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Monday, February 3, 2014

Gimme Your Fucking... Hat (Because Brrrrrr, It's Cold Outside!)

Posted by on Mon, Feb 3, 2014 at 1:45 PM

All photos taken this past Saturday at the 2014 Lunar New Year Celebration in Seattle's Chinatown-ID. Happy Year of the Horse!

Gimme your fucking lion head (okay, not really a hat, but it looks warm):

  • Kelly O

Gimme your fucking tri-colored rabbit:

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Gimme your bright red dinosaur:

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Fashion Tunnel Day Four: RAINGEAR QUIZ!

Posted by on Mon, May 27, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Unfortunately, it's been pouring down rain all morning for the final day of the 'squatch. I've been hearing a lot of "TODAY WAS SUPPOSED TO BE NICE!" and the animal costumes have been toned down by like 75%, leaving us with a sea of Northface jackets and clear plastic rain ponchos. Since these rain outfits don't make for a very exciting fashion photoset, I chose one representative in the poncho crowd who was prancing away from the Dirty Projectors and towards the beer line. She had zazzed up her poncho outfit with a Chiquita banana-style turban hat, and was absolutely refusing to be bummed out by any amount of rain.

Name: Shae
From: Australia
Are you bummed on this rain?: "Fuck no! Are you kidding me?"
Most psyched to see: Alt J
Where'd you get that poncho?: "Somewhere in Ellensburg I think...wait, what is this for again? Will you email me this???"

  • Dorothy Zbornak

Monday, May 6, 2013

Summertime Jams: Gap Dream

Posted by on Mon, May 6, 2013 at 2:27 PM


How fucking nice was the weather this past weekend? Weeeeeeeee! I feel like I listen to different music when the sun is shining, all big and bright, up in the sky.

Cleveland lo-fi psych rockers, and new members of Burger Records family, sounded so perfect after a day of attempted
sun-burning... They sound like what you feel like after eating a pot brownie.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Drunk of the Week: The Snowman Edition

Posted by on Thu, Dec 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Did you know there's already December snow up near Snoqualmie Pass? It's true. I saw it with my own eyes. I also saw this happen last weekend. How much tequila do you suppose it takes, to keep your balls warm enough to stay in this position for over 4 minutes? MATH PROBLEM!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Jams!

Posted by on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Kelly! Looking for hurricane music? Look no further.

Sending love to all my peoples in NY, dealing with Da Storm. Stay dry and take some solace with the Beast From The East, "Hurricane Starang" from the mighty OGC:

While we're talking NY biz, there's also the former Beastie Boys/Run-DMC/The Afros DJ, Hurricane, who had some solo joints in the 90's, such as this one off of 1995's The Hurra:

But on the West Coast there's only one song that really comes to mind if we talking about hurricane...

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What Rocks You Like a Hurricane?

Posted by on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Aah! Our our own Megan Seling is stuck in New York, about to face off Hurricane Sandy. GET HOME SAFE, MEGAN! I've had the Scorps' in my head all morning.

What songs make you think about storms and hurricanes?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Rain Is Making Gay Pride (Even More) Soaking Wet

Posted by on Fri, Jun 22, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Not to be outdone by the Wild Rose's infamous Wet T-Shirt Contest (tonight!)—Pony Bar has announced that they'll be hosting their first (official) Wet Underwear Contest on Saturday afternoon.

Mmm, WET UNDERWEAR! If it keeps raining like this, they won't even need a garden hose. It'll probably be something, and nothing, like this:

Totally soaking wet flyers, for both bars, after the jump!

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

All Acoustic Summer Solstice Show Tonight @ Lake Washington Park

Posted by on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Tonight from 7:00 until 9:30 pm, at Lake Washington Blvd Park, there's going to be a free show to celebrate summer solstice. You can bring the kids, and maybe the sun will even come out.

Acoustic performances by: Spencer Moody, Lori Goldston, Scorpio Scorpio Scorpio, Dylan Carlson, and some other surprise guests.

I love-love-love this idea. Free music in the park, for the peoples! Read more about Lori Goldston here.

Lori Goldston
  • Kelly O
  • Lori Goldston

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Today in Sub Pop: A Video for Still Corners' "Endless Summer"

Posted by on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 9:25 AM


Never mind that there is basically zero sunlight in this video, the song is about summer, aight!? From the album Creatures of an Hour, which I don't ever really see myself listening to in the summer, but which is getting fairly heavy rotation this winter. Maybe because it was recorded in London, and the weather is shitty there too. See it after the jump:

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Enjoy the Gray by Listening to Cumulus Today

Posted by on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Hey, that rhymed! On a serious tip, though, I'm really digging Cumulus' self-titled EP today. Alexandra Niedzialkowski's uncomplicated acoustic songs are a comforting balance of both lovely and, at times, a little bit sad, and her voice is reminiscent of Frente's Angie Hart... without the Australian accent. (Remember Frente? I loved Frente. Electric flute!)

According to the Cumulus Facebook page (that's where I get all my breaking band news these days) the band recorded a new EP with Erik Walters of the Globes, which'll be out hopefully sometime soon, but for now the 2010 EP and a handful of demos up for grabs on Bandcamp.

Cumulus plays the Comet on Friday, February 3rd, with the Pica Beats and the Soft Hills.

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.

Monday, November 7, 2011

What Belongs on the Ideal Tropical Soundtrack?

Posted by on Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:06 AM

So Friday I leave for Mexico (don't grouse, it's been almost a decade since I last got out of North America the country—excepting Canada). I'm trying to put together some groovy, sunny albums on the playlist. So far I've got Lee Hazelwood, Cowboy in Sweden, Mountains, Air Museum, the War on Drugs and Kurt Vile's Smoke Ring for My Halo, among others.

What I'm looking for: Something that'll jibe with the weather and vibe of the Yucatan Peninsula, it's preferably rather monumental. Example: When I went to London about 10 years ago, I made a mixtape (on an actual tape!), which had Radiohead's Amnesiac and Airbag/How am I Driving? EP on it. Those records will forever remind me of my first trip across the Atlantic and the great times I had in that grey, foreign city with it's wholly global/future/melancholy feel. I'm headed for Isla Mujeres. Help a guy out.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sound Off! Entry Deadline Is Monday!

Posted by on Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM


If you are 21 years old or younger and make music—any kind of music at all—you want to enter Sound Off!. The EMP's annual underage battle of the bands is a great experience for any young musician—you can gain experience, meet a lot of other cool kids, and maybe even win some kick ass prizes, too. And you have less than one week to get your Sound Off! entry submitted!

Sound Off! program coordinator Jesse Reed says they've already gotten a lot of great entries that span all kinds of genres: "Retro folk pop, light metal, pun rock, noise ska, concept rock, u-new-knew-disco-soul-house, and lots of indie, hip hop, alternative and metal."

I really want to know what "u-new-knew-disco-soul-house" is.

Get all the rules and apply online here.

And if you want to know more, here's a video, created last year for SO!'s 10-year-anniversary, which showcases some of the success stories the program has helped launch (hey, that's my face talking at you!):

Monday, February 21, 2011

Caperin': The Precise Art of Throwing Up Your Arms

Posted by on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 8:21 AM


I just called my friend Dale Muck on the telephone. I guess we're still friends, I haven't talked to him in 8 years. I remember the last time we met, we ran into each other at a Sunoco gas station in Cleveland, Ohio. "The last time I saw you, you said that you had become a mod," he said. I remember that moment, I was at a Unique thrift store, buying used ties and starchy white shirts. He must have taken me seriously when we ran into each other in an aisle, me with an armload of ties and white shirts. "Oh, I'm mod now," I probably said. I was joking, but in the Cleveland, Ohio way. That's a place where everything has to be a joke because you're living in Cleveland, Ohio. It's a little after 6am where Dave is living now, just outside of Cleveland. He answered his phone and I apologized for calling so early and reminded him who I was and he remembered, which pleased me. Instead of catching up, I told him that I only wanted to know if he still liked the Dead Milkmen.

Its Presidents Day!
  • It's President's Day!

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Françoise Hardy: "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today"

Posted by on Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:16 AM

For the season:

h/t: Joram Young!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

What's Getting Me Through This Rainy Weekend

Posted by on Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 3:30 PM

This weekend's hideous rainstorm demands an appropriate soundtrack. For me, it's been bummerific slowcore/shoegaze act Have a Nice Life. Specifically, their epic, elegiac track "Earthmover." The song has just the right kind of doomy sonic moping and caustic beauty that feels called for. Plus, it seems obvious (to my ears, anyway) that they're using a Yamaha DD-55 for their percussion, which makes them automatically endearing.

Headphones up for the crushing wave of sound at 5:22, dudes.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snow Tip

Posted by on Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 9:46 AM

In case you think the normal rules of drinking don't apply on account of the snow, I am telling you this morning that if anything they apply moreso, because you may actually fall down and burst your nose open on the ice.

(Also, this is clearly bullshit. I am de-friending the two people I know who voted against the liquor initiatives [figuratively speaking—they're still good friends.])

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snowpocalypse 2010: Some Photos from Capitol Hill

Posted by on Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 8:00 PM

My point and shoot is pretty much sub par in these conditions, but you get the point.

Interstate 5 at 5 pm
  • Interstate 5 at 5 pm

I-5 facing north
  • I-5 facing north

I-5 facing south.
  • I-5 facing south.

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