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Friday, January 24, 2014

Who Is This?

Posted by on Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Who is this man? He's about to release his first studio album in over 18 years. EIGHTEEN YEARS! Then he will do a short US tour. Ready, set, go...

  • Dean Stockings / High Rise PR

Monday, September 2, 2013

This Is the Best T-Shirt I've Seen at Bumbershoot (So Far)

Posted by on Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 9:22 AM

  • Woof!

You can get your own at, which donates a portion of their proceeds to dog rescue groups.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer Cannibals Release No Makeup Today (Plus: A Dog Wearing a Leather Jacket!)

Posted by on Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 10:52 AM

Let's get the important thing out the way: Just look at this cover! A dog wearing a leather jacket! With such a tuff-(ruff!)-as-fuck look on his face. So, so great.


I do not know the dog's name, but let's pretend that it's Ralph Macchio. (UPDATE: The dog's name is Lemon. LEMON! Also a great name!)

Now, about the music. Portland's Summer Cannibals (no doubt named after the Patti Smith song) are the fierce garage band Nancy Sinatra was in when she was 19. Okay, no, not really, but as I listen to their new full-length, No Makeup, I like to pretend. It's fuzzy garage with a sweet ’60s vibe and the same contagious vitality as badasses like Liz Phair and Justine Frischmann—singer Jessica Boudreaux delivers lines with both determination and coolness. As she sings, I sing along, wanting to be her.

On "Wear Me Out," for example, she slyly sings "Let's pretend I'm your favorite dress/You wear me every Sunday because I'm your best/Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah/Wear me out."


Here a few songs via Bandcamp:

You can also stream the whole album via Impose.


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

It's Really Hard to Get Anything Done When THIS is Happening Outside

Posted by on Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I was just minding my own business on Pine, when suddenly this wiggly little friend comes rolling across the sidewalk! Puppies don't even know what they're doing! It's like putting Jell-O on a leash. Jell-O that would rather sit in the middle of the sidewalk looking precious than actually go for a walk.


Her name is Murdoc, and she's a French Bulldog.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Who Is The Bigger Baller: The Official Poll

Posted by on Wed, May 15, 2013 at 1:01 PM

Contender #1: Harley? Or Contenter #2: Archer? This is important stuff, people. Also, CATS? Sorry, NOT ballers.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Drop Everything and Look at this Tiny Puppy in Front of Pettirosso

Posted by on Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Meet Clover, the sweetest little pup who stopped to give Megan Seling a hand kiss before wiggling off down the street. Look at that leash!


Thursday, March 7, 2013

I've Seen This Happen in Other People's Lives—Morrissey at the Moore Theatre

Posted by on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Usually I start off my show reviews by testing your patience with an anecdotal story about my personal connection with the artist I'm seeing. Then I place the musician in some larger genre and/or historical context, and wax poetic about what makes them extraordinary among countless other bands.

For the entire duration of Kristeen Youngs opening set I stood in line for a t-shirt. To be fair, its now one of the most ridiculous shirts I own, and Moz IS my shepherd.
  • For the entire duration of Kristeen Young's opening set I stood in line for a t-shirt. To be fair, it's now one of the most ridiculous shirts I own, and Moz IS my shepherd.
It's utterly pointless for me to try to do this for Steven Patrick Morrissey. For longer than I have been alive, music journalists have chipped away at the man, dissected his lyrics, and sought to explain his appeal. All in all, like so many other people, I spend a lot of time with Morrissey's music. I don't think I'll ever come up with a way to artfully explicate it, but he makes me feel less alone, and he will probably always mean a great deal to me.

Walking up to the Moore Theatre in the pouring rain, I first heard a pat-down security guard barking "No flowers! No iPads!" which might be one of the strangest introductions I've had to a show. Inside the mood was dizzying; this being my first Morrissey show, I didn't know if there was always this much excitement in the air for one of his concerts, or if it was a lot of pent up anticipation. (The concert was originally scheduled for November before being pushed back so Moz could attend to his ill mother. He's also had a bout of health scares that led to some cancellations on this US tour.)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Sexy, Sexy Theme From Angel Angel Down We Go as Performed By a Leather Clad Ding Dong

Posted by on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 1:25 PM

Watch as this group's front man, Bogart Peter Stuyvesant and his leather-bound crotch set a young woman's appetite lust, for (ahem) dessert, on FIRE!

Hmmmm, for all those desserts she was suckin' down all I could taste was CHEESE!! I've never seen Angel Angel Down We Go, AKA Cult Of The Damned, but after watching that clip I now kinda gotta. Angel Angel Down We Go looks to be prime exploitative and (ahem) over-the-top period film; watch the trailer, man! This film is from the same director who directed Wild In The Streets AND Death Race 2000! FUCK YEAH!!! Oh, supporting cast features Lou Rawls!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Just Want to Remind You That This Exists

Posted by on Thu, Feb 7, 2013 at 11:57 AM

The sun is out! Yes! So today I am listening to posi-punk songs about friendship. Which means I'm listening to Latterman! All day. And, with that, I am reminded of this 30-second video that involves two of my favorite things, Latterman and a French bulldog puppy:

Sorry, Thursday! No more productivity for you! I'm just gonna watch this on loop for the next 12 hours.

Monday, January 14, 2013

For Emily Nokes: Behold The Dubstep Bird(s)

Posted by on Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Move over Skrillex... Uuuunnnnnnkk skree skree skreeeee!

But wait, there's more!

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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, August 2, 2012

Holy COW!! The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart

Posted by on Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 12:50 PM

This John Peel/BBC Captain Beefheart documentary is mandatory viewing.

I know Dave Segal made reference to this documentary in his December, 2010 Beefheart obit. However, the clip he provided has now been removed from Youtube™... above is the full documentary. You're welcome.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

It Is Almost Over! (I Am Very Sleepy.)

Posted by on Sun, Jul 22, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Hello, please allow me to introduce you to my post-Block Party power animal:

Monday, July 2, 2012

Master of Doin' It

Posted by on Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 2:00 PM

First order of business — did you guys know Herbie Hancock has a Twitter and a Facebook? If so, you're fucking fired for not hipping me to that.

Second — check out this mashup (I know, I know, but hear me out) from Sydney, Australia mashup specialist Wax Audio.

Featuring the track "Doin' It" from Herbies 1976 jazz/funk/fusion burner Secrets, and the title track from Metallica's third studio album (and major label debut) Master of Puppets (1986), this is one highly unlikely, highly enjoyable piece of work. It's like peanut butter and pickles. You want to hate it, but you just can't.

Wah Wah Watson vs. Kirk Hammett, you guys! Cliff Burton vs Paul Jackson. Ah man. Monday just got a whole lot better.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Real Estate: Powered By Puppies

Posted by on Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 12:55 PM

As revealed in their video for "It's Real", a standout from the new Days album, that debuted today. Judging from the mid-song breakdown, it looks like the New Jersey band achieve a contact high from happy puppy mania.

Catch them this Monday at the Crocodile, and hopefully they bring along a few giant dogs wearing Bow Ties for the occasion.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Off The Chain: A Furry Dance Party

Posted by on Mon, Aug 8, 2011 at 4:20 PM

This post has been updated since it's original publication.

Have you ever wondered what it would look like if Seattle's Furry Community** threw a big ole dance party? Well, today's your lucky day! More photos, from the past weekend's "Off The Chain" party at Club Motor, after the jump...

  • Chris P

CORRECTION: **The event was thrown by Fur The Record, a new company focused on providing the NW furry community with events specially catered to them. More about Fur The Record HERE and HERE.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Today In Animals: Mariachi Band Serenades a Beluga Whale

Posted by on Wed, Aug 3, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I suppose if you're stuck in WHALE JAIL, a nice Mariachi band would really be a good thing! Dig it!

See also these things: K Records band Grass Widow play for some gorillas stuck in MONKEY JAIL; and, um, some photos people playing music for animals here on Music For Animals.

I say we did it first.

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