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Thursday, November 22, 2012

What's Crappening?: News, Reviews, and Dads

Posted by on Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 1:11 PM

· Starting in December (the date is still being decided), Master Musicians of Bukkake's Randall Dunn and Midday Veil's David Golightly and Timm Mason will be putting on a night of synthesizer/drone-based music at Vermillion. The combined musical knowledge and keyboard mastery of these three players should make the prospect of this event tingle your every last vertebra.

· Bleached played a fantastic set at Neumos last Thursday. In attendance were at least three brooding teens accompanied by a parent, who, by just hanging out and enjoying the show, looked more normal and at-ease than their kid.

· Well, the Hostess with the grosstess—Hostess brand "foods"—has announced its plans to close down, leaving everyone to whine about how Twinkies and Wonder Bread will no longer be available for them to never think about unless they got locked in a rural gas station for more than three weeks and every other food option was covered in locusts (we're talking a postapocalyptic or M. Night Shyamalan scenario) or rotting, because that is what food is supposed to do.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Is The Lava Lounge Closing?!?

Posted by on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

I just read a rumor on Facebook, that it's closing at the end of the month. Someone say it ain't so! I love the Lava! Especially Sylvia the bartender....
aw, and where will I play Miss Pac Man?!?

  • Michael Kelly

Friday, November 2, 2012

What's Crappening?: Music, News, and Storms

Posted by on Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 2:03 PM


· Dan Deacon played at the Neptune last Saturday. His interactive brand of "Let's make a human tunnel!" and "Now we're running around the block!" show bordered on almost 100 percent audience participation, which is unheard of in this town! Deacon and the gang also have a new app that makes it possible to sync up all the KoolPhones (SmartPhones, FancyFones, iPodPhones, etc.) in the room, making a unified light source that changes screen colors according to sounds—at one point, the screens went dark and everyone's flash went off, DIY-strobe style. Deacon, in KISS makeup, said, "We were trying to look like KISS, but now we just look like juggalos."

· Former Seattle-based author/musician Pat Thomas recently received an enthusiastic thumbs-up for his book Listen, Whitey! The Sights and Sounds of Black Power 1965–1975 from ex–Sex Pistol/current Public Image Ltd. frontgeezer John Lydon. Thomas is now living in Los Angeles, where he's working on a book about Yippie activist Jerry Rubin. Lydon now does television adverts for Country Life butter.

· In case you're not up on your Lil Wayne news (for SHAME), last Thursday Weezy's private jet made an emergency landing in Texas and he was rushed to a local hospital. His management subsequently released a statement claiming that the rapper had suffered from "a severe migraine and dehydration." Cough syrup ≠ water, Wayne.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Freshly Mohawked Cat Power Calls Writer Arrogant, Square

Posted by on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 5:02 PM

What would the community think?
  • What would the community think?

Chan Marshall, aka Cat Power called out Miami writer David Von Bader this week for being a "square" and accused him of focusing on her "'physical body" (see photos of the show here) in regards to a review he wrote entitled "Cat Power's Sun Tour Was a Train Wreck at Grand Central Miami" (where he says that she was, "completely torn-down on something... it is beyond uncomfortable to pay money to watch the unraveling of a woman this talented at the hands of whatever vice has her in its grip.") On her Tumblr, Chan Marshall warns the Miami New Times: "u fuck with me, u fuckin with my whole crew," and posted this response to his review :


I have heard that Cat Power performances can be erratic and disastrous, so it's very possible that this show was a nightmare trainwreck. That said, Von Bader's tone comes off kind of paternalistic...some of the comments following his response are claiming that this is a clear case of "vagina envy" and others point out that she is an artist, not a pop singer, and her fans enjoy the fact that you never know what you will get out of her performances.

Seattle Megafest #4 is One Week Away

Posted by on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 1:04 PM


"Great music from Seattle is a lot like water, it just exists and there’s a lot of it. Seattle Megafest #4: Pearl Jam, Heart, 7 Year Bitch, Soundgarden, Green River, Candlebox, Grunttruck, Hammerbox, The Fire Theft, Metal Church, Sonics, U-Men, Young Fresh Fellows, Quincy Jones, Modest Mouse, Death Cab For Cutie, MXPX, Mentors, Queensryche, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Temple Of The Dog, Zipgun, The Walkabouts, Screaming Trees, Sweet 75, Judy Collins, Harvey Danger, Mad Season, Critters Buggin, Band Of Horses, Julie Francavilla, Flop, Gas Huffer, Kenny G, Fastbacks, Rhino Humpers, Bathtub Gin, Polecat, Rusty Tricycle, Room Nine, F-Holes, Christdriver, the Accused, Botch, Himsa, Christ On A Crutch, Leon Hendrix, Dehumanizers."

All of these bands at Than Bros.! Free cream puff!

Friday, October 5, 2012

What's Crappening?: News, Reviews, and Scarves

Posted by on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 4:20 PM

· Decibel Festival, also known as Dave Segal's Birthday and Christmas Combined Festival, was a success. Here is what you may have missed: "a fluctuating bass tone that felt like a blanket sweeping over you and tucking you in for your eternal dirt nap," "deep drone zones, sculpted airplane- engine roar, lopsided house music, mid- tempo funk, and a Moog-like babble," "intricate electro steez with punishing bass," and "there were 17 laptops onstage."

· A rep from EAW, the company that equipped Neumos with extra-powerful speakers during Decibel, told the festival's officials that the goal was "to leave stretch marks on your face." Mission accomplished! We've never heard such invasive bass frequencies in our lives.

· The Blue Moon Tavern in the University District has booked all-female Soundgarden cover band Bleed Together for Friday, October 5, and all-female Radiohead cover band Pablo Honeys for Saturday, October 6. Booker Jason Josephes says, "I didn't plan on this, it just happened."

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Nicki Minaj Sets Mariah on Fi-yah!

Posted by on Wed, Oct 3, 2012 at 12:44 PM

TMZ has acquired some blurry, but still funny video of Nicki Minaj GOING THE FUCK OFF on co-judge Mariah Carey, the American Idol staff, and... the universe, I guess? If she's hard to understand, here's a transcript of some of the stuff she's saying. (Note: Before the video started, Nicki allegedly vowed to "knock Mariah out." WHEEEE!!)

"Oh why, WHYYYY do I have a three year old sitting around me?"

"I can’t see my kids, because you decided to act like a little crazy bitch and go all around the stage.”

"I told them I'm not fuckin' putting up with her fuckin' highness over there."

OH, NO SHE DID NOT. Here's the video from TMZ.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Madonna In Seattle Tonight! Giiiiirl, Where Is The After-Party?!

Posted by on Tue, Oct 2, 2012 at 11:52 AM

There is a red-hot rumor that Madonna, aka, Nonnie, Maddy, Mo, The Material Girl, Madge, and/or just "M" might show up at the new Q Nightclub tonight. BELIEVE IT! Well, believe that it's a serious rumor that's going around today. Updates, if any, posted here on Lineout.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

What's Crappening?: News, Reviews, and Puke

Posted by on Sat, Sep 29, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Lori Goldston: 2012 Genius Award Winner for Music
  • Kelly O
  • Lori Goldston: 2012 Genius Award Winner for Music
· The artist who is Prince and also a symbol and also the color purple has an Afro now. It could be bigger, but so far it's looking pretty good.

· The Evaporators played a most excellent show at the Funhouse over the weekend. Nardwuar totally still has it! Patrons of the Lower Queen Anne establishment were dismayed, though, by the darkened back porch area where showgoers usually gather to smoke, play basketball, and flash one another. Apparently, the fire department told the Funhouse to remove the extension cords that powered the back porch tent lights because they were deemed too dangerous. But a completely pitch-dark porch area where a bunch of tipsy Friday nighters are reveling is as safe as can be?

· The 2012 Genius Awards party was a smashing success! Big congratulations to Lori Goldston, this year's music Genius! And to all the Geniuses and fine (like, fiiiine) folks who participated in the joy. "Everyone looked better than normal this year," observed an anonymous Stranger staff member. The Seattle Rock Orchestra concluded the ceremony with Michael Jackson hits, causing spontaneous stage dancing to occur. A single surprised security guard attempted to keep the stage-hopping at bay, but you simply aren't allowed to tackle someone if they are wearing sequins and/or a bow tie.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Avril Lavigne Is Engaged to the Singer of Nickelback

Posted by on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 6:29 PM

They met while collaborating on material for her upcoming record.

I can't wait to not hear that album! Congrats, you two!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Well, Fuck

Posted by on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 6:01 PM

Email from someone in charge over at the Seattle Space Needle Center or whatever it's called. Be advised, y'all!


Please be advised – and help us correct the misinformation – that Pearl Jam is in any way involved in tonight’s KEXP & Seattle Center Present Concerts at the Mural. We have heard that this rumor was spread through Twitter; and is it just that – a rumor.

Bands on the line-up for the 5:30 p.m. concert include: Brad, Posse and Young Eagles. The outdoor concert is free and open to the public. Stone Gossard is a member of the band Brad. Although Seattle Center would welcome the opportunity to host Pearl Jam, the band is not/not playing today.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Madonna Doesn't Give a F*ck, And Refuses To Put Down Her Guns

Posted by on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

First nipples, now firearms. I dunno, Madge, as Segal might say, you might be pandering too hard?

Read more on Madonna's big, bad guns.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sometimes Really Important and Wonderful Moments of Your Life Happen at Block Party Because Music Is Fucking Amazing

Posted by on Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 10:15 PM

But they're kind of too private to post on a blog, y'know? I just thought I'd mention it, because probably other people are feeling the same way. Really, though: THANKS, MUSIC. And Block Party. Um, yeah.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Who Is The Surprise Guest @ The Spits, Mean Jeans, and Monogamy Party Show Tonight?

Posted by on Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Rumors, they be flyin'! Tonight, Chop Suey.

New 12-inch Müde und Einsam sung in German!
  • New 12-inch "Mude und Einsam," lyrics sung in German

Monday, June 25, 2012

How Was Gay Pride 2012?

Posted by on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 10:06 AM

  • Kelly O

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Word on the Street Is That Tonight Is Mad Rad's Last Show Ever

Posted by on Thu, May 24, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Regardless of how you feel about Mad Rad, they left no pot of shit-talking unstirred in this town. It seems like only yesterday that this here blog was torn asunder daily with the anonymous hatred of these four rapping honkeys. If it's true, it was a good run, boys, may you all move on to bigger/better endeavors.

P.S.: Shit be sold out, as usual.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Overheard: Re: Austin Psych Fest

Posted by on Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM

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  • magazine advertisement, circa 1956
From Facebook, via my friend who lives in Austin:
I love Austin Psych Fest. Glad to be involved again for the 5th year now. So many positive people with brains, talent, and true goodness... but Anton Newcomb... really? You insult the Black Angels on stage in front of thousands of people? They are the reason you're on that particular stage and getting paid for it in the first place. I don't mean to accentuate the negative but that was just extremely bad form. I could say more but I don't want to be all "Anton" about it...

...He's supposedly sober now, so I thought, as "professional musician" he'd keep it together. I know a lot of people were taping the show so I will try to turn up the "official version" but essentially this is what he said in the middle of their set: "I know you guys have your Black Angels, your Wooden Shijps, your Black Lips, and your Conan O'Brien that played this weekend, but that song we just played was better than all of those people. Don't let your music turn into a Kotex commercial..."

Who even buys Kotex anymore? Personally, I'm more of a Playtex kinda girl.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Taylor Swift May Play Joni Mitchell in Film Adaptation of Girls Like Us

Posted by on Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Right now Miss Swift is just in "talks" to play Miss Mitchell. Nothing's been signed. It isn't a sure thing. But I hope to god that this doesn't happen.

I, unfortunately, saw Valentine's Day, which features Taylor Swift as a hyper-happy high school student, and SHE WAS TERRIBLE. She was in the movie for maybe five minutes. She was so unnatural. So stiff. Now she's going to be Joni Mitchell?

No, please.

But if not Swift, who? I suppose, as far as young, female singer-songwriters go (who, you know, actually sing and write their own music), Swift is the obvious choice. Do you have any better ideas?

Monday, April 9, 2012

Axl Rose and Lana Del Rey Sitting in a Tree...

Posted by on Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 12:24 PM

As Jackson pointed out in this morning's music news, music blogger's and gossip hound's heads exploded this weekend when it was rumored that Mr. Guns n' Roses is dating Miss SNL Disaster. They apparently left the Chateau Marmont together this weekend. Hubba hubba! But now Axl's bandmate is insisting to that the two are NOT the newest (and most confusing) couple.

He's 50. She's 25. He's a has been. She will be soon. It makes sense to me! Though, if I had to guess, I would've put her together with Billy Corgan before Axl. Anyway! We're done talking about whether or not she's a talented singer/songwriter. Now we can just talk about who she's dating. (Because in the gossip world, when you're a woman and you stand next to someone, you're totally possibly probably dating them and/or pregnant with their lovechild.)

Of all Del Rey's rumored beaus which would be the weirdest?

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