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Butt Dial, Marc Laurick and It Gets Worse


Blue Moon Tavern University District
Fri., March 21 2014 21+

Kelly O
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Don’t look for one-dimensionality on this bill. On one side, we have It Gets Worse, a Wyoming ska band. On the other side, there’s Butt Dial, who look as wacky as their name; they describe themselves as “a swift kick to your party plexus.” Between them in stark contrast is Marc Laurick, who spent time playing jazz in Chicago and post-punk with Bunnydrums and Certain General before moving to Seattle, where he runs China Sea Recordings Concern with his wife, Amanda. Tonight he’s airing in public for the first time songs from his 2013 album, tourbillons. Laurick’s voice inflects with Lou Reed/Steve Wynn wryness, and his songwriting skews toward Kevin Ayers’s elegant world-weariness, with artful yet tough high-IQ’d rock melodies that exude an understated grandeur. He says that the live band will be a “stripped-down trio with Jon [Rooney, guitarist for Virgin of the Birds], perhaps in the spirit of a Lloyd-free Television or Richard Thompson’s electric trio.” Sounds promising. DAVE SEGAL

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Blue Moon Tavern

712 NE 45th St, Seattle, WA 98105
Hours: Mon-Fri 2 pm-close, Sat-Sun 12 pm-close

Venue Hours
  • Mon-Fri 2 pm-close, Sat-Sun 12 pm-close
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., March 21 2014