Mike McGonigal

Dust to dust

Dust to dust

A literary American songwriter, Richard Buckner wrestles with the meaning of death.

 

Exile on Slumberland Street

Exile on Slumberland Street

From Red Red Meat to fatherhood, Califone twist their experiences into fascinating forms.

 

The Sun City Girls, from left: Rick Bishop, Charlie Gocher Jr., and Alan Bishop.

Hiding in Plain Sight

The Sun City Girls are Seattle's biggest cult band, with 70-odd albums that run the gamut from fascinating to infuriating. They're also changing the face of aural ethnography with their Sublime Frequencies record label. So why haven't you heard of them?

 

Import roundup

Import roundup

Bored with your stateside musical surroundings? Try these exotic rock gems.

Import roundup
Low end theory

Low end theory

Olympia indie vets get back to bass-ics in Enemymine.

Low end theory
Low motion

Low motion

Putting the term 'power trio' in a different context.

Low motion
Hey, didn't Chilliwack already do this trick?

Lush life

Weird spelling and quiet music: the Carissa's Wierd story.

Hey, didn't Chilliwack already do this trick?
Seattle sacred steel master Dan Tyack.

My Gospel Conversion

A local rock writer, weaned on punk, wakes up to music fueled by a higher power.

Seattle sacred steel master Dan Tyack.
New Balance

New Balance

A publisher from the heyday of 'zine culture reemerges with the book-style

New Balance
Inside Broadside: Friesen and Cunningham at their rabblerousing best.

Protest folk

A box set celebrates a forgotten incubator of musical activism, Dylan, and a movement.

Inside Broadside: Friesen and Cunningham at their rabblerousing best.
The Unheard Music

The Unheard Music

Atlanta's Dust-to-Digital and Seattle's Sublime Frequencies labels mine lost archives of glorious sound.

The Unheard Music

US blues

Harry Smith's famed anthology gains another volume and offers a parable from our past.

What's That Sound?

What’s That Sound?

Think you've heard it all? Guess again.

What's That Sound?
Destroyed again: A mixed-media banner portraying the band, by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley.

When worlds collide

Midwest music and arts collective Destroy All Monsters attacks CoCA.

Destroyed again: A mixed-media banner portraying the band, by Jim Shaw and Mike Kelley.