((ENDED)) WIN Tickets to Chelsea Light Moving and Grass Widow in Seattle!


Contest Has Ended!   The winning entry was “Facial Attraction” because it reminded me of the name of a terrible 80s synth trio.
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This is a picture of Thurston MooreChelsea Light Moving is his latest musical project.  That alone should be enough information.  If you live in Seattle, you should be going to the Neumos website right now and buying yourself a pair of tickets (or 6 pair) to see them perform there this Saturday, March 23rd.

If that’s not enough, how about the fact that all-female post-punk outfit, Grass Widow will also be on the bill as the openers.  If you aren’t familiar with the San Francisco trio yet, know this: they could be headlining shows like this themselves, if they weren’t always opening for one living legend or another [the last time that I saw them was with The Raincoats].

So maybe the problem isn’t that you’re not aware of Chelsea Light Moving, or even that you don’t know how great Grass Widow is, already; maybe the problem is that you can’t swing it, because you don’t have any loot.  How about if we get you into the show for free?  What’s that?  You don’t want to go alone?  Don’t worry about it, we have a pair of tickets available for one of yous guys.  Just enter below; easy skeezy.

Here’s a little more info about each of these characters…



For 30 years (1981 – 2011) Thurston Moore led pioneering experimental rock legends, Sonic Youth, one of the most important and influential bands… ever.  During that time he also released 3 solo albums, collaborated with a variety of artists, worked on films scores and soundtracks, and even started and/or joined various side projects.  After announcing his separation from wife/fellow-Sonic Youth founder, Kim Gordon, the band announced a separation of its own.  But, aside from appearing in what seems like every single documentary that I ever happen to watch, and writing poetry, Moore continues to do what we all hope and expect him to do, create and perform more and more brand new music.

Here’s how the Chelsea Light Moving frontman explains this new operation:

“Chelsea Light Moving is the current group led by Sonic Youth founder Thurston Moore. He is the songwriter and plays over-amped hyper electric guitar and sings with raw-glam-destructo vocals. The band is a four piece featuring Samara Lubelski, who has played violin with TM on his last two solo LPs (Demolished Thoughts and Trees Outside The Academy) and with Chelsea Light Moving plays deep psyche pop metal bass guitar. Keith Wood, who records under the aegis Hush Arbors, plays electric guitar with a pick forged from angel wing and John Moloney, aka “Pegasus”, approaches the drums like an asteroid hurtling toward Earth. The first self-titled CD was recorded in two spurious sessions with engineer Justin Pizzoferrato in Sone Lab, a killer studio in Easthampton Massachusetts. *The band is ready to detonate any birthday party, wedding or hullabaloo in any country, planet or stratosphere that doesn’t support right wing extremist NRA sucking bozo-ology.”

Grass Widow

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As if an endorsement by Thurston Moore wasn’t enough, I also really enjoy their tunes.  The strength of Grass Widow comes from their trademark ability to layer sound, including 3 separate vocals that weave in and out of each other, uniting in harmony, shifting, separating, and hovering over and then evaporating into one another.  They create, merge, and peel apart multiple dimensions, toy with an auditory depth of field, and form and deconstruct rhythms in an incredibly unique way that is as refreshing as it is instantly recognizable.


“The San Fran phenom Grass Widow,” as the New Yorker dubs this post-punk band, “inspires as its pastoral harmonies float effortlessly over trellises of spindly guitars.”

Grass Widow–Hannah Lew (bass, vocals), Raven Mahon (guitar, vocals), and Lillian Maring, (drums, vocals) write their hypnotic layered melodies collaboratively. Their haunting songs, rich in metaphor and couched in reference and allusion, are mined from the personal narratives of each. Vox duties shared equally all around complete the overall sensibility. Grass Widow has no front person but offers a fresh musical experience not based on celebrity or spectacle. Since their formation, in line with these principles, they have maintained their objective of playing age and gender-inclusive shows.”




*One winner will receive a pair of tickets to see the following show:

Chelsea Light Moving
w/ Grass Widow
Live @ Neumos
Seattle, Washington
March 23, 2013


This contest will be based around the band name Chelsea Light Moving


Thurston Moore and crew took their new band name from the name of a moving company that actually once existed and was run by, none other than, pioneering minimalist composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass.  Your mission as the entrant is to simply think of a real company, business, or organization, present day or past, that you feel would make a solid band name.


Post your answer in the comment section below.


There is no part 3. That’s all there is to the contest. It’s pretty easy… but you should probably read the fine print.

The Fine Print:

All entries must be received by Friday, March 22th at NOON to be eligible.
You can enter as many times as you want, but use a valid email so that we can contact you.
If you sign in with Facebook, make sure that your account can accept a message from us.
Winner will be chosen arbitrarily, based on our personal “favorite.”

If you are not sure that you will be able to attend the show, do not enter!  You’d be surprised how often that shit happens and we don’t want these going to waste.

If we are unable to contact the winner in a reasonable amount of time, a new winner will be chosen.

Dead C

Located in Seattle, Dead C is the founder/editor, as well as the principal writer and photographer, of Monster Fresh. Creating the site in 2007, he did so with a specific dream in mind. Unfortunately, being a muscle relaxer-fueled fever dream, it's hard to recall all of the details. "I remember that my mom was there, but it wasn't actually her in the dream, it was actually 70s heart throb, Jan Michael Vincent. And everything took place here, in this room... but it wasn't actually here... it was different. The colors were washed out and, for some reason, there was a raccoon kicking it with us and it was wearing a holographic monocle."

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