Author Archives: Victoria Holt

Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 3: Nobunny, Wimps, White Mystery, SSDD, and more

“We’re gonna play ’til they kick us out.” Nobunny spoke to the crowd at El Corazon Saturday night, clad in a bunny mask and black briefs with a white poof tail. “Nevermind, they already locked the doors. None of us are getting out alive. This is it. Welcome to Hell, this goes on for your life.” If HellRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 2: Mean Jeans, Useless Eaters, Gazebos, and more

Mean Jeans guitarist and vocalist Billy Jeans (Christian Blunda) took the stage for his second set of the night (he also performed in openers Patsy’s Rats). He was joined by Jeans Wilder (Andrew Bassett) on drums, and Jr. Jeans (Richard Messina) on bass. It was late, but the crowd at Chop Suey wasn’t slowing down, andRead more…

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Live at Pizza Fest 2015, Day 1: Childbirth, bod, Full Toilet, and more

Childbirth played to a packed Funhouse on Thursday, August 6th. Julia Shapiro of Chastity Belt, Stacy Peck of Pony Time, and Bree McKenna of TacocaT made for the second local super-group of the night, after openers Bod. Songs like “Siri Open Tinder” and “I Only Fucked You As a Joke,” whether you relate to their lyrics orRead more…

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Live Review: The Spits with Wimps and Gazebos at Chop Suey 7/16/15

A full bill of local punk rocked Chop Suey Thursday night in a debaucherous whirlwind of moshing bodies. Presented by Sonic Reducer, KEXP’s Saturday night punk and hardcore show, the evening was sure to exhibit all the gems Brian Foss brings to any event: great music, great people, and great attitudes. An expert curator, FossRead more…

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Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2015, Day 3: clipping., Swans, Lightning Bolt, and more

Saturday wrapped up another year of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland, hosted in Keflavík at Atlantic Studios. Younghusband played their second and original time slot on the main stage. Ought from Canada (who are on the same label as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, who played the day before), and HAM, who have become de facto residents atRead more…

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Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2015, Day 2: Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Mudhoney, Iceage, and more

Day two of All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland was off to a flying start with sets by locals Oyama, NYC’s White Hills, and Philadelphia’s Bardo Pond. Festival attendees crawled out of bed, rubbed sleepy eyes, and stumbled towards Keflavík’s Atlantic Studios in the morning dew. The sky still drizzled, but the rain was slowly clearing, andRead more…

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Live at All Tomorrow’s Parties Iceland 2015, Day 1: Iggy Pop, Belle and Sebastian, Public Enemy, and more

Now in its third year in Iceland, All Tomorrow’s Parties returned Thursday to the former NATO U.S. Air Base Ásbrú in Keflavík. Music lovers from around the world came for the weekend’s killer lineup, including Iggy Pop, Public Enemy, Belle & Sebastian, Swans, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and local favorites like Kippi Kaninus and Grísalappalísa. Tons of well dressedRead more…

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Live Review: Grand Reopening of Chop Suey with Dead Moon and Girl Trouble 3/13/15

review by Brit Parks and Victoria Holt // photos by Victoria Holt Chop Suey hosted a “soft opening” on Friday, March 6th, but last Friday the real celebration arrived: the grand reopening of Capitol Hill’s local club for dirty, fun punk shows. Tacoma garage rockers Girl Trouble opened Chop Suey’s new stage, cracking a jokeRead more…

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Live Review: Short Run Beach Party at Washington Hall 11/15/2014

Washington Hall overflowed with creative energy on Saturday, November 15th at the Short Run Comix & Arts Festival, an annual event showcasing “almost 200 cartoonists, publishers, zinesters, authors, animators, and more.” The venue was packed to the brim with tables lined with artists and their wares, along with a bake sale, food trucks, a silkscreenRead more…

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Live Review: Nils Frahm with Dawn of Midi at Neumos 11/06/2014

When I’ve seen Nils Frahm in the past, it’s been during Decibel Festival, an annual electronic music and visuals festival in Seattle which KEXP covers every year. Because of the event’s interest in creative collaborations, Frahm has been given ample attention to look and sound his best, often paired with projections from visual artists. TheRead more…

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