Tee Pee Records – Rock Music Where Have You Been?

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

I have long lamented in these electronic pages the lack of good old fashioned powerful rock music. I have missed the anti-star rock shredding of Mudhoney, Dinosaur Jr., The Breeders, early Nirvana, even the first Smashing Pumpkins album, Gish. During the mid-90′s when rock went to hell in a hand basket courtesy of idiots like [...]

The End of The Music Album as The Organizing Principle

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

It doesn’t seem that long ago since Radiohead did what was once unimaginable – release an album without being signed to a major record company. On the long march to digital ubiquity as the means of music delivery Radiohead avoided the tar pit that seems to be major label thinking and came out clear winners. [...]

Ume – Exclusive New Track Recorded Live at WOXY.com Session at SXSW Austin

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

After attending and speaking at the SXSW Interactive conference this year I deliberately extended my stay for the SXSW Music portion for multiple reasons. Although the interactive conference was much stronger than the music portion in terms of speakers and panels [I mean come on, I'd rather spend quality time with Clay Shirky over Little [...]

Explode Into Colors Live at Holocene New Years Eve

Sunday, January 4th, 2009

All photos ©Nilina Mason-Campbell After numerous recommendations from friends and bands alike, I finally caught Explode into Colors live on New Year’s Eve at Holocene. While the sound of the trio definitely has some retro tones to it, never has a band seemed so refreshing. Seriously. For weeks and months I’ve been hearing about the [...]

The Thermals move from Sub Pop to Kill Rock Stars

Friday, November 14th, 2008

My favorite local kick-ass, proto-punk outfit The Thermals, have changed teams moving from Seattle’s Sub Pop to Portland’s Kill Rock Stars. There’s a new album underway that should see the light of day around April 2009. After three albums on Sub Pop, ‘More Parts Per Million,’ Fuckin’ A’ and ‘The Body, The Blood, The Machine,’ [...]

Matt and Kim rock backspace at MusicFestNW 08

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Matt & Kim rocked Backspace on Friday night…. …smile …and the audience lapped it up… All pics ©Justin Kent. Matt & Kim – No More Long Years

Radiohead cover Neil Young, video and MP3

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Radiohead :: “Tell Me Why” (neil young cover) from gorilla vs. bear on Vimeo. It’s interesting that Radiohead (or at least Greenwood and Yorke) should perform Neil Young’s ‘Tell Me Why?’ at the Hollywood Bowl. This generations musical mavericks pay homage to one of rock’s elder statesmen who was himself a serious musical maverick. He [...]

Rogue Motel, A Tale of Almost Getting it Right and PR 2.0

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Incoming press release everyone duck… “If a foreclosed home in Detroit can be purchased for $1 (as I recently read in the newspaper) I have to wonder how much a night at a Rogue Motel would cost…? And while I can’t answer that question without doing some serious research with the band, I can promise [...]