Sam Coomes

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Top 5 Must-See Phoenix Shows This Week

    Easy mode is making a Boris Yeltsin joke when Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin comes to town. Hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke. Really hard mode is not making a Boris Yeltsin joke even though you think you've got a great one. Because it's probably not that great, is what I keep tryi ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Janet Weiss: Quasi's Music Needs No Explanation

    Portland's Quasi will be visiting the Rhythm Room Monday in support of their excellent new double-album, Mole City. The band, which turned 20, features two accomplished vets of the Northwest scene, Sam Coomes (guitar/vox/keyboards) and Janet Weiss (drums/vox); when they aren't devoting their time to ... More >>

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    April 17, 2012

    10 Record Store Day Exclusives You'll Have to Fight Me For

    It's almost here: Record Store Day. The day the industry bands together and does its best to shine a light on the independent record stores that dot neighborhoods in cities all over the U.S. Now, I could take this opportunity to lecture about how music fans should treat normal days like Record Store ... More >>

  • Music

    October 30, 2003

    XO, Elliott

    Elliott Smith, 1969-2003

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    October 16, 2003


    Tension makes great music

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    September 12, 2002

    Mother Tongue

    Clearer and more fearless than ever, Sleater-Kinney is ready to wail

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    August 16, 2001


    The Sword of God (Touch & Go Records)

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    November 4, 1999
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    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

    A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998