Artist: Selena Gomez & Phantoms
Song/Video: “Good for You”
Why You Want to Listen/Watch: Why not? This is a great sing co-written by Gomez. Sexy by itself, LA’s Phantoms give “Good for You” some electronic sleaze.
Details: The video is pretty, focusing on Selena Gomez. Phantoms come to Seattle on December 18th, while Gomez’s Revival Tour hits Seattle on May 13th at KeyArena.


Phantoms’ “Good for You” Remix


Artist: The Rolling Stones
Song: “Too Much Blood”
Why You Want to Watch: Ron Wood and Keith Richards go after Mick Jagger with chainsaws, Jagger dances. And writhes around on the floor. And he raps.
Details: Julien Temple (Absolute Beginners, Earth Girls Are Easy) directed the video. 1983’s Undercover, the album “Too Much Blood” comes from, may not have received the best reviews, but it’s got this song on it, and that’s good by me.

The Rolling Stones‘ “Too Much Blood” Single


Artist: Clark
Song: “To Live and Die in Grantham”
Why You Want to Watch: As directed by Christopher Hewitt, this guy in the video is having too much fun, and he’s got some fancy dance moves.
Details: Electronic artist Clark visited Seattle twice in 2015. Not sure how, but I managed to miss both shows! I am sure he will return. Signed to Warp Records, Clark (AKA Chris Clark), shared Flame Rave this year.



Artist: Uncle Acid and the deadbeats
Song: “Melody Lane”
Why You Want to Watch: A witchy, sleazy and scary video I’m surprised made it past the censors. You can get ready for a spooky Halloween perhaps, or even sooner, get ready for Uncle Acid and the deadbeats’ upcoming show at El Corazon this month on the 26th. The Brits will be here to play some of this year’s Night Creeper; the show will be wild.

Uncle Acid and the deadbeats


Artist: The Allies
Song: “Emma Peel”
Why You Want to Watch: There’s no fuss here, just a guy’s obsession with The Avenger‘s Emma Peel. Look for a cameo by Seattle’s now gone The Older Timer’s Cafe (which, I think is now Utilikilts in Pioneer Square). The Internet tells me that Bruce Springsteen dropped by and played there in 1980.
Details: Track comes off the Allies’ only full-length, Allies. The Seattle original power pop band released the album in 1982, with a re-release on Haunted Field Label, label of the Allies’ Dave Kincaid.

The Allies


Artist: Blue Zoo
Song: “Cry Boy Cry”
Why You Want to Watch: The only music video I can think of where the singer is locked in a bedroom while his band mates reach for him with their arms in gloves. Through a wall. It’s weird.
Details: The song “Cry Boy Cry” came out in 1983. Blue Zoo, a British band who started in the ’80s, reformed in 2010!

Blue Zoo