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Dear Sasquatch!: No, You’re Not High, the Bassist from Bear on Fire Really Is Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad

Dear Sasquatch!: No, You’re Not High, the Bassist from Bear on Fire Really Is Christopher Mintz-Plasse from Superbad by Trent Moorman A ttention Sasquatch!-goers: Bear on Fire are a Los Angeles–based sextet whose alt-blues hints at golden-era ’70s melodic rock. Show More Summary

Will Punk-Reggae Godmothers the Slits Get Their Cinematic Due?

Will Punk-Reggae Godmothers the Slits Get Their Cinematic Due? by Dave Segal N ow that nearly every band that ever attracted a cult following has been the subject of a documentary, it's crazy that the career of the Slits hasn't been immortalized on celluloid. Show More Summary

Screw Sasquatch! I'm Watching the Eurovision Song Contest This Weekend

Screw Sasquatch! I'm Watching the Eurovision Song Contest This Weekend—In Praise of the World's Tackiest Pop Pageant by Paul Pearson A t this very moment, half a world away, synthesizers are warming up, flags are being unfurled, and shredders are pulling double shifts at the confetti factory. Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events for Stoners: Slick Rick, SIFF Picks, and Hey, Who Put These Beats in My Folklife? by Emily Nokes Slick Rick, Jarv Dee, Gifted Gab, Kung Foo Grip MUSIC Wed May 20, Neumos (925 E Pike St) Hon, you need to get your ass...Show More Summary

Data Breaker

DJ Scuba at Q, Paul Edge and Roman Zawodny at Corbu, Wayward Music at Chapel by Dave Segal THURSDAY 5/21 UK DJ SCUBA'S MIND-EXPANDING DUBSTEP/TECHNO Studio 4/4 hits the jackpot again with Scuba (aka Paul Rose), the British DJ/producer who runs the influential Hotflush Recordings. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda

Glamazonia Returns, GlamourPuss Revisited, and Hedwig Re-Remounted by Adrian Ryan WEDNESDAY 5/20 GLAMMY GIVES GOOD BARTENDER No one speaks of Glamazonia much anymore, and that truly saddens me. She is the legendary local queen of the...Show More Summary

Little Dragon's Big Voice

Little Dragon's Yukimi Nagano Sings into the Chasm Between Electronic Dance and Down-Tempo Trance by Trent Moorman T hose venturing to the bluffs of the Gorge for Sasquatch! in time for Little Dragon's set on Friday night will find the Swedish four-piece patrolling the borderline between electronic dance and down-tempo trance-jams. Show More Summary

Poster of the Week

Poster for Folklife Festival by Aaron Huffman {{ image: 1 }} H ere's the lovely poster for this year's Folklife Festival. If you see one of these in the wild, make sure to get a close look at the painstaking detail in the "hair." Sure,...Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Moor Gang Pulls Out of Folklife Over Censorship Concerns, and the Return of Slick Rick by Larry Mizell Jr. R ap's preeminent storyteller and one of the form's most classic voices, Slick Rick the Ruler, hits Neumos on Wednesday, May 20—go run Rick's discography and find flaw, crumbs. Show More Summary

Searching for the Sound Garden with Local Psych-Rockers Wind Burial

Related Topics: Alice in Wonderland, Meditating Rabbits, Potential Apocalypse by Trent Moorman C old granules of rain spat horizontally at Magnuson Park on the Sunday I met Wind Burial. We were there searching for the Sound Garden. That place where supernatural tones supposedly hum through a series of hanging metal tubes. Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events for Stoners: Bong Rips with Philip Glass, Anyone? Also: Brown Derby Does Jurassic Park, and More! by Emily Nokes Philip Glass READING Wed May 13, Town Hall (1119 Eighth Ave) The repetitive structures in Glass's symphonies...Show More Summary

Psychocandy at 30: Insolent Masterpiece or Boring Dirge?

Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy: Insolent Masterpiece or Boring Dirge? The Stranger's Music Dept. Goes Head-to-Head by Emily Nokes and Dave Segal D AVE SEGAL: To best appreciate the nuclear-bomb-like impact of the Jesus and Mary Chain's Psychocandy, you needed to hear it upon release during 1985 pop/rock's gaudy malaise. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

I Don't Wanna Dance, I'm Scared to Death by Larry Mizell Jr. R IP to Oklahoma brother Eric Miller, fatally shot last month by a Tulsa County Sheriff reserve deputy named Robert Bates who allegedly meant to grab his Taser. In a Tulsa World report, sources claimed that the sheriff's department falsified Bates's training records. Show More Summary

Data Breaker

Live Electronic Music: False Prophet Moves to Thursdays, Maya Jane Coles Gets Freaky at Q, and KRAKT Is Back by Dave Segal THURSDAY 5/14 FALSE PROPHET, NOW ON THURSDAYS, WELCOMES ANIMAL BODIES AND BEST AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGY False Prophet...Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda

Sugar Beat Wins the Big Gay Battle, Brown Derby Goes Jurassic, and Cathedral Celebrates Its Paper Anniversary by Adrian Ryan THURSDAY 5/14 BEAT YOUR FACE, BEAT SOME SUGAR Ding, ding, ding! In the Big Gay Battle for Thursday night, there has emerged a clear and fagabulous winner, and it is Sugar Beat at the Baltic Room. Show More Summary

Confessions of an Obsessive Neil Diamond Collector

Confessions of an Obsessive Neil Diamond Collector—Learning to Love the Jewish Elvis by Amassing Objects by Travis Ritter S omewhere in the world, possibly in a landfill, or in some dusty basement of a thrift store in Northern California,...Show More Summary

The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners

Recommended Events & Nearby Snacks for Stoners: New Kids, New Kitties, and FINALLY, a National Coconut Cream Pie Day by Emily Nokes New Kids on the Block, TLC, Nelly MUSIC Wed May 6, Tacoma Dome (2727 East D St, Tacoma) OMG, my grade-school,...Show More Summary

Data Breaker

A Week of Bombastic Bummers—Diplo, Panda Funk—Redeemed by Creepy German Techno. Story of My Life... by Dave Segal THURSDAY 5/7 DEORRO DROPS HOUSE-MUSIC BOMBAST FOR THE PANDA FUNK TOUR Some weeks in Data Breakerland, the shows just don't inspire much enthusiasm. Show More Summary

My Philosophy

Earthquake in Nepal, Shockwaves in West Baltimore, Plus: Erick Sermon Is No Authority on Trans Artists in Hiphop by Larry Mizell Jr. F irst of all—prayers and thoughts up for all affected by the earthquake in Nepal, which includes actual millions of people. Show More Summary

The Homosexual Agenda

Is That Pride You're Smelling? Nope, It's the Mark Finley Roast! by Adrian Ryan C an you smell that? Wafting softly on the evening breeze? Like the singular aroma of an H&M on fire combined with the lingering scent of a glitter factory explosion? It's Pride, of course, which is now looming larger than Mama Tits under a microscope. Show More Summary

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