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David Bowie, musical messiah

January 13th, 2016 | by Troy Kehm-Goins

“Heaven’s in here / among the twilight and stars / you’ll dance to my tongue / well dance on the

Kye Alfred Hillig’s Real Snow

April 10th, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Kye Alfred Hillig's third record, Real Snow, came out this week. All twelve tracks showcase his talent for evocative poetry, but it is not a record one would expect him to make

Wheelies: Northern Shapes

April 3rd, 2014 | by Daniel Rahe

Today, Tacoma's Wheelies released a video for their new song “Northern Shapes,” just ahead of a forthcoming debut record with Swoon Records

UGLYFRANK In the Eye of the Beholder

December 7th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

“Don’t fuck me over, Dan Rahe.” Those were the last words UGLYFRANK said to me after our interview, and they have stuck with me. I’ve spent the 5 weeks since that night contemplating how to write the best possible article about him

Rockwell Powers Makes No Small Plans on “BUILD”

October 12th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

Rockwell Powers is putting out an ambitious full-length album today (October 12), his first in far too long. Powers collaborated with the keen-eared D.J. Phinisey to make “BUILD,” and brought in a van-load of his Tacoma friends to supply guest vocals. The result is a hip hop album that sounds big, but still grounded in the City of Destiny. The album release show is also tonight, at Grit City Grindhouse, and will feature Ra Scion, The Breaklites, and Mr. Melanin.

Gray Vibes – Khris P Talks About ILLFIGHTYOU

September 20th, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

Post Defiance interviewed Khris P, one of the three MCs in ILLFIGHTYOU, and their producer. By now, ILLFIGHTYOU should require no introduction in this city. They have the distinction of being one of the few Tacoma musical groups to recently gain any significant national following, and they actually made it look easy.

Falling for Swoon Records and Trevor Dickson

June 21st, 2013 | by Daniel Rahe

If you’re in Tacoma and looking for a summer soundtrack of rock music made locally, humanely, and free of harmful or intimidatingly exclusive additives, you will be thrilled to hear about Swoon Records. To that thrill, add the delight of learning that Trevor Dickson, a Swoon artist, will be releasing a record on Friday (June 21)

Apartment Lights switching on

May 31st, 2012 | by Daniel Rahe

Music lovers in Tacoma and beyond are familiar with Grace Sullivan. As a founding member of the very popular Goldfinch, she co-wrote and performed songs of barren sincerity mined from the dark vein between sacrament and sense. Last year, fans noticed changes in the band, including Grace’s absence. But by no means had she stopped writing music

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