April 20, 2008

Friday Night Funhouse

Filed under: music,photography,rock,seattle — sparkrobot @ 4:35 pm

friday night funhouse

New live rock galleries up: The Coloffs, The Paper Dolls and The Zip Guns from Friday night at The Funhouse, Seattle.

April 15, 2008

The Power and Responsibility of our Nation’s Broadcasters

Filed under: Fuck You Clear Channel,music,rock — sparkrobot @ 4:21 pm

Tim Robbins’ Keynote Speech at the National Association of Broadcasters’ Convention Monday evening. This is just one of many gems.

In the ’70s, radio took a serious nosedive when Edwin Armstrong invented FM to eliminate the static and noise associated with AM and unwittingly provided a home for easy listening jazz rock, overly dramatic disco songs and 20 minute psychedelic sitar jams.

April 12, 2008

Ms. Led at King Cobra

Filed under: music,photography,rock,seattle — sparkrobot @ 6:55 pm

Ms. Led live at King Cobra, Seattle

There are more photos over here.

April 11, 2008

The Breeders – Mountain Battles

Filed under: music,rock — sparkrobot @ 8:06 pm

The Breeders - Mountain Battles I picked up The Breeders‘ new record Mountain Battles over the weekend. My favorite song so far is “It’s The Love” on side B. A bonus: there’s a Vaughn Oliver designed booklet on the inside. The printing is stunning.

Also just got a documentary on Beulah from the Netflix, A Good Band is Easy to Kill.

A good weekend? Maybe. But then again, I have to file my fucking tax return. So, maybe not.

Vaughn Oliver booklet Vaughn Oliver booklet detail

Last week on Last.fm

Filed under: music — sparkrobot @ 7:40 pm

I guess this is what I’ve been listening to. The reason I guess is, this doesn’t include what happens in the car and it’s hard to audioscrobble vinyl. For what it’s worth:

1 Play American Music Club 26
2 Play Blue Skies For Black Hearts 23
3 Play The Apples in Stereo 19
4 Play The American Analog Set 13
4 Play The Young Fresh Fellows 13
4 Play Superdrag 13
7 Play Alex Chilton 12
7   Beirut 12
9 Play Islands 11
10 Play Willie Nelson 10

So… Internets, what are you listening to? I’m all ears.

April 10, 2008

Peter Parker & Dept of Energy

Filed under: music,photography,rock,seattle — sparkrobot @ 1:15 am

Peter Parker, live at The Comet TavernI ventured out last Friday to catch a couple of bands. Peter Parker and Dept of Energy played live at The Comet Tavern. The Comet is a cool venue to see shows. The bands play live on the floor, but it’s dark as shit in there, making photography difficult. The Globes opened the show, but I didn’t have the Nikon tuned in to get any shots of them. I posted some photos of Peter Parker and Dept of Energy from the show to the Live Rock Photos gallery. Enjoy. Or not. I’ve also posted them to Flickr.