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LIVE REVIEW: Landlady @ Nublu 151

Nublu 151 looks like the inside of Satan’s jewel box. Kaleidoscopic projections swirl on the walls and a dangling disco ball takes the place of a wind-up ballerina. But it’s the pervasive red and blue lighting that really lends a sinister tint to the venue. The colors radiate over the main floor, the hallway, the [...]

By |2019-09-20T15:08:00-04:00September 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Show Reviews|

PREMIERE: Erin Bowman Lays it All Out on the Table in ‘Spilled Milk’

Erin Bowman follows the singer-songwriter playbook for conveying vulnerability in her new song, “Spilled Milk,” premiering on Audiofemme. The rising star made a name for herself when her irresistibly catchy hit “Good Time Good Life” was featured in an episode of season 1 of This is Us and promotional ads for the 2017 Academy Awards. [...]

By |2019-09-20T11:35:51-04:00September 20th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PLAYING SEATTLE: Lemolo Premieres “South of Sound” Single Ahead of New LP

Photo by Jacquilyn Shumate As much as the Seattle sound is about notions of counterculture and nonconformity, the ever-present majesty of the area's natural surroundings is embedded within it as well, offering a sense of cohesion among what is otherwise a city of musical eclecticism. The melancholy gray skies, majestic evergreen forests, and [...]

By |2019-09-20T13:08:12-04:00September 19th, 2019|COLUMNS, Playing Seattle, Premieres|

VIDEO PREMIERE: Kae Astra “Medicate”

Photo by Pooneh Ghana Austin-based singer-songwriter Kae Astra isn't pulling any punches with her latest video "Medicate," which features soaring vocals, trippy synths, overreaching plants, and a farmer from a different time. Its verses describe the quest to heal inner pain, and the agony of empty solutions. "The verses explore the struggle of [...]

By |2019-09-19T12:00:14-04:00September 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

VIDEO PREMIERE: KYOSi “Boo Radley”

In Fritz Lang's classic film Metropolis, the main character is jolted out of his privileged life and given a glimpse of the underbelly of the city, its workers struggling to survive while the bourgeois eat on plates of gold. New York-based experimental pop artist/female producer Dani DiCiaccio, aka KYOSi, takes the pleas of the proletariat [...]

By |2019-09-19T11:35:08-04:00September 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

SHOW REVIEW: The Mountain Goats @ Anaheim House of Blues

all photos by Suzannah Weiss   Indie folk band The Mountain Goats has been around for nearly 30 years, but its members are still going strong. They released their 17th studio album In League With Dragons in April, and they're currently touring around the country, stopping at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California [...]

By |2019-09-19T12:38:14-04:00September 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Show Reviews|

PREMIERE: Priestess Debuts Self-Titled EP

Photo by Noelle Duquette Priestess is the haunting doom incarnation of Brooklyn-based songwriter Jackie Green. Green straddles worlds as divergent as day and night with a grace that understates her inimitable work ethic, playing music in what little spare time she has entering her second year of law school. Flanked by a new [...]

By |2019-09-13T02:01:02-04:00September 13th, 2019|FEATURES, Premieres|

ALBUM REVIEW: Pharmakon Leaves Us Unsettled with ‘Devour’

Pharmakon is Margaret Chardiet, a native New Yorker who sprang onto the local underground experimental scene at the tender age of seventeen. That, however, is the only tender thing about this noise project. A founding member of the Red Light District Collective in Far Rockaway, she has always been a fundamental figurehead in this subculture. [...]

By |2019-09-10T04:06:39-04:00September 10th, 2019|FEATURES, Reviews|

PREMIERE: Nora Rothman “dear / david”

In the era of #MeToo, a variety of voices have risen up to tell their stories of abuse. Seattle-based singer-songwriter Nora Rothman featured 26 womxn from around the world in the new video for her single "dear / david." The image of each womxn speaking into their phone, leaving a visual message to their abuser, [...]

By |2019-09-09T13:01:27-04:00September 9th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Rock Queen Super Group The Coolies Talk New EP & Fighting ALS

After being friends for decades, former members of The Muffs, The Pandoras, and The Friggs, Kim Shattuck, Melanie Vammen, and Palmyra Delran, finally decided it was time to start their own band together. Kim and Melanie first played together in The Pandoras and went on to form The Muffs, meeting The Friggs’ Palmyra on a [...]

By |2019-09-09T09:37:13-04:00September 6th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

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