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Introducing Napalm Beach: The band that taught Seattle how to rock

Sam Henry and Chris Newman - Napalm Beach

I’ve tried to write this story, or something like it, a few times, but always got mired. Then, on July 11, something about the way two contrasting images cut across my brain – the 25-year-old daddy-band Mudhoney surfing across the blue skies of Seattle, while the 33-year-old granddaddy-band Napalm Beach says farewell from deep inside the Star Theatre – made me think it’s time to finish. Continue reading Introducing Napalm Beach: The band that taught Seattle how to rock

Introducing the band that taught Seattle how to rock…

SamHenry_ChrisNewman_NapalmBeach

By Erika Meyer

I’ve tried to write this story, or something like it, a few times, but always got mired. Then, on July 11, something about the way two contrasting images cut across my brain – the 25-year-old daddy-band Mudhoney surfing across the blue skies of Seattle, while the 33-year-old granddaddy-band Napalm Beach says farewell from deep inside the Star Theatre – made me think it’s time to finish. Continue reading Introducing the band that taught Seattle how to rock…

Three female-fronted bands from early grunge-era Portland, Oregon

Monica Nelson - Obituaries circa 1986

By Erika Meyer

To me, what was interesting about the 80s and 90s was not so much a handful of bands centered around Seattle (though some of those bands were pretty good and a few still are), but the music and art created by different underground and punk communities of the era. Sub Pop packaged Seattle for public consumption, but there was lot of good music and art created in the northwest outside of Seattle.

Here are three female-fronted 80s bands from Portland, Oregon who helped create that heavy rock sound which became popular in the 90s. Continue reading Three female-fronted bands from early grunge-era Portland, Oregon