March 10, 1995 in Seven

Seattle’s Pleasure Elite Gives Music Scene A Needed Boost

By The Spokesman-Review
 

So you think the Northwest’s music talent has already been exhausted?

Think again.

The Pleasure Elite, which plays Mother’s Pub Saturday, is yet another Seattle band emerging from the underground to begin its industrial-fueled, metal-fortified, thrash-induced rampage on mainstream music.

In the age of information overload, the high-tech Pleasure Elite, with its frothing sound and arsenal of samples, powers down the information highway like a high-speed Sherman tank.

Since forming a few years ago, the Pleasure Elite has been stirring up a buzz with its monstrous stage show, anchored further by a supernova of lights.

If that’s not enough to lure you into the door, the band has supported such acts as KMFDM, Rage Against the Machine, Frontline Assembly, Grotus and Alien Sex Fiend.

What’s more, the Pleasure Elite’s debut album, “Bad JuJu,” reaped heaps of positive press and lots of college radio air play. The release even won best album of the year from MASS Magazine.

In late spring, the Pleasure Elite will unleash its sophomore album, “Brutal TuTu,” on the world. The recording is said to have better captured the integrity of a live Pleasure Elite show.

Saturday’s show features six bands and begins at 3 p.m. However, The Pleasure Elite doesn’t play until about 11:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are $5. Call Mother’s Pub for more information.

Elsewhere in the night

Spokane’s Lemmings, an offcenter punk band with an off-kilter singer, plays Mother’s Pub tonight.

The underappreciated quartet has been working hard on the local scene for a couple of years now.

Junior Rodeo Daredevils and Seven Days open.

Showtime’s at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $3. Bring your ID.

An all-female, acoustic folk trio, Layman’s Daughter, plays a free concert at the Morris/Street Cafe on the Eastern Washington University campus tonight.

The group, originally from Charlotte, N.C., plays folk music, leaning in the direction of k.d. lang and James Taylor.

Layman’s Daughter is getting ready to release an album titled “Go From Here.”

Music starts at 10 p.m.

xxxx On the scene Nightwatch caught an amazing blues exhibition put forth by Spokane’s Chip and the Bushwackers last Sunday night at the Fort Spokane Brewery. And while most of Spokane lay sleeping, perhaps getting some rest for the work week, Chip and the Bushwackers captivated Sunday’s diehards with thrilling slide guitar solos, fat, moving bass lines, solid drumming, climactic harmonica solos and a horde of great tunes. Led by singer-guitarist and harp wizard Chip Bush, the band fired-up the blues-thirsty crowd at the brewery, keeping them boogeying into the wee hours. Bush is a natural blues man; the music flows through his soul. He and the rest of the band are also extremely spontaneous. Because of this, the band members successfully injected their own personalities into covers like “Mustang Sally,” playing the songs as if they were their own. Fortunately, for those who missed this great local band or for those who have never seen the group before, Chip and the Bushwackers play the Fort Spokane Brewery tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. all three nights. The cover is $4 tonight and Saturday, Sunday it’s $3. Bring your ID.


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