Friday, February 27, 2009

CAT OF THE DAY

he kind of looks like a cross between kimmswick and my neighbor's cat!

2/3 music consumers by cds ONLY



here's an interesting article you won't see on most music websites...
http://www.appscout.com/2009/02/twothirds_of_music_consumers_a.php
i guess all the bloggers trying trick you into thinking everybody has 3 ipods and 2 computers are wrong!

New Panther MP3 from Euro 12"



Panther is leaving on a huge European tour next week. We have an mp3 up from The Birds 12" EP out on Altin Village. The song is called "Like A Bridge On Fire" Listen here!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

chocolate records!


such a great idea! i know of more than a few records that i would rather eat than listen to! wonder if they come with those mp3 downloads that the kids are so nuts about these days...

Rachael Ray and The Thermals

this song is stuck in my head

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thermals SXSW flierssss


Somehow this song seems more appropriate than ever.



it's always been kind of a perfect song. I mean that's adulthood right? finding a job and a girl. but yeah obama's speech made me think of it last night and it's been stuck in my head ever since.

this is good stuff


cool music and cool video

Friday, February 20, 2009

DOG OF THE DAY POLL


the results are in! for the first time ever jackson didn't win! what the fuck?

2nd place:

JACKSON! (picture taken from charlie's blog)

3-5th place


6th-31st place

Panther's new Russian buddies.

I swear I spoke no ill of The Party!

Submit with honor, and you will earn a proper burial among your fathers


If you love LOLCATS as much as me, check out this new site that takes the Russian equivalent and translates the captions to English, ROLCATS

These consumables are contraband, comrade - your passage to the gulag is paid for in L’eggs Body Beautiful Smoothers Shaping Hosiery!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

portland's sit/lie ordinance declared unconstitutional

this is the best news i've heard in WEEKS!!!!

more info here

Monday, February 16, 2009

this is kind of blowing my mind right now...

happy presidents day

couldn't find this on youtube so an imeem stream will have to do...

Mediocre Presidents -

Friday, February 13, 2009

FEBRUARY 14


a day early, but don't worry... im going to post all the friday the 13th movies tomorrow to make up for it!
bk/hb split lp here


speaking of GOING TO THE CATS

I guess I am the KRS blog grim reaper



RIP Estelle

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Kill Rock Stars is going to the cats!

COMET GAIN COME TO THE EAST COAST

i'm JEALOUS
http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2009/02/comet_gain_play.html#more

the newest addition to the krs office


a few boxes of these promos... but don't get any bright ideas.

marnie stern on pitchfork.tv's daytripper


and don't forget to check out marnie in krs mailorder

new bloods doubles



i guess this is part 2 in my posts about albums that i think are sadly underrated... we have this on cd, lp, and cassette at my house! i think i like the tape version the most, we were rocking out to it in the car on the way to the grocery store this weekend and it sounded perfect. this is truly one of those albums that seems to get better with every listen... i like how the violin has a sort of velvet underground bootleg style quality to it...
anyhow we seem to have all 3 formats in stock in mailorder still. i suggest buying the vinyl and the cassette!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

excepter alternation epk

this still cracks me the fuck up, two and a half years later...

stay tuned- i'm going to be posting more about the krs and 5rc albums and 7"s that i think are under appreciated in the near future... check this out in the mailorder dept

CUPID CAR CLUB


MP SKULKERS!!!!


also... GRAPE JUICE PLUS


the sound kind of sucks on the 2nd video, but what you gonna do?

NOW WE CAN PREORDER

nothing but business

DJ Magic Beans 2-night at Music Industry Wednesday




So this place, East, is having a music industry dj theme every wednesday this month. This Wednesday is yours truly, DJ Magic Beans. I will be spinning records from 9pm until late and I hear there are cheap drinks: $1 16 oz PBR and drink specials from 42 Below Vodka.

It's at 322 NW Everett.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

yo dudes and dudettes, i'm playing records at tiga tonight




see you there

Monday, February 9, 2009

normally i don't disagree w/ lol cats, but i think that anakin skywalker STOPPED being a douche when he became darth vader.

Panther is going to Europe, finally!

PANTHER TOURING EUROPE - FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!
Charlie and Joe of Panther have had some bad luck with European tours but finally we are ecstatic to confirm that this one is 100% happening and they are even going to Russia!!!!!!!

March 2009
4 - Koln, Germany @ King Georg
5 - Offenbach, Germany @ Hafen 2
6 - Metz, France @ L'Emile Vache
7 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
8 - Bruxelles, Belgium @ La Filature
9 - Dijon, France @ Deep Inside
10 - Grenoble, France @ EVE
11 - Paris, France @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire + 10lec6
12 - Nantes, France @ Spoutnik Bar
13 - Bordeaux, France @ Heretic
14 - Nancy, France @ L'Autre Canal
15 - TBA, Switzerland @ TBA
17 - Dudingen, Switzerland @ Bad Bonn
19 - Pescara, Italy @ Mono
20 - Roma, Italy @ Traffic
21 - Genova, Italy @ Burrida
23 - Wien, Austria @ Arena
24 - Geneve, Switzerland @ L'Usine
25 - Luzern, Switzerland @ Treibhaus
26 - Muenchen, Germany @ Sunny Red
27 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Klub 007
28 - Berlin, Germany @ West Germany
29 - Dresden, Germany @ AZ Conni
30 - Wuerzburg, Germany @ Cairo
31 - Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
April 2009
2 - Moscow, Russia @ TBA
3 - Moscow, Russia @ Aktoviy
4 - St Petersburg, Russia @ Sochi

So if you're on the other side of the pond you'll get your chance to see what makes Panther one of the most exciting live acts around!!

Oh and there will also be a six song 12" released in Germany on Altin Village Records - all new tracks!!!!

Before they head out they will be playing a few warm up all ages shows in Portland:

February 2009
20 - Portland, OR @ Backspace - all ages
28 - Portland, OR @ Hush - w/ Explode Into Colors

Driving on Salvia

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Free Shipping Weekend for Valentine's Day



Happening now: all domestic orders come with FREE SHIPPING until Sunday night/Monday morning at midnight.

This offer does not extend to our International Customers, sorry about that.

To start shopping, go here:

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/

To see what’s on sale, go here:

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/sale


To check out our distro, go here:

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/distro

For a complete list of everything we sell on vinyl, go here:

http://www.buyolympia.com/killrockstars/vinyl

Orders made over the weekend will start shipping Tuesday 2/10.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

best squirrel footage ever?

for some reason my neighbor and i were looking up squirrels on youtube and this came up.

i was telling james (our new production person) that this should be the first thing he watches once he's done setting up the new computer, but then there was work to do. oh well, better late than never.

Thermals NW Record Release Shows Announced!

I know where I will be April 9, 10, and 11!



April 2009
9 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom - w/ Parenthetical Girls, Explode Into Colors
10 - Salem, OR @ Grand Theater - Cherry City Music Fest w/ Panther, Explode Into Colors
11 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's - w/ Panther

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

bitch on tour, doing her thing...

Monday, February 2, 2009

Big ups to Portia!

KRS President Portia Sabin has been elected to represent the american independent labels at the world level!

From Music Week (http://www.musicweek.com/story.asp?sectioncode=1&storycode=1036773&c=1)

10:57 | Wednesday January 28, 2009
Alison Wenham has been appointed chairman of the Worldwide Independent Network.

Wenham, who is also chairman and CEO of AIM, had previously held the title of president at the organisation, which will now reserve this position for a possible future appointment.

The widening and geographical focus of WIN has also been recognised with the appointment of four vice chairmen: David Vodicka, chairman of Australian Independent Records (AIR); Mark Chung, chairman of German independents trade body VUT; Portia Sabin, representing the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM); and Duncan McKie, president and CEO Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA).

WIN is likely to increase the number of territories involved in the newly launched Independents Day promotional event this year.