HOLY GO GO BOOTS BATMAN! We’re doing 8 states in 10 days with borrowed gear and a new drummer friend, Dougie Tangent! Hope to see you on the road (please bring snacks).Read More
Jeff Tapia (of the kick-ass Seattle bands Rat Queen and Razor Clam) was probably least likely to be voted Prom Queen. Many years later, she is still thinking about high school, and that's OK. So am I. If you’ve listened to my last two records (Jewel Case and COOL/LAME), you can probably glean that I always felt like an outsider looking in. I still do. I always felt like a weirdo, which is what led me to punk rock at a young age (and landed me onto the truant officer’s “Bad Girl” list).Read More
I guess I was really missing a nice hefty chunk of ROCK music in my punk rock heart…MONTE’s “Bad Sick Love” is the kind of ROCK that makes me wish I hadn’t gotten rid of my 1968 Oldsmobile Delta 88. I chat with her and her partner Andie Aranow (Women That Rock) on my latest podcast.Read More
Well WE made a new record!!!! A whole heck of a lot of us made this happen. From the folks that helped record to the friends who supported us over two years of talking non-stop Cool/Lame to the fine folks at Eccentric Pop….it takes a village to make vinyl! Come celebrate with me and my friends on this momentous occasion. Can’t wait for you to hear it! All the details here.
“Is it cool? Is it lame? Did they like it, share it or ignore it altogether? Our new single ‘Blue and Green’ is all about letting go of that constant anxiety–if you can hack it! Living on the sleepy Central Coast of California, the sea is a constant reminder of what’s actually real.Read More
Rachel Ratner of Seattle band Wimps is a musician, songwriter, vocalist, ten year veteran of KEXP and a web developer, to boot. She’s also the creator of the Seattle Band Map, which is why I call her “a true DIY punk rock connector!”Read More
There's plenty of "sound guys" out there in the world, but Emma Staake is not one of them. I met Emma a gig in Seattle this past April (she was the "sound gal" for the show, and she did a smashing job at it, too). On my latest podcast, we talk practical tips for communicating sound needs on stage, time management, following your dreams, and opening the door for others to come in after you!Read More