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Friday, October 24, 2008

Win Tickets to Shudder to Think

posted by on October 24 at 11:26 AM

The band plays the Showbox at the Market Thursday, October 30th. Head over to Line Out to find out how you can go for free.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Oh, What a Weekend Line Out Had

posted by on September 29 at 12:53 PM

It was a hell of a weekend for Seattle, as far as live music goes. For four nights, Decibel Fest took over Seattle's parks and clubs, for two days Monotonix took over the streets, and on Saturday Akimbo celebrated 10-years of being one of the loudest bands in the city.

Hop over to Line Out to read all about everything that happened and see more exclusive photos like this one:


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Crocodile Hires Eli Anderson as Talent Buyer, Roy Atizado as Director of Live Entertainment

posted by on September 24 at 1:40 PM

Crocodile PR spokeswoman Kerri Harrop:

Before the rumor mill starts going bananas, I just want to give you all a heads up and let you know that Eli Anderson has been hired as the Talent Buyer for the club, and Roy Atizado has been hired as Director of Live Entertainment.

To read the entire press release, go to Line Out.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Recently, on Line Out...

posted by on September 11 at 1:18 PM

Kanye West Gets Arrested: For vandalism.

CSS Show Moves: The September 18th show will now be at Neumos.

This Would Make a Nice Birthday Present: Man sells "largest record collection in the world."

Tonight in Music: Common Market, Spaceman, Cyanide Destruct.

James Pants: The Genius Awards musical guest will play live on KEXP tomorrow afternoon before his free show at the Moore on Saturday.

What Happened After the Juan Maclean Show: Fight, fight, fight!

Win Tickets!: To this weekend's Of Montreal laser show.

Now here's a creepy picture of a pierced baby. Thank christ it's photoshopped. I mean, cause it is photoshopped, right? It has to be. Of course it is.


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on September 10 at 3:37 PM

The Crocodile Will Return!: Trent Moorman has exclusive photos and facts, I think the scene was fine without it, local rockstars weigh in on the news, you weigh in via this poll, and Dave Segal has a few suggestions for what they could do with the post in the showroom.

That's not all!

The music industry is still clueless.
Dave Schmader asks for more Kate Bush covers.
Trent Moorman tells us what happens when you try to DJ after taking too many percocets.
TJ Gorton loves macho disco.
George Bush invites Bush-hating Barbara Streisand to the White House.
Eric Grandy reports from NYC.

And, if you wanna rock tonight, here's your best best for shows.

Oh yeah, want to win tickets to tomorrow's Common Market show at Neumos? Click here.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Want to Know What's Going on With the Crocodile Cafe?

posted by on September 9 at 4:53 PM

Line Out will tell you when the beloved music venue is set to re-open.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Before You Leave Work

posted by on September 8 at 5:36 PM

Look at Line Out for two great reviews of last night's Dead Science show (Dave's and Eric's) , tonight's preferable musical happenings, Kelly O's funny-ass interview with Monotonix, and some video of Oasis' Noel Gallaghar getting pushed over by a crazy Canadian! Thank you and good night.

Friday, September 5, 2008

This Week on Line Out:

posted by on September 5 at 1:43 PM

Check out the week's highlights—including hairy Israeli-rocker ass—on our music blog, Line Out. (Compiled by Julia Mullen Gordon.)

mono-moon.jpg Monotonix by Blush Photo

You voted for your favorite Bumbershoot photo.

Slipknot and the Game had a recount.

Trent Moorman interviewed the drummer from Battles.

And Eric Grandy had a Hold Steady revelation.

Meanwhile, at Bumbershoot:

Pwrfl Power solicited text messages from strangers.

Death Cab for Cutie underwhelmed and Superchunk over-awesomed.

Flatstock ruled.

Monotonix got shutdown.

Lee "Scratch" Perry outcrazied Scott Weiland. Barely.

And that's only Sunday and Monday. You can read the rest here.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Bumbershoot on Line Out

posted by on September 2 at 2:34 PM

Monotonix by Blush Photo

A lot happened at Bumbershoot this weekend, and as usual Line Out was all over it:

Throw Me The Statue debuted a new song.

Grynch held down the Fisher Green stage.

The Walkmen and Estelle underwhelmed, competently.

Man Man made a new fan (fan) out of me; Saul Williams made Black Nationalists out of a bunch of white folks.

Darando made up some new words for old desires.

!!! threw a rave on the Fisher Green.

TI brought heat, summoned smoke, and blew the crowd away.

Lee "Scratch" Perry put the "dub" in dubious mental health.

Upright Citizen's Brigade and Human Giant begged the question, Is facebook is too edgy for improv comdey?

The Weakerthans renewed my faith in having my faith renewed.

These Arms Are Snakes and Brother Ali looked great, sounded like a "big bassy fart."

The Saturday Knights cooked a hot rock out out of the Fleet Foxes "White Winter Hymnal."

The Black Keys struggled with the size of Memorial Stadium.

Stone Temple Pilots reminded me how much I hated every minute of my life in 1993.

Monotonix rocked too hard, got shut down after 14 mintues.

Battles bent the Space Needle to their own vision of the future; Dan Deacon passed out the bug juice.

Two Gallants gallantly entertained on an afternoon lawn.

Superchunk just ruled.

Black Eyes and Neckties played KEXP and no one got hurt.

Death Cab For Cutie drove me home.

Flatstock moved Megan Seling.

And that's just what we have so far...

Bumbershoot Coverage on Line Out: Bare Butts, Broken Feet, and Battles (the Band)

posted by on September 2 at 1:15 PM

The Stranger's music staff was at Bumbershoot all weekend (along with hundreds of thousands of other people). Here are just some of the highlights currently on Line Out:

-Death Cab for Cutie closes out the weekend.
-Monotonix get shut down after four songs.
-Black Eyes and Neckties slay even though the singer rocks a broken foot.
-Superchunk make Eric Grandy feel like a kid again.
-Dave Segal on Battles, Dan Deacon, Feral Children, and Arthur & Yu.
-Lee "Scratch" Perry and Stone Temple Pilots battle for the crazy crown.
-The Saturday Knights cover the Fleet Foxes.
-These Arms Are Snakes sounded like "a big, bassy fart," and the kids didn't care at all.

Plus a whole lot more! Read all the Bumbershoot coverage here.

And, did you go to Bumbershoot? Did you take pictures? If so, you could win FREE TICKETS to any upcoming Stranger-sponsored event.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Hey Mooch, Wanna Win VIP Tickets to our Genius Awards Party (or any upcoming Stranger party, for that matter)?

posted by on August 28 at 1:02 PM

Head over to Line Out to find out how. All you need is a camera, a computer, and some imagination.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Want to see TV on the Radio at Showbox Sodo?

posted by on August 19 at 3:15 PM

Yes? Go to Line Out right now and enter to win free tickets to their September 6th show.

Monday, July 28, 2008

"If there had been any kind of panic around the main stage, a lot of kids would have died."

posted by on July 28 at 9:32 AM

That's from a letter to the editor that just came in about the Block Party. The whole thing's on Line Out.


(The guy has a point. Much more Block Party coverage here.)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

You Have One More Chance to Win Block Party Passes

posted by on July 23 at 4:15 PM


Head to Line Out to find out how to enter. You have 45 minutes. Hurry!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out: Win Tickets to the Capitol Hill Block Party!

posted by on July 1 at 1:00 PM


Want to go to the Capitol Hill Block Party? Of course you do! Go to Line Out right now and enter to win two weekend passes to the festival. Good luck!

Here's what else you'll find over there:

Barack and Braxton: One's a presidential candidate, one's a jazz legend.

Tonight in Music: Vince Mira, Grand Hallway and Husbands Love Your Wives.

"Certain Pleasure are Better Rembered than Revisited": Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout has a point.

Today's Music News: Steven Tyler admits addiction, Alicia Keys talks retirement, and Arctic Monkeys record new record.

New Local Band, Ladies on a Fence: "This is what happens when people who watch too much Kids in the Hall start their own band."

Sell Outs: The extremes some bands take to push their product.

Iceland Has All the Fun: Björk and Sigur Rós play the Náttúra concert in Reykjavik.

All this and so much more at

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on June 25 at 12:42 PM

Win Tickets to the Foo Fighters/Supergrass Show on July 9th!: Find out how to enter here.

Tonight in Music: Exile in {Imaginary} Girlville, the Dodos.

Gay Disco!: Who knew?

Speaking of Disco: Expect to hear Five Letters' "The Kee Tha Tha" at Studio tonight.

Ernestine Anderson Lives in Seattle: The bad news is, the jazz legend might be evicted.

Accidents Will Happen: More on the currently hanging rock photography show.

"Bang the Bass. Fuck the Neighbors.": New Saturday Knights record in stores this week.

The Band Name Game: Darby McDevitt tells you how to get band names like the Descending Teeth and Spandrel Addict.


Seattle Air Guitar Champion Chuck Mung
Photo by Donte Parks

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours (or more) on Line Out

posted by on June 23 at 12:40 PM

Back to Black Lung: Amy Winehouse has emphysema.

Only in Dreams: All about the time I recorded a record with Weezer.

Himsa are Breaking Up: True.

Final Comment: Are we finally getting our cryptic explanation for the Crocodile's surprise closure?

Tonight in Music: US Air Guitar, Plants and Animals, and Dysrhythmia.

"Suck an AIDS Infested Dick": An angry RHCP fan fails at swaying my opinion.

Speaking of Failure: Jeff Kirby says "Girl Talk’s Feed the Animals fails to incite dance party."

Sub Pop Says: So long to the Shins.

Disco Dooby: TJ Gorton loves Traks' cover of "Long Train Running."

Epic Fail: Entertainment Weekly tries to list the 100 best records from 1983-2008.

Let the Summer Begin: Daedelus' “Fair Weather Friends."

No, Really: What the fuck is this?

As always, there's plenty more where that came from.

Now please enjoy this picture of a baby sloth.


Friday, May 23, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours (or more) on Line Out

posted by on May 23 at 12:26 PM

Tonight in Music: Treasure Fingers, Holy Ghost Revival, the Presets, Thrice, Rainfest.

Trent Moorman Investigates: The Male Yoko, Yoko Erectus.

Pearlman's in Prison: No longer will he poison the music industry.

BYOP's "Violent" Songs See Light of Day: Three songs held from Be Your Own Pet's most recent album (due to violent lyrics) will be released next month. Watch out for pizza-eating teenagers.

Sound Check: Trent Moorman interviews USE's Jon E. Rock.

New Saturday Knights: Larry Mizell tells you where to find it for free.

Maps & Atlases: Jeff Kirby on their "unique blend of math rock and freak folk."

Your Daily Dose of R. Kelly: An already weird trial takes a turn for the weirder.

The Anniversary: New collection of B-sides takes Eric back to the days of mix tapes.

New Weezer Video: It stars the stars of YouTube (including Chris Crocker and Tay Zonday).

Speaking of Mix Tapes: Brian Cook wants his duel tape deck back.

Folklife This Weekend: Sasquatch has better bands, but Folklife has elephant ears.

Something Else Sasquatch Might Have?: Rain.

They Didn't Have Cell Phones in 1982: But I swear I hear one ringing in "Rock the Casbah."

"Bit Cocky, Isn't He?": Griet Verlinde on Eurovision's second semi-finals.

Your New Favorite Music Critic: The Matos Family.

Lords of the North at King Cobra, from the Stranger Flickr Pool:


by &y.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on May 21 at 1:37 PM

Ben Gibbard is Not a Creep: And other things I learned while interviewing him.

Herb Alpert is Also Not a Creep: And he'll be performing tonight at the Triple Door.

I Wanna Be a Macho Man: Sexy disco music with a sexy disco cover.

Joose is Loose: The dangerous beverage causes Brian Cook to make some mistakes, have some epiphanies about Man is the Bastard, and pee fluorescent.

Eating Vegetables Makes You Hot: Some rockstar vegetarians have been nominated for Sexiest Vegetarian 2008, including local boys in Jaguar Love.

More On That Nirvana Reunion: Jimi Hendrix will be playing guitar.

Tonight in Music: ANTiSEEN and Blowfly.

Highlights of the Year: Thanks, Eurovision.

March For My Chem: Fans march together to save My Chemical Romance's reputation.

Today's Music News: Death Cab is number one! Lou Pearlman is going to jail! What an exciting day for music...

Charles Mudede Makes Another Post About Hiphop: Apparently, this video is the response to Gwen Guthrie’s “Ain’t Nothin’ Goin’ On But The Rent.”

You’re Misinterpreting Debauchery as Fun: Ari Spool on Mike Edison.

This is what a #1 record looks like:


Congratulations, Death Cab.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours (or More) on Line Out

posted by on May 20 at 12:54 PM

Semi-Finalists Announced in Radiohead's Video Contest: Some entries are funny, some entries are scary. See all ten here.

"Friendly Fire": Jawbreaker reminds Eric Grandy of the days when "selling out" meant signing a major label contract.

Speaking of Jawbreaker... Thank You, B-Sides "R" Us: For having Jawbreaker's 1994 Old Fire House performance in your archives.

Beck Releases New Single: You can stream it from his website.

Dear God, Please Don't Let This Be True: Nirvana reunion with Courtney on vocals?

Georgetown Music Festival: Line-up includes Helmet and about three dozen great local bands. And Godspeed. But not Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

Rain, Rain, Go Away: Sasqatch might not be rained on after all.

Tonight in Music: Mudhoney and Daguerreotypes celebrate the release of their new records.

Zune Makes Changes: Terry Miller still thinks Microsoft is stupid.

Today's Music News: Napster drops DRM, Death Cab for Cutie make the news twice, Nas drops controversial album title, and Coachella turn-out was disappointing.

New Hold Steady Song: Sounds like an old Hold Steady song, but still sounds good.

R Kelly's Trial Begins: R&B artist finally goes to trial over child pornography charges.

Color Me Happy: Trent Moorman's Q&A with Aye Jay, the creator of Gangsta Rap Coloring Book and Indie Rock Connect the Dots.

Neumo's Cut Capacity Didn't Ruin Last Night's El-P Show: But Eric Grandy still thinks the recent change is bullshit.

New Music in Stores Today: Mudhoney, Scarlett Johansson, Islands, Mates of State.

Paul Constant's New Favorite Blog: Cassette From My Ex.


Discs of Fury by soundonthesound.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Eurovision 2008 Party! Let's make it happen Seattle!

posted by on May 18 at 8:54 PM

For those of you just joining this conversation, our intrepid Stranger European Bureau reporter, Griet Verlinde, has just finished reviewing ALL 43 contestants in this years Eurovision Song Contest. You can read Griet's great reviews with her years of insight and wit by going to this special Eurovision link.

Who will win? Will it be the Russian with the mullet? Will it be the sassy Grecian goddess with her bevy of gay guys shaking their booties behind her? Will it be the Pirates? Will Serbia take the title for the second year in a row? Or will a puppet of a squawking turkey from Ireland take it all?!?!?!

OMG! I can't wait to find out!

The final is on Friday the 24th on BBC 1. Is there a bar in town that can get that on satellite? Is there one willing to host this? Will we be able to watch Terry Wogan in his amazing wig being cunning as ever as he introduces each act?

C'mon Seattle! Let's party Eurovision-style!

The winner of ESC 2007: Serbia - "Moitva"

Thursday, May 15, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on May 15 at 1:43 PM

No clubs have taken any of our writers hostage lately, but here's what has happened in the last day...

Groovy-Ass German Funk!: Compliments of Terry Miller.

Slats vs. the S.L.U.T.: Which would you rather ride? Ew, that sounds dirty.

Props to DJ Riz: For all his rare disco and funk cuts.

I'm a Video Star: I'm my head.

Tonight in Music: To the Waves, El Perro del Mar, Paul Baribeau, the Kills.

Eurovision: Don’t mention the wars!

The Soundtrack for a Movie That's Never Been Made: Solaris.

Sound Check: Trent Moorman interviews the Lymbyc Systym's Jared Bell.

For You Slackers: Neumo's adds a second Posies performance to Friday's show.

Today's Music News: Brian Cook has a bi-polar relationship with today's headlines.

Accidental Mash-Up: The new Mates of State record gets some unexpected Spanish vocals.

Sasha Frere-Jones Brags About Seeing Erykah Badu: And remembering Charles Mudede's best opening sentence ever.

There's more. There's always more.

Hey look! A baby turtle!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on May 14 at 1:16 PM

Now Only One Day of the Year Has to Suffer: Ozzfest ditches tour plans, becomes one-day festival.

Smith's Jukebox Hates Bikini Kill: Eric Grandy picked the four songs he wanted to hear most, put a buck in the jukebox, and got nothing in return.

Rare KISS Performance!: Usually I wouldn't care about KISS, but this is awesome.

I'd Have Given it Three Stars: Jeff Kirby's 3.5 star review of the new Death Cab album.

And It's Still Not Here...: Trent Moorman's wai-ting for the suuu-uuuu-uuun.

Sexy Disco... Is There Any Other Kind: TJ Gorton on Supervixens.

It's Better Than 25, I Guess: Rapper Remy Ma gets eight years for shooting a woman.

Rrrraar!: Hear the new Truckasauras. (I have no idea what "Rrrrar!" has to do with anything except that band name always make me want to growl like a dinosaur.)

Brand New Videos for Your Enjoyment: Pelican, Flight of the Conchords, and Man Man.

Don't Forget Tax-Evading Criminal: One more reason to hate Everclear--the band's playing Guantanamo Bay?

Today's Music News: Jay-Z responds to Noel Gallagher's asinine comments, Sigur Ros hates on Seattle, the RIAA reveal how they catch a music thief, and more of today's headlines.

Tonight in Music: The Posies celebrate 20 years and Tapes 'n Tapes play the Showbox.

Poll!: Is there a place for hate in music? And which emotions make for the best music?


Found in the Stranger's Flickr Pool, taken by dan10things.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours (or more) on Line Out

posted by on May 13 at 1:16 PM

Kidnapped!: King Cobra's owners pull Trent Moorman in the back alley and torture him... with breakfast cereal.

New Cure Song: The first of many to come in their new "song a month" series.

Bam! Dawn! Triumph! Cymbals!: Taste Sibelius' black punch in Finlandia.

Funky, Latin Disco: TJ Gorton on Sérgio Mendes and the New Brasil

Christsakes: Christian Today writes shitty music reviews, but wonderful Jesus reviews.

Eurovision: Griet Verlinde gets excited, you get excited too.

Today's Music News: The Faint announce new record and new label, Metallica posts in-studio footage, and EMI lays off a bunch of people, further supporting the argument that the music industry is dying.

Tonight in Music: Atmosphere, Foscil, Collie Buddz, the Dirtbombs.

Top Five American Hiphop Producers: Charles Mudede puts RZA at number one.

New Weezer: Now with less wait!

That's Still About a B- Average: UK's Get Out Clause get an A+ from David Schmader. But not for their music.

Every Band Has One: "I’m sick of our guitar player’s girlfriend. She ruins our shows with her stupid dancing. It’s embarrassing watching her hop around like a wounded chicken."

Death Cab for Cutie: And all their songs about meaningless sex.

KingCobraAlley2.JPG No Trent Moormans were harmed in the making of this photo; Photo by Matt Harvey.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on May 6 at 12:44 PM

My Bloody Valentine Reunion!: Doesn't come to Seattle...

Cloud Cult Adds Second Show: So all you slackers that missed out the first time around have another chance to see the band.

See Sound Lounge Got Robbed: Everything was taken--flat screen TVs, turntables, amps.

My Great Grandma Would be Proud: I return to my Swedish roots and listen to ABBA.

Some Favorites from the Flickr Pool: Pretty pictures taken by you.

I'd Rather Get Old: Thurston Moore stays young by drinking his own piss?

Your Favorite Scientologist Will Release a New Record Very Soon: Beck hops on the "stealthy" release trend a promises new album within a month.

Tonight in Music: Does it Offend You, Yeah?, the B-52s, and Prize Country.

New For CD Release Tuesday: Russian Circles and No Age.

Pitchfork Continues to Love Fleet Foxes: They interview the band, film exclusive performance by a river.

Today's Music News: 50 gets his necklace back, Avril loses her voice, A Place to Bury Strangers are too loud, and Jack White is a hero.

I Bet It Was a Fun Show to Clean Up After: Eric Grandy reviews the confusing confetti-fest that was Dark Meat at the Comet.

Santogold: Are you tired of hearing she's the next M.I.A. too?

Stay Sharp: Trent Moorman on Scratchmaster Joe at Lo-Fi.

Suicide Squeeze Continues to Be Cool: The local label releases new Russian Circles album and signs These Arms Are Snakes in the same week.

Who Hasn't Freaked Out in a Grocery Store?: What's your favorite song about the emotional tradition?

There's more! Just visit Line Out and see.

DM-WEB-3004.jpgDark Meat photo by Kelly O

Monday, May 5, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

In the Last 24-Hours on Line Out

posted by on May 1 at 2:56 PM

First, I will get your attention using this photo of this cute, weird little pig smelling a flower...


Now, that you're here, I will tell you about some of the hot shit over on Line Out...

We Need a New Music Intern: Are you brave enough?

Going to See Iron Man This Weekend?: Just know it won't feature Ghostface.

Billions and Billions of Years Ago: Terry Miller remembers the music of Cosmos.

Eurovision Semi-Final: Terrace concrete, Nico & Vlad, Dima’s mullet and Kalomira.

I Can't Wait: New Hold Steady album coming soon.

Bumbershoot Additions: Ludacris and Mike Doughty added to the line-up.

Operation STOP COVERING EVERYONE'S FLIERS!: Is there anything more to obnoxious Operation Bright Pink posters?

Today's (Tragic) Music News: Assault lawsuits, post-stroke comebacks, and visits to the hospitals.

Video: Tapes 'n Tapes - "Hang Them All."

Atmosphere Reaches the Billboard Charts: Their new album is at number five this week.

The $10,000 Microphone: Trent Moorman talks to Jonathan Plum of London Bridge Studios.

The $360 Billion Record Label: Big dreams land a music fan in jail.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on April 29 at 12:52 PM

Mastering Master: Jeff Kirby wants to know who the best audio master in Seattle is.

Chew Your Neck Like Wrigley's: Charles Mudede remembers the blood-sucking toaster.

It's Not Disco Without Mustaches and Nipples: TJ Gorton on Pat Les Stache.

Got Grunge?: A local record store's sales chart is paging 1995.

The Bronx are Playing Black Flag? That's insulting.: Watch the trailer for the new Germs biopic.

Love for the Death Set: Eric Grandy missed last week's show, but at least he has their record.

Because He'll Never Not Be a Trainwreck: Scott Weiland is going to jail.

It's On!: Kiss-loving midgets vs. a Bee Gees cover band.

It's Still Not as Ridiculous as Facebook: Myspace launches a karaoke feature.

Eurovision Semi-Final: The Bosnian Bjork, Armenian Qele and Dutch Hind.

Good Morning: Who doesn't want to wake up to boys dancing around to Daft Punk in their underwear?

In Stores Today: Brian Cook reviews Boris and Langhorne Slim. Madonna, Jamie Lidell, and Portishead release new albums.

Tonight in Music: Tyler Ramsey, Peter Morén, Geologic and Kiwi.

Would You Watch It?: Alleged Jimi Hendrix sex tape coming to a porn shop near you.

Voodoo Donuts is Excuse Enough: But if you need another reason to go to Portland tomorrow, the new Arthur Russell documentary will be screening.

Today's Music News: Who's getting sued? Who's breaking up? Whose handwritten lyrics are available on sale? And who's performing on VH1 May 3? Find out here.


By baconbits.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Friday, April 25, 2008

How Low Can Hiphop Go?

posted by on April 25 at 2:37 PM

Go to Line Out and see the lowest of the lows.
50cent.jpg Yes, that's a video game image of the gangsta rapper 50 Cent. Yes, he is in a place that looks a lot like Baghdad. Yes, he is shooting Arabs. Yes, it has to do with not getting paid for a concert. What more can I say?

Thursday, April 24, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on April 24 at 12:22 PM

In Stores This Week: The new Flight of the Conchords record on Sub Pop.

No Depression News: The magazine will publish their last issue next month, but announce the birth of their semiannual bookzine.

Flute Salad?: All is explained here.

America is Fucked Up: Or maybe being a mainstream rock writer is what's the problem?

Still Going...: Eric Grandy goes on about the greatness of Hot Chip.

Even Better Than the Imaginary Dance Off Between Britney and Justin!: The robotic dancing competition from 1983.

Hot Chip in Portland: Sounds a lot like Hot Chip in Seattle.

Belgium, Obviously: We've already seen the winner, but Griet Verlinde keeps on with the with the (p)reviewing of Eurovision.

What Do Miranda July, Charles Mudede, Chris Weeg, Stephen Elliot, Grant Cogswell, Sherman Alexie, Brendan Kiley, Laura Albert/JT Leroy (and a bunch of other great writers) All Have in Common?: They've all made out to Portishead.

Loopy: Talking the ins and outs of the looper with Dan Paulus.

Tonight in Music: Simian Mobile Disco, Brotherhood of the Drum, Club Pop with BARR.

A Man and His Dress: A conversation about the Beautiful Clarks.

Ode to the Hairbraider: The new R. Kelly video.

Also, Weezer's publicist confirms this new art works is "not a joke."


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on April 23 at 1:48 PM

Mariah Carey's Not So Impressive After All: Twenty years ago today, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, ended its 741 week streak on the Billboard chart.

Yelle and Hot Chip: Eric Grandy reviews both shows.

Hooray for Starch!: Does anyone remember that early-’90s band called Rice?

Settle it With a Dance Off: Will Burial's boot Kid Loco from the "best mix" spot in the DJ-Kicks series?

Tonight in Music: David Dondero, the Color Bars, and Experimental Dental School.

At Least He Still Has the Mustache: Giorgio Moroder loses his baddassness.

Today's Music News: Mars Volta works on new albums, NIN gives away a song, and Paul Davis dies at 60.

Speaking of Dying: Al Wilson has died at the age of 68.

Guess Who?: Do the readers of the National Enquirer even know who Beth Ditto is?

Disco for Your Days: TJ Gorton's weekly recommendations.

Pink Skull: They're owning Trent Moorman's ears and brain.

The Sword: Jeff Kirby reviews last night's packed show at Neumo's.

And finally, this guitar cost less than an Xbox 360


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on April 22 at 12:14 PM

Hail to the Thief Indeed: Radiohead has a lot of thanking to do...

Doo Doo Butter: Dave Chappelle (deservedly) spoofs R. Kelly.

Gotta Go Gotta Go Gotta Go Right Now: Trent Moorman investigates your options when you've gotta pee while on the road.

I Like the World and All, but I'm So Sick of Everything Being Green: Even musicians are getting in on the green action.

Sadly, Eric Grandy is Right: The new Weezer album will sound like a polished turd.

And the Cover Art Doesn't Help: The new Weezer album will look like this.

The Young Influentials: The upcoming No Age record sounds like a lot of things.

Tonight in Music: Read about and listen to songs by the Sword, Sasha and John Digweed, Hot Chip, Yelle, and the Death Set.

Today's Music News: Bright Eyes is back (kind of?), NIN make cryptic announcement, Pennywise cause a riot, and more!

June Pointer: Charles Mudede remembers a passed Pointer Sister.

ESC Semi Final: Geta, Complice & O Julissi.

Low and Lil Wayne: Together on the YouTube search charts.

25 Worst Rappers: Sure, the list is made by Yahoo Music, but they have a good point about the Chicago Bears.

"Whatever, Stevie Nicks": The best 45-seconds of the entire season of Rock of Love.

Oooh, Burn!: 50 Cent says "I don’t like Alicia Keys no more."

Charles Mudede's Natalie Obsession Continues: Here, here, and here.

You've Been Waiting Your Whole Life to Hear This: Scarlett Johansson sings Tom Waits.

Videos: Springsteen and Rage's Tom Morello play “Ghost of Tom Joad”, a 10-year old covers Van Halen in Kiss face paint, and Aqueduct play a medley for Record Store Day.

And then there's this photo... which is creepy and fascinating:


By Blush Photo.

Monday, April 21, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours (or More) on Line Out

posted by on April 21 at 1:45 PM

Tonight in Music: The Raconteurs, New Bloods, Excepter.

Today's Music News: Fergie sings Sex in the City song, Catpower breaks down, Velvet Revolver goes online to find a new singer, a Jay Reatard show gets destroyed, and so much more. (See the Jay Reatard video here.)

Seriously?: Girls offer to do keg stands through Craigslist ad.

Videos: Japanther at the Punkin House, and mid-90s R&B lives again through indie rock.

Eye Candy: Griet Verlinde on Eurovision Semi Finals 1-3.

The War on Emo: It still rages on.

RIP Otis: Remembering Otis Redding via his stellar Monterey Pop Festival performance.

RIP Tupac: Remember Tupac Shakur via... the games aisle in a drug store?

New Mates of State: It makes Jeff Kirby want to go back to bed.

Yay Record Store Day!: And free CDs and free buttons and free live music and delicious cupcakes.

How Aboot That: Canadian hiphop.

And Finally: Charles Mudede devotes his day to Natalie Merchant here and here.


If You're Not Reading Line Out...

posted by on April 21 at 9:11 AM're missing out on Griet Verlinde's completely comprehensive, completely hysterical coverage of Eurovision. What the hell is Eurovision? Griet's first post explains it all for you. And yesterday's post not only included this little bit of recent European history...

Montenegro split back in 2006. When a boyband from Montenegro won the national preselection (over a “qualitatively better” Serbian song) rumours of tactical nationalistic voting arose. Serbia & Montenegro then withdrew from the contest, only to split a month later. Not-Eurovision-Queens would claim that the withdrawal was one of the effects of the growing Serbian and Montenegrin nationalism, but they’re wrong. Obviously.

...but this unforgettable performance:

You can follow Griet's Eurovision coverage here.

Friday, April 18, 2008

What the Fuck is This?

posted by on April 18 at 7:10 PM

Uh... whaaaa?

Griet Verlinde explains all here.

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out...

posted by on April 18 at 3:08 PM

NW Top 10: The local artists selling in local record stores.

Enjoy the Campaign: District of Columbia's "Hail to the Teeth."

Glow in the Dark Tour: Photos and a review of Wednesday's star-studded Kanye show.

Proper Nouns: The sonic burst of sun that saved Eric Grandy's otherwise shitty Thursday.

Tonight in Music: Claymore (RIP), Blitzen Trapper and the Fleet Foxes, Stars of the Lid, A-Trak, and more!

We Have a new Line Out Writer!: Griet Verlinde reports on the Eurovision Song Contest.

Today's Music News: E Street Band's keyboardist dies, Lance Bass does PSA for Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network, and Pete Dougherty gets relocated after rumored prison attack.

Did You Get Yours?: Capitol Hill Block Party tickets officially go on sale today.

Tomorrow is Record Store Day!: Jason Hughes talks about what Sonic Boom has in store for the "holiday."

Tomorrow is Björk 3-D Glasses Day: As part of Record Store Day, 3-D glasses will be available at local record stores so you can fully experience the new 3-D Björk video. Find out where to get them here!

Daniel Johnston: Photos and videos from last night's show.

Why? & Mt. Eerie: Both were amazing at the Vera Project last night. Read Eric Grandy's review of the show, watch videos from Why?'s set.

Jesus, There Were A Lot of Shows Last Night: Sam Machkovech has video and words re: last night's Dirty Projector's show at Chop Suey.

Skeletons and Sickles: Kim Hayden laughs at California Love and Government Warning cover art.

Live on Letterman: The Black Keys performing "I Got Mine."

Coming Soon: Rumors have it that Microsoft is making a Joy Division-themed Zune.

Claws and Knives: See what this rad fan won in a knife fight.


Don't forget that tomorrow is Record Store Day! See the list of local events here. Tons of sales, freebies, in-store performances, popcorn, and cupcakes for everyone!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

In the Last 24 Hours on Line Out

posted by on April 17 at 2:10 PM

Dumb Lyrics, Great Chorus: Hear the new Weezer singer "Pork and Beans."

Two New Videos, Both Great: Dan Deacon's "Okie Dokie" and Architecture in Helsinki's "Like it Or Not."

Support Local Record Stores: Saturday is National Record Store Day--see how local businesses will be celebrating.

Speaking of Independent Record Stores: Watch the trailer for the upcoming documentary that investigates why they're disappearing all over America.

Amy Winehouse Update: She is working on new album, not writing the new James Bond song. And, if you judge by the most recent photos, she's also not eating.

Tonight in Music: Why?, No Kids, Daniel Johnston, Braille, and more.

What Would SFJ Think?: Is this week's music section too white?

Sparkle Motion: The Gossip performing "Eyes Open" live.

Alicia Keys: Not a conspiracy theorist after all.

Science, Again!: Science says the perfect length for a pop song is 2:42.

Today's Music News: Denali reunite, Judas Priest prepare for new album, and Ryan Adams spouts off about hating country music?

"Do You Wanna Fuck?": And other lyrics that look insignificant on paper but cause goosebumps when sung.

New Gnarls Barkley: It's free! But it's backwards... Read Paul Constant's review here.

Slap Dat What?: Kevin Suggs talks about slappin' dat... back delay.

Now, a cute polar bear! Just, you know, 'cause.


Wednesday, April 16, 2008