Author Archives: Reese Umbaugh

Live Preview + Interview: Robyn

2010 has been a fantastic year for pop music, but if any pop singer/songwriter has had a breakthrough year, it’s Robyn. Beginning her career in the pop music industry when she was sixteen, Robyn originally found mainstream U.S. success with the release of her debut album Robyn Is Here in 1997. However, it wasn’t untilRead more...

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Live Preview + Interview: Liz Phair

With 17 years in the music biz under her belted mini-skirt, Liz Phair has had one of the most unique careers of any indie singer/songwriter. From her influential early material (see: Exile in Guyville), to her underrated gems (see: Whip Smart, Whitechocolatespaceegg), to her controversial glossy pop albums (see: her Capitol Records LPs), Phair neverRead more...

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Audioasis @ The Sunset: Sex with Strangers, THEESatisfaction, & Truckasauras!

It’s going to be a dance extravaganza explosion of awesome tunes this Saturday at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard, with Audioasis DJ Hannah Levin welcoming guests Sex with Strangers, THEESatisfaction and Truckasauras! Each month Audioasis selects one local charity for all event proceeds to benefit: This month we spotlight Youngstown Cultural Arts Center.

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Audioasis @ The Sunset: Butts, Thunder Buffalo, The Lights! OH, MY!

It’s going to be another thrash-tastic night of tunes this Saturday at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard, with Audioasis DJ Hannah Levin welcoming guests Butts, Thunder Buffalo and The Lights! Audioasis selects one local charity for all event proceeds to benefit: This month, Seattle Tilth. The mission of Seattle Tilth is to inspire and educateRead more...

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Live Preview: VV Brown at Nectar 4/9

If any artist is poised to conquer U.S. airwaves this year, it’s British soul songstress VV Brown. After much hype within the blogosphere, VV will release her debut album, Traveling Like the Light, a collection of retro pop tracks inspired by Ruth Brown, Elvis Presley and, just as importantly, the music from Super Mario, onRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Ravenna Woods, World’s Greatest Ghosts and Little Cuts @ The Sunset!

It’s going to be another awesome night of local music this Saturday at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard, with Audioasis’s resident DJ Hannah Levin hosting special musical guests Ravenna Woods, World’s Greatest Ghosts and Little Cuts! Each month, Audioasis chooses one local charity as the beneficiary for all proceeds to go to. This month, Artist Trust is spotlighted. Artist TrustRead more...

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Interview with Little Boots

Being a pop music junkie, I was instantly drawn to Victoria Hesketh a.k.a. Little Boots. She is the purveyor of some of the stickiest and clever electro-pop of the past ten years. Influenced by a variety of pop styles, including disco and 80′s synth, Boots made her Seattle debut earlier this month at Neumos, and I caughtRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: Afternoon American, The Spinning Whips, The Cute Lepers and The Whore Moans @ The Sunset!

It’s going to be another fantastic night of local music this Saturday at The Sunset Tavern in Ballard, with Audioasis’s resident DJ Hannah Levin hosting special musical guests Afternoon American, The Spinning Whips, The Cute Lepers and The Whore Moans! Each month Audioasis chooses one local charity for proceeds to go to: This month, People’sRead more...

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Live Preview: Little Boots at Neumos + giveaway

It’s been a busy year and a half for Victoria Hesketh, a.k.a. Little Boots. After initially garnering accolades for her YouTube videos of pop song covers, including Hot Chip and The Human League, her pop star has been on the rise. She has since toured festivals all over the world, was named the winner ofRead more...

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Upcoming on Audioasis: People Eating People, Blood Red Dancers, D. Black @ The Sunset!

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