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Tilson Is a Man Who Rocks!

Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Last week Emily Nokes and Bree McKenna profiled “Men Who Rock II” in The Stranger (a Seattle, WA weekly newspaper). Included are several fine, upstanding young fellows (including Kenneth Piekarski of Off Tempo and Slashed Tires!). Of particular interest to the discerning K-o-phile is the inclusion of Tilson, NW hip hop enigma (you must scroll […]


George Romansic at the Drums!

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

In 1980 Seattle took four giant steps toward a cultural revolution; the reverberation from those stomps are still being felt. The Beakers (in above photog: Franke Sundsten, Mark Smith, George Romansic, Jim Anderson) lived their brief frantic life that year, one of the many underground Seattle combos in which George Romansic was behind the drums. […]


Mikey Fitz of Depression Jam

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Our Mikey Dees, of long-time Olympia and K combo Fitz of Depression, is currently waiting for trial in an Hawaiian jail. His friends and family started a defense fund through Indiegogo to raise enough funds ($5000.00) to pay his bail. More information can be found HERE. Folks interested in helping Mikey can purchase either (or […]


Silas Blak at Dub Narcotic Studio

Monday, January 12th, 2015

The suave fellow in the photog above is Silas Blak who along with Jace comprises Silent Lambs Project, the sole artist to appear on both NW hip hop compilations released by K, the embryonic Classic Elements [KLP079] (1998) and  All Your Friend’s Friends [KLP255] (released last autumn). Blak visited Olympia today with the staff of […]


Iame, Peace on Earth

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The All Your Friend’s Friends [KLP255] compilation was produced by the Olympia-centric Thee XNTRX featuring hip hop artists from across the region: Spokane, Tacoma, Seattle, Olympia, Washington and reaching down to Portland, Oregon. Iame (pictured below in all of his holiday splendor) is a Portland MC who appears on two All Your Friend’s Friends songs, […]



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