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    • June 12, 2013 7:11 PM CDT
    • The Woggles always kill it. I first saw them in Tuscaloosa , Alabama in '93 or '94. I've always caught them in Chicago (They usually sleep on my floor......But , I  put the shotgun away so they could get up and  go to the bathroom) until the other night....I spoke to Patrick , the Bass player, before they got to town , though. They had'nt played here in a long time . About eight years? How did itgo? (Please , have an interpreter transcribe the ROBBLE , ROBBLE, thanks.)

    • June 11, 2013 1:19 PM CDT
    • I caught the St Louis show.  I hadn't seen them in a decade.  They played to about 12 people but rocked like it was 1200.  They're one of the best live bands I've seen.  I'd compare them to the Fleshtones in that regard (who are playing StL next month). 

    • June 3, 2013 3:26 PM CDT
    • Can't make it : (     , playing the Norton Benefit , but , come on by if it's not too late , to the Bottom Lounge , afterward . HAVE'NT MISSED THE WOGGLES SINCE.....WHEN DID THEY FIRST PLAY CHICAGO? WELL OVER 15 YEARS AGO. But ,have a great show. John.

    • June 3, 2013 11:35 AM CDT
    • it's the beat, the beat, the beat ... the Big Beat of The Woggles!   This coming Friday (June 7th) is gonna be a helluvah good time!  The Demerits kick things off w/ a raucous dose of garage-slop that's sure to make you smile ... followed by the psychadelic stew that is Krol Kleks ... and then it's time to get up get down and shake yer ass to The Woggles.

      Reggies Music Joint - 1205 S. State St. - Chicago, IL ... 8pm Doors / The Demerits @ 9:30pm

    • June 11, 2013 1:22 PM CDT
    • It's free.

      They're going to need a bigger bar.

    • June 10, 2013 2:13 PM CDT
    • Hey, we are Wizard Sex from NY (Garage Trash whatever) so I just got word that the booker is looking for 1 more band for upstairs lounge for Tue June 18th. Any Philly local bands wanna jump on?

      Contact me!

      Cheerzzz.

      -D Wild.  

    • June 6, 2013 1:22 PM CDT
    • So excited to finally be seeing the Stooges!  They're headlining Saturday.  Naturally I have an idea what time they go on.  But the rest of the bands I want to see could either be way early on the main stage or late at night on a smaller stage.  Oh the "joy" of all day music fests.....

      I know Kim Lenz play at 10pm.  Other than that...no clue!

      Anyone have a hookup for the set times?

    • May 26, 2013 8:51 PM CDT
    • Rally is 19th-21st. The Idle Gossip are live on the 20th.

      Save the weekend. Get ready for one of the best scooter rallies on the East Coast. Brought to you by the Turnbull DCs.

      If you were there last year, you know how awesome it was. If you weren't, here's some of the things you can look forward to: gymkhana, dirt tracks, live bands, beer, BBQ and tons more food, great camping, cabins (if you sign up early), a great dining hall, swimming hole with a 30 foot slide, an awesome ride, tons of raffle prizes (including an awesome scooter), a great scenic view, and tons of epic craziness.

      https://www.facebook.com/events/200638216745344

      More information coming!!!

      Check for updates here or athttp://www.turnbulldc.com/

    • May 19, 2013 10:44 PM CDT
    • They could trade a Hendrix song for "Every Night a New Surprise.". I know , how incorrect !I mean, we know Jimi was a big supporter of the group , and that's great , but , we've heard these songs a zillion times. If you're going to make people pay $65 , give 'em some more surprises. Even Zakary Thaks (Sorry for the earlier spelling) nailed "You're Gonna Miss Me " and "Levitation", tho' it seems everyone disagreed.
       
      John Battles said:

      The more I take it in , admitedly second hand , I wish they'd lose the Hendrix covers and try a little harder not to sound like ZZ Top , though it's exciting this is happening at all.

      As far as other Texas Garage bands that tried again , Kenny and The Kasuals are TIGHT LIKE THAT, but they are'nt taking too much stock in their many great originals. Same with Larry and The Blue Notes. I saw them in '86 OR '87 . They PLAYED great , but , no originals , virtually nuthin' that could be called Garage Rock.  Zakary THAX WERE REET BY ME , THO' NONE OF MY FRIENDS AGRED.

    • May 19, 2013 10:36 PM CDT
    • The more I take it in , admitedly second hand , I wish they'd lose the Hendrix covers and try a little harder not to sound like ZZ Top , though it's exciting this is happening at all.

      As far as other Texas Garage bands that tried again , Kenny and The Kasuals are TIGHT LIKE THAT, but they are'nt taking too much stock in their many great originals. Same with Larry and The Blue Notes. I saw them in '86 OR '87 . They PLAYED great , but , no originals , virtually nuthin' that could be called Garage Rock.  Zakary THAX WERE REET BY ME , THO' NONE OF MY FRIENDS AGRED.

    • May 18, 2013 12:20 AM CDT
    • I sure as Hell hope Doc Ike saw this , back when , and realizes GONN is seriously needed to beef up this year's Stomp likeup. Just sayin'.

    • May 10, 2013 2:33 PM CDT
    • In Milwaukee you could try Aaron at Quarters (414-263-4140) or Eric at the Cactus Club (414-897-0663).

    • May 7, 2013 1:17 PM CDT
    • Mind-blowing all star night of furious garage rock n' roll! The place is the Quarry House Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. Saturday Night, MAY 25, 9PM!

      Joining The Stents will be DC rock genius Jake Starr and The Delicious Fullness (members of Thee Lexington Arrows, Hall Monitors, Phobes) and headlining is the one and only Deniz Tek (Radio Birdman, natch)!

      To add to the general awesomeness of this night The Stents will be debuting their killer new green vinyl Limbs b/w Rodeo single on Hidden Volume Stereo Sounds. For sale the first time ANYWHERE! Be sure you get this limited edition slab before they're gone.

      Hope we see ya there.

    • May 3, 2013 4:38 PM CDT
    • Don't worry about it, Mike! I'm just a beer geek who happens to live here, so beer-ese from anywhere is OK wit' me! You're one of the few punks here who talk of more than music, which is way cool with me.

      Yeah, I do like Shiner Bock, but (O God, here it comes) I could swear it tasted maltier back in the 1980's! Hope they didn't change the recipe!

      Another thing about it: for about a decade it's been owned by the folks in the Pearl, BridgePort! Small world, innit?

      Yeah, bring on some Spanish and Italian beers I say, I always enjoy learning about other types/brands of beers from places reknown for wine!

      Mike said:

      Estrella is from Barcelona. It's everywhere in Spain along with Cruz Campo, Mahou (spelling?) and Alhambra. Never see anyone really rave aout them, they are I guess a bit like the Buds & Millers of Spain, but I really like all those Spanish beers. Easy drinking but with some flavor to them. Bohemia & Negra, those would probably be some of my go to beers especially on tap. And you being from Texas, how about Shiner Bock? I like that one. They have it on tap at one of the local bar/clubs here. Sorry, Dave, I know this post is supposed to be about Portland beers.

       

    • May 3, 2013 4:13 PM CDT
    • Estrella is from Barcelona. It's everywhere in Spain along with Cruz Campo, Mahou (spelling?) and Alhambra. Never see anyone really rave aout them, they are I guess a bit like the Buds & Millers of Spain, but I really like all those Spanish beers. Easy drinking but with some flavor to them. Bohemia & Negra, those would probably be some of my go to beers especially on tap. And you being from Texas, how about Shiner Bock? I like that one. They have it on tap at one of the local bar/clubs here. Sorry, Dave, I know this post is supposed to be about Portland beers.

       

    • May 3, 2013 3:15 PM CDT
    • Oh I didn't mean to sound like a Portland snob, I was just curious. More and more keep opening up here in town, they're even out in the 'burbs now! Gresham, Hillsboro, and Beaverton...

      I useta *hate* hoppy beers, then one day in Austin about 12 years ago, some switch was flipped. It was (I think, details are hazy, haha) a beer from California, maybe Arrogant Bastard, that made me change my mind. Anyway, it had an incredible grapefruit smell to it (love citrus), and showed me that not all hoppy beers had to be resin-y. Insta-convert!

      But thankfully here in town, brewers are slowly abandoning a whole menu of Uber-Hoppy beers. I think simple palate boredom (not to mention marketing, ahem) is responsible.

      My own tastes go towards sweet beers like London Porters, or sour Belgian Abbey brews (I'll try anything from Belgium).

      Growing up in Texas I still like a light(er) beer in the hot summer months, and Corona with lime fits the bill admirably. But I still would rather have a Bohemia or Negra Modelo.

      Have not heard of Esrella Damm (out of touch), so I can't give my 2 cents. I'll look for it in future...

      Mike said:

      Oh, yea, I guess I was lumping all of Oregon together there, will have to try some PDX specific beers next time I'm up that way (late August most likely). My favorite go to beers? Cold ones! Nah really, I am a creature of opportunity, it's what ever is available most of the time and most of the time at the dives I'm in Stella seems to be the "upgrade beer" if you don't want bud/miller/coors lite. Sadly when I'm on my home turf, I don't seem to get out to the (very) few places near me that carry unique and well crafted beers. I'm also not a fan of the hoppy beers. Maybe my beer palette's not well developed or something. My wife carries Estrella Damm so I seem to drink that when I get a chance and it's a nice lager if not a bit generic I guess.

    • May 3, 2013 2:58 PM CDT
    • Oh, yea, I guess I was lumping all of Oregon together there, will have to try some PDX specific beers next time I'm up that way (late August most likely). My favorite go to beers? Cold ones! Nah really, I am a creature of opportunity, it's what ever is available most of the time and most of the time at the dives I'm in Stella seems to be the "upgrade beer" if you don't want bud/miller/coors lite. Sadly when I'm on my home turf, I don't seem to get out to the (very) few places near me that carry unique and well crafted beers. I'm also not a fan of the hoppy beers. Maybe my beer palette's not well developed or something. My wife carries Estrella Damm so I seem to drink that when I get a chance and it's a nice lager if not a bit generic I guess.

    • May 2, 2013 12:15 PM CDT
    • Mmm, Belgian-inspired, sounds great. Rogue always makes solid beers, but we've had such an influx of made-in-Portland brewers that it's almost sacrilege to try any that aren't made here. Guess I've gone native with a vengeance, hahaha!

      But Rogue's Hazlenut beer I'm really fond of, and depending on the batch, their chile beer is nice, with a mild, persistent burn.

      Finally brewers here are starting to tire of ultra-hoppy beers and starting to embrace Belgian-style drinks. At least 4 here now.

      What are yr favorite go-to brews at the moment?

      Mike said:

      I'll have to review this post on my next trip to Portland. Some good info. Dave, I didn't get much a of a chance to see much on my last visit, but we did pop into Rogue's brewpub type place in the Pearl district. Had their Beard Beer, which I didn't realize the story or gimmick behind at the time. Anyways, pretty smooth and a liitle sweet, not hoppy. Reminded me a bit of a Belgian golden.