Category Archives: NW Music Spotlight

NW Spotlight – Kiss Her for the Kid!

At the Funhouse, photo courtesy of Kiss Her for the Kid Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! Today, we spotlight Kiss Her for the Kid! Here’s what they have to say about themselves… “Kiss Her for the Kid writes unforgettable pop-rock-fizz tunes. Their songs are well crafted, melodic, and bursting with energy. TheyRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – the Long Winters!

John Roderick at SXSW, courtesy of Greg Perez Here’s a little bit about the one of Seattle’s finest… the Long Winters! “The third LP from Seattle’s The Long Winters, combines the lyrical intimacy and melodic complexity of the Ultimatum EP with the guitar pop rave-ups of the band’s previous full-lengths. The two sides of songwriterRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – Awesome!

Photo courtesy of Awesome “Deleware, the remarkable debut album by Seattle septet, Awesome, starts with a question: ‘Where did you go when we needed you most?’ That recurring unanswered plea casts an air of wistful longing that hangs gracefully throughout this often goofy, charming record. On their twisted journey after what’s missing, Awesome fills voidsRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – The Valley!

The Valley at High Dive Photo by Lori Penney, courtesy of The Valley “This Seattle band debuts with a promising mini-album of grungy alt-rock combining hard-rock muscle with catchy song hooks. Think prime Sub Pop, particularly bands like Mudhoney, Seaweed and the Fluid.” – Don Yates Listen to a couple songs from their self-titled debut,Read more…

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NW Spotlight – Memphis Radio Kings!

Memphis Radio Kings, Neumos – 2/10/06 Courtesy of Memphis Radio Kings “The Memphis Radio Kings aren’t the first band to put a little rock into their country. They certainly won’t be the last one to do so, either. What sets them apart from their peers is the ability to shift seamlessly between genres from oneRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – Vomiting Unicorns!

The Vomiting Unicorns, courtesy of badempire We have a great local band for you today… Our Northwest Music Spotlight is on The Vomiting Unicorns! “Besides having one of the best fucking band names ever, the Vomiting Unicorns also offer fans a really sharp and forward rock-and-roll sound made by blending equal parts of DC post-hardcoreRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – Magneto!

Magneto, photo courtesy of Alex Smith “On Sounds Like Space Magneto created a dreamy, layered sound that rocks while it enthralls. What I love about Sounds Like Space is the refined sound of sumptuous layered vocal and guitar tracks, the swirls and whirls and wah wah wahs.” – Three Imaginary Girls Here are some songsRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – Kinski!

Kinski at the Sub Pop Showcase, Bowery Ballroom – CMJ 2005 Photo courtesy of heartonastick Happy to spotlight another one of our local favorites… Kinski! “This Seattle band’s third full-length is another excellent outing of instrumental psych-rock, combining ambient soundscapes and the intense drones of German prog-rock with the muscle of ‘70s hard rock andRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – Gossip!

Gossip at The Capitol in Olympia, courtesy of Crickontour Our Northwest Music spotlight shines brightly on Gossip! “This Portland-based band’s third album is their strongest, most confident recording to date. Like their earlier records, this one’s flavored with blues and soul influences, but this time they use more prominent funk and club rhythms to createRead more…

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NW Music Spotlight – Jon Auer

Jon Auer of The Posies at Waterfont, Norwich, UK – 11/8/05 Courtesy of uuberfan We’re glad to shine our Northwest Music Spotlight is on Jon Auer of The Posies and Big Star! Here’s a little bit from Jon about his first full-length solo album Songs from the Year of our Demise… “When I was working,Read more…

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