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May 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Doom pop pioneers Floor return | Concert preview


Floor, from left: Henry Wilson, Steve Brooks, Anthony Vialon. Photo by Edward Linsmier.

As anyone in a band can attest, signature sounds don’t develop overnight.

Floor, who play Chop Suey Saturday, existed for a decade before hitting on theirs.

Explains guitarist and co-founder Anthony Vialon, it was somewhere in his and singer-guitarist Steve Brooks’ hometown of Miami, sometime in the late 1990s, when it happened.

“We were at practice,” Vialon recalls. “Steve picked up a guitar with a broken E string, started hitting it and we were like ‘man, that’s the heaviest [expletive] ever… the bomb string.’


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April 4, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Dead Meadow, masters of the vibe | Concert preview

Dead Meadow

Dead Meadow, from L.A. via D.C., plays Seattle Friday. Photo by Aaron Giesel.

Dead Meadow, headlining El Corazon Friday, has been at odds with its surroundings ever since forming in 1998 in Washington, D.C. Back then, dance-punk was king, and the trio’s slow, hazy sound stood out like a loose-fitting drug rug in a crowd of white belts and bad haircuts.


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