Video premiere: Sara Jackson-Holman’s ‘Freight Train’ in USA Today – http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2013/05/16/freight-train-sara-jackson-holman-video-greys-anatomy/2173893/
For someone untrained in the sweet science, Portland’s Sara Jackson-Holman sure knows how to land a one-two punch.
Thursday morning, USA Today‘s website debuted the video for Jackson-Holman’s breathtaking new single, “Freight Train;” that evening, the song was featured in Grey’s Anatomy’s . . . → Read More: Portland’s Sara Jackson-Holman debuts “Freight Train” video; song featured on Grey’s Anatomy, By Steve Stav
If you’re one of the “Sexy People” you’ve danced and sweated to “Erotic City” and to Sheila E. “Erotic City,” written by Prince, has one of the most recognizable dance grooves on this planet if you’re not compelled to hit the dance floor in the first 4 bars you’re dead. On a side note, . . . → Read More: Sheila E – Erotic City, By Lou Trez
I’ve long abandoned most modern and pop music labels, thinking of them as nothing more than marketing teams testing clever ways to sell products to people with little understanding musical evolution. In the broadest sense, general terms like Indie Rock are perfectly acceptable provided that critics don’t simply slather additional meaningless labels . . . → Read More: More Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll…and String Quartets – A Review of Dutch Uncles’ Out of Touch In The Wild, By Peter Dysart
Here is a revised version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”– a song originally recorded on earth and released June 11, 1969 to coincide with the Apollo 11 moon landing– which was recently covered by Canadian Astronaut, Commander Chris Hadfield, while on board the International Space Station. Someone had to do this eventually– cover the . . . → Read More: David Bowie’s Space Oddity – Chris Hadfield
Rancid will be performing July 11 and 12 at the Showbox SoDo in Seattle with Transplants and Noise on the 11th and Transplants and The Interrupters on the 12th.
Rancid’s now classic album And Out Come the Wolves was first played in Seattle around 1997 by KNDD (a station that used to play . . . → Read More: Rancid — One of the Top Ten Bands To Come Out of the Nineties, By Holly Homan
As of this writing, the Golden State Warriors are tied at two wins apiece with the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Western Conference semifinals. This is their best showing in the playoffs since the 1970s, when Rick Barry was setting records for free throws with his trademark granny shot. Fans of NBA basketball . . . → Read More: Warriors! Come Out To Play! By Chuck Strom
How did I miss this guy? Talk about a guy overcoming his disabilities. This poor kid, Michel Petrucciani died at 36 years old but lived to be one of the best Jazz pianists of his generation. He’s off the charts amazing at piano and you’d assume at first glance that his size would limit . . . → Read More: Michel Petrucciani – Round Midnight, By Davin Michael Stedman
“Whiskey princess, drink me under, pull me in…”
This is a catchy little tune from All Time Low and the vid is salted with some funny scenes. Generally I’ve been done with pop punk since London Calling, and certainly since Rancid’s And Out Come the Wolves, but the chorus of this power pop . . . → Read More: All Time Low – Backseat Serenade
From The Johnny Cash Show:
This Swedish band, Goat, is from Korpilombolo. There were in Chicago two days ago. I should have gone. Drat! Sweden produces great music these days… Opeth and Meshuggah are very different from Goat.
– Mark Erickson
. . . → Read More: GOAT live at Truckstop Alaska, Gothenburg, By Mark Erickson
In the decades since we discovered (and learned to revere) Sir Lord Baltimore’s proto-Speed Metal debut LP, 1970’s peerless KINGDOM COME, I don’t recall encountering anything quite THIS enticingly-described within the realm of Classic Hard Rock Collector Scum Aesthetics!
Description: Rare 1969 Deep Groove Stereo Original. Cut Corner. . . . → Read More: New Heavy Holy Grail?! By Tom Kipp
Behold They Might Be Giants’ new video for “Insect Hospital” above. TMBG is currently touring in support of their album Nanobots and will perform in June 12 at Portland’s Crystal Ballroom and June 11 at Seattle’s Showbox SoDo. Here’s the latest from their publicist:
Brooklyn’s original alternative rockers, They Might Be Giants . . . → Read More: They Might Be Giants – Insect Hospital
From: Marc Marshall
To: Kipp, Thomas J Subject: Davie Allan
Hi Tom! Did I forward this to you already? My new musical friend at Noblis I told you about, Frank Lawrence, turned me on to Davie Allan recently.
What a fabulous summary of both . . . → Read More: “Fuzztone Biker Rock” from Davie Allan and Mike Curb, two ol’ pals from Grant High School in Van Nuys, CA! Plus: The Mike Curb Congregation & MGM’s “Golden Archive Series”! By Tom Kipp and Marc Marshall
Rock and roll. Every time I’ve seen Cheap Trick, they played as if they invented it. Most exciting band in the world.
– Steve Stav
When the audience for Chicago blues shifted in the 1960′s from working class black to college age white, a good bit of strange and sometimes wonderful music resulted. Electric Mud certainly makes the first category. The second? Well…
Leonard and Phil Chess had already tried to market Muddy Waters to suit the folk craze . . . → Read More: Muddy Waters – The Electric Mud Catastrophe, By John Siscoe
Another Saturday night in Seattle and another great night for local music. This time it was the 9th Annual Psychobilly Brawl at the Highline on Broadway. The Rocketz were headlining, but first there were some great acts to heat up the stage and set the night on fire.
When I . . . → Read More: The 9th Annual Psychobilly Brawl Sets the Night On Fire, By Holly Homan
Seattle-based songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist Rob Middleton has returned to the scene and is preparing an album’s worth of songs for release. Working with him on this project is Bill Ackerlund, an old friend from the ‘hood. Rob writes everything and performs everything. Bill is the engineer and co-producer. They have been gracious enough . . . → Read More: Rob Middleton – In Your Honor – Every Other Sunday – World Premiere MP3s
Wednesday night April 17 was another great night for live music in Seattle. The Neptune Theater hosted New Jersey’s own Gaslight Anthem. Fresh off a Coachella performance, Gaslight Anthem are a little bit Springsteen, a little bit Clash and enough of their own unique sound to make them, well, unique. Vocalist Brian Fallon sounds . . . → Read More: Gaslight Anthem Play to An Adoring and Enthusiastic Crowd at Seattle’s Neptune Theater, by Holly Homan
Denver-based Americana songstress Katey Laurel has an alluring voice which sounds like springtime in the Rockies and her songs—“Everything I Love,” “The Wheel,” and many others—embrace American magic and longing in their sounds, themes, production and intonation. Laurel has begun to attract the attention of other songwriters and a list of her accolades sounds . . . → Read More: Katey Laurel – “From Here” to a Bright Future – Free EP Download