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K News: October 8, 2015

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 […]


Neo Boys Inducted Into Oregon Music Hall of Fame!

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 […]

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Beat Happening Northwest 33 1/3 Book Events!

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 […]

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Generifus “Extra Bad”

“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.  

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Olymia and the Thin Green Line!

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 […]

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Howardian, A Goddess in Yer way EP

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.    

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The K booth at Burning Man, blowing up!

The K booth at Burning Man 2015 is our most ambitious and successful yet! the above photog portrays Calvin Johnson taking his turn in the K dunk tank, a fund raiser for crippled and burned children. Standing by are Ashley Eriksson, Jamie Barrier (Pine Hill Haints) and Jeremy Jay (pictured) to lend a hand. Mirah […]

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Trans FX play Olympia this weekend!

An Olympia treat! Trans FX, about to release their new album Into the Blu [KLP259], will play an all ages show Friday evening at Obsidian, 414 4th Ave. E, Downtown Olympia.  Also playing are LAKES from Australia (not to be confused with the Olympia combo LAKE) and Montaña de Oro (from Olympia!). The show starts at […]

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LAKE Tenth Anniversary Installation!

LAKE are happening, ten years deep. Can you believe these folks have been rockin’ the gentle side of your harsh toke for an entire decade? They will play all of their many albums live (including K classics Oh, The Places We’ll Go [KLP196], Let’s Build a Roof [KLP213] and The World Is Real [KLP246]) at […]

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Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa live in Brussels, Belgium

A live extract from an Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa performance at Théâtre de la Vie, Brussels, Belgium for the Okraïna Records Night, during “Fête de la Musique” day! Malaïkat Dan Singa, conducted by Arrington de Dionyso, is composed for this event of Tseg (Thomas Giry) on drums, Valentin Portron on electric bass guitar […]

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