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Friday, January 31, 2014

Drunk of the Week: Bust Out Your Poetry Skillz!!!

Posted by on Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Okay, y'all... it's time to write some rhymes! You know, [drunk] classical style. Real "poetry." Here's a couple, so far...

Roses are red
Pabst cans are blue
Niki licks dicks
and stocking hats, too.

roses are red
vilots [sic] are blue
im a cheep drunk i wish you were too


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Shreddin' Lorde

Posted by on Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 11:34 AM

I <3 shreds. This one goes too long, most do, but the farts are a nice touch.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blue Video Watch

Posted by on Sat, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Saturday night, January 11th, 2014, 7:28 PM. The signs hanging from the front say "Building For Lease" and "Blow Out Sale." This does not look promising.

  • Nipsh

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Grammy Hearts Macklemore, Too

Posted by on Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 9:00 AM

It's not just donors to the Holiday Charity Challenge who lurve hometown heroes Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. The Recording Academy also thought that they had a pretty good year. In an hourlong broadcast from Los Angeles (yet still tape-delayed to 10pm on the West Coast — CBS still hasn't caught onto "live tweeting") announcing the Grammy nominees, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis both appeared and scored nominations in the three of the four big categories: Album of the Year (the Heist), Song of the Year ("Same Love"), and Best New Artist. They'll be squaring off against Sara Bareilles, Daft Punk, Taylor Swift, and Kendrick Lamar for that coveted Album of the Year trophy. In the genre categories, the Heist was nominated for best rap album, "Thrift Shop" was nominated for best rap song and performance, and "Can't Hold Us" was a candidate for Best Music Video.

Win, lose, or draw, congrats are in order. Nominees for the major categories, which always provide a fascinating and/or head-scratching Rorschach test of the previous year eligibility period* listed below; ponder the full list of categories oddball and otherwise (Best Improvised Jazz Solo, anyone?) at


  • "Get Lucky" - Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams
  • "Radioactive" - Imagine Dragons
  • "Royals" - Lorde
  • "Locked Out Of Heaven" - Bruno Mars
  • "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell


  • The Blessed Unrest - Sara Bareilles
  • Random Access Memories - Daft Punk
  • Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
  • The Heist - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Red - Taylor Swift


  • "Just Give Me A Reason" - Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
  • "Locked Out Of Heaven" - Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
  • "Roar" - Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
  • "Royals" - Joel Little & Ella Yelich O'Connor, songwriters (Lorde)
  • "Same Love" - Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)


  • James Blake
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Ed Sheeran

  • * The eligibility period for the 2013 awards is October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2013; **Best New Artist means whatever the academy decides it means.

    Friday, November 15, 2013

    Alice in Won-Dro-Land

    Posted by on Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    OK so this has been around for a hot minute, but if you haven't seen it yet, it's new to you! Isn't that what TV stations used to say when they ran reruns in the summer? Seriously though, have a nice Friday y'all. Smoke that dro, don't act like you don't know.

    Tuesday, September 3, 2013

    Rookie Mag Defends the Spice Girls

    Posted by on Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Pop music + feminism = ever complicated, and though I never hated on the Spice Girls during or after their prime, I like the way Rookie Mag thinks about (and comes around on) the grey-area in which women can interact with—and be a part of—pop culture, while keeping at least some feminist ideals intact. It might not be your favorite kind of feminism, but all that GIRL POWER was pretty legit. Read the article here. Zig-a-zig-haaaaa!

    From one feminist to another: This Spice Girls CD insert behind my desk, compliments of Anna Minard!
    • From one feminist to another: This Spice Girls CD insert behind my desk, compliments of Anna Minard!

    Sunday, July 28, 2013

    Man Bangs Are Alive and Well in Punk

    Posted by on Sun, Jul 28, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    So Pitted:


    Naomi Punk:

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Happy Independence Day!

    Posted by on Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    You knew it was coming...

    Have fun tonight and be safe!

    Friday, June 7, 2013

    Whoa, What Happened to Deryck Whibley?

    Posted by on Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM

    I'm sorry to have to do this, but LOOK AT THESE PHOTOS OF WHAT DERYCK [sic] WHIBLEY OF SUM 41 AND AVRIL LAVIGNE MARRIAGE FAME LOOKS LIKE NOW. Patton Oswalt mixed with a Troll Doll?

    And did you hear about this? I've obviously fallen into a Friday-night celeb trash hole over here.

    Monday, June 3, 2013

    Has the Puyallup Fair Always Had Such HOT Music Lineups?

    Posted by on Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    WHOA, this year's Puyallup Fair lineup looks nuts! I guess they always have some "famous" people playing out there every year, but doesn't this schedule look... over-the-top? And what, pray tell, does "An Evening With Kid Rock" mean? Do you have to like, hang out with him?

    ONE MORE QUESTION: what gives with lady musicians' press photos being the worst? They're like generic, new-car commercials that haven't changed the formula in 30 years! "So Carrie Underwood, I'm thinking for you, we'll have a fan blow your hair back. While that's happening, just uhh, open your mouth a little. BRILLIANT. Nailed it."


    Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    What Happens When Eric, From Tim and Eric, Makes a Music Video? Behold the Bubble Butt!

    Posted by on Wed, May 29, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    I probably shouldn't like this, but, dammit, I do. If I had a band, I'd ask Eric Wareheim to make a video. Oh, hell yes I would. VIDEO NSFW.

    Major Lazer is taking NSFW to a new level with their new Eric Wareheim directed video for "Bubble Butt', to coincide with the new remix featuring Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga and Mystic.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2012

    It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

    Posted by on Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 11:40 AM

    Christmas music press release season.

    If you hate holiday music (and/or the holidays) then it is perhaps the worst time of year. But I love holiday music. Almost all of it (save for that fucking "Christmas Shoes" song... THE WORST). I even spend some December nights listening to Delilah, just to hear more holiday music. True story. No shame.

    The most promising new holiday music addition I've seen so far is the new compilation Holidays Rule, featuring the Shins, Andrew Bird, Fruit Bats, Calexico, and Rufus Wainwright singing "Baby It's Cold Outside" with Sharon Van Etten. YES.

    It's released via Starbucks' Hear Music, so you should be able to find a copy at the best record store in Seattle. Or you can buy online here (you can also hear samples of each song there, too).

    Here's the Shins covering "Wonderful Christmastime" (originally done by Paul McCartney, and usually hated by everyone who hears it except for me... I love that song):

    Full tracklist after the jump:

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    Wednesday, November 21, 2012

    Need a Time Waster This Thanksgiving? Meet Paul FAUL McCartney

    Posted by on Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 3:45 PM

    Sorry for the late pass (a really, REALLY late pass, as this old-as-the-hills urban myth has been going around since the 60's)... But do know about the koo-koo conspiracy theories that Paul McCartney is dead, and has been that way for a long time?!?

    Some friends and I went into an hours long K-hole last night, of looking at photographs and conspiracy videos of Paul vs. Fake Paul, aka "Faul." It is really weird that his eye color seems to have changed. And his height. And his face shape. And now, even though he's 70 years old, his face sags so unnaturally...

    It's a ridiculous (but fun) debate—and all the recorded backward messages are deliciously creepy...

    h/t to Emily from Stickers! (and damn you for turning me on to this!)

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    Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    "The Pot Smoker's Song" by Neil Diamond

    Posted by on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 2:27 PM

    Last week, I turned people on (so to speak) to “The Pot Smoker’s Song,” a track off of Neil Diamond’s third album. Velvet Gloves and Spit. It would be relevant given the recent passing of I-502 if it weren't such an aberration. Actually, to call this cut an aberration would be an aberration to aberrations. Judge for yourself.

    I know, right? Let’s follow the logic:

    1) Neil wants to make an anti-drug song. It was 1968, so he was clearly in lock step with the times.
    2) But! He also thinks “Verses? Fuck verses, man. Let’s just use recordings of interviews with former heroin addicts because this song is about marijuana, and that makes total sense.” You’d have to be high to think that, but okay.
    3) Then, to Elmer’s Glue the whole thing together — because you can’t get high off of sniffing that stuff, y’see — he exhales a chorus that sounds like something out of HR Pufnstuf, the old psychedelic puppet show that was admittedly fueled by (and named after the Hand Rolled) wacky weed.
    4) Satisfied with ridding the world of joints and bongs, Neil goes on to a very successful music career filled with gold records, sold-out tours, HBO concert specials and this classic pose. Oh, and he gets busted in 1976 for possession of marijuana, which proves that you can believe your own press but you still can’t believe your own songs.

    No joke, it’s the worst song he ever recorded, and I’m talking about a guy who wrote a song about E.T.* And as he told David Wild of Rolling Stone magazine, “It also confirmed a lot of people’s feelings that I wasn’t hip.” Not hip? Would an unhip performer have the guts to go out on the ledge and do something like this?

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    Wednesday, October 24, 2012

    Is It Wrong To Be a Woman Who Likes Pimp Rap?

    Posted by on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 2:57 PM

    I gotta admit something. I still listen to Too $hort sometimes. There. I said it. Does that make me a bad female? Sometimes I just wanna hear some raunchy shit. Total shitty sex shit. Is this bad? Am I bad person?

    Also, check out this new kid, after $hort's crown named 100s:

    Who was the first pimp that really struck you and made you say, “Damn, that dude is fly?”
    The first pimp I ever heard of was Iceberg Slim. It was way back in the day, I must have been ten. Somebody knew I was fascinated by pimps and said, “Read his book.” But I never read it. Around that time, my uncle was staying in East Oakland with his girl, and he had American Pimp laying around. It must have been a VHS. He said, “Don't watch it, that's one of the movies you're not supposed to see.” They wanted me to watch cartoons or something. But I watched American Pimp anyway. There was a pimp in it named Kenny Red. Damn, he had crazy charisma.

    Read the whole interview on VICE.


    Video after the jump!

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    Monday, October 15, 2012

    Smashing Pumpkins: Live in a Conference Room

    Posted by on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 at 7:08 PM

    Before their show at the Everett Comcast Cell Phone Mega Arena last week, Billy Corgan and his l'il Pumpkins played a show. In an office.

    There are photos of said session here and here.

    Despite all my rage, I've still got to get these reports in by Tuesday afternoon.

    H/T: April Schiller

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    Punch That Fan!

    Posted by on Mon, Oct 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    • Kelly O

    This sign got me thinking—how many musicians *OTHER THAN GLENN DANZIG* have punched, kicked, or put an otherwise physical smack-down on someone in their audience?

    Friday, October 5, 2012

    Time for Another White Hot Friday Night Line Out Giveaway!!!

    Posted by on Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Woohoo! We were not actually kidding last week when we sort of implied that this might be a regular thing, where we go through our purses/desks/shorts pockets on Friday night and find you cool treasures, then ask you a dumb question so you can WIN THE PRIZE!!! Dedicated to you Line Outers who work late at a desk on Friday nights, or who read the blog on the weekend. Go you!

    Also, a bit of Housekeeping: Hey there, last week's winner, carnivorous chicken, wanna contact us to pick up your stuff? Just like Santa, we love giving you free stuff, if you sit on our laps and stay on your very best behavior! Those fries aren't gonna eat themselves!

    This week's prize package only contains two items, but one of them is HOT HOT HOT enough to put behind a jump, because BOOBZ. You're welcome! The prize package contains:

    ONE (1) pack of glue-on fake nails, French Manicure-style. Oooh, classy! Says music editor Emily Nokes, "Those nails have touched Gary Smith's torso." It's true!

    and ONE (1) very special, Spanish-language, lesbian edition card game called, appropriately, "¡SEXO!"

    Redeem your prize by leaving the answer to this question, which honors our spirit animal Alanis Morissette, in comments (we'll alert the winner here in comments on Monday, when we sober up again):

    What fellow '90s icons played guitar and bass on Alanis Morissette's best-karaoke-song-ever hit "You Oughta Know"?


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    Thursday, September 27, 2012

    Today's Music News: The Moz, Metronomes, and Masturbation

    Posted by on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 12:20 PM

    Bad Vibrations: Mike Love of the Beach Boys kicks Brian Wilson and Al Jardine out of the band. That's like telling God, "Get off your cloud, there's a new boss in town."

    The Moz Rules!: Morrissey rushes to the aid of a collapsed woman in a New York bookstore, a right proper gentleman.

    The Moz Drools!: A strongly opinionated 17-year-old Morrissey bashes the Ramones via the free press. Will he never come down from his soapbox?

    Timing Is Everything: 32 metronomes give OCD sufferers some sense of relief.

    Hairy Palms, Unite!: Apparently we're all sinners, according to 50 Cent. Here's the lowdown on how to (not) keep your hands to yourself.

    Brutal Shoes: The Metallica merchandise machine has sunk to a new low with these branded Kill 'Em All shoes by Vans. Please rush to your nearest Vans outlet and line the pockets of the evil empire.

    Way to Make a Stink!: Trevor Dunn graces us with his two cents on Billie Joe Armstrong's recent tantrum at the iHeartRadio Music Festival.

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