The idea of Gentlemen Of The Road (GOTR) Stopovers was to bring a giant show to tiny towns around the world that usually doesn’t host such activities. It encouraged camping with fellow concert-goers, checking out the local town scene, eating good food, drinking good drinks, and getting to know new people. It was a Mumford and Sons idea and they wanted to throw a party like these little towns have never seen before. And that’s exactly what happened.
Walla Walla was turned into a giant party! The whole downtown area was dressed up and decorated with the GOTR theme, to welcome 22,000+ visitors. Whitman College ball field hosted the main stage, while two smaller stages were spread out downtown. Some business owners brought their stores to out the sidewwalks. Some even created free activities, like giant Foo Fighters/Mumford & Sons Checkers, to celebrate the event. Even private properties along the main walkways got into the spirit with things like selling cookies with procedes going to the owners favorite charity or just offering shaded tables & chairs to sit and enjoy each others company for a small donation. In contrast, not ALL locals were impressed with this acute population burst. They just wanted someplace to park. Win some, lose some. That’s just how it is.
As for the music, when Mumford and Sons throws a party, they invite all their friends. With some of thier friends being the Tune-Yards, Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Jenny Lewis, & the Foo Fighters, it was nearly impossible to NOT have a killer-fun time. See for yourself:
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Oogie’s Sunday Groove is proud to announce that the Reverend Dave Brown of Immanuel Presbyterian Church and Host of Blues Vespers (13 Years and running)
will be joining me every Sunday from 11AM-1PM PT with an inspirational Poem that ties the Blues and the “Good Word” together that will lift your soul!
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Dylan meets Run DMC, TheZim and Arock are a duo from Seattle formed in 2009. They play music, make videos, and host a popular radio show! Inspired by electronic music and the sounds that come from an acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonicas, bass drums, snare drums and high hats, WORD ON THE STREET takes a non exclusive look at the culture of the Seattle and NW music scene. Get a past and present look from the perspective of musicians, bookers, club owners, fans and more. http://www.thezim.com/Read More
If you think Stone Temple Pilots suck without Scott Weiland, maybe you give them another listen. Better yet, go see them live! STP kicked off their Spring 2015 tour at the Paramount in Seattle and it was awesome.
It was pretty much a greatist hits set, which was cool because everyone could sing along. AND because “I hate it when a band plays their best songs”, said NO one EVER! Dean DeLeo has posted clips of new stuff titled “Memo:Demo”, and can be heard here on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stpsoundcloud/sets/memo-demo
Opening the evening was Dreamers, a trio from Brooklyn. Strangely enough, two of the band mates were originally from Seattle. So you know they got tons of crowd support. They were good too, and played an energetic eight song set. Check them out on Facebook and give them a listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dreamersjoinus/wolves
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The Sonics are out promoting their first new album since 1967! They kicked off a month long, 12 stop tour at The Moore Theater with The Intelligence and Mudhoney to support them. It was a really great show with a crowd that clearly there to see The Sonics.
The Intelligence, a local band that describes themselves as “lo-fi post-punk” started the night with a great set. Followed by Mudhoney, who is always awesome. It was kind of funny (the weird kind) though, nobody seemed THAT into them. After “Touch Me I’m Sick”, as about 3 people stood up, Mark Arm commented “Ya know, I’m old too. Wish I had a chair.” So the drummer, Dan Peters, offered Mark his stool.
When The Sonics took the stage, all that changed. Everyone was on their feet rocking out to old favorites and several tracks from their new album. The also had special guest appearances by Chris Ballew (The Presidents of The United States of America) singing “Head On Backwards”. Mark Arm (Mudhoney) helped with “Shot Down”. And then in maybe the highlight of the evening, Krist Novoselic was introduced and he played bass for “Cinderella”.
You can get The Sonics album, “This Is The Sonics” on their web store: http://bit.ly/thisis-thesonics
And listen to their newest single, “Bad Betty” here: http://amzn.to/19ioDQQ
OR here: http://bit.ly/thesonics
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The show was sold out and the Showbox was packed from the begining to the end. These were smart fans! The entire show was a blast & it appeared that everyone was having a great time.
Deap Vally is a rock duo consisting of Lindsey Troy (guitar, vocals) and Julie Edwards (drums and vocals). According to Wikipedia, the two met in a crochet class. Well, opening for Marilyn Manson is about as opposite from crochetting as you can get! These girls are an amazing bundle of organized noise and put on a great showing. They’re promoting their debut album “Sistronix” and have fun track names such as Creeplife, Gonna Make My Own Money, Walk of Shame. If you want to check them out, you can find them on iTunes and Facebook.
Marilyn Manson was awesome! He came out with smoke machines running riot and started the set off with Deep Six, the lead release from their new album The Pale Emperor. Quite a fitting title, don’t ya think? It was a 16 song set with two more from the new album, Third Day of a Seven Day Binge and Cupid Carries a Gun. Then filled the rest of the list with favorites, including his covers of Sweet Dreams and Personal Jesus.
A Manson show is pretty interactive at the smaller venues. He crowd surfed and spent considerable time standing on the barricade touching hands and singing in the crowd.
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