Thursday, January 24, 2008

The Hollowpoints at the Pirate Radio Benefit





Brian Foss and a bunch of other people used to run a pirate radio station in North Seattle during the late '90s and early 2000s. It was a pretty cool station that played a lot of local music, way more than you would ever hear on KEXP. The station is long gone, but Brian went on to become a "real" DJ at KEXP doing Saturday night's punk show "Sonic Reducer" and the movie "Pirate Radio USA" also came out of the project directed by Jeff and Mary, who also were pirate radio DJs. There were quite a few benefit shows for the station when it was going, these photos are of The Hollowpoints playing one at a house in the University District. The show was August 3rd, 2002.

3 comments:

brianmyfatass said...

wow, i forgot about this show.
thanks for posing the pics dan.

whats kinda funny is the old web site for the pirate station is still up.

http://www.scn.org/activism/nsgr/

Billy Corazon said...

Ha! I just realized I was at that show. In fact, I remember that was the night I interviewed Ken Dirtnap at the Sunset for the big Stranger article I wrote on the label, then Mea Culpa played the Sicko reunion show that you blogged earlier, and then after THAT we went over to the house in the U-District for the Hollowpoints show.

That was probably one of the top five raddest days of the early
00's for me. Thanks for reminding me. :-)

Dan 10Things said...

Yeah, I think a bunch of people rushed from the Sicko reunion show to the U-District in time to catch the Hollowpoints and the Electric Kisses. I love going to two shows in one night!