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
Because both lawyers and social workers commonly stand up for the rights of others, there are not only many similarities between the work that these professionals do, but several ways they can partner with each other to be advocates, especially in the healthcare field. An organization called the National Economic & Social Rights . . . → Read More: How Social Workers and Lawyers are Teaming Up for Advocacy in the Healthcare System
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
Years ago I read in the San Diego Computer Edge magazine that Andy Rathbone had been added as a contributing writer. Besides being the author of the original Windows for Dummies books, Andy is also known for being the inspiration for the character “Rat” in the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The “rat” . . . → Read More: Fast Times at Ridgemont High: What Really Happened to the Class of ’79? By Knute Rimkus
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
Monday night April 15th Seattle’s Showbox SODO hosted the Godfathers of Punk — Bad Religion.
Around since 1979, the only band considered being in the punk genre that rivals Bad Religion in longevity is Social Distortion. Social D was born in 1978 but didn’t release their first album until 1983. Bad Religion . . . → Read More: Bad Religion’s Triumphant Return Rile Up Punk Rockers at Showbox SODO, by Holly Homan
MH: OMG, I almost managed a morning start! Not quite pre-noon, although I did manage to get back down to 6th Street in order to catch Feathers play a lunch-time slot. I was curious about these. Their PR image is of a very glossy 4-girl band, almost too glamorous to be real, and . . . → Read More: SXSW Conclusions – Saturday and the Aftermath, By Mike Hughes and Peter Dysart
The comedy geniuses behind the Ultimate Dog Tease video are back with a pro-adoption message:
The old phrase, “… and the plot thickens,” isn’t quite adequate to describe the episode-by-episode tension-building of Jane Campion’s new mystery miniseries, Top Of The Lake. The 7-parter, now airing on the Sundance Channel, follows a police detective (Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss) who returns to her rugged hometown and finds herself leading . . . → Read More: New Zealand Icon Tim Finn Reflects Upon Top Of The Lake, By Steve Stav
What a wonderful time for women in the UK at the moment. So many talented ladies dominate the airwaves there and we the unlucky here in the America are really missing out. Paloma is of Spanish and English roots and she’s spot on with here lyrics and compositions. I first saw here on the . . . → Read More: Paloma Faith – Fall to Grace, By Eduard P. Gomez
The absolutely incredible Savannah, GA based rock trio CUSSES will be performing at Tonic Lounge in Portland on April 18 and at the Comet in Seattle on April 17. The band is touring in support of their debut, self-titled full-length, which features the song “Don’t Give In,” which can be heard in the stark, . . . → Read More: The Cusses – Don’t Give In
Oh dear Jesus, here it comes again. I’m going on a Brandi Carlile binge again. The last time was really bad. Despite of any of her personal preferences – she’s on my pregnancy spree list.
You might ask what my ‘pregnancy spree list’ is. Well let me tell you. I’m building a time machine . . . → Read More: Brandi Carlile – Dreams, By Davin Michael Stedman
Racing doesn’t have to happen only in a race car. If your children are minors, you might not want them racing in full-size cars. Because they’re interested in learning how to race, and you’re interested in their safety, consider getting them started in competitive Gokarting. It’s probably best to have them wait until . . . → Read More: How to Get Your Kids Started With Gokart Racing