Thursday, May 12, 2022

Dave Segal

Math Rockers Doing Big Numbers

People are nuts about black midi, and that's encouraging to folks who like to see loud, complex rock music get some shine. Lisa Hagen Glynn Witnessing black midi send the sold-out Neptune Theatre crowd into states of ecstasy and...

Our Top Picks for The Freakout Weekender

Surfbort plays this weekend as a part of The Freakout Weekender. Catch them from 10:30 to 11:30 at Madame Lou's this Friday. Courtesy Freakout RecordsEvery year, we tell you we're big fans of Freakout Fest, the long-running psych...

Formerly Demonic Guerilla Toss Become Well-Oiled Pleasure Machine on Debut Sub Pop Album

Sub Pop's newest (potential) stars. Ebru YildizGuerilla TossFamously Alive(Sub Pop) What a radical transformation New York City's Guerilla Toss have undergone over the last decade. Their output from 2013-2014 reveled in electro-punk chaos and No Wave mania, with plenty...

Vanishing Twin's Visit to Seattle Was Years in the Making

Vanishing Twin's North American tour has been two-and-a-half years in the making. (Thanks, Covid.) Lisa Hagen Glynn Any band that has the stones to walk onstage to the strains of Joe Meek and the Blue Men's “I Hear a...

Ghana's Ata Kak Finally Comes to Seattle

Vintage Ata Kak, circa the Ghanaian dance-rap artist’s 1990s heyday. Courtesy of the artist This month, adventurous music heads in Seattle have the chance to see an experimental guitarist from Bhutan (Tashi Dorji) and a...

The Best New Music to Hit My Inbox This Week

Rising Seattle techno star Selene. CAMERON KELLEYSelene, “Blabberbaby” (secondnature) Seattle techno DJ/producer Kayla Waldorf (formerly performing under the alias Aos) is now going by Selene, and she has a new EP called The Secret Garden Is in Your Mind...

A Night of End-Times Yelps

Squid: klangs for the memories. Dave SegalYou gotta love it when a buzz band lives up to the hype. It's a rare occurrence to witness the media/music-biz machine operating as it presumably should. So it goes for Squid, a...

Tracks of the Week: Delvon Lamarr Trio's “Fried Soul” and Thomas Andrew Doyle's “Pillars of Creation”

3 is the magic number: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio. Courtesy Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio | Photo by Lisa Hagen GlynnDelvon Lamarr Organ Trio, “Fried Soul” (Colemine). The encouraging rise of Seattle's Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio proves that even at...

Tracks of the Week: The Black Tones' “Mr. Mines” and Idol Ko Si's “Hex Du Jour”

Eva and Cedric Walker of the Black Tones for the (t)win. Danny DenialThe Black Tones, “Mr. Mines” (Sub Pop)Welcome to the late-Covid-era* revamp of the Slog column formerly known as Inbox Jukebox. It's been two years since the last...

I Was a Casualty of the War on Drugs

When I first saw that the War on Drugs were playing two nights at Paramount Theatre, one of Seattle's largest performance venues, I was aghast. How?! Why?! Could there really be that much demand for an earnest epigone of...

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