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Quarantine Creativity Interview Series: Vern Rumsey

Ben Allen, music editor Vern Rumsey is a guy from Olympia, Washington. He has created some exceptional music over the years that has been enjoyed by audiences around the world. Rumsey is widely known for his playing in the band Unwound. In the 1990’s, the group successfully blew minds everywhere by obliterating the preconceived notion of what a “punk” group …

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Quarantine Creativity Interview Series: Ethan Miller

Ben Allen, music editor The subject of this Quarantine Creativity Interview is Ethan Miller. Miller is an imaginative, productive musician, constantly occupied with an assortment of inventive artistic pursuits. There’s Howlin Rain, a band he fronts, writing the songs, singing and playing guitar and described as “classically soulful.” He plays bass and sings in Heron Oblivion, a neo-psychedelic group comprised …

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Creating In Quarantine

Ben Allen, music editor I feel your pain. You have been stuck at home for weeks and the cabin fever has made you so bat-shit crazy, you’re about to conduct an elaborate animal sacrifice and ceremoniously murder your beloved pet bunny rabbit. I feel your pain. But wait, what’s that? You mean there’s a way to occupy your time productively …

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Live Show Preview: Teach Me Equals, Joey Sprinkles, The Apollo Era

Jimmy Peche, contributor Ahhh… fall has fallen, and it is getting on time to put your witch hats on and get freaky. Anyone else taste the essence of eye-of-newt in the damp, chill air? Well, what better an occasion to kick off your spooky-season’s celebrations than the return of doomy electro-classical duo, Teach Me Equals! Teach Me Equals is all …

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Album Review: Eating Club “Eating Club”

Sam Greenspan, contributor The self-titled album from Alex Bortnichak, or Eating Club, is truly a dynamic showcase of not only his inherent talent (Bortnichak being responsible for almost all instruments heard on the record), but also his influences.  This deeply personal album is one of the best displays of self I’ve heard from an artist; it’s intrinsic authenticity standing out passionately in …

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Henderson Centaur Interview

When the Henderson Centaur awoke from its 352-year slumber in the remote coastal village of Eureka, it was confused. The half-man/half-beast was disoriented and angry. In a moment of absolute desperation, the creature began screeching, screaming and vocalizing its discontent in a frightened, abrasive manner. These sounds can be heard while strolling through Eureka’s Henderson Center, the captive beast expressing …

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Ben’s 10 Volume LXXXVIII: – It’s a Rock n’ Roll Pizza Eating Contest!

Ben Allen, music editor   Some of the heaviest (pun intended) rockers of all time recently got together for a good ol’ fashioned pizza-pie eating contest. Let’s check in on how they fared in the competition and what they managed to ingest.   Meat Loaf Well, obviously, the large-breasted man known as Meat Loaf indulged in three family size meat-lovers …

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Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame

Aaron Mathess, contributor I can appreciate “art” for what it is, sometimes. Listeners who are already familiar with Arto Lindsay may understand a couple of things; he’s not afraid to experiment with sound, and most of his music brings on a dream-like feeling. Keep in mind, brothers and sisters, dreams can either leave you feeling wonderful, or scared as all …

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Album Review: Samantha Gilweit “Single.Mother.Fucker.”

Samantha Gilweit Single.Mother.Fucker. M.Bunny, contributor Samantha Gilweit’s crisp, clear and captivating vocals immediately entrance the listener, captivating them instantly for this thoroughly enjoyable production. Samantha’s voice just sounds sooo right, like you’re listening to an awesomely hilarious audio book with great backing tracks to boot. Upon first listen, I was drawn to the words and her wonderful voice. On a …

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Album Review: Lyndol Descant “Reach Up”

Lyndol Descant Reach Up Sam Greenspan, contributor On her self-produced second album, the sublimely talented Lyndol Descant gives us a recording that is melodic and sweet listening for anyone’s ears. I should clarify, that last descriptor could easily be misconstrued as a milquetoast synapses, as if it could just as easily be background music – quite the opposite. Imagine a …

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