Interview: David Boyd of New Politics

Denmark’s New Politics is a fabulous combination of loud rap and even louder rock. The rock elements tend toward grunge and punk, and the way singers David Boyd and Søren Hansen position their vocals balances all these aspects effectively. Their debut, New Politics, was one of 2010’s very best, including ten leaping songs that are […]

Interview: Praga Khan of Lords of Acid

Lords of Acid has remained one the best bands to emerge from the ‘90s. They began as a project of the equally sublime Praga Khan [Maurice Engelen] and have so far released four albums, Lust, Voodoo-U, Our Little Secret and Farstucker, as well as several compilation/remix albums. Lords of Acid’s next CD is set for […]

Interview & Show Preview: The Bellydance Superstars Presents Bombay Bellywood @ the Showbox Market, Sat. 2/12

The Bellydance Superstars are coming to Seattle on Saturday, February 12th. The dance troupe, which began in 2002, will perform as part of their latest show, Bombay Bellywood. The show includes classical Indian dance, Bollywood themes, and of course bellydancing! On tour with the troupe is dancer Petite Jamila, whom I spoke with last weekend, […]

Interview: 22-20s’ Martin Trimble

22-20s are one of the world’s perfect bands. They’re just beautiful. The Lincolnshire, England band first came to my attention in 2004 with their shocker of a debut CD. After a couple years of touring, they went on hiatus. Now reformed, the band released the superb Shake/Shiver/Moan in 2010 and are currently working on album […]

Interview: K.Flay

The brilliant San Francisco artist K.Flay returns to Seattle’s Neumos on Monday, January 31st with Wallpaper and The Dance Party. I saw her open for Das Racist last year and was wowed by her exciting performance. She’s a wonderful singer, entertainer, and her lyrics and compositions are absolutely clever. I can’t wait to hear and […]