Sara Brickner

Tom Waits – “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis”For those of

Tom Waits - "Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis"For those of you who don't always anticipate the holiday season with a whole lot of… Continue reading

 

Royal breakup.

An Incomplete History of the Dutchess and the Duke

"It was for making money."

 

Actually, I’m not being sarcastic. Instead of trying to frantically chase down

Actually, I'm not being sarcastic. Instead of trying to frantically chase down links to illegal downloads of his records, Derek Vincent Smith pre-empted his music-thieving… Continue reading

 

While record labels and most musicians are busy bemoaning the ease with

While record labels and most musicians are busy bemoaning the ease with which it's possible to download pretty much whatever you want for free on… Continue reading

Good news from the Cave Singers camp: new record No Witch comes

Good news from the Cave Singers camp: new record No Witch comes out next February 22 on a record label that some of my favorite… Continue reading

Hey, garage rock and psychedelic music fans! I know you like free

Hey, garage rock and psychedelic music fans! I know you like free stuff. And rum. Probably weed more than rum, but let's assume you also… Continue reading

Pot Rock: An Incomplete History

From Reagan to Mamma Casserole.

Zoe MuthI personally always thought Zoe Muth would be a great fit

Zoe MuthI personally always thought Zoe Muth would be a great fit for Bloodshot Records -- the label partially responsible for releasing Neko Case's best… Continue reading

Last year, Teresa Butz was raped and stabbed to death in her

Last year, Teresa Butz was raped and stabbed to death in her South Park home -- an attack that might have killed her partner as… Continue reading

I was pretty bummed out about the Keeper breaking up. But there’s

I was pretty bummed out about the Keeper breaking up. But there's a silver lining: Andrew Chapman is in a new metal band now called… Continue reading

Tacoma band The Drug PurseOkay, so psychedelic rock is probably the second-most

Tacoma band The Drug PurseOkay, so psychedelic rock is probably the second-most compelling reason for marijuana legalization, but the first is a no-brainer. As in,… Continue reading

Brian VuWeekend plays the Vera Project on Friday.I used to think there

Brian VuWeekend plays the Vera Project on Friday.I used to think there would have to be an army of snowmen guarding the gates of hell… Continue reading

Chantal AndersonThe Decemberists performing at Marymoor Park in 2009Artist: The DecemberistsAlbum: The

Chantal AndersonThe Decemberists performing at Marymoor Park in 2009Artist: The DecemberistsAlbum: The King is Dead, out January 18Song: "Down By the Water"Skip, Stream or Buy:Download… Continue reading

Halloween almost didn’t happen for me this year. For weeks, I was

Halloween almost didn't happen for me this year. For weeks, I was convinced I had come down with the costuming equivalent of writer's block: I… Continue reading

… might just have to be the Blood Red Dancers’ “Fur Skin

... might just have to be the Blood Red Dancers' "Fur Skin Coat." Happy Halloween, Seattle:… Continue reading

A couple of weeks before Tom Waits announced that he would be

A couple of weeks before Tom Waits announced that he would be releasing a limited edition 78 of Mardi Gras Indian chants (thanks, Atlantic), I… Continue reading

A small sampling of what Leary Records will have on offerThe prognostications

A small sampling of what Leary Records will have on offerThe prognostications for record stores may be dire, but Seattle's probably the place to open… Continue reading

The Night Beats – “Shadows in the Night”The following is as much

The Night Beats - "Shadows in the Night"The following is as much a review as it is an explanation of my motives to all of… Continue reading

Artist: PickwickAlbum:Myths, Vol. 1Release date: October 23 (Tomorrow) on vinyl and mp3Rating

Artist: PickwickAlbum:Myths, Vol. 1Release date: October 23 (Tomorrow) on vinyl and mp3Rating (Skip, Stream, or Buy): Stream it firstLocal show: October 23 at the Sunset… Continue reading

Even though I didn’t actually do any of the work, watching Hobosexual’s

Even though I didn't actually do any of the work, watching Hobosexual's Ben Harwood shred like an axe-wielding Cousin It made me hungry -- both… Continue reading