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The Drainage | August 27, 2014

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Dark Side of the Kingdom – Episode 26: We Like Our Pron Like We Like Our Eggs. Scrambled.

August 21, 2014 |

Episode 26: We Like Our Pron Like We Like Our Eggs. Scrambled. Starring: Dean, Percy and Ian

This week on DSotK …

Ian still can’t quit Mega Man 2 but in an attempt to save some game cred, finishes … Read More

Red Bull Sound Select Portland: Aan, Hustle and Drone, Com Truise

August 20, 2014 |

Aan surpassed my expectations at Red Bull’s Sound Select MFNW collection. Having come across their recent album the first impression rendered far reaching vocal progressions pinned by rolling, on again off again alterna-pop drum stylings and electro beats. Seeing them live though is to witness a chill, psychedelic cocoon opening. Read More

New Music: Grace Mitchell

August 20, 2014 |

Grace Mitchell, only 16, out of Portland, wow. Comparisons to Lorde I’m sure are all people are going to talk about, but these two songs, “Your Design”, and “Broken Over You” are amazingly beautiful songs that need to be on … Read More

Like a Villain, Tender Forever and Songs of Psychic Fire of Dionysos

August 20, 2014 |

Experimental is coming a long way. It’s gotten a bad rap for being unpredictable, representing a skill set that is mainly tone based and making it not only a difficult art form to teach but one that steers away from … Read More

Lollapalooza 2014 : Day One: On Which We Learned What Lolla Was Part 2

August 19, 2014 |

Suntans have begun, new friends have been made, and so many drugs have been taken. The intoxicated stumble freely through the grounds, victims of their own excess. A girl on ecstasy touches my hands and tells me (doubtfully) her name … Read More

Kelli Frances Corrado Conjures Sonic Spells on SHEPHERDESS

August 19, 2014 |

The third annual Summit Block Party brought many wonders into my summer — hilarious memories, free BBQ, all that sunshine! Naturally, though, my favorite part was discovering new-to-me artists right here in Seattle’s music scene, including the enchanting Kelli Frances … Read More

Lollapalooza 2014 : Day One: On Which We Learned What Lolla Was Part 1

August 17, 2014 |

To open a story about Chicago without discussing the grandiose trek into the city itself would be a criminal disservice to the town to which Lolla is a love letter. The epic scale of the illuminated expanse of the city and its suburbs through the window of the descending plane is a fitting prelude to the labyrinthine subway system one takes from O’Hare to downtown. It’s a dirty city, but every facet seems somehow welcoming; the incredible detailing in the tiles that span the seemingly endless underground cabal, the actually talented and unintrusive buskers, the warm rattle of the El. It’s Lolla season and there’s nowhere in Chicago that isn’t feeling it. Read More

Red Bull Sound Select: Flatbush Zombies, Porter Ray, Ricky And Mark @ Musicfest NW After Party, Night 1

August 16, 2014 |

Capitalism and commercialism was as prevalent and as obvious as one might expect from a showcase put on by an energy drink company. The first night of Red Bull Music Academy’s after parties for Musicfest NW also revealed something interesting … Read More

The Lost Poets’ Insubordia Draws Listeners Into Shadowy, Satisfying Rock

August 14, 2014 |

Ever feel like pain and pleasure are the same thing? How about love and war? Of course you have. All humans experience that sensation from time to time, whether during something relatively minor, such as getting tattooed, or from a … Read More

Cloud Nothings – Full Performance Live on KEXP

August 14, 2014 |

Cloud Nothings hit up KEXP on July 3rd before their performance at Neumo’s that night. Not very talkative at first, host Cheryl Waters does get front man Dylan Baldi to open up after two songs. The band cuts through 4 … Read More

Getting Better All The Time: Summit Block Party Prospers In Its Third Year

August 13, 2014 |

As the second annual Summit Block Party was one of my favorite events of last summer, I went into this year’s bash with high hopes. Thank the gods of rock and roll, I wasn’t disappointed.

Creative additions to 2014′s run … Read More

Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party: The Great Goddamn

August 13, 2014 |

The Great Goddamn’s CHBP performance tore open a portal to an alternate universe where shredding reigns supreme. Heavy, loud, and full of thrash— the dynamic duo of Blake Bickle and Brian McClelland slashed through their set with a vengeance.

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