Sound on the Sound Portrait ::: by Dylan Priest
A couple weeks ago Josh and I had a rare opportunity to step on the other side of the camera and have a proper Sound on the Sound portrait taken by local photographer and videographer Dylan Priest. Dylan came to Sound on the Sound Headquarters (i.e. Abbey’s living room/office), we put on some local vinyl as a soundtrack, we had a few beers and Dylan did the impossible: he tamed our beastly black cats, Gus and Marley. This is such a feat alone, we had to share the photo with you.
Pardon me for a moment of shameless self and blog promotion.
This Saturday I’ll be joining Hannah Levin behind the mic as a guest DJ on KEXP’s Audioasis. I know I don’t have to tell most of you local music lovers to tune in to Audioasis, but please keep your dials (or computer) tuned to 90.3 at 8pm. I’ll be talking about and sharing a few of my favorite local songs, including a track off The Head and the Heart’s debut record. Just like me, it will be their KEXP debut!
A huge thanks to Hannah for asking me to join her, I’m beyond excited to be a guest on my favorite show, on my favorite station. Hope you all tune in!
This will be short and painless.
Update (7:44pm PST): Short and Painless that was.
And with WordPress 2.7 we now get to have pretty urls with the dates and the title by default! This post’s url is a good example:
I’ve been waiting a while for that one.
Lord knows, I don’t remember a single person’s face from Wednesday night’s action-spectacular at Neumos. All I remember is face-shredding prog, fantasy-metal from Wah Wah Exit Wound and the hazy smoke that surrounded the exceptionally costumed A Gun That Shoots Knives. Oh, and a lonely paper pteradactyl that fluttered above the crowd.
Well, my liver has decreased to its usual medium level of swollen, and I’m ready for another helping of Sound on the Sound Birthday Mayhem. And lucky for you and me, tonight is the capper of this excessive birthday week. The headliner of tonight’s event at The Blue Moon in the U-District is so amazingly, er, amazing, we’ve actually been contacted by the government and told not to reveal their names, in fear that their international fan base will actually riot and destroy Seattle. Just know though, you’re in for a treat from these mysterious Black Power Rangers.
And that’s not all, heavy rockers Vindaloo are reforming for one, magical night of deafening joy. Also killing it will be The Drug Purse and What What Now, whom I have no knowledge of, thus cannot regale you with their, obvious, many achievements.
Don’t miss this. You’ll be sad, and far, far too sober.
Sure, the holiday’s have come and gone, but we would be remiss to not share our first Sound on the Sound photos with “Indie Rock Santa”…i.e. John Roderick of The Long Winters from the Three Imaginary Girls annual holiday bash.
Sound on the Sound w/ John Roderick ::: photo by Laura Musselman for TIG
Abbey with John Roderick/Indie Rock Santa ::: photo by Laura Musselman
We’ve made a list and we’re checking it twice….
A play list that is, for Sound on the Sound’s guest dj gig this Wednesday at 5pm (PST) on Hollow Earth Radio.
That’s right, your favorite DIY local music blog will be on your favorite DIY local radio station with HER DJ Rachel to share 2 hours of songs and banter about our favorite local live performers.
We implore you to log on to Hollow Earth at 5 and take a listen to what a Soun on the Sound radio show would sound like, and you’ll get a taste of what our best of 2008 lists will sound like.
Josh and I are both super excited for this opportunity to share the bands we love with you and Hollow Earth’s listening audience, so please do log on and support truly local music.
From Cobra’s epic and strange show at Bob’s Java Jive in Tacoma–with a cameo from yours truly!
Ever wonder what we’re thinking or doing during those occassional really tedious and awful opening bands? Sometimes, if you’re the worst band we’ve literally ever seen–we take to the photobooth and try to off ourselves. When that hasn’t worked by the last frame, all you can really do is laugh.
Want to hear what I really thought about Sasquatch? Our friends at Blog Fresh Radio have posted their (must-listen) weekly podcast, where they chatted with me about the festival. While there is definitely a reason I blog rather than do radio (see: my voice) and I gaffed on the number of official Sasquatch Festivals (I said there had been seven… Really, there’s been six Sasquatch’s and I’ve attended five.) I also added my own little accent on pronouncing my big discovery of Sasquatch, The Maldives. Even so, I hope you head on over to Blog Fresh and take a listen to my recap of Sasquatch and a couple of my favorite songs of the festival.
A couple weeks ago, I did an interview with Blog Fresh Radio to talk about a band near and dear to my heart, Thee Emergency. Blog Fresh is one of our co-sponsors for the Above The Radar day party, and they’ve been interviewing all of the blogs involved about the bands playing the party. We’d like to think they saved the best for last, as my interview was included on today’s podcast, the final before the big shin-dig.
I couldn’t help but gush about “my favorite band ever,” Thee Emergency, and their forthcoming release–SOLID. Hopefully I did Emergency and the Seattle scene proud by aptly describing them–despite my nerves–which are audible, thanks to the shaking in my voice. Apparently, I am not so used to being interviewed myself. I am much more comfortable on the other side of the mic.
While we believe you should enjoy the entire pod cast and maybe discover a few new tunes, we won’t hate you if you only listen to our section. Our interview comes in at about the 28 minute mark on the player, and features a sneak peek of two tracks from the bands new album!
Hope you Enjoy!! Listening to the podcast got me even more excited about Austin and the Above The Radar show, which I didn’t think could be at all possible. If you’re in town, come on down and let me prove to you that Thee Emergency is worth all the praise I piled on them.