Floater plays Tacoma on June 21st


The summer solstice party to end all summer solstice parties is almost upon us. June 21st, 2008, Hell’s Kitchen, Tacoma, Washington. Floater. I’m so flippin excited I just might have to change my pants.

Eugene/Portland’s finest trio is on the road again. They’ve been playing a lot of shows, releasing digital acoustic albums, collaborating on side projects and continuing to improve. It’s gross, really.

Call it coincidence that my birthday happens to be 4 days prior to the show. I would like to thank the band in advance for my belated birthday gift. Don’t even worry about getting me a card. Playing right down the street is plenty.

To hear samples and buy CD’s, visit Floater’s official website. To get involved with other Floater fans, try Exiled.

BUMBER you’ll say SHOOT when you pay your admission

$35 per day. That’s what it will cost this year for a one-day visit to Bumbershoot. By the time you add in gas, parking, food, drink & more drink, you’re over $100. Consider yourself warned.

That being said, I plan on going not once, but TWICE this year; I haven’t been in a decade. Last time I went, it was either to see Elliott Smith or Built To Spill or both (can’t remember) and I swear it was under $20 to get in. My dilemma this year is that there are 5 or 6 things I would kinda like to see on Saturday, but one really important thing to see on Sunday and another Monday. I will likely end up paying $70 just to see two bands and a shlamozzel of interesting people. Hurt me.

That’s what you gotta do when Seaweed takes the stage. Dig down deep within yourself and your wallet, suck it up, and pay your respects. Spare me your excuses. How often does a Tacoma band make a run like this? Leave your excuses and your fears in Tacoma, and make the rare voyage into the bowels of Seattle. Trust me, you’ll be a better person for it.