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Chris Coyle

The Oblivians (Eric Oblivians (L), Greg Oblivian (M) and Jack Oblivian (R)) Photo credit: Jamie Harmon

Oblivians Take New Record To The Road, Make Rare Seattle Stop

Soulful, lo-fi garage icons The Oblivians ended their long-standing recording hiatus earlier this year — and the result is Desperation, the group’s first full-length album since 1997′s …Play 9 Songs with Mr. Quintron.

CBS Seattle–07/09/2013

Matt Mernagh  (photo courtesy Green Candy Press)

Marijuana Activist Matt Mernagh Guides You Through Strains In New Book

Longtime Canadian marijuana activist Matt Mernagh has a brand new book out that may come in handy for residents in Washington who plan to dabble with the recently-legalized substance.

CBS Seattle–06/26/2013

Boots Riley of the hip-hop outfit The Coup (photo courtesy Anti Records)

The Coup’s Boots Riley Talks Funk, Domestic Espionage

The spirited frontman of the hip-hop ensemble The Coup talks to CBS Seattle ahead of the band’s June 14 show at the Crocodile.

CBS Seattle–06/10/2013

'The Ramones' (Sire Records, 1976)

The Ramones’ Debut Album 37 Years Later

On April 23 in 1976, the music industry was sucker-punched by a grimy-looking pack of misfits from Queens, New York. Punk rock pioneers the Ramones released their debut, self-titled album.

CBS Seattle–04/24/2013

Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips in 2010. The Flaming Lips will headline the Capitol Hill Block Party on Sunday, July 28th (Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Capitol Hill Block Party Schedule Revealed

The Capitol Hill Block Party schedule has been released; The Flaming Lips headline the final day (Sunday, July 28th).

CBS Seattle–04/16/2013

Cheater Slicks (Tom Shannon (left), Dana Hatch (middle) and Dave Shannon (right))

Cheater Slicks Ride Westward After 13 Years

Tom Shannon of the legendary garage-punk outfit Cheater Slicks talks with CBS Seattle about the band’s return to the west coast to play the 2013 Portland Bender.

CBS Seattle–04/08/2013

(from Sub Pop Facebook page)

Happy Birthday, Sub Pop!

Twenty-five years ago today, Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman turned a reoccurring fanzine and mix tape collection into an underground, Pacific Northwest record label. After a quarter century of spikes, booms, financial plunges, cooky artwork, and music from all over the globe, Seattle’s independent record label Sub Pop is a household name among record collectors and bands across the planet.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2013

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A ‘Suicide’ Watch Worth Watching: The SGs In Seattle

On Saturday, Wallingford’s Comics Dungeon is being graced with an amatory display of “dark” beauty as members of the world-famous Suicide Girls will be signing copies of their new book, Hard Girls, Soft Light.

KJAQ-FM–03/25/2013

The Troggs' 1966 single "Wild Thing" (image courtesy Fontana Records)

Troggs Singer Reg Presley Dies Of Cancer At 71

Reg Presley, whose raunchy, suggestive voice powers this paean to teenage lust, died Monday after a year-long struggle with lung cancer that had forced him and the band into reluctant retirement, his agent Keith Altham announced on Facebook late Monday night. He was 71.

CBS Seattle–02/05/2013

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