Posted: Feb 13, 2009 10:41 pm
Seattle Funhouse stuff!
Stranger Sez -
Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Hungry Ghost, Sad Horse
(Funhouse) This bill is all kinds of punk rock. Lady Dottie and the Diamonds hail from the punk-rock mecca of San Diego. Sexagenarian Lady Dottie belts out brawny, soulful vocals over the Diamonds' sultry blues-soaked punkā"or in their own words, "a sloppy MC5 backing up a street-version Etta James." Portland's Hungry Ghost, compiled from equal parts Andrew Price and former Unwound drummer Sara Lund, adapt the latter band's use of repetition by draping it with roots-tinged guitar riffs and funked-up vocal rambling. Also from Portland, Sad Horse slap together catchy, lo-fi chord work, spry drumming, and screamed group vocals. The end result? Three disparate examples of ideal dance-party punk.
Lady Dottie & the Diamonds (Ca) -
Hungry Ghost (ex-Unwound) - http://www.myspace.com/hungryghostpdx
Sad Horse - http://www.myspace.com/sadhorsepdx