Name: Southpaw Records
Headquarters: Downtown Oakland
Owners: Rob Fales and Amanda Niesslein.
Musical focus: The majority of Southpaw's releases fall within the categories of punk and garage, but Fales says he's willing to venture into hardcore if he was smitten enough with a parti ... More >>
Taking you closer to outer space, once bass line at a time. It's a small handful of young people that can say that they've been victimized by kleptomaniac aliens with a debilitating weed addiction. It's an even smaller group that has had the fortitude to flip this otherwise traumatic encounter i ... More >>
What are you smokin'?After losing a ballot battle to legalize marijuana, cannabis fans are back to touting the supposedly vast economic potential of industrial hemp, a non-intoxicating cousin to the plant used as a recreational drug.The Hemp Industry Association will hold its annual convention in ... More >>
Reporter performs tonight at MilkReporter is a three-piece electro-rock band from Portland. Using live instruments as well as samples and drum machines, the group straddles the line between rock and electronica. The breathy, sensual vocals of Alberta Poon top a dance-inflicting mix of minimal hou ... More >>
That's not maple syrupCorporate Ethics International, a rabble-rousing San Francisco environmental nonprofit, on Thursday launched a campaign urging a boycott of Alberta in protest of the Canadian province's oil sands petroleum extraction project. The group has erected a billboard in Seattle comp ... More >>
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009
Bottom of the Hill
Better than: living through a prairie winter without them.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Rural Alberta Advantage is now cool. This is a new reality, one to which it seems most everyone--including the band members themselves- ... More >>