SOME STUFF: Grynch releases new EP

Seattle rapper Grynch has something new for 2017 but don’t just call this his new “summer joint” but it is a joint worth checking out. It’s an EP called On A Good One but you could say this is also “On A Good Siox” as it features six brand new cuts, including two remixes. You can stream and listen but show some support by buying it through Bandcamp.

SOME STUFFS: The Coathangers release new EP

Atlanta’s The Coathangers have been slowly teasing fans with new music and now it’s here, a brand new EP called Parasite (Suicide Squeeze), which includes a vinyl pressing as well. The record is a limited edition on sea green vinyl with an etching on the B-side, which means don’t play the etching, there isn’t a groove to play on that side. You can order Parasite below via

The group will be heading on tour next month so head out there and show some loce and support:
July 18… Atlanta, GA (The Earl)
July 19… Chattanooga, TN (JJ’s Bohemia)
July 20… St Louis, MO (Off Broadway)
July 21… Kansas City, MO (The Riot Room)
July 22… Denver, CO (Globe Hall)
July 24… Omaha, NE (Milk Run)
July 25… Sioux Falls, SD (Total Drag Records)
July 26… Minneapolis, MN (7th St Entry)
July 27… Chicago, IL (Beat Kitchen)
July 28… Indianapolis, IN (The Melody Inn)
July 29… Davenport, IA (Daytrotter)
August 1… Grand Rapids, MI (The Pyramid Scheme)
August 2… Columbus, OH (Ace of Cups)
August 3… Cincinnati, OH (Northside Yacht Club)
August 4… Louisville, KY (Zanzabar)
September 16… Philadelphia, PA (Project Pabst)
October 7… Atlanta, GA (Project Pabst)

SOME STUFFS: Drug Honkey ready to release “Cloak Of Skies”

The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered and now Drug Honkey are prepared to unleash Cloak Of Skies. They’re ready to hype up the machine and they’re beginning with this teaser. The 6-track album, which will also feature a remix of one of the songs by Justin K. Broadrick, will be released on May 5th through the Transcending Obscurity label and will be available as an LP, CD, digital and a nice box set edition.

SOME STUFFS: Creed Chameleon releases a new EP in 2017

Brand new from my homeland is an EP by Creed Chameleon and he calls this one Sarah Nades. This new 7-song set was released yesterday and features a bit of help from Prie, cnrboy and Young Matt and even has a nice track called “Sleepless In Seattle”. The EP is free of charge but by all means, please use the “Name Your Price” option to show a bit of aloha for this great MC, it would be appreciated.

SOME STUFFS: Playboy Manbaby release new single in the new year

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It could be political, it could be social, or it could be a party. Then again, with Playboy Manbaby, it could very much be “all of the above” but in this case, it’s two new songs from the band. “You Can Be A Fascist Too” b/w “I’d Like To Meet Your Parents” is ready for you through Dirty Water Records and through Bandcamp below.

SOME STUFFS: Karl Denson take the Tiny Universe on a winter tour

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Karl Denson will be hitting the road later this month and considering how cold the United States is as of late, it will be a good time to warm up to the jazziness of this amazing band. See where they’ll be and also show up to see everyone scheduled to perform.

January 20… Miami, FL (Jam Cruise 15)
January 25… Fort Lauderdale, FL (Revolution Live) *
January 26… Nevada City, CA (The Miners Foundry)
January 27… San Rafael, CA (Terrapin Crossroads) ^
January 28… Reno, NV (Crown Room @ Crystal Bay Club Casin)o #
January 29… Ashland, OR (Armory)
January 31… Bend, OR (Volcanic Theatre)
February 1… Arcata, CA (Arcata Theater) **
February 2… Eugene, OR (Hi-Fi Music Hall) **
February 3… Portland, OR (Aladdin Theater) **
February 4… Seattle, WA (Nectar Lounge) **
March 3 – Santa Barbara, CA (Soho Restaurant & Music Club)
March 4… Los Angeles, CA (Teragram Ballroom)

* = w/ The Motet
^ = w/
Phil Lesh
# = w/
** = w/ The Main Squeeze

John Book’s Best Music Videos Of 2016

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As promised or better late than never, here’s my list of what I feel are the best music videos of 2016. As with my albums list, I have not seen every single music video that came out this year, that would be impossible or at least I would not have time to do anything else. This list is a mixture of things I like/enjoy, along with a number of videos that surprised me in some fashion. As in previous years. what attracts me to these videos is the direction, the cinematography, the editing, and how it feels with the music. While humor isn’t a full factor, I do like it when an artist isn’t afraid to share their sense of humor, especially when it’s unexpected. Are videos becoming more exciting, or are albums becoming less powerful? Maybe on the former and I really hope not on the latter, I still want albums to be very strong but the means of promoting a song becomes stronger, even though we no longer consider MTV as a factor to get noticed. Here’s my list, a selection of 20 different music videos, a selection that is much more than Best Albums I came up with this year.

Brain Tentacles’ “Fruitcake”
Ciphurphace’s “Elbow Space”
Clipping. “Air ‘Em Out”
The Coathangers’ “Perfume”
The Evaporators’ “I Can Be Shaved”
Ill Poetic featuring Reggie B’s “Silhouette”
Kosha Dillz featuring MURS’ “We Are Different”
Jake Kost’s “Northwet”
The Lemons’ Ice Cream Shop
Lovely Bad Things’ “Teenage Grownups”
MoSS featuring Eternia’s “Day & Night”
Mother Feather’s “Mirror”
Open Mike Eagle & Paul White’s “Smiling (Quirky Race Doc)”
Phèdre’s “Zastroszy”
Risley’s “Time Was Slow”
Selector Dub Narcotic’s “Hotter Than Hott
Summer Cannibals’ “Say My Name”
Tanya Morgan’s “Stoops”
White Night’s “AI”
Rachael Yamagata’s “Over”

SOME STUFFS: The Coathangers plan out shows for early 2017

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2016 is slowly coming to a (perhaps fortunate) close bu The Coathangers are not allowing this old year to slow them down, for they already have a tour itinerary ready for the first quarter of 2017.

February 1… St. Augustine, FL (Planet Sarbez)
February 2… Gainesville, FL (High Dive)
February 3… Tampa, FL (New World Brewery)
February 4… Orlando, FL (Will’s Pub)
February 6… Tallahassee, FL (Club Downunder)
February 7… New Orleans, LA (Siberia
February 8… Houston, TX (Raven Tower)
February 9… Dallas, TX (Club Dada)
February 10… Austin, TX (Barracuda)
February 11… San Antonio, TX (The Korova)
February 14… Tucson, AZ (Club Congress)
February 15… Phoenix, AZ (Rebel Lounge)
February 16… Santa Ana, CA (Constellation Room)
February 17… Los Angeles, CA (Resident)
February 18… San Diego, CA (Casbah)
March 9… Visalia, CA (The Cellar Door)
March 10… San Francisco, CA (Brick & Mortar)
March 11… Oakland, CA (Starline Social Club)
March 12… Santa Rosa, CA (Arlene Francis Center)
March 13… Reno, NV (The Holland Project)
March 16… Eugene, OR (The Boreal)
March 17… Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios)
March 18… Vancouver, BC (Fortune Sound Club)
March 19… Seattle, WA (Chop Suey)
March 21… Spokane, WA (The Observatory)
March 23… Boise, ID (Treefort Music Fest)
March 24… Salt Lake City, UT (Diabolical Records)
March 25… Las Vegas, NV (The Bunkhouse Saloon)

The band continue on their tour in support of Nosebleed Weekend, which you may order below via

SOME STUFFS: Portland’s Matress to tour the east coast in December

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You may know him as Rex Marshall or you may know him under his nom de plume, Mattress. His “post-apocalyptic post-punk Vegas lounge” music will be going on tour, at least a small handful of dates and you’re able to prepare for it. Check the dates below.

The new album for this Portland artist is called Looking For My People< (Glacial Pace Recordings) and if you are one of his people, definitely show up and show support. Check out the new single from it called “Fuck The Future”.

December 9… Philadelphia, PA (Kung Fu Necktie)
December 10… Brooklyn, NY (Troost)
December 14… Providence, RI (Duck)
December 15… Montreal, QC (La Vitrola)
December 16… Petersborough, ON (The Spill)