June 21, 1996 in Seven

100 Bands Play 100 Songs On ‘Wood Panel Pacer With Mags’

By The Spokesman-Review
 

If you’ve dropped into either Four Thousand Holes or Vinyl Garage, you’ve probably seen the display advertising a compilation album called “Wood Panel Pacer with Mags” on the Spokane label Too Many Records.

The vinyl-only album features 76 bands on one LP and 24 bands on a 7-inch, adding up to whopping 100 songs from 100 bands. Most songs aren’t more than 30 seconds long. Whew.

The album - the perfect record for music fans with attention deficit disorder - includes contributions from punk bands across the country and globe, including nine local bands (Cause, the Flies, the Fumes, Big Comb, the Panics, Lupus, the Sissies, the Kegel Muscles and the Crudlers). It also contains songs by Las Vegas’ Leap Frog Society and Los Angeles’ Tito O’Tito Band; both of which play Ichabod’s North with Fatty Lumpkin Saturday.

On the album, Leap Frog Society is bent about being “Riptoff,” while the Tito O’Tito Band ponders life at a laundromat on “#6.” Both songs are what you’d expect from two punk bands cramming a song into a half-minute space: excessively fast, loud and reckless.

Just think, if both bands were to play their respective songs continually for the duration of their 30-minute sets, they could play them 60 times each. How’s that for an encore?

But not all of their songs are so curt. Tito O’Tito Band and Leap Frog Society also play some songs that exceed one minute.

Fatty Lumpkin was supposed to lend a song to “Wood Panel Pacer,” but the band allegedly spaced the deadline. Presently, the groove-based noise band is preparing a rendition of Def Leppard’s “High and Dry” for a satirical ‘80s metal compilation to be released on Probe Records.

Just another note: Ichabod’s North is now licensed to sell hard liquor.

Musical tremors kick in at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $3; bring your I.D.

Feeling blue?

When you think of celebrated blues singers from Portland, Curtis Salgado and Paul deLay probably come to mind.

Another big name out of the Northwest blues mecca is D.K. Stewart, who plays the Watering Hole in Coeur d’Alene tonight.

Stewart, an accomplished solo artist and a veteran sideman, began his career in the ‘70s playing in a band from Eugene, Ore., called NightHawk’s Band. The blues group served as an inspiration for John Belushi’s creation of the Blues Brothers.

Following his stint with that band, Stewart hooked up with Robert Cray and stayed with him until 1980. During the ‘80s, Stewart, a vocalist and keyboard player, played in deLay’s band and toured with B.B. King.

Today, the singer has a handful of solo albums on the market, including 1995’s “Don’t Call Home” and 1991’s “No Excuse.”

Stewart tags his music as “zydeblazz,” which is a contagious mix of zydeco, blues and jazz. So expect a wild show.

Music starts at 9 p.m. The cover is $5. Bring your I.D.

Cringe M.I.A. no longer

It seems like Cringe quietly dropped off the face of the local scene. Several months have passed since the band’s last show.

Just when you thought your persistently ringing ears were safe, the noise unit returns with a new lineup, and the new incarnation of the band will make its debut at the Northern Corner (Corner of Third and Washington) on Saturday.

Singer-guitarist-noisesmith John Salvo and bassist Kelly Brown are still at their posts. But drummer Randy Howell has departed.

Former Element 115 drummer Ralph Rosenberry replaces Howell and completes the rhythm section. Further, Cringe has added another guitarist, Chad Yenney, previously of Wenatchee psychedelic noise-rock band Hentch, to the battery.

The four will fulfill a few concert dates in Seattle, Portland and Vancouver, B.C., at the end of the month.

As of now, Cringe is in the midst of recording its second album. Look for it in September.

North Carolina’s Naked Angels, and Lewiston’s Master Poe open. Music starts at 9:30 p.m. The cover is $3. Bring I.D.

Raggs returns

Speaking of missing in action, local reggae singer Raggs hasn’t played a Spokane date since last year. He and Bush Doktor will play the Northern Corner tonight.

Music is starts at 10 p.m. The cover is $5.

Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get punk rocked

Break out your patches, kids, Westminster Congregational Church, Fourth and Washington, is conducting yet another all-ages punk rock service.

Los Angeles hardcore outfit F.Y.P. headlines the show.

F.Y.P., which records for the Recess label, is a particularly popular among young punk fans in this town. Its records have always been strong sellers at Vinyl Garage and Four Thousand Holes.

F.Y.P.’s latest offerings include the LP “Toilet Kid’s Bread” and a split 7-inch with Propaghandi.

Joining F.Y.P. are Canada’s I-Spy and Germany’s But Alive.

I-Spy also records for Recess. This hardcore combo has cranked out several records, a 10-inch vinyl EP called “Revenge of the Little S#*%s,” a joint 10-inch EP with Propaghandi as well as a split single with But Alive.

Bobsled and Pud are also on the bill.

Show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $3.

, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: NIGHTWATCH PICKS Best bets at area clubs: TONIGHT: D.K. Stewart at the Watering Hole Raggs and Bush Doktor at the Northern Corner; F.Y.P, I-Spy, But Alive, Bobsled and Pud at Westminster Congregational Church SATURDAY: Fatty Lumpkin, Leap Frog Society and Tito O’Tito Band at Ichabod’s North; Cringe, Naked Angels and Master Poe at the Northern Corner

This sidebar appeared with the story: NIGHTWATCH PICKS Best bets at area clubs: TONIGHT: D.K. Stewart at the Watering Hole Raggs and Bush Doktor at the Northern Corner; F.Y.P, I-Spy, But Alive, Bobsled and Pud at Westminster Congregational Church SATURDAY: Fatty Lumpkin, Leap Frog Society and Tito O’Tito Band at Ichabod’s North; Cringe, Naked Angels and Master Poe at the Northern Corner


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