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Make Up / “I Joined Rock and Roll Comintern”, “What a Tease!”

Here is an exciting blast from kpunk past, an article and two interviews conducted by Lois for the Make Up’s Save Yourself [KLP105], originally released in 1999 and currently back on vinyl! SAVE YOURSELF! Getting lost in the Gospedelic Underground By Lois Maffeo One of the great paradoxes of history is that the stuff that […]

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Make Up Super Pak!

In honor of the brand new reissue of the Make Up‘s seminal “gospedelia” record, Save Yourself [KLP105], K has assembled an all-encompassing Mail Order bundle, entitled the Make Up Super Pak! This Pak includes: one copy of Make Up – Save Yourself [KLP105] on vinyl one copy of Make Up – Sound Verite [KLP064] on […]

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Hornet Leg Tours Europe!

  Hornet Leg are traveling to Europe at the end of the summer into autumn. It’s going to be a blues soul rockin’ extravaganza.  You’ve heard their Ribbon of Fear [KLP209] album (recorded at Dub Narcotic Studio); they’ve since released two otehr albums, Still Life (Stankhouse) and Wrecking Ball (Hovercraft). Fudge, yeah. Here are the […]

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Mecca Normal NW Tour!

Next week Mecca Normal will spin around the NW for a tour of their fave haunts, ending with an appearance at the Anacortes Unknown Music Series. The tour dates are listed below. For more information visit their weblog. As excited as we are to have Mecca Normal play Olympia (with Spider & the Webs!), we’re […]


CD Safari: Positively 4th Avenue!

Olympia underground music scenes have been going strong for decades, now healthier than ever with labels like Perennial, Brown Interior Music, Sultan Serves, Antiquated Future, Rumbletowne and many more producing fab new sounds on every block. The K Mail Order Dept. has gathered together this CD Safari: Positively 4th Avenue featuring ten compact discs from […]

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Session Notes: In the Studio with Fast Heart Mart

Fast Heart Mart tore into Olympia on June 26th, 2014 around noon after an all night drive from Eugene, Oregon. They had a show that night at the Guest House. But did they stop to rest and recuperate? Of course not, who needs sleep when you could be recording at Dub Narcotic? With only a […]

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Helsing Junction Sleepover – Alexander’s Real Time Band, Camp Wisdom

As we’re getting excited about the upcoming Helsing Junction Sleepover (August 15-17, get ready, get set, to go!! – three days of music, films, dancing, food, swimming, camping, all that) we’re profiling some of the bands that are playing here on the K weblog.  This week we highlight Alexander’s Real Time Band and Camp Widsom. […]

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Dub Narcotic Studio Shirts!

Show your love for everything Dub Narcotic with this New shirt! Screen printed in house by Calvin & Jill. 100% cotton, made-in-the-U.S.A., blue on white. Check them out in the K Mail Order Dept.!  

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2014 Olympia Experimental Music Festival Photogs!

The Olympia Experimental Music Festival began Friday night at Northern with everyone’s favorite accordion player, Big Tom the Lithuanian. Yeah! He was immediately followed by former Olympia resident J.D. Helwig who lay out the tools of his trade on a prayer rug and commenced to chime in on a celestial wavelength, improvising freely but not […]

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Solletico “Trovadores”

The Madrid, Spain combo Solletico work their musical magic with “Trovadores” and create a mini spaghetti epic to accompany it. Listen to more music by Solletico HERE.  

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