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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Line Out Will Return at 11 am

Posted by on Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

In the meantime, you should go check out this stuff, cause we worked really hard on it and we think it's pretty good.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Midnight Haiku

Posted by on Sun, May 6, 2012 at 2:16 AM

I learned from a web site how to make a disposable razor from common household items. If I made my own razor, I would shave every hair off my body. When I do something, I do it until everyone is bald. In an age when everyone instantly knows how to do everything, do you want me to do what everyone does? Do you want it done fast, or do you want it done until you’re completely hairless?

Friday, April 27, 2012

Midnight Haiku

Posted by on Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:14 AM

This is the perfect album to make out to until the slaughterhouse noises, the balloons squeaking, and the William Shatner monologue. Because this is the only album anyone owns, passion is always bittersweet.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Extended Vacation

Posted by on Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Vancouver, BC producer Laberge could not have chosen a better day to release Extended Vacation, an 8 track "mini-album" that is as mood enhancing as this sudden dose of Vitamin D that Seattle is collectively high on right now.

Extended Vacation Mini-Album by laberge

Let's all bob our heads at our desks and count down to the weekend together, shall we?

Extended Vacation can be purchased at Laberge's Bandcamp.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Don't Talk to the Cops! Talk About the Cops With Steve Scher on KUOW

Posted by on Thu, Mar 8, 2012 at 9:24 AM

My Philosophy columnist, Don't Talk to the Cops! hype man, and general hell raiser Larry Mizell and Seattle singer Choklate Moore are about to talk about issues in the SPD while Steve Scher bumbles over his words and alternates that with asking follow-up questions that were already answered with the first answer. Tune in right over here to hear the magic.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Barry Adamson Guests on KEXP Right Now!

Posted by on Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 1:12 PM

DJ El Toro (Stranger freelancer Kurt B. Reighley) is hosting Barry Adamson on KEXP right now. Tune in at 90.3 FM or at kexp.org and hear our Kurt interview the phenomenal bassist/composer who's played with Magazine and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, among others. Adamson will also be playing songs off his new album, I Will Set You Free.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Midnight Haiku

Posted by on Sat, Feb 4, 2012 at 11:45 PM

Am I the way I'm supposed to be, lying on top of you naked, eating a barbecue sandwich?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Is Your Venue/Bar Gonna Wuss Out and Close Tonight or Stay Open and Party?

Posted by on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 12:28 PM

We've received a few event cancellations here at the Stranger bunker (weak), but if you read snow right, it actually means "Party!" Lots of people don't have to go to work today, and many won't have to go tomorrow. Still more are phoning it in from home, and eventually everyone's going to crave some actual human interaction that doesn't require an internet connection. That's where you come in, providers of social lubricants like booze and music. For one, you can join the inebriates of the Stranger editorial department for gin "tasting" at Liberty tonight. Chime in if you're not going to be a wuss and forge on with the good times tonight, or if you know your favorite joint will be open.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Second Jeff Mangum Show Added for Tuesday, April 17

Posted by on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 12:00 PM

As predicted, this just in: Just a heads up, we are about to send out a release announcing a 2nd Jeff Mangum date at The Moore, on Tues, 4/17. Tickets will go on sale to the public today at 12pm...so in 2 minutes! :)

Get 'em here.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Eleven:Eleven 11/11/11

Posted by on Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 11:11 AM

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Eyes connect to the brain by nerves. Brain to heart by veins
Sounds to ears by feet on stairs. Smells to nose through memory
Ions. Old wood. Candles just out

Your breath breathes centuries

A match in the dream is struck. The movement stirs up dust on a sill
The particles float and spread

One particle of dust is different, and ventures the four corners of the room
Its float has a movement all its own

It’s 1889, inside the room of a mental asylum in Saint-Remy, France. A painter
Named Vincent paints, it's what he does. Untitled stars in the night
He hallucinates. It's the glycoside taken for his epilepsy mixing
With the absinthium he drinks. The particle of dust lands in a fresh wet yellow
Star on his canvas. That's what it does. The yellow hardens
And the particle of dust becomes encased in the paint

One hundred twenty one years later, a woman named Eleven is standing
In front of the painting at a gallery in New York. Elements have withered
The paint down over time and the particle of dust becomes free
From the canvas it’s been trapped in

From the painting, the dust floats again

It goes out into the new air until it lands in a fold of Eleven’s sweater
Eleven is also is a painter, who’s never had a piece shown in public. Inspired
From the gallery, she goes home and paints. Then eats salmon.
It’s what she does. As she’s eating, the particle of dust floats out
From her sweater, lands on her fish, and is consumed

Eleven hallucinates, then goes back to her canvas, and paints an X-ray
Of her chest that was taken because a scalpel had been left there
When she had open-heart surgery. She calls the painting The Knife in My Heart
Amber in hue, with the silhouette of the scalpel melding into the shape of a shark

The Knife in My Heart goes on to hang in that same gallery in New York
Next to the Van Gogh, along with a collection she paints of other people’s
Forgotten, sewn in, X-rayed surgery tools melding into the shape of things:
Tweezers into a dragonfly’s wing, a bone-chisel into an M16 assault rifle
Forceps into a willow tree. The knife in her heart brings Eleven immeasurable
Wealth and happiness, that’s what it does

From one canvas-night-century breath to the next
Dust floats and non-jagged lines intertwine
Coloring in the creatures of occurrence such as this

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

SBTRKT Plays Live on KEXP @ 3 PM

Posted by on Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 2:53 PM

London-based, post-dubstep soul man SBTRKT performs live on KEXP at 3 pm on Kevin Cole's Afternoon Show. Tune in here or at 90.3 FM on the radio dial. Later tonight, SBTRKT does another set at Neptune Theatre. Rumors abound that Shabazz Palaces might make a cameo appearance.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Man on Pike Is Wearing a Utilikilt

Posted by on Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM

You read me wrong, I wasnt tryin to lead you on / Not like you think. I didnt mean to turn you on / I know you Expected a one-night-stand. When I refused I knew you wouldnt understand / Im sorry, baby, I didnt mean to turn you on.
  • "You read me wrong, I wasn't tryin' to lead you on / Not like you think. I didn't mean to turn you on / I know you Expected a one-night-stand. When I refused I knew you wouldn't understand / I'm sorry, baby, I didn't mean to turn you on."
Warning: Man spotted on Pike in a Utilikilt. He was on his phone.

Song playing in QFC on Broadway and Pike: Robert Palmer’s “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On.

Purchased at QFC: Power Bars and carrot juice.

Laying Discarded on Ground Near Man in Utilikilt: World Book Encyclopedia U-V

The Take Away: The man in the Utilikilt was calling QFC to request “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” because when we looked at each other, he didn’t mean to turn me on. It was just his Utilikilt that turned me on. I walked in QFC, heard the song, and wanted to rave and disco, so I uncontrollably bought rave/disco food – Power Bars and carrot juice. The U-V encyclopedias were there because the universe was saying UTILIKILT, UTILIKILT, UTILIKILT.

Also in the encyclopedia: U for Urutu - a very poisonous South American viper snake that can grow up to two meters long. And the EE-11 Urutu - a 6x6 armored personnel carrier developed in the seventies by Engesa of Brazil. It used as many commercially available parts as possible.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Funny Button Fest at Funny Button in University District

Posted by on Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 3:40 PM

This just in from former intern and all-around excellent dude Kenneth Piekarski:

At 2pm, the doors of my house will open. The community will received for a festival- the best single-day festival in Seattle to date- and tithe a small undisclosed donation that will go to support two bands that are going on a national tour of the USA: Mega Bog + Kusikia.

This house fest is called "Funny Button Fest" and showcases bands coming from between Portland, OR and Anacortes, WA- maybe even Vancouver, BC but if not, however, it is confirmed that there will be Canadian friends coming down to attend. There's also a few other out of state musicians including a cool lady funk-guitar player from South Dakota performing, "Amanda Conway". She played guitar in a birthday-jam on my birthday and it was spot-on.

If you live within the neighborhood the University District, you should come. If you live anywhere in Seattle, you should come. Really- the curation of today represents a majority of underrepresented artists and musicians in and outside of Seattle's burgeoning and eclectic music scene along with bands that get more frequent play. If you know what I'm talking about and subscribe to the circuit I speak of, you might very well be wondering who the majority of these bands are.

They are magic.

There will be a secret café to help raise money for Mega Bog and Kusikia. Sets will happen in twenty-minute intervals in different rooms of the house, throughout the day in accordance with the following schedule:

3:00 SANDY CITY / GARAGE
3:20 AMANDA CONWAY (South Dakota) / IN THE BACKYARD
3:40 LOSING LIES / GARAGE
4:00 LEXI LEE / BACKYARD
4:20 ERIN TANNER PUPPET SHOW / GARAGE
4:40 WOOL GATHERING (Boston, Maryland) / BACKYARD
5:00 YOUNGER SHOULDER / GARAGE
5:20 MOTORBIKES (Anacortes) / ERIN’S BEDROOM-SANDY BALCONY
5:40 PUNISHMENT / LILY’S BEDROOM-SECRET CLOSET AMP
6:00 SUNDANCE KIDS JR. / ERIN’S ROOM-SANDY BALCONY
6:20 HUNGRY CLOUD DARKENING (Anacortes) / LILLY’S ROOM-SECRET CLOSET
6:40 FABI NSAYI KATHERINE (PDX) /ERIN’S ROOM
7:00 THE WEBS / LILLY’S ROOM-SECRET CLOSET
7:20 LOOSE TIGHTS / ERIN’S ROOM-BALCONY
MAKE BELIEVE! IN THE LIVING ROOM!
7:40 MEGA BOG / LVING ROOM
8:00 KUSIKIA (PDX) / LIVING ROOM
8:20 HEATWARMER / LIVING ROOM
8:40 KARL BLAU (Anacortes) / LIVING ROOM
9:00 ZACHARY DAVID JAMMIN’ / LIVING ROOM
9:20 CRAIG PETERS FIND HIM, SINGING
9:40 CHUNG ANTIQUE / BASEMENT
10:00 FOOTWORK / BASEMENT
10:20 WaMü / BASEMENT
(INFINITE) SLASHED TIRES SOUND SYSTEM AMP EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE
Really, if you don't come to this, you're missing out.

For directions, hit this e-mail.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Are You Downtown (or Near Downtown)?

Posted by on Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 11:27 AM

The Portland Cello Project is playing for free at Two Union Square at noon today! Jen Graves says:

If you do not already love the cello, it is only because you do not know it, because the cello is easily the most love-inspiring instrument ever built. Its sound is so warm, you'll swear it came from inside your body. The Portland Cello Project is an all-cello orchestra—joined by full brass and woodwind sections—that plays everything, and not in stuffy concert-hall settings, but in places like punk clubs and ballparks and, here, the Crocodile. They collaborate with metal bands and cover Kanye songs (see YouTube for "All of the Lights"). They also spread the love to jazz and classical, of course. But their gospel is the cello. The cello is the word and the light, and it is good.

They're also at the Triple Door on August 29.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Everyday Music: Go Buy Something

Posted by on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 2:31 PM

While Dave Segal selfishly wants record stores, who are already in dire straights, to give away records on a regular basis (Segal is also known for hoarding all the Vitamin Water promo crap we get here at the office), I am humbly pledging that we all go to Everyday, whose owner is weighing the pros and cons of staying open this week, and buy something. I'm going on my lunch break. I will tell y'all what I bought in the comments, and I encourage others to do the same.

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