In the mid-80s the underground scene in Olympia and Tacoma, WA was vibrant and wild. The Tropicana (Olympia) and Community World Theater (Tacoma) were the centers of the action; artists Girl Trouble, Young Pioneers, Melvins, Beat Happening, Wimps, U-Men, rocked it hardcore. None of them though were as HARD CORE as Tacoma’s Noxious Fumes who […]
*|MC:SUBJECT|* K NEWS: TransFX album release & playlist, K Watch Caps, Halloween buttons, NUTS! TRANS FX - INTO THE BLU Into the Blu [KLP259/PRNL025] by TRANS FX is out this Friday (October 16, 2015)! In honor of the LP’s debut, band member C. McDonnell curates a playlist you can listen to HERE on K’s Spotify page. NEW! K WATCH CAPS Our 100% wool K Watch Caps are […]
Calvin has just begun his jaunt across Europe, making stops in Sweden and Poland thus far. We just received transmission over the wire of these beautiful photogs (credit goes to Erik Johan Egenes!) of Calvin entertaining the onlookers with and without guitar. Wanna catch this show fer yerself? A complete list of his Euro dates […]
K NEWS: New Race Car Kitty Shirt, Halo Benders Bundle, K Essentials Playlist, Bikini Kill LP RACE CAR KITTY SHIRT Another one of Calvin Johnson‘s cats crashes onto a brand new, 100% cotton t-shirt! Pre-order now. HALO BENDERS BUNDLE Enjoying your new Halo Benders T-Shirt? How about stocking up on some CDs to go with it? With this […]
Wowza, what an honor! The Neo Boys are one of small handful of musicians and bands being inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame for the year of 2015! They are one in a brief list of fellow 2015 inductees that includes Heatmiser, the band that marked the first big success for Elliott Smith before he went solo. This is certainly a […]
The 33 1/3 Book series, which examine contemporary musical history one album at a time, has seen fit to devote a volume to the debut Beat Happening album Beat Happening [KLP001]. Written by Pop Press International editor Bryan Parker, Beat Happening 33 1/3 looks at the album, the band and the ’80s Olympia scene from which […]
“Extra Bad” is the title song from the Generifus album Extra Bad (Sultan Serves Records), which is available now on cassette from the K Mail Order Dept.
Tonight the sustainable advocacy group Sightline Institute will host a forum in Olympia with local leaders to discuss the coal and oil industries’ plans to build new dirty energy transport facilities in Washington. It will cover Washington’s and Thurston County’s roles in holding firm the Thin Green Line against international fossil fuel trade; explain the […]
The new Howardian EP A Goddess in Yer way is available now through WTFTW . Howardian is the long-time band organized by Ian Vanek (Japanther) that keeps on doin’ it, baby. Above you can stream “Sunshine”. Give it a spin.