Tag Archives: The Residents

KEXP Suggests: Theory of Obscurity at SIFF Film Center 3/18-3/24

It’s hard to imagine, in the social media age, a band who’ve managed to maintain complete anonymity. But, since 1969, that’s exactly what The Residents have achieved. This influential, avant garde group has released over 60 albums, gone on world tours, and released numerous music videos, all without revealing their true identities. Who’s behind thoseRead more…

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Video Roundup: The King & the Thin White Duke

In a surprising bit of serendipity, two members of musical royalty share a birthday today: Elvis Presley (1935) and David Bowie (1947). The shared date of birth is not lost on the musicians: Bowie wrote his 1975 hit “Golden Years” for Elvis, who turned it down. UK comedian/impersonator Stevie Riks put together this imagined collaboration:Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The great shows continue this week. On Tuesday night, we enjoy the first of two nights with Aaron Neville at Benaroya Hall. At Showbox at the Market, the Eels are playing with Nicole Atkins, and there’s also Habib Koite and Eric Bibb at Triple Door. Don’t forget Linda’s 19th Anniversary Party with Grave Babies Listening Party and HardlyRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, March 15 GIRL TALK @ Showbox SoDo My first experience with Girl Talk came unexpectedly at a music festival a few years ago. At the time, my friends and I weren’t terribly familiar with Girl Talk – who he was, what he did, or what kind of following he had – and we wereRead more…

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Review Revue: The Residents – The Big Bubble: Part Four of the Mole Trilogy

Is there a weirder, more prolific, more mysterious band than The Residents? I certainly can’t think of one. My older brother was a fan of theirs when I was a kid (I will always associate their strange giant-eyeball-with-top-hat costumes with his bedroom wall), and they were one of the many great bands (along with PIL,Read more…

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