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Olympia (Washington)

  • Film

    December 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Rancid - Marquee Theatre, Tempe - 7/24/13

    Rancid Marquee Theatre Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Seeing a 21-year-old punk band is always kind of a crapshoot. Bands like Social Distortion continue to sell out shows year after year, while groups like The Misfits, Dead Kennedys, and certain iterations of Black Flag would be better off hanging it up ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    It's the Monday after the big game, which means you're back at the office, standing around the water cooler listening to your most annoying co-worker recreate his favorite Super Bowl commercial in vivid, poorly-acted detail. Excruciating, right? No fear. 5 o'clock is on its way, and this week br ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2013
  • Music

    December 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    10 Most Unreadable Metal Band Logos

    By Alee Karim Once upon a time, extreme metal bands opted to contort their logos into the most stylized mutations possible as a way to visually represent their music, and as a proud testament to the obscurity of their appeal. But by now it's all become a bad joke, and you're likelier to find the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Gun Outfit and Broken Water, Meat Market Garment Factory, 5/30/12

    Gun Outfit and Broken Water Meat Market Garment Factory Wednesday, May 30 I will declare, without the slightest inkling of doubt or hesitance, that Olympia, Washington has the best independent music scene in the country right now. The major hipster metropoli (Brooklyn, San Francisco, Austin) all ha ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Otro Mundo Featured in NME's 100 New Bands You Have to Hear in 2012

    British tabloid NME has a penchant for overstating it -- you know, a new "savoir of rock" every couple weeks -- but they're right on the money with this one: the January 7 issue of the magazine spotlights Phoenix-based Otro Mundo as one of the 100 New Bands You Have to Hear in 2012. The Otro Mundo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    French Quarter Tour Diary - Weeks 3 & 4

    ​There's so much to report and so little Internet to shove it in. First things first: the small bit of youth music we've witnessed in the Western United States convinces me thoroughly that my generation of American musicians has the studiousness and audacity to be emotionally unflinching in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    French Quarter 'Desert Wasn't Welcome' Release Show and Tour Diary

    B. Schwenkler​Phoenix-based pop band French Quarter has a new record out, Desert Wasn't Welcome, and the band is heading out on tour to support it. Recorded at Dub Narcotic Sound System in Olympia, Washington, home base for K Records, and finds the trio incorporating elements of dance, dub, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    You Can Stream the New French Quarter Album Right Now

    French Quarter, The Desert Wasn't Welcome​ Phoenix indie-poppers French Quarter have a new album due out on Off Tempo Records in October, but lucky you: you can hear the whole thing right now. Recorded at the indie-famous Dub Narcotic Studios in Olympia, Washington, the album is the latest in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Abstinence, French Quarter, Tacocat, and Forever at YOBS, 6-27-11

    Taco Cat​ Abstinence, French Quarter, Tacocat, and ForeverYOBS in TempeMonday, June 27The cops who patrol the Farmer neighborhood handing out noise violations can rest a little easier at their posts. Last night, YOBS, a.k.a. Ye Olde Bike Saviours, a.k.a. Tempe's noisiest punk rock house venue/art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2011

    Best Coast at Clubhouse Music Venue Last Night

    Shawn AndersonBest Coast singer Bethany Cosentino on stage at Clubhouse Music Venue on January 22, 2011.​You know what record is severely -- "criminally," one might say if they were given to old timey rock writer sayings -- underrated? Hole's Live Through This. Some (a lot? a bit? -- I'm not exact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    New Release Tuesday: The Gossip MP3 "Heavy Cross"

    The Gossip's new album -- produced by Rick Rubin -- absolutely soarsPortland -- by way of Arkansas and Olympia, Washington-- three piece The Gossip have had intriguing existence -- thanks to their outspoken lead singer Beth Ditto. Ditto, who refers to herself as a "fat, feminist lesbian from Arkansa ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008
  • Calendar

    March 6, 2008

    Independents’ Day

    Lo-fi songwriter and indie charmer Juno make for winning combo

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 13, 2005

    Pick His Brain

    What the #$*! doc headlines expo

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    Mouse Trap

    Modest Mouse: On the Mellow Tip

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    In The Zone

    Eloy's Skies are raining men, and sprinkling hot chicks, too.

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    Greasy Girl Stuff

    It's her party and Bett will do what she wants to

  • Music

    January 8, 2004

    Suicide Squeeze

    SuicideGirls.com is this punk-rock kid's wet dream come true

  • Music

    October 16, 2003

    Door A-Jar

    The Phoenix metal club's line-up isn't quite so metal nowadays

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Big Bang Boom

    Bangs sticks its punk right in your face -- but insists it has no agenda

  • Music

    November 28, 2002

    Stepping Darkly Out Front

    For years, Calvin Johnson has loomed enormously over the Northwestern rock scene. Now, he's powerfully going solo with What Was Me.

  • Calendar

    November 21, 2002

    Horny Plenty

    Arkansas punks get in the mood

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    Brat on the Beat

    After six years in the garage, the Bratmobile revs louder than ever

  • Music

    October 5, 2000

    Tigre Beat

    Former Bikini Kill leader Kathleen Hanna's new group is the cat's meow

  • Music

    April 6, 2000

    Modern Day Calvinism

    A new documentary recounts how a small band of insurgents led by musician and K Records co-founder Calvin Johnson helped fashion a punk-rock revolution

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    Austintatious

    Rock 'n' roll rousers the Van Buren Wheels roll to success at SXSW

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    2000 Flourishes

    Love As Laughter updates its rock for all ages with Destination 2000

  • Music

    September 10, 1998

    Backdoor Men

    Pansy Division takes its queercore aesthetic into the realm of mature pop-rock

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    St. Travis at the Bat

    The laid-back intensity of the Diamondbacks' $10 million man

  • Music

    May 7, 1998

    Dropout Rock

    Illinois foursome Braid proves itself the happy exception to the college-town rule

  • Music

    February 12, 1998

    Now Playing

    Marcy Playground shrugs its way to the head of the class

  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    Indie Outings

    The highs and lows of another adventurous year in the world of indie rock

  • Music

    January 1, 1998

    Critics' Choice

    A year-end recap of the albums that made it worthwhile to own a stereo in 1997

  • Music

    October 2, 1997

    Merge Slowly

    Superchunk matures without junking its indie ideals

  • Music

    June 5, 1997
  • Music

    May 1, 1997
  • Music

    March 6, 1997
  • Music

    January 2, 1997
  • Music

    October 3, 1996

    Queers and Sneers

    A talk with Joe Queer. Also: Dub Narcotic Sound System, J Church, and the resurgence of wuss rock.

  • Music

    August 1, 1996
  • Music

    July 18, 1996

    Threat Assessment: godheadSilo

    S.O.S. (Save Our Speakers) Intelligence Dossier 396

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Bouncer . . . or Agro-bouncer?

    Watching the watchmen, getting Unwound, surfing with the aliens in Man . . . or Astroman?

  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Cleaning House

    In this issue: Safehouse, Duh Nobuddies, Budget Girls, Hepcat and a lethal mix of speed freaks and Tuna Helper

  • Music

    March 28, 1996

    Revolver

    A periodic tour guide to indie rock subterranea (where the seven-inch is still king)

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