Live Show Preview: The Suicide Notes and Sex Crime

Ben Allen, music editor

This Sunday, The Shanty plays host to a tremendous rock show featuring a diverse lineup that is not to be missed.

Portland’s The Suicide Notes make their triumphant return to Eureka along with tourmates and fellow Portland residents Sex Crime. The Suicide Notes play incredibly infectious rock n’ roll led by three female vocalists and former Humboldt resident Patrick Foss on guitar. Their website states “think The Shangri-La’s doing it with the Ramones, in the back of a hearse.” Sex Crime is also female-fronted and could be described as “Synth Punk” or possibly even “New Wave.”

They’ll be joined by Oakland’s Major Powers and the Lo-Fi Symphony. They label themselves as “Adventure Rock,” sounding very much like Queen, but only have three band members.

Rounding out the bill is Eureka’s own synth-poppers Blood Gnome.

While it’s billed as a “pre-Memorial Day Unofficial Kinetic Freakout,” the show is also a rarity as it features tremendous talent from outside of our area for a ridiculously low cover.

Sunday, May 25th

Doors at 8:00 PM

Only $2.00

The Shanty 213 3rd Street, Eureka


About Ben Allen

Our music editor Ben Allen was born one stormy evening in a quaint Northern California coastal village. Upon birth he was immediately exposed to the soothing analog sounds of artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Paul Simon, Captain Beefheart and Santana. As the lad grew, so did his appreciation for an assortment of abrasive hard rock. A pubescent flirtation with butt metal was shattered in the early 1990’s by exposure to Nirvana and other so-called “Alternative” bands. While in college, our protagonist became a DJ on a local station, and began work as a freelance music journalist. During this period he became entranced with artists such as Tortoise, Slint, Modest Mouse, Guided By Voices and Pavement. Currently Allen resides in Arcata, CA where he continues to obsess and salivate over new recordings by his favorite artists. He works with music industry people to ensure that Savage Henry’s contributors receive music and other promotional materials. He also writes a silly monthly list titled “Ben’s 10.”

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