1. Corin Tucker Band tour of Japan 2. All of the food I ate in Japan 3. Playing a drum duet with Janet Weiss in blistering heat 8/15/10 4. Hungry Ghost tour with Corin Tucker Band on the East Coast, babies on board! 5. Hungry Ghost’s new bass player, Lorca Wood 6. Recording CTB record with Seth & Corin and our morning rehearsal/coffee talks 7. The Gories live 9/10/10 at Dante’s in Portland 8. Quasi - American Gong 9. Tom Tom Magazine’s female drummer show at Holocene 1/20/10: dueting with Germain Baca-Has 10. D & Dillon
"Some of our favorite records from 2010 in random order. Admittedly, the Brilliant Colors and Mantles albums were released in ‘09, but we’ve been listening to them all year so they’ve earned inclusion on our list. -GW”
Trash Kit - S/T LP (Upset The Rhythm) Rank Xerox 7” Mantles Brilliant Colors Marika Papagika 12” (Mississippi) Gun Outfit Possession Sound LP (Post Present Medium) Broken Water - Normal Never Happened 7” (Fan Death) White Fence - S/T LP (Make A Mess) HITS cassette tape (Self Released) Weird TV cassette tape (Self Released)
sts’ top 10 components of an excellent Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls band name (sts is the program director at camp)
1.animal 2.form of heat/fire 3.color 4. texture 5. food 6. contradiction 7. pun 8. way of getting around 9. body part 10. super power
lisa schonberg’s top ten insects she saw
1. Small blue butterflies hovering over the trail at Eagle Creek in the Gorge 2. Red and flaming orange dragonflies next to a pond in Petaluma, CA 3. Crickets in Staten Island 4. Gigantic mayfly in bedroom perched on night table beside bed 5. Water skimmers at Wahtum Lake, Columbia Gorge 6. Bumblebees on lavender all over Portland 7. Spider wasps on a rocky outcrop in Mt Hood Badger Creek Wilderness. 8. Huge black (carabid) ground beetle on Orcas Island 9. Caddisfly larvae clinging to rocks in rivers i swam in. 10. memorable but horribly large number of mosquitoes in Portland during summer
lisa schonberg’s top ten favorite things that she got to see/do in 2010 (not really in any particular order)
1. Play drums in Tune-yards at the Natural History Museum in LA 2. Spend time with my 98 year old great aunt in NY 3. Hike for four days in the Columbia Gorge with Sarah 4. Play drums in the Need with sts at Oly Film Fest. 5. Make a book with Publication Studio about insects 6. Tom Tom Magazine benefit show at Holocene 7. Playing in/getting to see Drum Machine at the TBA Festival. 8. STLS 7 inch on KRS. 9. jogging around portland. 10. poker nights
top 10 things i will do in 2011 that are different from what i did in 2010/all the years before (in no particular order besides number 1):
10.stop eating when i am full. 9. print out my boarding pass before my flight 8. stop buying unlimited monthly passes to a yoga studio because the guilt of only going twice is killer 7. stop buying rail whiskey at bars, just pay the two extra dollars, that cheap shit is actually poison 6. study the globe that i bought for looks and try to remember where any country is located 5.use rechargable batteries 4.get my bangs trimmed as soon as they get too long to see through 3.adhere more closely to my no high-five rule 2.stop wearing thrift store clothes without washing them first 1. find out who came up with the number system for paint-by-numbers, send their estate a thank you card.
Kathy Foster’s Top Ten Favorite Records to Listen to in 2010 (Not Necessarily OF 2010)
Abner Jay - Folk Song Stylist Beach House - Teen Dream The Pharmacy - Weekend Various Artists - Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Ghanaian Blues 1968-1981 Explode Into Colors - Quilts Lou Reed - Transformer No Age - Weirdo Rippers Atlas Sound - Let the Blind Lead Those Who Can See But Cannot Feel Quasi - American Gong Sleep - Holy Mountain *BONUS 7”: White Fang - Younger
Westin: Top Ten Varieties of Weed I Smoked This Year
1. Green Crack - Pretty untouchable. You’re a genius for 15 minutes and then suddenly your brain turns to mush. Time to re-up!
2. Mystery Santa Fe Weed - Infused with piñon smoke, crystal clear moonlight, and ancient Anasazi spirits. Scored it on tour from a shady connection (aren’t they all?), so I didnt have “high” hopes. But this stuff was great! It turned out to be really beautiful and spiritual.
3. Mack Truck - Knocks you flat.
4. Cali Medical-Grade - Don’t know the exact variety. White Fang had some on tour and it cured what ailed us.
5. Sour Diesel - A close runner-up to Mack Truck, this weed does actually taste a bit sour. A general all-purpose high.
6. Strawberry Cream - Nice and dreamy, soft and pillowy. Don’t try to study for yr SAT’s on this one! Put on the Cocteau Twins and just indulge in some romantic daydreaming.
7. Whoa I’m really hungry right now. Is anyone else hungry? You guys wanna go to Taco Bell? Ok, we’re going to Taco Bell and then coming over, I’ll see u soonish.
grass widow - past time psychic feline - psychic feline abe vigoda - crush fabulous diamonds - fabulous diamonds II royal baths - litanies dum dum girls - i will be blank dogs - land and fixed ariel pink’s haunted graffiti - before today the stooges - the stooges reissue that goose in my neighbors yard (RIP)
records 1. grass widow “past time” lp (kill rock stars) (tie) 1. earles and jensen “just farr the record” lp (matador) (tie) 2. fabulous dimamonds “fabulous diamonds 2” (siltbreeze) 3. excepter “late” lp (woodsist) + “maze of death” cs (dog daze tapes) 4. ariel pink “before today” (4ad) 5. neil young “le noise” (the $37 price is on my worst of 2010 list, though) 6, the whines “hell to play” lp (meds) 7. marnie stern “s/t” (kill rock stars) 8. woods “at echo lake” (woodsist) 9. cotton candy “top notch and first rate” (teen beat) 10. blues control “wfmu tape” (crooked tapes) 11. home blitz “out of phase” (almost ready) 12. neil hamburger “hot february night” (drag city) 13. royal trux reissues (drag city) 14. sunset grillers compilation (cgi fridays)
life stuff 1. starting my tape label, dog daze tapes. 2. trips to the sandy river with friends 3. projecting total recall w/ the dvd commentary track by paul verhooven and arnold schwarzanegger (arnold says, “i’m the horse” when the columbia/tri star horse runs towards the screen at the beginning) 4. chip emergency trips to the co-op w/ james and aubrey 5. getting better at drawing
best shows 1. grass widow live in portland and austin 2. fabulous diamonds at the know 3. inca ore and pete swanson at some house in sellwood 4. woods at holocene 5. tearist at ppm sxsw showcase
Abe Vigoda “Crush” LP/CD, (Post-Present Medium)
Dragging An Ox Through Water “They’re Gonna Send Me to the Dead Mumford Pencil Box Factory” 7”, (Stank House Records)
Ghost to Falco “Exotic Believers” LP, (Infinite Front)
Grass Widow “Past Time” LP/CD, (Kill Rock Stars)
H.P.P. LP, (Perennial)
Nü Sensae “TV, Death and the Devil” LP, (Nominal Records)
Pete Swanson / Rene Hell “Waiting for the Ladies” split LP, (Self-Released by both artists)
Various Artists “Rocky Mountain Low – The Colorado Musical Underground of the Late 1970s” 2xLP, (Hyperpycnal)
Maggie: non-krs list
1) Team Natalie shows 2) Playing bass again - both with Bangs and my new band as yet to be named. 3) Deerhunter & Micachu and the Shapes at Berbati’s Pan 4/12/10 4) My Tascam DP-008 - best birthday present ever + my new drum set 5) The Gories @ MFNW 6) Zola Jesus - Stridulum and live @ Holocene 7) Dum Dum Girls - I Will Be and live @ the Wonder Ballroom 8) Wild Flag @ Doug Fir 9) Yellow Fever @ East End 10) Beaches @ SXSW 11) Wetdog “Frauhaus” 12) Veronica Falls “Beachy Head” 7” 13) Sunshine - Rye Rye & MIA
Portia’s Top Ten of 2010:
1) Eat 2) Sleep 3) Pee 4) Poop
1. The Human Skab at The Eagle’s Hall 2. Grass Widow/ STLS/ Coasting/Broken Water at Northern 3. Impromptu DIO tribute show in Columbus, OH by Black Rainbow 4. Weird TV at Westside Artswalk 5. Hell Woman, Raw War, Tesseract & Dead Head at The Red House 6. Blood Bones at The Olympia Timberland Library 7. Tara Jane ONeil, HeLLL, Dragging an Ox Through Water at Northern 8. Wild Flag/ Western Hymn at Northern 9. The Gossip at 3AM at The Olympia Film Festival (and The Need!) 10. Son Skull, White Lung, Nu Sensae at Old School Pizza
music (not on krs)
1. Hysterics demo (self release) 2. Weird TV demo (self release) 3. M.O.D.’s 7” (self release) 4. Dum Dum Girls I Will Be (Sub Pop) 5. Best Coast Crazy For You 6. Frankie Rose and the Outs LP (Slumberland) 7. Coasting One We Both Like 7” (M’Lady’S) 8. Janelle Monae Tightrope tied with M.I.A. Born Free 9. U.S. Girls Go Grey (Siltbreeze) 10. Son Skull-Birth Scene/ Rewind EP (Perreninial)
1. Elliott Smith Roman Candle 180 gram LP 2. The Corin Tucker Band 1,000 Years LP 3. The Corin Tucker Band 1,000 Years CD 4. The Thermals Personal Life LP 5. Quasi American Gong LP 6. Quasi American Gong CD 7. The Thermals/ The Cribs split 7” 8. Grass Widow Past Time LP 9. Elliott Smith Roman Candle LP 10. Horse Feathers Thistled Spring LP 11. Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill 180 gram 2LP 12. Marnie Stern Marnie STern LP 13. Kleenex/LiliPUT Live Recordings, TV-Clips and Road Movie CD/DVD 14. Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself LP 15. Elliott Smith Roman Candle CD 16. Deerhoof Apple O LP 17. Horse Feathers Thistled Spring CD 18. The Thermals Personal Life CD 19. Deerhoof Green Cosmos 12” EP 20. Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself CD 21. The Thermals I Don’t Believe You 7” 22. Elliott Smith From a Basement on the Hill 2LP 23. The Raincoats The Raincoats LP 24. Elliott Smith Needle in the Hay 7” 25. Explode Into Colors 7”
The specifics about the Emily’s Sassy Lime live performance I saw in the mid-90s allude me; I did purchase this CD and still listen all the time. Apparently the band didn’t practice; they still made a better record than a lot of bands that practice too much. Catchy, right to the point, creative and fun songs. The bass and vocals sound tough and the cover art rules. Conceived, recorded and released raw. It’s good for listening to while pissed-off and/or exercising.
The Corin Tucker Band 02/25 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir - w/ Versus
The Decemberists 01/25 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theater 01/26 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theater 01/28 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues 01/29 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues 01/31 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Olympia de Montreal 02/01 - Toronto, ON, Canada @ Sound Academy 02/02 - Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theater 02/04 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theater 02/05 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater 02/06 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater 02/07 - Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater 02/09 - Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater 02/10 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater 02/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theater 02/13 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues 02/14 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater 02/18 - Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theater 02/19 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 03/04 - Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street 03/05 - Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC 03/07 - Birmingham, UK @ Birmingham Institute 03/08 - Bristol, UK @ Bristol Academy 03/10 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy 03/11 - Leeds, UK @ Leeds Academy 03/13 - Antwerp, Belgium @ Trix 03/14 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Paradiso 03/16 - London, UK @ Hammersmith Apollo
Deerhoof 01/27 - Sacramento, CA @ Harlows 01/28 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall 01/29 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex 02/01 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk 02/02 - Dallas, TX @ South Side Music Hall 02/03 - Memphis, TX @ The Hi Tone 02/04 - Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge 02/05 - Athens, GA @ 40 Watt 02/06 - Raleigh, NC @ King’s 02/07 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 02/08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Ridgewood Masonic Temple 02/10 - Cambridge, MA @ Middle East 02/11 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts 02/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar 02/14 - Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom 02/15 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge 02/16 - Madison, WI @ High School Saloon 02/17 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club 02/18 - Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose 02/19 - Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room 02/21 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis 02/25 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s 02/26 - Portland, OR @ Holocene 03/14 - New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge - Japan NYC Festival
Grass Widow 01/07 - San Francisco, CA @ El Rincon - w/ Rank/Xerox, Gestapo Khazi, Ty Segall 01/09 - San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern - w/ Babies, White Fence
Quasi 02/08 - San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall - w/ Sebadoh 02/10 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom - w/ Sebadoh 02/11 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Rickshaw Theater - w/ Sebadoh 02/12 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s - w/ Sebadoh 02/14 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge - w/ Sebadoh 02/15 - Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge - w/ Sebadoh 02/16 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar - w/ Sebadoh 02/17 - Norman, OK @ Opolis - w/ Sebadoh 02/18 - Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater - w/ Sebadoh 02/19 - Austin, TX @ Emo’s - w/ Sebadoh 02/21 - Tucson, AZ @ Hotel Congress - w/ Sebadoh 02/22 - Tempe, AZ @ Rhythm Room - w/ Sebadoh 02/23 - San Diego, CA @ The Casbah - w/ Sebadoh 02/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour - w/ Sebadoh 02/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex - w/ Sebadoh
Ronnie Spector 12/25 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
The Thermals 01/14 - Eugene, OR @ W.O.W. Hall 01/21 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s 01/22 - Vancouver, BC, Canada @ Media Club 01/23 - Olympia, WA @ The Northern 01/28 - Portland, OR @ Branx 03/30 - Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse 03/31 - Bristol, UK @ The Fleece 04/01 - London, UK @ XOYO 04/03 - Cologne, Germany @ Gebaeude 9 04/06 - Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie 04/07 - Lyon-Oullins, France @ Le Clacson 04/10 - Marmande, France @ Garorock Festival 04/12 - Munich, Germany @ Hansa 39 04/13 - Wien, Austria @ Flex 04/14 - Nuernberg, Germany @ K4 Festival 04/15 - Frankfurt, Germany @ Sinkkasten 04/16 - Dresden, Germany @ Beatpol 04/17 - Berlin, Germany @ Lido 04/19 - Hamburg, Germany @ Knust 04/20 - Groningen, The Netherlands @ Vera 04/21 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Trouw 04/22 - Eindhoven, The Netherlands @ Effenaar
Universal Order of Armageddon 01/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar - w/ Oak, Regents, The Gift 01/21 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop - w/ The Body, Orphan 01/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio - w/ Fight Amp, Trophy Wife 01/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie - w/ Fight Amp, Trophy Wife
Washington State elected officials played a pivotal role in passing the bill into law; Senator Maria Cantwell championed the bill in the Senate, and House cosponsors included Washington Rep. Jay Inslee.
"This is a huge win for communities across the northwest and across the country who have been pining for more and better local radio, more support for local music and more diversity on the airwaves," said Jonathan Lawson of Reclaim the Media, a Seattle-based media justice organization which has worked alongside other advocacy groups since 2002 to expand community access to media, including LPFM. "Senator Cantwell deserves our thanks for seeing this through to the end."
This self-titled CD, the third album from this indie-rock guitar-slinger, yokes emotional exhortation to physical exertion for a series of ecstatic, elegiac anthems. The guitar work and drumming blaze, but the open-hearted fervor resonates most.
Mocket, an Olympia, Washington-based punk band, was comprised of Audrey Marrs, Matt Steinke, and eventually Carolyn Rue (one-time member of Hole). The band debuted with the Pearl Drop 7” on Up Records in 1995 followed by Bionic Parts in 1996 on Punk in My Vitamins, a local Olympia label. K Records released Mocket’s first full length in 1997 entitled Fanfare [KLP070]. In 1999 Kill Rock Stars released both the Mailorder Freak 7” (as part of the singles club) as well as their second and final full length Pro Forma featuring Radio and Rachel from The Need. Matt was also involved in Satisfact and eventually continued on with Octant. Audrey was a member of Bratmobile for a few years and played keyboards on a Common Rider album, as well as being a part of Gene Defcon’s band. Audrey is now a movie producer and her latest film, the documentary Inside Job, is getting rave reviews.
Free mp3 of “Spot for Best Vision” off of Pro Forma.
This week only get Pro Forma for super cheap! LP $7/CD $5.99/digital download $5