|Outside of Darrell's Tavern ... rock and roll inside. (Andy photos)|
|Steve Mack, Stag|
Welcome to the world of Darrell's Tavern in Shoreline (just north of Seattle, for you out-of-town-readers), where adult beverages have been served since 1967 -- and where tunes of various genres reign supreme these days. Whether it's the DJ cranking Nick Gilder's "Got to Get Out" or Stag pumping out its Cheap Trick-inspired power pop, this place is, simply put, a hit.
Following sets by alt-country groups The Diving Bell, Kasey Anderson and the Honkies and The Glass Notes (and before '60s popsters The Moon Spinners), it was a Stag party with pogo-stick-like singer Steve Mack as the ringleader. Guitars wailed and drinks flowed as the crazed frontman sang his guts out on a host of stellar Stag originals and Cheap Trick's "He's a Whore." "Cheap Trick covers never get old," Mack
|Ben London, Stag|