Saturday, August 30, 2008

DJ Magic Bean weekend

Tonight I will be dj'ing at Valentine's all night and it's free!

Tomorrow I will be dj'ing at Dunes with Make Me! from Oakland, CA and Doom Town Super Sect. $5.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


oh man, i think occasional detroit are my favorite live band of all time... hopefully i get to see them do their thing again one day...

"i'm sick and tired of living in the usa"

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008


i wonder if the pizza is good, though... hopefully.


It's been raining off and on for the past week, making me feel like summer is gonna be all too brief this year. This leads me to thinking about the impending hibernation stage of living in the NW (ie the late fall + winter) and what i will do with all that indoor time. I have started up my collection of books to be read when the rains really come and in that stack is Adam Gnade's new book Hymn California. It was published by Dutchmoney (who also designed our nifty little web site). It's really beautiful and you can listen to little snippets from it here

Oh wow

Here's another video by Jennifer Clavin for Wild Bore:

amps for christ

what a band... i love this stuff

Jennifer Clavin directs too!

Jennifer Clavin (of Mika Miko) directed the new No Age video for Goat Hurt


Sunday, August 24, 2008

fear of the day

my current fear is that mccain will pick joe liberman to be his running mate.

fingers crossed... i'm a little worried about this election...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

portia and slim playing a set on my porch last saturday

i guess my upstairs neighbor kevin heard the lady across the street complaining about the bbq jams. i wonder if she knows that we see her watching her huge tv all day in front of the window that is by our porch. nice big screen tv!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

food regrets for 8/21/08

i should not have got the pico de galo chips at the alberta st food coop. too much powder on those things... when will i learn to just have regular chips w/ real pico?

Tobi's Library Tunes

this week's library cd's in heavy rotation at the krs oly office

Good Morning!



Wednesday, August 20, 2008

muxtape is down

this is fucked up. how am i supposed to make kimmswick's klassicks now? everybody knows this little dude is number one? !also, i had 5 songs picked out already...

p.s. kimmswick rules
p.p.s. i will make kimmswick's klassicks if you mail me a 90 minute cassette. this little dude is going to BLOW UP

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Planet The reunion?

Make it happen buddy guys...

Hot Snakes!

I loved this band so much. so much. Years ago, back when I was in Bangs, our booking agent Chad Q called us up and asked if we would open for John Reis' new band in SF and LA. Well we were also big RFTC fans so we jumped at the chance. I walked into the Bottom of the Hill just as they started sound checking and loved it.

The best part is they treated us so well and we had so much fun playing with them. They took us out for sushi the following night in LA (where I first had edamame + tako salad) and got us shots at the end of the night after the show. That is what I miss most about tour. Playing with rad bands that you haven't seen before and they end up being really nice people. There is a special sort of camaraderie that happens when bands are touring together. It can feel like it's you guys against the world or something. It's a strange sort of feeling.

Okay now I am totally nostalgic for touring. Argh...

Jeff Hanson + Thao out today!

It's here! Jeff Hanson's third album, Madam Owl, is in stores today and available through our very own mail order. Get your copy now.

Listen to a free mp3 of "If Only I Knew" here. It was featured on NPR's All Songs Considered yesterday.

Also Jeff's web site was totally redesigned. Take a look, it's fancy!

August 2008
23 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club - Madam Owl release show!!!
September 2008
15 - Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey - w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly)
16 - Portland, OR @ Towne Lounge - w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly)
17 - Davis, CA @ The Old Firehouse - w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly)
18 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly), Natalie Portman's Shaved Head
24 - Denver, CO @ Hi Dive - w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly)
26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux - w/ Krist Krueger (of Southerly)

Also out today is the vinyl version of Thao's breakthrough record We Brave Bee Stings and All.

As we mentioned yesterday she will continue her amazing touring streak throughout the fall!

Listen to Bag of Hammers.

Punkss, Caldonias, Explode Into Colors Live in PDX

i think this show is happening tonight but maybe it happened last night?

Explode Into Colors


yo, so punkss are playing tonight in portland, but since chavez is in seattle we're actually playing as I CAN'T FEEL MY FACE.
it's like a cross between the punkss and lil wayne.
ps it is at valentines
pps we are playing w/ explodeintocolors who are hands down one of the best bands in portland. i guess that means different things to different people, since a lot of people think every band here is good... i wouldn't exactly agree, but i will say that this is a REAL COMPLIMENT and i MEAN IT.

Grandmas are the best!

Video for Cruising off of Erase Errata's Nightlife album. Directed by Kate Hall (you might have seen her playing drums in Mika Miko) and starring her very own grandma. I love the bathing suit and guitar plus she's totally playing and she does that awesome G chord with the thumb over the top:

Monday, August 18, 2008

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

I heart Joe Strummer

bring back slumber party

naomi is hot!


so the KRS office has this janky slushee machine. BP baggins and lady irie and i went to the booze store with money from p-dog to get some stuff for margaritas. the results were less than slushee, but it's still pretty cool. jackson hates tequila and maggie says it tastes like puke. i'm still cool though. vacation!

batman visits the krs portland office


the punks! oh shit! margarita friday!

we are hanging out with jackson and maggie and portia and slim and ingrid and the punks are drinking margaritas and it is the shit!!!! and the punks are playing shows starting tomorrow! i can't handle it! west coast!! ahhhhhh!!!

Margarita Friday!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008



PUNKSS (first show in 1 and a half years!)



my neighbor and friend kevin doing some neil young covers, maybe some other stufff

5245 ne rodney
bring some cash for bands if you can and some food for the grill

Back from SF!

So bummed I missed Ingrid's b-day: bowling and karaoke!! I just got back from a whirlwind trip to SF to hang out with Deerhoof and the awesome Bruno Ybarra (our iTunes dude). Sadly though somehow I got the first sunburn I have had in years! Who knew that the cold SF sun would be so brutal. Basically 1/2 of my body looks like this:

p.s. yes greg, that is my last complaint!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

KRS Bowling Party...

Last night a bunhc of us went bowling in celebration on my birthday....I have to say, I never knew what great bowlers Slim and Portia were, and I finally found my groove in the 3rd game, and broke 100. Ben won the only game he played, but Josh helped him out a little when Ben had to leave early. Here are some pics...Slim , after yet another strike, Portia and Ben, and the score boards .

xiu xiu question of the tour!!!!!!!!! 2008 summer usa

the question of the week is gone!
the tables have inverted now it is time for
directions are
instead of me asking you questions please,
if you see us at a show,
in a self addressed stamped envelope
written on a piece of paper
with room for a reply,
ask me or anyone in xiu xiu a question
and we will
poste haste
post an answer
back to you in the provided envelope.
the question can be about anything:
food, advice,music, xiu xiu ,personal questions,
philosophy, cats...
we will do our bestto satisfy your quest.

i wonder what ever happened to this dog dude.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

hey ingrid

Lady Irie's Birthday

somedays you just gotta too your own horn...this one goes out to my twin sister.....

new marnie stern mp3 up at pitchfork today...

for the song TRANSFORMER from her upcoming album This Is It and I Am It and You Are It and So Is That and He Is It and She Is It and It Is It and That Is That.
this album is pretty amazing, you're going to be so stoked when it comes out, trust me.

Monday, August 11, 2008

finding shows you have been to on youtube is always weird, but it's kind of cool too...
like this video of hella playing at the java flow in olympia in 2003... whatever happened to that place anyways? is it still open?

Panther @ Cake Shop this Saturday also live Daytrotter video

r.i.p. little dude


check out this blog post on :
Washington DC's Meltdown

Thursday, August 7, 2008

bands it is not acceptable to like

i'll start the list with some obvious stuff, you can add more in the comments

1. smashing pumpkins
2. sublime
3. alice in chains

i'm just feeling negative today. too many people seem to think you have to like everything these days and are trying to be myspace friends... fuck that. one day i want to make a website where people confirm that they don't like each other. it seems like then you wouldn't have these awkward moments where you have to say hi to people that you've known for 10 years even though you aren't friends...

xiu xiu dates. "hi, you look like a kissable frog and a like a thick fog. please come on a date with me!"

08-14 - Los Angeles, CA - Echoplex
08-15 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
08-16 - Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture
08-18- Albuquerque, NM - Launchpad
08-19 - Lubbock, TX - Tequila Jungle
08-20 - Austin, TX - Mohawk
08-21 - Houston, TX - Orange Show
08-22 - Birmingham, AL - Bottle Tree Cafe
08-23 - Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
08-24 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone
08-25 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
08-26 - Providence, RI - Living Room
08-27 - Boston, MA - Paradise
08-28 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
08-29 - Pittsburgh, PA - Garfield Artworks
08-30 - Columbus, MO - Milo
09-01 - Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
09-02 - Pontiac, MI - Crofoot
09-03 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
09-04 - Dekalb, IL - House Cafe
09-05 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
09-06 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
09-07 - Fargo, ND - Aquarium
09-10 - Seattle, WA - Chopsuey
09-11 - Portland, OR - Backspace
09-13 - San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill

Monday, August 4, 2008

The Magic Beans schedule for August

So my foray into serious djing has so far been successful. I still think it's the most fun thing on earth and have made a little bit of money which I have invested completely in new records. YAY!

If you are in the Portland area come out and dance with me:

August 5th

August 16

August 21

++Also Charlie from Panther (aka DJ Rat Creeps) will be spinning this Thursday the 7th at Tiga. It's Kathy from the Thermals art opening++

Friday, August 1, 2008

does selling out exist anymore?

it seems like most people seem to think the answer is "NO!"
i kind of disagree... i mean, it doesn't exist if you don't stand for something in the first place, but if you do, yeah, right?
it seems like before baby bush was president people would be freaking out about nike sponsoring the boredom's 88 drummer event, but now it seems like that kind of stuff doesn't even get mentioned. i mean, it's cool that they are having a bunch of my favorite drummers drum with one of the bands that completely changed the way i listen to music and think about art (boredoms when my bro played me their song on a krs comp when i was in 5th grade), but still- shouldn't they spend that money on paying those kids making the shoes in a sweat shop a living wage?
i'm not saying all my homies drumming in this event are bad, or anything, shit- one of my best friends of all time and bandmate marianne of the punks drummed in it last year and i would drum with the boredoms in an instant, but still... seems weird that nobody seems to think twice about corporate sponsorship in what seems like it should be a diy event...
sorry if this isn't well written/thought out, i'm drinking a microbrews on the porch with my neighbors!

anyhow, what do you think? does diy exist still? what about the idea of selling out? let's start a dialog, please! i love to have this type of conversation but nobody seems to want to have it with me anymore. maybe i should go back in time to the 90's or something?

KRS/5RC thoroughly represented

LA: Zach Hill, Dave Nuss, Christopher Powell, Joe Plummer, Sara Lund, Kate Hall, Vice Cooler, Brendan Fowler, Jessica Espeleta, Brian Girgus, Bianca Sparta

NYC: Nathan Corbin and Keith Connolly