BRING ON THE WEEKEND >>>
You may have noticed I've changed paths this week. I decided to feature a cat getting tanked instead of my usual shot of a dog getting hammered.
Here at The Prefunk, we're nothing if not equal opportunity.
If you're looking for those pictures of Greg Oden's junk, this is not where to find them.
However, if you're looking for something equally questionable, relating to things to do in the South Sound this weekend, you're in just the right place.
Here's a look at two events going down this weekend, and how to prepare yourself, and your liver:
The Volcano already told you all about this Saturday's Red Cross benefit at The New Frontier Loungewith The Color East, Bandolier, SuckerForLights and Norman Baker. It's on Saturday, there's a minimum donation of $5, all the proceeds go to the Red Cross and the people of Haiti, and if you need to know anything else just check out weeklyvolcano.com. All the pertinent info (that was available as of Wednesday afternoon) is available right there.
However, I just received word via the magic of the Internet, that the show on Saturday at The New Frontier will be Bandolier's "last show in Tacoma, maybe forever."
Sad news, for sure. I've got a call in to Lino Fernandez of Bandolier, and as soon as I know more - you will too.
That said, even without more info, this latest development makes attending Saturday's Red Cross benefit at The New Frontier all the more important.
PREFUNK: Here's what we know. Saturday's show will be Bandolier's "last show in Tacoma, maybe forever."
That's sad stuff, but it's still ambiguous. "Maybe" means there's hope.
In any case, here's what you do: Instead of pouring out a 40 for a dead hommie - in this case, the indie darlings Bandolier - pour out half a PBR tallboy. The band is sure to appreciate it more than some crummy Old English 800, and let's be honest - wasting a whole PBR would be blasphemy.
Plus, they said "maybe." ...
Dudes in bands are good at a number of things: Identifying possible couches to sleep on, obtaining drugs, locating women with jobs that might be able to support them, etc.
And, when dudes in bands get together and combine their skills and talents, the results can be downright spectacular. For instance, imagine finding drugs, a groupie with a job, and a couch to sleep on all with one simple Facebook status update.
These things can happen - through the magic of band networking.
PREFUNK: On Sunday, Hell's Kitchen will host a "band networking party" with Seasons After, Divide the Day, Wide Eye Panic, Underride and Hide the Scarz.
Here's what you do to get ready:
Instead of smoking weed out of that old Mt. Dew can like a typical Sunday afternoon, hold off - marijuana rarely increases one's desire to "network."
Instead, drink seven Red Bulls then head out downtown to Hell's Kitchen for some dirty metal action - with heavy doses of "networking" thrown in for good measure. Maybe meet the dude that will eventually design your band's T-shirts, or, at the very least, meet the dude that will one day post bail for you after you do something embarrassing and illegal after too may Icehouses.
Then, once you get home - make seven shiny new dope pipes out of you seven empty cans of Red Bull.
It's sustainable. And it just makes sense.
See you next week.