Seattle Wall of Sound
A paean to grunge
Staff writer Mark Lopez explores the fuzzy riffs, frenzied corporate co-opting and ethos of authenticity that the grunge movement birthed.
10 shows in 30 days in 500 words
DJ, DIY promoter and music writer Derek Caterwaul shares a quick and dirty roundup of the best March shows you may have missed.
Tsigoti Read Between the Lines...Think Outside Them · Kurt Vile Wakin On A Pretty Daze · The Knife Shaking the Habitual
This week, we listened to new releases from Tsigoti, Kurt Vile and The Knife.
Hirie • pop, reggae • Nattali Rize • The Riddims • roots, rock • Positrax
Listen, all you really need to know about Hirie is that her tour is called “The Woman Comes First Tour.” Ok, I guess you should also know that her album Wandering Soul contains a song called “Sensi Boy,” which is really great. The talented reggae singer brings along Nattali Rize, Riddims and Positrax as openers…
Courtesy of the artist
CD Release Party • Get Action! • The Angel Babies • garage • Prism Bitch • punk • Shadows Creep
In the Sonic Reducer dated Nov. 2-8, 2017, Alibi music critic August March characterized the new Get Action! record as being in possession of “blazing guitars, an overdriven rhythm section and petulant vocals that herd listeners right over the edge of what is socially acceptable.” Was the old git right? Find out for your bad self…
Courtesy of Sub Pop Records
Chad VanGaalen • indie rock, folk, electronica
There's a preponderance of evidence to suggest the Canucks are way ahead of us warmth-spoiled southerners with regards to rocanrol. From Rush and April Wine to Common Grackle and NoMoreShapes, those dang northerners are rocking the hell out, cold weather be damned … Anyway, check out the latest iteration of this sub-arctic phenomenon when post-darkwave, folky freaky, soulful psych-singer Chad VanGaalen…