April 30, 2011 at 6:41am
I literally did a double take. Looking at the show poster for this Saturday night at Hell's Kitchen, one thing floored me more than anything else. It's especially impressive considering the bill - featuring Zeke, the Lemons (yes, THE the Lemons), Poppa Wheelie (yes, THE Poppa Wheelie) and Mahnhammer - had almost nothing to do with it.
The show marks the celebration of Hell's Kitchen's nine-year anniversary.
Nine fucking years.
I had to sit and ponder that one for a minute ... really recollect. Nine years of Hell's Kitchen. That's a long-ass time. It means I've been doing this for a long-ass time. It means we've all been doing this for a long-ass time ...
"The best part has been bringing in my friends' bands and having a good place for them to play in Tacoma," Flash, the man behind Hell's Kitchen, told me in 2003, when the flames on the walls of the predominantly punk and metal venue were still fresh. Hell's Kitchen was celebrating its first anniversary at the time. The article ran in a paper that doesn't even exist anymore. Hell's Kitchen has since moved to Pacific Avenue.
"I'm proud we put Tacoma back on the map," the quote finishes.
To read Matt Driscoll's full article on the Hell's Kitchen nine-year anniversary show, including interviews with Jimmy Paulson of the Lemons, Donny Hales of Zeke and Cody Foster of Poppa Wheelie, click here.
[Hell's Kitchen, 9-Year Anniversary Show, with Zeke, The Lemons, Poppa Wheelie, Mahnhammer, 9 p.m., $9, 928 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.759.6003]
Off duty rules.
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