Olympia (Washington)

  • Music

    April 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 12, 2013

    Jello Biafra on Playing "Big Corporate Festivals" and Making a Punk-Southern Rock Hybrid

    Bay Area punk-rock pioneer Jello Biafra has embarked in numerous high-profile collaborations in the decades since the mid-1980s dissolution of the legendary Dead Kennedys. While he has teamed with the likes of Ministry's Al Jourgensen in the industrial-punk project Lard and tracked classic albums wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    The 10 Most Unreadable Metal Band Logos

    Once upon a time, extreme metal bands opted to contort their logos into the most stylized mutations possible as a way to visually represent their music, and as a proud testament to the obscurity of their appeal. By now, it's all become a bad joke, and you're likelier to find the sludgiest doom crust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Dennis Knowlton Identified as Man Floating in San Francisco Marina

    NBCBlood found on the sidewalk​Medical authorities have identified the man's body found floating in San Francisco's Marina yesterday morning as 20-year-old Dennis Knowlton of Olympia, Washington. They have not released a cause of death, however police are saying the fully clothed man had multiple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    In Which We Judge 5 Upcoming Albums Solely On Their Covers

    ​With such a fast-moving tool as the Internet, the modern musicphile now has access to way more music than they have time to listen to. And if this tells us anything, then out of all the post-apocalyptic future films, Minority Report probably got it down the best. So here's a way to keep up with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Grass Widow Get Blindfolded and Wet In New Video for '11 Of Diamonds'

    ​What has three soft voices and can rock out in the frigid surf, possibly after hanging out blindfolded? Why, San Francisco's Grass Widow, of course.

  • News

    July 14, 2010

    Welcome to Mi Pueblito, Washington

    The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved — thanks to Mexican immigrants.

  • Music

    June 30, 2010

    Riot Grrrls Return

    Dum Dum Girls and the new wave of feminist punk.

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2009

    Ten Things to Do This Weekend For Under $10

    By this point you're probably exhausted from all those hours of ripping shiny wrapping paper off lackluster presents and regaling relatives with stories of your wacky life in the big city. And like us, you're probably hurting for cash a bit in this last week of the month after spending all your hard ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Last Night: Gossip at Regency Ballroom

    Joseph Schell​Gossip October 25, 2009 Regency BallroomBy Rossiter Drake Better Than: Staying home to watch Dexter and Mad Men. But be sure to DVR them. "We started a band 'cause we were bored. Our mission is to make you dance, and if you're not gonna dance, just stay at home and listen to the old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    10 Things to Do This Weekend for Under $10

    Windsurf @ Amnesia on Friday​Not all summer music fests require sizable chunks of your paycheck. This weekend, two budget music shindigs blanket San Francisco, championing alternatives to both mainstream music and mainstream admission prices. San Francisco's Doomed and Homo a Go Go are just two of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    More Festival News: Homo a Go Go Hits SOMA in August

    The Olympia, Washington-born arts festival for "the butches, the fairies, the femmes, the tweeners, the bears, the trannies, and the fun" has relocated to San Francisco. From August 13-16, Homo a Go Go takes over SOMArts with three nights of rock shows (headliners include Girl in a Coma, Katastrophe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Last Night: Kimya Dawson at the Rickshaw Stop

    punkcast.comKimya DawsonSunday, April 19, 2009The Rickshaw StopReview by Melissa BaronBetter Than: Staying home to aloe your fresh sunburn.There's something refreshing about Olympia, WA's Kimya Dawson. After several songs by her multiple music projects were picked up for the film Juno all her fans c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Last Night: Mirah at Bimbos 365

    Liz HaleyMirahTuesday, April 7, 2009Bimbos 365Review By Melissa BaronBetter Than: I mean, what else could you possible have to do on a cold and drizzly Tuesday night?It's easy to forget that Bimbo's is such a classy venue. You walk through the doors and everything shines in gold and velvet. The bath ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 22, 2008
  • Music

    October 1, 2008


    All the Way (Social Registry)

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    August 27, 2008
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    September 26, 2007
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    July 13, 2005

    Riding West Wave

    Dancers get their day in the sun

  • Music

    June 1, 2005

    Into the Woods

    How the riot grrrls of Sleater-Kinney punk'd Keith Moon and Jimi Hendrix

  • Music

    April 20, 2005

    Getting to Know Him

    Indie rock's patron saint Gary Wilson emerges from the underground after a 25 year absence

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2005

    Get Briefed

    Short, sweet theater pieces

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    October 20, 2004

    Damn It All

    Opera from the fiery depths

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    October 6, 2004
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    July 28, 2004

    Yo, Adrian!

    Bet the cartoonist's never heard that joke before

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2003

    The Rio Frisco

    Brazilians of dancers

  • Music

    July 24, 2002

    There's a Riot Goin' On

    Ladyfest goes grrl crazy

  • News

    July 17, 2002

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of July 17, 2002

  • News

    June 19, 2002

    The Olden Gays

    Historic home movies capture gay life in San Francisco from the 30's onward

  • Music

    November 14, 2001

    House Of Tudor

    Teutonic new wave, Dutch sample-pop, junkyard blues, and snarling post-punk

  • Music

    October 17, 2001

    Pop Philosophy

    The other Friends; planned insurrection

  • Music

    August 1, 2001

    Spreading the Word

    The Gossip's bluesy clatter moves from small-town whisper to big-time scream

  • News

    July 11, 2001


    After a 70-year hiatus and a confrontation with the world, the Makah tribe resumes its communion with the gray whale

  • Music

    July 4, 2001


    Leaves Turn Inside You (Kill Rock Stars)

  • Music

    April 18, 2001

    Truth Be Told

    The Lies may be San Francisco's most deceptively honest group

  • Music

    November 22, 2000

    Psychotic Reaction

    With a mind-boggling debut album, the Lowdown proves how to love pop music -- to death

  • News

    August 12, 1998

    Something About Jonathan

    Jonathan Richman, the lovable elf who helped invent punk and geek rock, comes pogo-sticking back in your life with There's Something About Mary

  • Music

    May 13, 1998
  • Music

    January 28, 1998

    Busker Do!

    Mary Lou Lord comes out of the subway and into a theater near you

  • Music

    December 3, 1997
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    August 20, 1997
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    December 11, 1996
  • Music

    June 19, 1996
  • Music

    March 20, 1996

    Love Sick

    Sleater-Kinney's Call the Doctor painfully dissects physical and emotional boundaries

  • News

    September 20, 1995

    The Family Jewels

    In life, Paul Kalmanovitz controlled every business decision related to his $500million brewery/real estate dynasty.He even made detailed plans forthe governance of his estateafter he died. So why is the Kalmanovitz fortune the center of two vituperative

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