Wednesday, July 2, 2014

What's Crappening? News, Reviews, and Speedos

Posted by on Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 4:45 PM

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Seattle's Pride festivities happened this past weekend!!! The sound of the Dyke March approaching is always music to our ears, and we screamed ourselves hoarse watching it all roll beautifully by. Sample sign: "MY MOM HATES MY HAIRCUT BUT LOVES MY GIRLFRIEND."

• Rapper Khia played her infamous sex anthem "My Neck, My Back" to a beer garden full of hot and bothered queer folks at Wildrose on Saturday night, and sure enough, booty-popping and lots of dirty dancing ensued. Then on Sunday, smashing all stereotypes that gay-pride celebrations have to be powered only by DJs who play bass-heavy electronic music, local band Sashay brought down the house at Chop Suey's "Queer as Fuck" Pride party with their brutally fun punk hardcore song "America's Next Top Bottom."

• Special shout-out to the R Place dancers: Holy shit, they were bringing it, sipping on Red Bull in Speedos. Ow!

• The Neptune Theatre was filled with an interesting mix of old and young joyful nerds at the sold-out Devo show on Friday. The tight hour-and-a-half set focused only on the band's Hardcore Devo era (their weirder, more experimental recordings between 1974 and 1977) and began with Mark Mothersbaugh throwing cigarettes into the audience as a nod to the past. The performance did not disappoint—we screamed, danced, risked a security guard glare by grabbing Mothersbaugh's sleeve when he hopped into the crowd to sing "Jocko Homo," and maybe cried just a little bit because whoa. And did we mention Bob Mothersbaugh is still a fox?

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