NOSTALGIA ALERT >>>
Does it smell like sex and candy, or is that just me?
I'd heard rumblings for a couple weeks, but today I actually decided to dig around a little - and turns out it's true. Marcy Playground, yes this Marcy Playground, will be playing The Royal Lounge in Olympia on June 11, which just happens to be the night before the band is scheduled to play the Napavine Amphitheater.
While Oly's tight music community has likely known of this show for a while - as I heard about it myself a couple weeks ago from a source down south - I had yet to hear the show mentioned in Tacoma, so I thought I'd pass it along.
A Marcy Playground at The Royal show makes sense for a number of reasons, not the least of which being frontman John Wozniak's Evergreen State College connection. In fact, Marcy Playground's 1997 self-titled effort is full of references to that neck of the woods, most obviously "One More Suicide" - perhaps one of the few times in major music history Chehalis has been name dropped.
I'll admit it. I was a Marcy Playground fan. This news, while dating, is pretty exciting to me.
While I don't have ticket info yet, you can bet I'll pass it along as soon as I do - or you can check The Royal's MySpace or Facebook page. There's no mention of the show either place yet, but from what I heard promotion just started this week.