SoCal hardcore." recommended