Record Review

Artist Home Premiere: “Cinderella” by Julia Francis

The best blues musicians roar most fiercely in a live setting.  That live muscle partially explains why “Cinderella,” the blistering new single from Seattle-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Julia Francis, is so damned kick-you-in-the-teeth great. And Artist Home proudly premieres it here, just in time for Bandcamp Friday (artists get 100% proceeds on all Bandcamp purchases today). <a…

Artist Home Premiere: “Better Than Yesterday” by Gibraltar

Seattle band Gibraltar has spent almost a decade walking a tightrope balance between indie-rock introspection and fist-pumping rock heroics. Their last full-length, 2017’s Let’s Get Beautiful, pretty much perfected that very fine line, with a set of songs that seamlessly incorporated elements of post-punk and goth music with the anthemic catharsis of classic rock artists…

PNW Musicians Score an Unlikely Gig by Accidentally Scoring a Lost Movie

****THIS ARTICLE WAS LARGELY A WORK OF FICTION. SEE IMPORTANT UPDATE AT THIS ARTICLE’S END**** Producer/musician/composer Erik Blood should be a familiar name to PNW music fans, having produced records for Shabazz Palaces, Tacocat, and a host of other Seattle artists as well as producing and performing his own material. Seattle composer/singer/instrumentalist Corey J. Brewer,…

Dirty Dirty Delivers on Anxious Electric Auto Erupt

Long before the term was lazily slapped on every mainstream rock band that dressed like loggers in the halcyon days of the 1990s, grunge meant something very different. The grunge bands of the late ‘80s—Green River, Mudhoney, Sub-Pop era Soundgarden and Nirvana, and lesser-knowns like Gruntruck and the U-Men—cranked out a bastard weld of metal,…

Three Favorite Black PNW Artists: Representing Pop Music’s Continuum as Juneteenth Wanes

&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href=”http://itsguayaba.bandcamp.com/album/guayaba-presents-fantasmagor-a”&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;Guayaba Presents: Fantasmagoría by Guayaba&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;gt; It’s late on Juneteenth, and Bandcamp is offering a new angle to their now-regular giving back to the community ’til midnight tonight. Today, the website’s donating its share of proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Even better, a ton of artists and labels are getting in on the…