Last Saturday night November 30, Seattle’s foremost punk club, El Corazon, hosted the legendary Dickies. Although I’ve been a Dickies fan since 1979, I never saw them live until two years ago. I was so impressed I went back for seconds last Saturday.
The Dickies play so fast live that it made it . . . → Read More: El Corazon Hosts the Incredible Legendary Dickies With Amazing Opening Bands, by Holly Homan
Legendary American musician and record producer Nile Rodgers is featured in this video, which is trending today. The clip’s main artist is Jota Quest, an enormously successful Brazilian act, and scenes of an apparently shy Nile are added to this roller disco melee, showing him strumming his guitar alone in what looks like a . . . → Read More: Jota Quest – Mandou Bem ft. Nile Rodgers
Less Than Jake
On Tuesday night two days before Thanks Giving, pop-ska band Less Than Jake headlined a show at The Showbox Market. LTJ are the only ska band of notoriety from Gainesville, Florida. Florida is not known for its ska by any stretch of the imagination. But Less Than Jake would be a . . . → Read More: Less Than Jake and Anti Flag Give A Wild Performance at Showbox Market, by Holly Homan
On Saturday night November 16, I received a Facebook message that Natalie Wouldn’t were playing a show at Darrell’s with Nigel Mustafa opening. I received this message about two or three hours before it was supposed to happen. Obviously I was going out that night after all.
It had been awhile . . . → Read More: Ska and Wackiness Abound With Natalie Wouldn’t and Nigel Mustafa Rocking Darrell’s, by Holly Homan
Vancouver (CA) Western Swing band Petunia & the Vipers have a great and diverse sound. And a swell name. Blaster Phil Alvin called them “one of the best bands in the world of any type” and infamous Hollywood impresario Kim Fowley recently recommended them in an interview. Thus, what’s good enough for Kim Fowley . . . → Read More: Country Swingers, Petunia & the Vipers, Tour the West Coast
To borrow from Steven Tyler (or Gene Autry), Trentalange is back in the saddle again, after a four-year semi-hiatus from recording and performing — and the wait will be worth it, trust me.
Her new album is due on shelves Jan. 28.
Often twisting the knob a quarter-turn from the darkly tinted . . . → Read More: Trentalange Returns With “Reconnected” Video, by Steve Stav
Behold Barbara Trentalange’s video for her new song “Same Illusion.” It’s a nifty little kaleidoscope, a cascade of arresting synaesthetic images which project a brave and cool new world, rearranging the old world of black and white coolness and making it new by injecting a steamy, red-lipsticked blush of carnality. Fear not, Trentalange has . . . → Read More: Trentalange – Same Illusion
A bright beam swept the night skies of Britain’s East Anglia for decades, looming large in genius-musician Thomas Dolby’s memories of childhood. It was doomed to darken, it’s supporting tower about to literally crumble into a sea that will eventually claim Dolby’s ancestral land, as well.
This poignant aspect of Dolby’s homecoming — after . . . → Read More: Thomas Dolby To Visit Portland, Seattle With Invisible Lighthouse Tour, by Steve Stav
Юлия Беретта – Подруга-Крокодил – Yulia Beretta – Girlfriend-Crocodile
I kinda like this Russky chick band – for all the obvious reasons – but also for their catchy Crocodile song – and models or not, I think they may well actually be able to play their instruments – they’re not faking it in the . . . → Read More: Юлия Беретта – Подруга-Крокодил – Yulia Beretta – Girlfriend – Crocodile
A friend and trusted contributor has lamented the recent nomination of Kiss for inclusion in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame saying, “In that same nomination group is Nirvana and the Replacements. Wrap your mind around that. A talentless marketing phenomenon anchored in heavy makeup pitched against the very essence of substance . . . → Read More: SHA NA NA at WOODSTOCK – DUKE OF EARL
This pleasant little video reminds me of summer camp at Covenant Harbor on Lake Geneva in Wisconsin during the sacred seventies. If you visit the . . . → Read More: Melodime – Halo
This one is so low-budget itz awesome. Imagine a 25 year old woman stuck re-living her 13th birthday party and you’ve grokked Athena…
It’s a chilly Saturday night in Seattle and I’ve headed south of downtown (SODO) to Studio Seven to catch a night of five northwest acts plus the legendary Koffin Kats from Detroit as headliners.
I arrived to find two dudes on stage. One was front man for Hard Money Saints, Jack Rainwater, and . . . → Read More: Seattle’s Studio Seven Hosts All Things Macabre with Koffin Kats and Stellar Openers, by Holly Homan
This here Moonshoes “If You Want to Do It” video/single item definitely correlates (in its way) with one of the most unexpectedly delightful prizes ever to emerge from both the notorious K-Tel label and Robert Christgau’s Village Voice Consumer Guide column, in 1996—
Roller Disco: Boogie . . . → Read More: MOONSHOES’ new “Roller Disco” video! Plus: TK Roller Disco Reminiscence and Recontextualization! by Tom Kipp
Nothing at all creepy about a father and daughter singing about incipient adultery. Yet the clavinet somehow takes the funkiness of the situation, makes it literal, and all moral queasiness is banished: Alchemy.
– Tom Fredrickson is the proprietor of the unparalleled music blog, Lost Wax Method.
Thanks for brightening my return to work, after clocking less than FIVE days during the whole of September!
I mean, this is “The Audio Fidelity Collection”!!
Containing all FOUR . . . → Read More: Re: Deep Purple / The Audio Fidelity Collection: 24k gold 4CD box set | superdeluxeedition!!!! by Tom Kipp and Marc Marshall
David Bowie is a staple on classic rock radio, and deservedly so. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (and my Rykodisc extended version) is clearly a four-star album. I am also quite fond of Outside (1995) and Earthling (2007), among other releases. Bowie has had duds. I listened . . . → Read More: David Bowie’s Reading List, By Mark Erickson
For your viewing and listening PLEASURE, courtesy of your loyal, rock-obsessed, friend and colleague, TK:
And thus, a musical “genre” was named! LOL
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Teenage Bottle Rocket
A Thursday night in the waning days of September isn’t a night you would expect a packed crowd at Seattle’s El Corazon, but The Queers were opening for Teenage Bottle Rocket and once again Seattle shows its adoration of pure punk rock.
Teenage Bottle Rocket was formed by twin brothers Ray . . . → Read More: Teenage Bottle Rocket & The Queers Launch Raw Hard Punk at El Corazon, by Holly Homan
Amidst various researches today I came upon this mindboggling YouTube clip, which of course reminded me of my ol’ pal S. Swag, who introduced me to his beloved Cowsills just over 34 years ago, by playing their immortal cover of “Sunshine of Your Love” (from the 1969 IN CONCERT album!) on the family phonograph in . . . → Read More: PLAYBOY AFTER DARK revelation! by Tom Kipp