The Adolescents & Weirdos Pack El Corazon For a Gritty Hot night Of Pure Punk, by Holly Homan

The Weirdos

Wednesday night punk and Seattle’s El Corazon is packed with punks to see the Adolescents and The Weirdos — two veteran American punk rock bands.

The Adolescents may not look like adolescents any more, but these guys are nowhere near ready for the front porch rocker whiling their days away. They churned . . . → Read More: The Adolescents & Weirdos Pack El Corazon For a Gritty Hot night Of Pure Punk, by Holly Homan

Brother From Another Mother

Jaan Pehchan Ho – Mohammed Rafi, Gumnaam Dance Song

Here’s a deathless dance number from the 1965 Indian suspense thriller, Gumnaam. Imdb describes the plot thusly, “Eight people are trapped on an island when their plane abandons them. They find a large mansion whose butler is expecting them. Then one by one, they die…” But not before having a blast on the dance . . . → Read More: Jaan Pehchan Ho – Mohammed Rafi, Gumnaam Dance Song

AOA – 심쿵해 (Heart Attack) Music Video

Twenty years and a thousand Jumbo Jacks ago, I toiled with friends on a comic screenplay called, “High Sticking.” Youthful, drunk on creative juices and coffee, we chortled, “There’s no such thing as ‘Over the Top,’” and sought to outdo each other generating ribald twists furthering an admittedly inane plot wherein steroid-raging footballers marched . . . → Read More: AOA – 심쿵해 (Heart Attack) Music Video

The early Treepeople ripped the hell outta Seattle! by Tom Kipp

Here’s two great pieces of video (one posted for the very first time earlier today!) documenting the version of Treepeople that ripped the hell outta Seattle during Silkworm‘s first two years in town (1990-91, during which the two then-quite-unfashionable Idaho/Montana transplants often teamed up for gigs), just prior to my own . . . → Read More: The early Treepeople ripped the hell outta Seattle! by Tom Kipp

Sharkmuffin – First Date

Brooklyn based garage rock trio Sharkmuffin creates super-heavy, jagged, and exceedingly catchy punk rock. Their newest album, Chartreuse, will be released on August 7 and in advance of its release they have paired their lead single “First Date” with a homemade music video.

Sharkmuffin was recently named one of the “20 All-Female Bands . . . → Read More: Sharkmuffin – First Date

Jah Cure – Made In California

Jah Cure, one of Jamaica’s greatest singers, returns to the scene with his brand new video for “Made In California,” the latest single off his eagerly awaited album The Cure (Jul 10, VP Records). “Made In California” pays homage to one of Cure’s favorite loves – Golden State’s locally grown ganja. The video . . . → Read More: Jah Cure – Made In California

Stargroves – Half Awake in Reykjavik

I love this tune:

The self-titled album from NYC-based indie pop band Stargroves is rich with ambitious compositions and catchy melodies.

One highlight from the record is “Half Awake in Reykjavík,” which glides along with a perky piano loop that gives the song a theatrical quality, making it sound as though it could . . . → Read More: Stargroves – Half Awake in Reykjavik

Rock Is the New Jazz. Sorry, Rock. | PopMatters, by Tom Kipp and Marc Marshall

On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 1:06 PM, Marshall, Marc wrote:

http://www.popmatters.com/column/154630-rock-is-the-new-jazz.-sorry-rock/

Just ran across this and it made me laugh as we were discussing jazz vs rock last night.

I think this is pretty accurate (not that I have a real hold of the present commercial world of music) and is pretty funny . . . → Read More: Rock Is the New Jazz. Sorry, Rock. | PopMatters, by Tom Kipp and Marc Marshall

Have You Seen this Cat?

Thanks to Art Chantry.

WAAX – I For An Eye

The ‘I For An Eye’ video is a short, sharp two minutes and forty four seconds of revenge, reflection and revelry. Lead singer Marie De Vita storms into her friend’s houses, slightly crazed and on a mission to destroy any trace of vanity she can find. Introspective themes of comparison and envy emerge . . . → Read More: WAAX – I For An Eye

Damien Lillard – Soldier in the Game

One sick jam from charismatic Portland Trailblazers point guard Damien Lillard aka Dame Dolla:

Seal Kisses Couple

Cooper’s Hawk: Cycle of Life, by Andrea Miller

Heard a ruckus in the backyard, only to discover a Cooper’s Hawk trying to catch some lunch unsuccessfully. (a baby robin hidden in the bushes that hadn’t quite found its flying wings). Lots of upset robins trying to distract the hawk, but it was my appearance at the screen door that caused the hawk . . . → Read More: Cooper’s Hawk: Cycle of Life, by Andrea Miller

Amana Melome – Save My Soul Tonight

Love knows no boundaries in dreambear’s animated video for Amana Melomé’s “Save My Soul Tonight.” Pastel colors and abstract masses create a vast, open style, matching the sensuous tone of the music. The main character, portrayed by Melomé, travels through varying periods of time and space, stopping at nothing to find her true . . . → Read More: Amana Melome – Save My Soul Tonight

Tribe Society – Kings

This is awesome:

The culmination of a flute player, drummer, keyboardist, guitarist, and vocalist, Tribe Society has created a sound that blurs the lines between alternative rock and electronic music à la Imagine Dragons and AWOLnation, or 90s rock legends Smashing Pumpkins and Nine Inch Nails. Simply leveraging the magnetism of the . . . → Read More: Tribe Society – Kings

Saturday Night in Front of the Jupiter Hotel

As every Portland cab driver knows, Stumptown is an awesome town with music on every street corner. Homeless men will stumble upon a decorative outdoor piano like this one and burst into song. Or attempt to play something like a song. This photo was taken saturday night on Burnside.

“Needless to say these . . . → Read More: Saturday Night in Front of the Jupiter Hotel

Samm Henshaw – Better

Samm Henshaw’s new video for “Better.” His hugely anticipated debut EP The Sound Experiment is set for release on 7th August:

Music For One Apartment And Six Sick Drummers

This is how Swedes had fun in the 70s while ABBA was out of town. Though I continued to expect it to turn into an Ikea commercial– yes Ikea dominated the north country in those days, too– a quick Googling shows this to be a bona fide Swedish short…

Brenmar – “Hula Hoop” Video Seeks to Bring Back 50s Hip Swinging Hysteria

Director Lil Internet (Beyonce, Diplo, Skrillex) brings his postmodern swag to “Hula Hoop,” the first music video from Brenmar’s Award EP. The Fool’s Gold party starter is joined in this uber-stylish clip by Jersey club queen Uniiqu3 and a gang of the absolute coolest dancers ever, including Guinness World Record hula hooper Marawa The . . . → Read More: Brenmar – “Hula Hoop” Video Seeks to Bring Back 50s Hip Swinging Hysteria