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  Above: Lynne Hughes and Barefoot John play The Null Set, Olympia, WA, Sept. 1964 The Null Set! "I remember hanging there, going there just to go. It was so cool. There was nothing like it here in town." Thus is The Null Set remembered by long-time Olympia resident Wanda Hedrick. Wanda and her husband Worth were friends with the owners of Olympia's first coffee house, and also participated in the regular art shows hosted there. Worth is one of many local artists featured at Sunday afternoon art exhibitions. Bringing art to Olympia was one focus of The Null Set;...

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  Above: a poster for The Halo Benders, Love as Laughter and Mocket at the Capitol Theater, downtown Olympia, 1996. The time had come to re-evaluate The Halo Benders and their entire catalogue. All three albums have been remastered and are available now in that form from all the usual digital plats, including Bandcamp. Meanwhile we have been pressing them up on long-playing phonograph records. Last month one could obtain The Rebels not in [KLP081] as such a long-playing phonograph record. Now we have Don't Tell Me Now [KLP046] available, too (also as a cassette tape). The above photog, taken...

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Upon returning from a brief promotional jaunt to Calif. last month, The Moving Pictures are taking a steady moment.

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Boot Party, the debut album from Dub Narcotic Sound System is avail once again.

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  This Friday (August 27) is the official release date of the new album Fake Books [KLP278] by Olymp combo The Moving Pictures. In the record business we refer to August 27 as the "street date", which is the day the LP will be available in record stores, though Fake Books has been available as a digital album (from all the usual suspects) throughout the summer. that's show biz. Fake Books is a co-release between and Perennial, a local label operated by Hayes of The Moving Pictures (pictured, above). Perennial is responsible for scads of groovy recs from the last...

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