A Hot Sticky Black Night and Mustard Plug Passes Muster at Seattle’s El Corazon, by Holly Homan

It’s a hot Friday night in Seattle and the beginning of the long holiday weekend. Mustard Plug is headlining a show at El Corazon. I’ve been waiting a long time to see Mustard Plug and they didn’t disappoint.

Everyone in this band is a showman, but particularly front man/singer Dave Kirchgessner. This guy NEVER . . . → Read More: A Hot Sticky Black Night and Mustard Plug Passes Muster at Seattle’s El Corazon, by Holly Homan

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Ska Masters The Slackers Turn Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Into A Raging Inferno, by Holly Homan

Tuesday evening in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood the legendary Crocodile Cafe hosted ska masters The Slackers from NYC. This time they were minus two members (Jay Nugent, guitar and Glen Pine, trombone) due to illness or injury, so Jesse Wagner from the Aggrolites saved the day stepping in as a replacement with only one week’s . . . → Read More: Ska Masters The Slackers Turn Seattle’s Crocodile Cafe Into A Raging Inferno, by Holly Homan

Johnny Stewart – Flesh, Blood, Skin & Bone

Playing raw, trashy blues, Johnny Stewart introduces himself through ‘Flesh, Blood, Skin & Bone’, an electrifying single steeped in the power and fire of traditional blues. Stewart’s distorted vocals rush in accompanied only by weighty foot stomps and handclaps, hinting at the force that follows. Exploding into a raging chorus resplendent with heavy . . . → Read More: Johnny Stewart – Flesh, Blood, Skin & Bone

Yulianna – Special

Yulianna‘s sublime new single has her searching for something “Special.” The track embodies a sense of fantasy, as Yulianna’s sensual growl explores the possibility of a love that goes beyond the dismal results of her past. As the story unfolds it has her searching with an unyielding lust for the quintessential relationship while . . . → Read More: Yulianna – Special

Noni – Yo te Veo

“…Shooting the video was a real challenge, It’s harder than one thinks to be surrounded by so many gorgeous girls…”

After his succes in Latin America with his song, “No Te Puedo Olvidar“, Noni is back with a fresh summer music video for the single “Yo Te Veo” (“I see you”).

Noni is happy . . . → Read More: Noni – Yo te Veo

Throw Day for Madison Bumgarner, by Chuck Strom

Madison Bumgarner

One of the benefits of arriving early at the ballpark is that sometimes you get treated to a little extra entertainment for the price of your ticket. Yesterday was Madison Bumgarner’s between-starts throwing day. There weren’t many fans in the park yet, but most of those who were crowded near the Giants . . . → Read More: Throw Day for Madison Bumgarner, by Chuck Strom

An Uncharacteristic Day at AT&T Park, by Chuck Strom

James Shields

Lately, the San Francisco Giants have followed their usual script of good pitching and weak hitting, as illustrated by the last three starts by Madison Bumgarner, losses by scores of 2-0, 1-0, and 3-2. They are doing much better in the standings than they should, mostly because they have owned the NL . . . → Read More: An Uncharacteristic Day at AT&T Park, by Chuck Strom

Images and Ideas from the Lincoln Memorial, by Charles R. Cross

My favorite photo from our Washington, D.C. experience today was of a reflection. We caught this shadow on the back of the Lincoln memorial at sunset, as a dad was proudly taking a picture of his son, who had just graduated from college. The dad asked the son to take off his robe but . . . → Read More: Images and Ideas from the Lincoln Memorial, by Charles R. Cross

Mariann Rosa – Banjo For My Bitches

This is simply the greatest song of all time…

Quirky Norwegian vocalist and DJ, Mariann Rosa brings her own unique blend of colourful style and sound to the UK this summer with the release of her new Sci-Fi Pop single, ‘Banjo For My Bitches’, released 6th July via Popjoy records.

Former Judge on . . . → Read More: Mariann Rosa – Banjo For My Bitches

Gutter Demons And Guests Tear It Up At the 2015 Psychobilly Brawl, by Holly Homan

Gutter Demons

It’s Friday night in Seattle and there’s a lot going on. I chose to attend the 2015 Psychobilly Brawl. I don’t think I’ve missed the annual Psychobilly Brawl since 2007. This year’s brawl was brought to us by Zorchradio, the psychobilly program which airs on Thursday nights from seven to ten p.m. . . . → Read More: Gutter Demons And Guests Tear It Up At the 2015 Psychobilly Brawl, by Holly Homan

Pentatonix – Evolution of Michael Jackson

The Phantom Sound – Get to Me

Ken Stringfellow produces this track and Clem Burke of Blondie plays drums. Stringfellow, an all-around great guy and friend of East Portland Blog, said of this artist, “I enjoyed working with her. She really rose to the occasion, wrote a TON of songs…and her enthusiasm was always up. She was happy to pushed, . . . → Read More: The Phantom Sound – Get to Me

Eddie Murphy – Wonna Deez Nites ft. Beenie Man

The reggae hits just keep on coming from comedian Eddie Murphy…

The King of Comedy meets the King of Dancehall? Yes, you read that correctly. Eddie Murphy‘s latest foray into reggae is a collaboration with Beenie Man, entitled “Wonna Deez Nights.” Where Eddie’s “Red Light” and “Oh Jah Jah” were ruminative, roots-y tunes . . . → Read More: Eddie Murphy – Wonna Deez Nites ft. Beenie Man

UK Subs Headline A Night Of Raw Punk Power at Seattle’s EL Corazon, by Holly Homan

Tuesday June 16 was a day to remember. It marked the beginning of summer vacation for this Seattle teacher and also marked the illustrious return of UK Subs, one of the few original punk bands still recording and touring today. This was a show NOT to be missed.

Founding member, front man, and mean . . . → Read More: UK Subs Headline A Night Of Raw Punk Power at Seattle’s EL Corazon, by Holly Homan

Danny Darko – Hurricane ft. Julien Kelland

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Twin Within – Bernie, Tunnel to the Reservoir

Twin Within consists of Steve McKay and Alex Samaras. McKay mainly known as the percussive force behind Bruce Peninsula, collaborator of Timber Timbre, and songwriting partner of Allie X. Samaras’s background is in Tuvan throat singing and working in countless vocal ensembles, usually merging classic pop with classical sensibilities, in a uniquely modern . . . → Read More: Twin Within – Bernie, Tunnel to the Reservoir

Shaggy – Bridges ft. Chronixx

Edie Green – New Heavy

Perth band Edie Green are ready to spread their gooey brand of indie rock to ears across Australia via their new EP New Heavy.

Their sonic melting pot is a result of uninhibited jam sessions comprising of jazz trained drummer Tyler, glam-rock/funk guitarist Conor, metal-minded bassist Elliot and folk/neo-soul singer Sophie. Together they . . . → Read More: Edie Green – New Heavy

Supersuckers Cancel Tour: Eddie Spaghetti to Undergo Cancer Treatments

Sad news arrived from Seattle today. Supersuckers were a favorite live band of mine in the 90s. The first concert I saw in Seattle in 1992 or 3 was Supersuckers with the Del Lagunas (Gas Huffer playing surf music). I wound up seeing them at least ten times over the years and enjoyed every . . . → Read More: Supersuckers Cancel Tour: Eddie Spaghetti to Undergo Cancer Treatments