Monday, August 26, 2013
Ty Segall might love the Mohawk as much as we do. He'll be returning to perform on the Mohawk's outside stage tomorrow night and tickets are still available, for now.
Last Tuesday night Kurt Vile & the Violators played the 'Hawk and the show sold-out by the time the doors were open so plan ahead. I'd also advice you to arrive early if you are a music fan who is actually interested in hearing the performances taking place on the stage. If you're just going to the show to say you were there or you want to catch-up with some friends and chat feel free to arrive late and stand near the back. Or, you could just say you were there even if you weren't and go someplace else to chat? That would be cool, I'll say you were there if anyone asks. Oh, and before you hand your cell phone to a stranger and ask them to take a picture of you while the band is playing, you might want to ask yourself, "Will this stranger take my phone and throw it from this balcony into the street?" Because, you know? He might. Not every stranger is friendly and not everyone wants to hear you talking or take your picture. Also, if you're just going to look at pictures of yourself on your cell phone while the band is playing, you don't need a better place to stand than someone who is actually watching the show. I know, it's futile to hope/expect the majority of an audience at a concert to listen to the performance they paid for but maybe if I just put that thought into the universe via The Secret it will come true. Praise Oprah.
Ty Segall - Sleeper (Live on KEXP @Pickathon) video via YouTube
Music fans, I'm speaking at you again. When I say arrive early, I mean be there by 7:30 at the latest. First of all, you'll have better access to the good parking but also because all of the support acts tomorrow night are worth seeing. Expect Hidden Ritual to hit the stage around 7:30, with Holy Wave on around 8:30ish and Ty Segall by 9:30 or 10:00 at the latest. These times are just estimates so don't blame me if the schedule is different, I'm just trying to help!
Since you're already downtown and you already paid for parking, cab, biked it there whatever you might as well stick around and catch three more bands on the Mohawk's inside stage. You already paid to see Low Times, Deep Space and The Rips. You can find these bands on the intimate area inside the venue behind the bar area. Just listen for the deafeningly loud rock 'n roll.