Carla Bozulich had Spokane on her tour itinerary. No location or anything. Still it was enough for Cortney Harding to muse about her effect on everything from industrial music to the tube-sock trends of 12-year-old girls.
We were alternately stoked and repulsed by the coming of Common Market to the 2006 Hempfest edutainment fest in Riverfront Park. Sadly, the group's manager said that, despite show confirmation, he hadn't been able to reach anyone from Hempfest "in weeks." (Insert joke about the undependability of hemp lovers wherever you feel like.)
Jack In & r & In good scene news, for once, Seaweed Jack has inked a deal with digital distributor Reap and Sow. This will put "The Captain" within mouse-clicking distance from, basically, the whole world via digital stores like iTunes. That's good, though drummer Anthony Stassi warns that the company's myspace page is "incredibly janky and horribly discouraging," and possibly a sign of sketchiness.
Pants On & r & And then, almost evening out the bad news-to-good news ratio -- almost -- James Pants landed a track on the latest Stones Throw disc, Chrome Children. The collab between Stones Throw and Adult Swim won't come out until Oct. 3, but we got the first listen earlier this week. In the words of hip-hop critic Andrew Matson, Pants' track is "ttttiiiiiiiiigggggghhhhhhhhtttttttt."