Thursday, April 24- ZYANOSE, FRENZY, OSS, BABYLON @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Thursday, April 24- BIG EYES, UBU ROI, SEMINARS @Therapy Lounge (Seattle) $5 9pm 21+ age restriction
Thursday, April 24- TRANSIENT, FUCK THE FACTS, STREETWALKER, SCIATICA @Highline (Seattle) 9pm 21+ age restriction
Friday, April 25- HYSTERICS, HEALTH PROBLEMS, TRRASH @Nuthole (Seattle) 9pm
Saturday, April 26- THEE SAMEDI, BIG CRUX, APPARITIONS @Heartland (Seattle) 8pm
Saturday, April 26- HYSTERICS, NUDES, BRICKLAYER @ Old School Pizza (Olympia) 11pm
Wednesday, April 30- SCARY MAN, ABSOLUT, BURIAL SUIT, TURTLE NECK @Le Voyeur (Olympia) 10pm
Friday, May 2- ILL INTENT, NEW GODS, NUDES, BRICKLAYER @Nuthole (Seattle) 9pm
Monday, May 5- NAILS, IRON LUNG, BONE SICKNESS, SKINFATHER, GAG @El Corazon (Seattle) $10 7pm
Monday, May 5- WASTED USA, KILCID BAND, PETTY THINGS @Kremwerk (Seattle) 9pm 21+ age restriction
Tuesday, May 6- GAG, THEE NODES, ZIPPERHEAD, SCARY MAN, FREAK VIBE @Le Voyeur (Olympia) 10pm
Friday, May 9- BIG KIDS, LEE COREY OSWALD, BAD FUTURE, ELK EARS @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Saturday, May 10- GO DEEP, GROWING STRONGER, BLANK BOYS, NO FUTURE @Fusion Cafe (Seattle) 8pm
Saturday, May 10- THE FLEX, VIOLENT REACTION, BRICKLAYER, CONVICT @Nuthole (Seattle) $5-7 9pm
Sunday, May 11th- THE FLEX, VIOLENT REACTION, VACANT STATE, ODD MAN OUT @Old School Pizza (Olympia) $5 10pm
Tuesday, May 13- MIRROR TRAVEL, DARTO, RED RIBBON, MALE/FEMALE @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Thursday, May 15- VASTUM, BACKYARD MORTUARY, SHADOW OF THE TORTURER, TREPANATION @Highline (Seattle) 9pm 21+ age restriction
Thursday, May 15- THE GREAT GODDAMN, INTO VIOLENCE, MYSTERIOUS SKIN, BALANCE @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Friday, May 16- EXTINCTION OF MANKIND, EU’S ARSE, WILD MOHICANS, OSS, BABYLON @Highline (Seattle) 9pm 21+ age restriction
Tuesday, May 20- DEATH IN JUNE @Studio Seven (Seattle) $30 7:30pm 21+ age restriction
Thursday, May 22- INTERNAL ROT, BONE SICKNESS, PERISTALSIS, BREAD AND MILK @Heartland (Seattle) 8pm
Thursday, May 22- SEAWEED, COMEBACK KID, MAKE DO AND MEND, SHORE, RED SCARE @Vera Project (Seattle) 6pm $20
Thursday, May 22- CHASTITY BELT, PERFECT PUSSY, POTTY MOUTH, LINDSEYS @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Friday, May 23- DANGERS, EXQUISITES, BRAIN SLUG, COLUMN, BRICKLAYER @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Saturday May 24- GAG, BRAIN SLUG, +1 tba @ Old School Pizza (Olympia) $5 11pm
Sunday, May 25- BL’AST!, TOE TAG, HEIRESS, DEADKILL @Highline Bar (Seattle) $12 9pm 21+ age restriction
Tuesday, June 3- WARTHOG, CHEST PAIN, GAG, + COMEDY @Black Lodge (Seattle) 9pm
Friday, June 13- WARTHOG, GAG, NAOMI PUNK, NUDES @Old School Pizzeria (Olympia) $5 11pm
Listen/purchase: Human Rights e.p. by Gas Rag
I want to meet more people in Boise who dont get grossed out when I put on music like this.
This Guy Is Trying to Collect Every Single Copy of the Movie ‘Speed’ on VHS
Ryan Beitz owns over 500 copies of the movie Speed on VHS. He also owns 26 laser discs of the film, but those aren’t part of the collection. He just holds onto them so he can use them as bargaining chips to get more on VHS. His goal is a simple one: To collect every copy of Speed on VHS ever made. His other goal? To trick out his 15-passenger van to look just like the bus in the movie.
In order to see the World Speed Project in action, I decided to visit him at his current residence in Moscow, Idaho, where he has scattered all his copies of Speed throughout the van in anticipation of my arrival, and lined the ceiling with them. As we talk, he drives me and a handful of his friends out through the woods via a restricted-access sheep farm on his college campus. As he drives, copies of Speed periodically fall from the ceiling onto the floor.
VICE: Are we allowed to be back here?
Ryan Beitz: Yeah, whatever. The signs just say “No Public Access.” We got official business. I don’t have car insurance now, but that’s OK because I only drive the van around for show. We’re going like 35, and I feel like we’re being respectful. We’re not trying to scare the sheep or like, steal them. Although we could put a sheep in here.
Why don’t you tell me what got you started collecting the Speeds?
I lived in Seattle and was super broke, and I had to come up with Christmas presents for my family. Usually I would just, like, dumpster-dive books or something and give them to them, but when I was at the pawn shop they had six copies of Speed, and I thought it would be really funny to get everybody in my family the same gift, even me. I wanted to watch them open them one at a time and go, “Oh, Speed. Don’t we already have this?” Somebody else would go, “Oh, Speed. Really funny, Ryan.” Then by the time you went around, everybody would have gotten the same gift from me. Then I could tell them that I love them all equally, you know? Just some bullshit.
Then when I bought all six it was, like, way too good. I realized it was really fascinating to have that many, like, same copies of a thing. What really cemented it was when I went to another pawn shop, and they had, like, 30 copies. I said, “I’ll take them all.” They sold them to me for 11 cents a copy.
How many copies do you have right now?
I don’t know, like 550 or something. I haven’t counted in a while ‘cause who really cares?
And you’re going to collect them all.
Yeah. People always go, “Dude how many of these things are you going to get?” And I’m like, “All of them, duh.”