The Thurston Moore Group played at Capitol Hill’s Neumos last night, 9 May 2017. Great show. My music credibility will take a hit here, though – I didn’t immediately associate the name with Sonic Youth. Once I read that, nostalgia took over. I’m not a Sonic Youth expert, but Bull in the Heather is one of my favorite songs. I also wanted to finally check out Neumos. Since the Thurston Moore Group wasn’t taking the stage until 2145, I headed to Chop Suey first to catch Bad Saint, a local Seattle band.
I’d never heard of Bad Saint. I went because the timing was convenient, they’re a local band, and Chop Suey’s smaller shows offer good chances for photos. I also liked their intro on their website: “…Lush harmonies, crunchy guitars, and catchy melodies that sound best heading south on I-5 at 70 mph on a Tuesday in March.” It was a fun show. They had a good turnout, and they seemed comfortable and confident on stage. I don’t know how people do that.