June 23, 1995 in Seven

Bolo’s Is A Welcome Addition To Club Scene In The Valley

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Those Inland Northwest nightclubbers seeking fun in the Valley now have a new destination to check out.

This new hot spot is Bolo’s Bar and Grill, which opened last weekend.

Bolo’s, 116 S. Best, operates as a a full-service restaurant with bar. It is open from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. every day except for Sunday’s midnight closing.

Thursdays through Saturdays, Bolo’s will have dancing to live, classic rock. This weekend Lost & Found entertains.

For sports fans, Bolo’s has hoisted nearly a dozen 32-inch televisions throughout the bar area. Big sporting events and closed-circuit boxing bouts will be shown.

Elsewhere in the night

Fans of the Seattle industrial, metal, thrash outfit, Pleasure Elite, which plays Outback Jack’s on Saturday, will be happy to know the band’s second CD, “Brutal Tutu,” is on the streets.

For this work involving eight new songs, the band opted to record live at the popular Seattle nightclub, RKCNDY.

“We were getting ready to go into the studio and Red Light (the band’s record label) wasn’t ready to come up with the money,” said Pleasure Elite front-man Rob Bursmith, in a phone interview this week. “This guy we know (Todd Fogelsonger) offered to record us live at a reasonable price.”

The attraction of releasing a live recording is that the live medium captures several aspects of the Pleasure Elite’s sound, like energy and spontaneity, which the quintet’s studio album, “Bad JuJu,” did not.

With “Brutal Tutu,” the Pleasure Elite has recorded its least-industrial effort, though mechanical hooks and samples remain essential devices in the band’s assault.

“I’d say it’s like the new White Zombie (album),” said Bursmith. “There are parts that are industrial and techno.” But like White Zombie, the focus of the music is on thunderous hard rock.

“Brutal Tutu” will be available locally for $9.

Music starts at 9:30 p.m. Opening guests weren’t available at press time. The cover is $4. Bring your ID.

Tonight’s Lemmings show at Outback Jack’s marks the final one for this quirky local punk band.

Over the next two months, the four-piece unit will relocate to Seattle and change its name. The band won’t, however, change its musical direction.

Once settled into its new home, the Lemmings, rounded out by guitarist Frank Goulton, bassist Herb Le Beau and drummer Owen McAuley, plan to record songs for a possible 7-inch or CD release.

The Flies and the Junior Rodeo Daredevils will open.

Music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $3. Bring your ID.

Local R&B; octet Mumbo Jumbo plays JJ’s at the Sheraton on Sunday and Monday.

The band, comprised of several veteran players, recently added a three-piece horn section to beef up its sound. Shows start at 9 p.m.


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