Tag Archives: Planes Trains and Automobiles

CV Interview

CV combines the raw power of The Stooges with some noisier, ambitiously psychedelic tendencies. Consisting of Jason (drums), Robert (bass/keys/vocals), and Tavan (guitar/vocals), the band creates raw, dirty, yet engaging sounds, the way rock n’ roll should be played. They draw on a number of influences from a different era, but manage an originality not found among many of their …

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EMA: The Future’s Void

Cee Cee Hill, contributor  EMA released one of the best albums of 2011, setting expectations for her next record very high. On her new album, EMA took her time, isolated herself from the world, and apparently read a lot of science fiction books. The result is The Future’s Void. She has turned down a notch on the emotional sensibility, but …

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Heelys Facts

It’s a fact that Heelys are sick, and that they impress the blazes out of members of the opposite sex. What’s so cool about Heelys is that one minute they’re really stylish shoes, and the next minute you’re haulin’ fanny down the mall. What else do we know about Heelys?  FACT: Heelys are illegal to wear inside a public library …

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An Ode To My Bicycle

Danny Felts, contributor You’ve opened my eyes to so many things. A tertiary excuse for fitness, the rolling barrage of passive aggression that is the NW driver. Why are you stopped at this 4-way intersection? It’s your turn. Just go. How hard is that? Go. Go. Please. Alright, I’ll go if you’re not going to — Okay, now you’re going …

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What the Deal IS With Airline Food

Zeke Herrera, contributor For literally thousands of years, stand-up comedians have been philosophizing about what determines the quality of your free in-flight meal. Only three people have known the answer to this infamous question. Funny enough, these three people were John F. Kennedy, Bobcat Goldthwait, and Kenny G.  Kennedy, though, is dead (hence the band name), nobody can understand Bobcat, …

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Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra: Pray for Rain

Rosa Green, contributor  Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra have a wonderful eclectic sound with a strong old blues influence. O’Reilly writes most of the songs, which are simple and poetic. “The Captain’s Daughter (Pt 1)” is a creepy song about an obsessed sailor. “She lets me look but / just from a distance / and she won’t speak …

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A Letter From A. Broad (Get off your dead ass!)

Dear Myrtle, I hope this letter finds you (in a rut). If you really like Journey so much I suggest that you take a long walk somewhere far far away all by yourself and figure your shit out. Don’t stop believing that. My time away from suck-ciety has been everything you can’t imagine it to be. Last week in the …

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Cole Thomason: Self-Titled EP

Leah Brzezinski, contributor  This former children’s choirboy discovered his love for songwriting, guitar and harmonica in 2004 and hasn’t looked back. Thomason hails from the Central Valley, but his first 8-song solo effort has the soul of a seasoned traveler, furtively weaving threads of blues, folk, Americana, and soul into a terrific thigh-slapping road trip soundtrack. Rambling tunes like “Greeley’s …

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The Notwist: Close to the Glass

Raj Noogmosh, contributor  For proof that it really pays to listen beyond the first track – and also proof musicians are still making albums with the hope that listeners will take it in from start to finish – The Notwist’s newest release demands and rewards patience. The opening ultra low-fi digital blips and syncopated percussion of signals could lead the …

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Public Transportation How-To’s

Lucy Castle, contributors How To Get Your Dog On the Bus — Make sure your dog is well-behaved and leashed, and wear an eyepatch. Avoid the sinister biker or pirate eye patches, and instead wear the flesh-colored (white people flesh, at least) sticky kinds you get from CVS. Keep your dog out of the aisle and tuck its tail under …

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