Sunday, April 17, 2011

Step right up to the Rock and Roll Circus

Thee Sgt. Major III's Kurt Bloch and Leslie Beattie. (Andy and Cat Rose photos)
By Cat and Andy

The thrash-metal world has its Big 4 -- Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth -- but, on this night, Seattle Rock City showcased its Big 3 -- Thee Sgt. Major III, Tom Price Desert Classic and Stag.

Tom Price belts it out.
I've fallen and I can't get up: Don Blackstone rocks the floor.

Another Rock and Roll Circus came to town at Darrell's Tavern in Shoreline, and gracing the stage were longtime local musicians from bands such as The Fastbacks, The Cheaters, Alcohol Funnycar, Gas Huffer, Monkeywrench and the U-Men, to name a few.

Ben London takes a seat.
Lincoln Barr riffs for Stag.

The various bands featured Kurt Bloch, Ben London, Tom Price and Don Blackstone on guitar/vocals, Jim Sangster on bass and Martin Bland and Mike Musburger on drums. And let's not forget singer Steve Mack from That Petrol Emotion. The lineup also featured Red Jacket Mine and acoustic guitarist/singer Shelby Earl.

Balloons (and shots of tequila) for London's birthday, plus the usual dosage of beer, cocktails and merriment made for one hell of a night.

Stripes, boots ... and red pants!

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