Culture Mob’s Tom Mohrman Reviews Our Comet Show on Friday the 13th.

An Open Letter to the Capitol Hill Block Party: Book the Bad Things

  • by Tom Mohrman
The Bad Things Photo by Tom Mohrman

Dear Capitol Hill Block Party,

You Need to Book the Bad Things. The thing with this band is that within three songs the crowd will be swaying side to side, by the fourth the dancing will be open and unashamed. Accordion front man Jimmy the Pickpocket leers at the crowd and sings with a captivating energy reminiscent of Shane MacGowan crossed with Frank Black. Seeing them at the Comet on Friday the thirteenth was proof that Seattle loves the Bad Things. You could feel the wooden dance floor move under your feet like a trampoline. Continue reading