Friday, March 13, 2009

Stop For Me, It's the Claw

So if you've ever lived in Seattle, you probably noticed some great street sign graffiti. Some of my favorites include Alien St (strategic pieces of tape on the former Allen St sign) and the Stop For Me, It's the Claw (shown above). While Capitol Hill was the birthplace for the original Claw sightings, my favorite interpretation of this joke lies on Stone Way (west side, between 43rd and 42nd). Capitol Hill tends to make their claws more lobster or robotic-like; Stone Way's sign, on the other hand, looks like something straight out of Nightmare on Elm Street. Anyway, it got me in the mood to listen to some "claw-inspired" songs, which took me back to 2003's Keep On Your Mean Side by the Kills. Speaking of the the Kills, they commence their North American tour in mid-April, and if you read the last post, you'll know that Alison Mosshart (aka "W") has joined supergroup The Dead Winter alongside Jack White, Dean Fertita (Queens of the Stone Age), and Jack Lawrence (Raconteurs).

MP3: The Kills - "Cat Claw"
(buy Keep On Your Mean Side)

The Kills on tour:
Mar 14 2009 8:00P
Zakk Dusseldorf
Mar 15 2009 8:00P
Ubel and Gefahrlich Hamburg
Mar 16 2009 8:00P
Postbahnhof Berlin
Mar 17 2009 8:00P
Mousonturm Frankfurt
Mar 25 2009 8:00P
SFBH Wellington
Mar 26 2009 8:00P
Transmission Romm Auckland
Mar 28 2009 8:00P
Sydney V Festival Sydney
Mar 29 2009 8:00P
V Festival Gold Coast
Mar 30 2009 8:00P
The Zoo Brisbane
Apr 1 2009 8:00P
The Forum Sydney
Apr 3 2009 8:00P
Prince Bandroom Melbourne
Apr 4 2009 8:00P
V Festival Melbourne
Apr 5 2009 8:00P
V Festival Perth
Apr 19 2009 8:00P
Coachella Arts and Music Festival Indio, CA
Apr 20 2009 8:00P
Club Congress Tucson, AZ
Apr 22 2009 8:00P
Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
Apr 23 2009 8:00P
The Bottleneck Lawrence, KS
Apr 24 2009 8:00P
Emo’s Austin, TX
Apr 25 2009 8:00P
Granada Theatre Dallas, TX
Apr 27 2009 8:00P
Lenny’s Bar Atlanta, GA
Apr 28 2009 8:00P
Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, NC
Apr 30 2009 8:00P
9.30 Club Washington DC
May 1 2009 8:00P
Theatre of the Living Arts Philadelphia, PA
May 2 2009 8:00P
Webster Hall New York, NY
May 4 2009 8:00P
Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY
May 5 2009 8:00P
Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
May 6 2009 8:00P
La Tulipe Montreal, QC
May 7 2009 8:00P
Phoenix Concert Theatrre Toronto, ON
May 8 2009 8:00P
Magic Stick Detroit, MI
May 9 2009 8:00P
Metro Chicago, IL
May 11 2009 8:00P
First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
May 15 2009 8:00P
Neumo’s Seattle, WA
May 16 2009 8:00P
Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC
May 17 2009 8:00P
Wonder Ballroom Portland, OR
May 19 2009 8:00P
The Filmore San Francisco, CA
May 21 2009 8:00P
Glasshouse Pomona, CA