Brian J Barr

“I look at Internet as the new radio. Piracy is the new

"I look at Internet as the new radio. Piracy is the new radio. That's how music gets around."Those words came from none other than elder… Continue reading

 

I just heard a teaser for today’s “The Conversation” on KUOW that

I just heard a teaser for today's "The Conversation" on KUOW that should make blood pressure's flutter among Bob Dylan fans. At noon, Ross Reynolds… Continue reading

 

Just got word from my pal Lincoln of Red Jacket Mine that

Just got word from my pal Lincoln of Red Jacket Mine that the great Bobby Charles passed away. I had the pleasure of chatting with… Continue reading

 

It’s a fact–digital is cold, analog is warm. And recording live in

It's a fact--digital is cold, analog is warm. And recording live in the studio creates a much more intimate and engaging album than any amount… Continue reading

Jackie CancholaJunior Brown played Neumos on Tuesday, January 5.A funny thing happened

Jackie CancholaJunior Brown played Neumos on Tuesday, January 5.A funny thing happened on the way to and from Junior Brown's last night--I heard Dire Straits… Continue reading

Justin Dylan RenneyBuilt to Spill played their second of two gigs at

Justin Dylan RenneyBuilt to Spill played their second of two gigs at Showbox at the Market on Friday, November 20. Disco Doom and Finn Riggins… Continue reading

Well, this is a nice surprise…I’ve just purchased a copy of Christmas

Well, this is a nice surprise...I've just purchased a copy of Christmas In The Heart, Bob Dylan's newly released batch of holiday tunes (more on… Continue reading

Laura MusselmanDavid Byrne — seen here at Benaroya Hall on Feb. 18,

Laura MusselmanDavid Byrne -- seen here at Benaroya Hall on Feb. 18, 2009 -- brought the the same ensemble to The Paramount last night.Who: David… Continue reading

2008 was nothing short of a fantastic year for the music industry!

2008 was nothing short of a fantastic year for the music industry! What, you think I'm kidding? Just ask the douche-turkey pictured above (you know… Continue reading

The cover of Bob Dylan’s upcoming album Together Through Life bears striking

The cover of Bob Dylan's upcoming album Together Through Life bears striking resemblance to Larry Brown's excellent book of short Southern fiction Big Bad Love.… Continue reading

Sweet Water play Neumo’s, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, www.neumos.com. $15. 8

Sweet Water play Neumo's, 925 E. Pike St., 709-9467, www.neumos.com. $15. 8 p.m. Sat., Feb. 7.When I listen to your older music, I'm amazed it… Continue reading

Nasty times, y’all. The latest issue of Arthur, the free counterculture zine,

Nasty times, y'all. The latest issue of Arthur, the free counterculture zine, is unprintable. As Arthur's website states, the magazine ran out of cheap credit… Continue reading

How about that Onion-esque headline, eh? But seriously, if the last 8

How about that Onion-esque headline, eh? But seriously, if the last 8 years have taught us anything it's that liberals love to bitch. They love… Continue reading

It’s Neil Young’s birthday today! I believe the dude turns 63…if I’m

It's Neil Young's birthday today! I believe the dude turns 63...if I'm not mistaken. You too can join in the celebration by listening to Eddie… Continue reading

Every week I’ll ask unsuspecting, earphone-wearing metro riders the tough questions, so

Every week I'll ask unsuspecting, earphone-wearing metro riders the tough questions, so you don't have to.Name: JohnAge: 20sOccupation: Bartell Drugs employeeWhere and When: Metro #… Continue reading

Location: Skylark, West 5, Talarico’sTime: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.Crowd: Depends on which bar

Location: Skylark, West 5, Talarico'sTime: 6 p.m.-10 p.m.Crowd: Depends on which bar you went to, but all very West SeattleMood: Drunk, Dumbfounded, Weepy with JoyOverheard:… Continue reading

As Hannah Levin wrote over the weekend, our very own Mudhoney had

As Hannah Levin wrote over the weekend, our very own Mudhoney had a cameo in the Chris Farley/David Spade/Gary Busey flick Black Sheep. And yes,… Continue reading

My friend K. Hiestand is an excellent photographer. Currently, she’s taking a

My friend K. Hiestand is an excellent photographer. Currently, she's taking a course called Quiet, Quiet, Loud!: Documenting Live Music In Seattle, taught by none… Continue reading

Plenty of musicians have stepped up to the plate to endorse presidential

Plenty of musicians have stepped up to the plate to endorse presidential candidates the last few elections. Whether it be Eddie Vedder for Ralph Nader… Continue reading

Dude…this poster rules…Though I would still really love to see some savvy

Dude...this poster rules...Though I would still really love to see some savvy poster artist attempt to illustrate "It's A Cold Night For Alligators"!… Continue reading