Video Premiere: "Sobering Up" - Very Bad Vibes

“Sobering Up,” the new video that we are premiering today from Very Bad Vibes, a.k.a. Sam Huntington (formerly of The Original Crooks and Nannies), finds the subject beating himself. The footage (shot by Katie Huntington) enlists simple yet effective chalk and sharpie titles, before showcasing the one-sided battering. Simplicity rules the day, and the music’s energetic bounce meshes with the display of exorcising personal demons, pulled back in intensity by the playful placement/use of ketchup. You can find "Sobering Up" opening his debut solo effort, Toothpaste.


Crush Club drops single and plays Rough Trade tonight (09.09)

8 seconds into "Get Me Off" and Crush Club erupts into a groove so infectious, it's impossible to not be hooked. Utilizing spacey synths, the funkiest bass lines, and addictive disco beats, the NYC-based duo lays down extremely danceable tracks that are only heightened by the group's gorgeous falsetto vocals. All things considered, Crush Club's latest single is definitely gives us something to swoon over. If you want to start your Friday night dance party off right, check them tonight (September 9th) at Rough Trade opening up for Bright Light Bright Light, and in the meantime, check out their single below.-Olivia Sisinni


Sylk 130 Reunion at the TLA Sept. 4

The TLA is set to burn down tonight. Not by malice, not by terrorists, not by pyromaniacs, and no, Great White is not playing. King Britt will be reuniting Sylk 130 to perform When the Funk Hits the Fan, his classic release, along with selections from Re-member's Only. When the Funk changed Philly, and left techno, house, dance, and remix producers with their jaws dropped, like an artfully placed break. Also joining King Britt on stage this evening are former collaborators and friends Ursula Rucker, Lady Alma, Tanja Dixon, Vicki Miles, Alison Crockette, Capitol A, Chuck Treece, Tim Motzer, Anthony Tidd, Damon Bennett, Japhar Barron, Elliot Levin and more than likely, many more surprise and special guests. Boy Blake will be hosting this memorable event. TLA, 330 South St., 8:30pm, $20, All Ages (Photo by Gary Dan) - Keith Kelley


PAC NW Keeping the Festival Season Going

 As if the last couple weeks haven't been enough of a clusterfuck in the way of music festivals, tomorrow brings yet another to add to the list of attendance. This time around, it's a collaboration between three bar venues downtown and Lagunitas Brewing.

PAC NW Fest features 15 bands spread out across Dante's, Ash Street Saloon and Kelly's Olympian, all in one Saturday night. 

Catch what is sure to be a rowdy final performance from Foxy Lemon's drummer Zach Boggis as they headline the bill at Kelly's Olympian. Supporting them will be Bubble Cats, the Hoons, Keeper Keeper and Internal State. That side room at Kelly's is sure to reach capacity.

Over at Dante's, you'll find Seattle's Moon Darling, Willow House, Arlo Indigo and Just Lions opening up for King Who, the new moniker for the trippy synth pop group Us Lights.

Dark pop rock lovers Skull Diver will be closing out the night at Ash Street Saloon with their psychedelic visuals and ethereal vocals. Febian Perez's post-Bike Thief project Eclisse will also take the stage, along with Rader, Young Hunter and Salo Panto.

All shows start at 7 p.m. Wristbands for all three venues are available for $12 adv, $15 door with single show tickets being $8. Wristbands can be picked up tomorrow at Ash Street Saloon only. Purchase wristbands here. Enjoy!


LEGS brings infectious indie dance music to Mercury Lounge on 9/10

It can be universally agreed upon that sometimes we just need to dance it out.  The Brooklyn-based band, LEGS, is here to provide a cure for those days when we’re feeling the urge to move. Their single, “Top of The World” holds true to its name, with its six minutes of infectious, mood lifting disco and synth beats.  Channeling some nostalgic dance vibes from the '70s yet infused with a modern aesthetic, Legs is guaranteed to cause the tapping of feet.  The band also claims to make you feel anything from “athletic” to “sexy” to “nocturnal,” which bodes well for a night out - the next opportunity to see them live is at Mercury Lounge on September 10th. - Madeleine Grossman