Racebannon – Six Sik Sisters Album Review

Only in a place like Bloomington, Indiana could the subversive mindfuck that is Racebannon continue to churn out their perfectly demented blend of art metal freakitude. It just goes to show how every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Take a boring college town, center it in the middle of hickville nowhere — add drugs. This is the kind of bizarro shit that’s bound to happen. These guys have been at it for over a decade now and miraculously continue to get better with experience, much like their obvious forbearers, the immortal Melvins. In fact, this album reminds me in structure a bit of my favorite Melvins album (good lord is this going to be controversial) Hostile Ambient Takeover.

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Bumbershoot 2011 : Festival Recap, Day Three

The Bumbershoot Festival always throws together one of the more eclectic line-ups in the nation, with a fair combination of “must see”‘s, “I’ve heard about them”‘s, and “who the hell are these people”‘s spanning across all genres in the musical world. So, with a packed schedule, and a surprisingly gorgeous summer weekend in Seattle’s hands, I trekked in to try and make sense of it all. Seattle Center – Seattle, WA – September 5th, 2011 my goodness This local Seattle duo has been burning up the presses around here and with good reason. The guitars and drums are steeped in the blues and the punk has just the right amount of rock and roll to keep it all grounded. And

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Bumbershoot 2011 : Festival Recap, Day Two

The Bumbershoot Festival always throws together one of the more eclectic line-ups in the nation, with a fair combination of “must see”‘s, “I’ve heard about them”‘s, and “who the hell are these people”‘s spanning across all genres in the musical world. So, with a packed schedule, and a surprisingly gorgeous summer weekend in Seattle’s hands, I trekked in to try and make sense of it all. Seattle Center – Seattle, WA – September 4th, 2011 nomeansno These aging Canadian art-punkers are anything but old men. Despite having been around for over 20 years, the trio launched into their own meticulous blend of math-rock fused with slight jazz overtones. The crowd was quite receptive to it as well, and there were

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Bumbershoot 2011 : Festival Recap, Day One

The Bumbershoot Festival always throws together one of the more eclectic line-ups in the nation, with a fair combination of “must see”‘s, “I’ve heard about them”‘s, and “who the hell are these people”‘s spanning across all genres in the musical world. So, with a packed schedule, and a surprisingly gorgeous summer weekend in Seattle’s hands, I trekked in to try and make sense of it all. Seattle Center – Seattle, WA – September 3rd, 2011 kris orlowski and the passenger string quartet Mr. Orlowski is a new recruit to the burgeoning alt-folk scene that is populating every local music club in town. He has the slow drawl reminiscent of Citizen Cope, but wears his heart (and everyone else’s) on his

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Prince Rama Tour With Gang Gang Dance, Share New Karaoke Video

Drawing from a collective mine of times and spaces, Prince Rama (made up of sisters Taraka and Nimai Larson) takes the threads of ancient symbolism and ritual and weaves a surreal universe that is wholly their own. Their often-unpredictable live shows graze the space between psychedelic ceremony, performance art and initiation rite. Trust Now, their 5th full-length album and 2nd album to be released on Paw Tracks was born out of this fantastic ritual space. Spawned from the vernal heat of the Florida swamps amidst swirling patterns of pine orchards and pre-Columbian artifacts, Prince Rama was whispered into the ears of Taraka Larson, Nimai Larson, and Michael Collins in the summer of 2007 by the clanging of prayer bells and

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FYF Fest 2011: Pre-Festival Picks

Skate brand Altamont brings Los Angeles’ a one-day event of genre-hopping madness once again! With five stages of music and comedy, there are musical pickins for everyone here, though fans of electronic music and fans of bands of yore should be particularly elated! Death From Above 1979 11:05PM, LEONARDO’S STAGE After reuniting earlier this year, Toronto’s Death From Above 1979 has been hitting the festival circuit hard. From Coachella to the Leeds Festival and SXSW, where fans ensued a riot, the duo has been melting faces at a furious speed. Consisting of just a drummer and bassist, DFA 1979 perform songs that are loud, electrifying, and make people want to dance. – KH Explosions in the Sky 10:45PM, DONATELLO’S STAGE

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