Photos and Review: The Jayhawks with Trapper Schoepp @ The Neptune

The Jayhawks are touring while promoting the re-release of 3 albums, Sound of Lies (1995), Smile (2000) and Rainy Day Music (2003). There are special bonus tracks and remasters on all 3 records. The Jayhawks played The Neptune with the usual 5 members: Gary Louris, Marc Perlman, Karen Grotberg, Tim O’Reagan, and Kraig Johson. The […]

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Book Review: David J. Haskins’ Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magic and Benediction

David J. Haskins‘ Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magic and Benediction Review by J. Price The demographic loitering in Elliott Bay Book Company on a recent November evening shared a penchant for somber colors and detectable traces of a rock ‘n’ roll past. They were patiently awaiting a reading and brief performance by David […]

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Album Review – Last Call for the Quite Life by Buddy

Buddy – Last Call for the Quiet Life by Ira Leonard Sometimes it takes a band a few tries to figure out exactly what kind of album they want to make. And sometimes they need to give themselves a “mulligan” album in the process. Such was the case for the Los Angeles-based (yet Portland born) […]

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Show Preview: The West @ the Crocodile, Sat. 8/9

The West @ the Crocodile, Sat. August 9th Preview by Dagmar The West The West, one of Seattle’s best and exciting bands, headlines the Crocodile tomorrow night to celebrate the release of their latest, Never the Place! They’re danceable, clever synth-disco and I love them. Fans actually dance to their songs at the West’s shows, […]

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Album Review: Swans’ To Be Kind

Album Review: Swans‘ To Be Kind by Nick Nihil Swans’ To Be Kind Over the course of their 30+ year history it’d be absurd to imply that Swans had ever wanted for confidence, but their latest (and possibly best) offering, To Be Kind, finds an even greater degree of swagger and seems to have, dare […]

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