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Throwaway Style: Knife Knights Uncovers a New World (With a Little Help From Their Friends) on 1 Time Mirage

The debut collaborative full-length of the duo of Ishmael Butler and Erik Blood is an imaginative musical journey featuring some of the brightest musical minds in Seattle.


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Throwaway Style: Alien Boy Dwells in the Purgatory of a Broken Relationship on Sleeping Lessons

On their debut full-length, the Portland quartet matches powerful guitars and drums with equally powerful feelings.


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Throwaway Style: On Civic Pride and the Sonics Performing in Tacoma

This past Sunday evening, the legendary Tacoma band The Sonics played their first hometown show in six years. Martin Douglas explores their influence from the perspective of his twenty years as a Tacoma resident.


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Throwaway Style: Whitney Ballen Explores Deep Emotional Wreckage on You're a Shooting Star, I'm a Sinking Ship

The Issaquah-based singer/songwriter's debut full-length is an arresting chronicle of when love goes wrong and exploring all the broken pieces left in the harsh realm of a breakup.


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Throwaway Style: The Grainy Rush of Table Sugar

A playful sense of experimentation is on thrilling display in the Olympia quartet's distinct brand of art-punk. Martin Douglas explores their pair of quick full-length releases.


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Throwaway Style: Five Essential Hardly Art-Released Singles

After celebrating the influence and legacy for Sub Pop for months, Martin Douglas decided their outstanding sister label should also get some love. Here are five essential songs from the Hardly Art's increasingly storied history.


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Throwaway Style: Lié Forcibly Challenges the Culture of Abuse on Hounds

On the Vancouver punk trio's third full-length, Lié embody an array of narrative perspectives in order to capture the fear and trauma abusers leave in their wake.


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Throwaway Style: Raven Hollywood Searches for Relief on Cliche Noir

On the heels of IRL, the Seattle artist’s latest release delivers another set of deeply ruminative, off-center singer-songwriter-influenced hip-hop.


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Throwaway Style: A Short List of Strongly Recommended Local Acts Playing Capitol Hill Block Party 2018

Starting tomorrow and running through Sunday is this year's Capitol Hill Block Party. In another act of civil servitude, Martin Douglas points you toward the local bands you should definitely check out this weekend.


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Throwaway Style Interviews Local Music

Throwaway Style: An Interview with Rachel Ratner of Wimps

Wimps have made a fine career out of sensationalizing the mundane. On their new album Garbage People, the Seattle punk trio deliver their best collection of songs to date with topics that range from climate change to bumming a slice of cheese pizza. Martin Douglas sits down with frontwoman Rachel...


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Throwaway Style: Beers, Bullwhips, and Blood, the Story of Stallion

Veterans of the Seattle rock 'n roll circuit, the reigning and defending Rock 'n Roll Champs invite Martin Douglas to their practice space for a peek into their world of blood, sweat, and beers.


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Throwaway Style Local Music KEXP Premiere Album Reviews

Throwaway Style: AJ Suede Embraces the Dark Side on Darth Sueder (KEXP Premiere)

For his fourth release of 2018, one of Seattle’s greatest young rappers ventures into heretofore uncharted musical territory to spectacular results.


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