Happy Hallowe’en, rock and roll, and all that jazz. Er, I mean ….
Wow, it’s been almost a year since I posted anything about the return of Tacoma’s legendary garage band The Sonics. But it’s time to catch up, and if e’er there was a testament that rock and roll will never die, it will be the band’s Seattle triumph. The Sonics are playing the Paramount. And I have a ticket.
Meanwhile, over in more diligent pastures, the News Tribune‘s Ernest Jasmin has been faithfully following band-related developments. Some of those posts, from Bring the Noise:
- “The Sonics’ Jerry Roslie laments taking four decades off, works on new songs“, October 21, 2008
- “Happier Sonics thoughts“, October 27, 2008
- “Girl Trouble’s Bon Von Wheelie on the greatness of Bob Bennett and her favorite Sonics song“, October 28, 2008
- “Mudhoney’s Mark Arm on how he fell in love with the Sonics“, October 29, 2008
- “In case you’re wondering what the Sonics look like these days“, October 31, 2008
Fellow Tacoma band Girl Trouble, by the way, an enduring fixture of the Northwest rock scene that turns twenty-five this year, is slated among the openers for tonight’s ass kicking. Kate Tucker & The Sons of Sweden are also on the bill.
If I’d bothered to write this sooner, I might have said, “See you there”. As it is, nobody’s going to read this before showtime. Although, in truth, if there is anyone at the show who has ever read this blog, I would be surprised, so it doesn’t really matter, anyway.
Trick or freakin’ treat; I’m seeing The Sonics tonight. Only now, as the day creeps onward, is it really setting in.
Happy Hallowe’enie. Enjoy the candy.