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Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Beat Happening Northwest 33 1/3 Book Events!

Monday, September 21st, 2015

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,┬áBeat Happening 33 1/3 looks at the album, the band and the ’80s Olympia scene from which […]

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 […]

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