Interview & Video: a few moments with Virgin Islands

Seattle band Virgin Islands have perfected the nearly lost art of urgent, angular post-punk intertwined with lyrics as razor-sharp as they are eloquent. Front man Michael Jaworski has always worn his convictions on his sleeve in bands like The Cops; with newest project Virgin Islands, he’s perfected the language of poetic unrest with a mighty […]

Show Preview/CD Review: DeVotchKa Brings 100 Lovers to the Paramount, Sat. 3/5

If DeVotchKa did not exist, the world of music would be a much paler, less interesting place. It’s comforting to know that from time to time – most recently every three or four years – Nick Urata and his multi-instrumentalist friends and bandmates will put something new out there, something that’s been quietly aging like […]