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November 21, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Though often remembered as 1990s staples, Helmet never really went away.
The NYC heavies play The Crocodile Friday.
The focus of a big-label bidding war, the band’s 1993 debut “Meantime” boasted some of the most in-your-face guitar work this side of Rage Against the Machine or Seattle’s TAD, but also fist-pumping choruses to balance out the intensity. Frontman Page Hamilton’s jazz training came through in the songs’ atypical constructs and mathematical drop-D workouts. (more…)
November 14, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Obits guitarist Sohrab Habibion would like to be clear.
“We are not a garage-rock band. That substance-free party music is fake youth culture sponsored by corporations. Eventually Scion will move onto something else, and Pabst Blue Ribbon will find a different youth group to exploit.”
Lest fans of the lo-fi punk subgenre du jour take offense, understand the men of Obits, who headline Neumos Friday, have been in the game long enough to recognize a fad. (more…)
September 16, 2013 at 12:17 PM
You might guess there’s not a lot of crossover between Seahawks followers and Kathleen Hanna fans — and you’d be right.
“Go Mariners!” the 45-year-old singer teased Sunday, as her new five-person squad, The Julie Ruin, took the stage at Neumos to roars of affirmation minutes after the Seattle footballers closed out an early-season win against San Francisco. (more…)
June 13, 2013 at 11:59 AM
The shortest path to an early end for an artist is to rest on past success. Comforting as it may be, it leads to stagnation and death.
Tireless veterans They Might Be Giants, who played Showbox SoDo Wednesday, are instead very much alive in their very long career. (more…)
June 2, 2013 at 3:30 PM
Reflective of its name, an anagram of bandleader Adam Pierce’s, New York’s Mice Parade — who play Monday at the Triple Door — artfully re-arranges folk, shoegaze, electronica and worldbeat curiosities into cozy experimental pop. (more…)
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