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Smooth Sailing photo by Sean Sherman Photography

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Episode 019 sees SPAZ return from the grave!

Sorry to have been away for so long. I'm am incredibly happy to be able to present this interview with Seattle hardcore/metal virtuosos Smooth Sailing along with four tracks from their brand new debut full-length record XOXO. The interview was recorded on March 23rd, 2011.

Smooth Sailing is:
Brandon - Drums
Chris - Guitar and Vocals
Jake - Bass
Patrick - Guitar
Ryan - Bass
Tim - Lights & Effects

  • Song #1: The Solo From Freebird
  • Song #2: Sunday Morning Margaritas
  • Song #3: Red Panther
  • Song #4: Rectum? Damn Near Killed 'Em!

Buy Smooth Sailing's new record XOXO at!

Photo by Sean Sherman Photography, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

Direct download: SPAZ019_Smooth_Sailing.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:00am EDT

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Episode 18 is in the barn!  The Barnhouse was an awesome, short-lived house show venue in the University District of Seattle, WA.  Michael, the dude what made it happen, still puts on shows occasionally at his new digs, but it doesn't have a fancy name that I know of, so I'm lumping it all under The Barnhouse!  In addition, you get two extra songs from bands that haven't played the venue, because I'm cool like that.  Enjoy!

Direct download: SPAZ018_Barnhouse_Radio1.mp3
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Episode 17 - Interview with Requin

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Episode 17 chums the waters with an interview with Seattle heavy hardcore outfit Requin! This interview was recorded on July 1st, 2010 in Seattle, WA.

Requin is:
Aaron - Bass
Ben - Drums and Vocals
Pam - Guitar
Wolfgang - Vocals

  • Song #1: "Pony's One Trick Isn't Funny Anymore"
  • Song #2: "Always Low Prices On Human Life. Always."
  • Song #3: "Five"

Photo by Paul Israel

Direct download: SPAZ017_Requin.mp3
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Episode 016 - Interview with Marginal Way & Crutches

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This interview was recorded on June 15th, 2010 in Seattle, WA. I talk with current members of the band Crutches about their previous band Marginal Way.

Crutches is:
Adrien - Vocals
Digger - Guitar
Luke - Bass
Noah - Drums
Wade - Guitar

  • Song #1: Marginal Way - "Anticipation of Falling"
  • Song #2: Marginal Way - "For Life, Love, and War"
  • Song #3: Marginal Way - "All Dressed Up"
  • Song #4: Crutches - "We Live"

Download Crutches debut EP at

Check out Liberacion Fest 2010 at El Corazon on July 4th!

Photo by Christie Marie Photography.

Direct download: SPAZ016_Marginal_Way_Crutches.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:00am EDT

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Episode 15 is out of order! Normally the first Monday of each month is dedicated to an interview episode. However, this month's interview has been slightly delayed, so rather than post an interview late, I decided to switch this month's episodes around. So, for episode 15, you get a new radio episode, and episode 16 will feature an interview. Hopefully things will be back to normal after that, with another interview for episode 17 and a radio episode for 18.

  • 01:24 - "Public Radio" by Good Luck, from Into Lake Griffy
  • 05:35 - "Sidewalk Girl" by Premise Beach, from At Promise Beach
  • 08:27 - "Blah Blah Jet-Skis Blah Blah Blah" by Partners In 818, from A Well Lit Place For Shady People
  • 11:05 - "Island of Pogo Pogo" by Groovie Ghoulies, from World Contact Day
  • 13:10 - "Mercury Sables, Picnic Tables" by Like Claws!, from Prints And Things
  • 15:45 - "An Open Documentation of Recent Events" by The Taxpayers, from Exhilarating News
  • 20:14 - "Stick Around" by Agatha, from Panic Attack
  • 22:05 - "Let Us Get Murdered" by Andrew Jackson Jihad, from the Ghost Mice / Andrew Jackson Jihad split
Direct download: SPAZ015_Healthy_Times_Fun_Club1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:05am EDT

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Episode 14 is something that rhymes with fourteen! The Grn Strp Haus has been busy lately, so I think it's high time that I highlited a few more of the excellent bands that have played there. Unfortunately, the venue has a limited lifespan left, as it will be closing its doors at the end of the summer when it's current residents (as awesome a bunch of people as ever there were) move on to greener pastures.

  • 0:59 - "Like a Funnel Cloud" by Know Your Saints, from the Escape Artists EP
  • 4:09 - "Empty" by Koozbane, from their demo
  • 7:09 - "High Life" by Random Orbits, from Safety Meeting
  • 11:42 - "Cellos & Jailbirds" by The Albert Square, from The Ghosts That Follow
  • 15:00 - "La La Land to Purgatory" by Ol' Doris, from Elephant In The Room
  • 17:15 - "XOXO" by Go! Fight! Win!, from their split with Good News From France
  • 20:23 - "That's The Last Time I Put Any Corpse In That Morgue" by The Anchor, from The Anchor
  • 23:11 - "1/4 Life Crisis" by Rev Lee Peters, from River House Demo
Direct download: SPAZ014_Grn_Strp_Haus_Radio3.mp3
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Episode 13 - Interview with Smokejumper

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Lucky episode thirteen! This episode was recorded on April 22, 2010 in Seattle, WA.

Smokejumper is:
Chris - Guitar, Vocals
K2 - Drums
Shawn - Bass
(Kevin plays bass on the included tracks)

Yeah, I know I'm getting bad about including the shownotes, but I'm sick. They'll get done (along with Episode 11) eventually.

Photo by Cameron Collins.

Direct download: SPAZ013_Smokejumper.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00am EDT

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Episode 12 wraps up the FBK House (for now!) and introduces music from shows at Squid & Ink, a recently-closed vegan cafe in south Seattle.

  • 0:35 - "Raising East 80" by Bastards of Young, from their split 12" with Wolves & Thieves
  • 3:14 - "Sports" by Public Service Announcement, from Tell Me About It
  • 6:39 - "Wake Up" by Snuggle!, from Zero Real Hearts
  • 9:07 - "Proudhon In Manhattan" by Wingnut Dishwashers Union, from Burn the Earth, Leave It Behind
  • 11:33 - "First Evil Twin" by In The Red, from Volume 2
  • 14:48 - "Panic Attack" by Agatha, from the Panic Attack EP
  • 17:45 - "El Radio" by Anchor Down, from the Steel to Dust EP
  • 21:30 - "Cut the Cord" by RVIVR, from the RVIVR LP
Direct download: SPAZ012_FBK_Squid_Ink_Radio1.mp3
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Episod 011 - Interview with Danger Death Ray

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Episode 11 is a prime number!  This interview was recorded on February 13th, 2010 in Seattle, WA.

Danger Death Ray is:
Dave - Guitar, Vocals
Ryan - Bass, Vocals
Walker - Drums, Vocals

Full show notes/links coming soon!

  • 1:04 - Song #1: "The E & I Reprise"
  • 10:06 - Song #2: "Billie Joe Armstrong, You Are Dead To Me"
  • 19:49 - Song #3: "Silly Little Smile"
  • 28:26 - Song #4: "Brother, Don't Go To Mesquite"

Photo by Sam Fisher

Direct download: SPAZ011_Danger_Death_Ray.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

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Episode 10 is dedicated to my friends Rev and Liz, a beautiful punk rock couple who just tied the knot!  Congratulations to both of you!

  • 0:57 - "Pros & Cons" by Rev Lee Peters, from the Ebb Tide EP
  • 5:36 - "What A Country" by Grabass Charlestons, from Ask Mark Twain
  • 8:16 - "Laughin'" by Onion Flavored Rings, from Two Minutes' Enlightenment
  • 11:06 - "White Belt In Musical Journalism" by Requin, from their split 7" with Same Sex Dictator
  • 12:40 - "Nasty Weather" by Shang-A-Lang, from Sad Magic
  • 15:11 - "Lab Technicians" by Cheap Girls, from My Roaring 20's
  • 17:54 - "Derailer" by RVIVR, from the Derailer 7"
  • 21:31 - "Portland Lights" by Banner Pilot, from Pass The Poison
Direct download: SPAZ010_Black_Lodge_FBK_Radio1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:15am EDT

Episode 009 - Interview with Destruction Island

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Destruction Island is: Daniel - Drums David - Guitar, Keys, Backing Vocals Kye - Vocals, Guitar Yos-wa - Bass, Korg, Backing Vocals

Buy Colonial Surf and Preaches the New Wilderness through iTunes, CDBaby, or from the band!

Photo by Kyle Coster

Direct download: SPAZ009_Destruction_Island.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

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Episode eight is truly great! This episode continues the Best of the Morgue series!

  • 0:37 - "Lionheart Was Ok But Bloodsport Was Way Better" by The Anchor, from their self-titled album
  • 3:27 - "Truckers Are The Blood" by Andrew Jackson Jihad, from Can't Maintain
  • 6:28 - "Roger Adultery" by Marginal Way, from Dead To Youth
  • 10:56 - "Terrorist Attack?" by Off With Their Heads, from From The Bottom
  • 12:15 - "Stormy Weather" by Kepi Ghoulie, from American Gothic
  • 15:45 - "The Sky Turned Black" by The Hollowpoints, from The Black Spot
  • 19:32 - "Master Blaster / Don't Settle Down" by Shit Gets Smashed from Smash This Shit
Direct download: SPAZ008_Morgue_Radio2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

  • Fri 02/12/2010 - Danger Death Ray, The Damage Done, Shakes, Steel Tigers Of Death at Galway Arms, 9pm.
  • Sat 02/13/2010 - Success!, The Hollowpoints, Get Dead, My Life in Black and White at Galway Arms, 9pm.
  • Mon 02/15/2010 - Save Amos, Smokejumper, Success! at The Funhouse
  • Tue 02/16/2010 - Save Amos, Success!, Blue In The Face, Random Orbits at Grn Strp Haus
  • Fri 02/19/2010 - Into The Storm, UBIK, Mother's Anger, Asymmetric Warfare at The Black Lodge, 10pm
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Episode 007 - Interview with Random Orbits

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Episode seven will take you to heaven! This episode was recorded on January 14th, 2010 in Seattle, WA.

Random Orbits is:
Blake - Drums and Vocals
Ryan - Bass and Vocals
Sauce - Guitar and Vocals
Tyler - Guitar

Buy Random Orbits first album Real Friends Fix The Run at shows or on Interpunk, and download their new album Safety Meeting at their bandcamp site!

Photo by Ryan Manjerrez

Direct download: SPAZ007_Random_Orbits.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:18am EDT

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With episode six, you can get your kicks! The Morgue is a DIY, non-profit venue operated by the Seattle Pyrate Punx in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle. While it's been around for less than a year, the Morgue has put on dozens of amazing punk and hardcore shows with a wide variety of excellent bands.

  • 0:53 - "Well Tempered" by Hudson Criminal, from We Aren't Trying to Break a Mold Here, Just Have a Good Time, Maybe Piss Some of You Off
  • 2:10 - "River Trash" by The Gateway District, from Some Days You Get The Thunder
  • 4:59 - "You Take Part In Creating This System" by Suburban Showdown, from Any Minor Inconvenience Must Be Eliminated
  • 6:39 - "Rock Against 'Rock Against Bush'" by Danger Death Ray, from the Stop and Smell the Moses EP
  • 8:27 - "Three to the Beach" by Dear Landlord, from Dream Homes
  • 10:47 - "Tusken Hater" by The Damage Done, from the Tusken Hater EP
  • 14:43 - "No Offense, Sir, But You're a Fucking Squirrel" by Partners In 818, from A Well Lit Place For Shady People
  • 16:29 - "Word War 1" by Anchor Down, from Steel To Dust
Direct download: SPAZ006_Morgue_Radio1.mp3
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Episode 005 - Interview with Shakes

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Episode five is alive! This interview was recorded on 11/21/2009 in Seattle, WA.

Shakes is:
Brent - Drums
Elliot - Guitar and Vocals
Eric - Bass and Vocals
Taylor - Guitar and Vocals

  • 1:38 - Chris Crusher of Smokejumper put out Shakes debut EP on Better Half Records
  • 4:32 - Shakes played their first show with The Walk Home, RVIVR, and Witches Of
  • 4:44 - Members of Shakes have been in the bands Road to Ruin, The Damage Done, Wake, and Bro-Down
  • 6:50 - Eric currently plays in Filth Mattress and The Walk Home
  • 7:07 - Song #1: "4 AM"
  • 10:28 - Shakes burned a van down in front of RVIVR's house in Olympia while visiting to record their EP
  • 16:44 - Song #2: "Patience"
  • 23:56 - Song #3: "Lucky Stars"

Buy Shakes' debut EP from Better Half Records or on iTunes

Photo by Cameron Collins.

Direct download: SPAZ005_Shakes.mp3
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  • Fri 01/01/2009 - Hangover Fest, featuring The Damage Done, Success!, Marginal Way, The Hollowpoints, Koozbane, and Dictionhead at Grn Strp Haus, 3pm.
  • Sun 01/10/2009 - Andrew Jackson Jihad, Kepi Ghoulie, Ben Barnett, Partners in 818, and Like Claws! at Healthy Times Fun Club, 9pm.
  • Mon 01/11/2009 - Andrew Jackson Jihad, Kepi Ghoulie, Ben Barnett, Partners in 818, and The Damage Done at The Morgue, 8pm.
  • Thu 01/14/2009 - Success!, Random Orbits, Smokejumper, Heroes Amongst Theives at El Corazon, 8pm.
  • Tue 01/19/2009 - Nana Grizol, The Max Levine Ensemble, Iji, A Million Years at The Vera Project, 7:30pm.
Category:Events -- posted at: 1:22pm EDT

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Episode four is out the door! This episode continues the "Best of the Grn Strp Haus" radio series.

  • 0:41 - "True Story" by The Pillowfights, from Round One
  • 1:30 - "Identity Confused" by Down We Go, from From Up New Sleeves. Download it here for free!
  • 4:10 - "Slow Car Crash" by Classics of Love from Walking In Shadows
  • 6:49 - "Galloping Gurdy" by Smooth Sailing, from 2009 demo
  • 10:51 - "Exploding Houses, Dirty Floors" by Smokejumper from 2009 demo
  • 13:11 - "Southbound 280" by Mike Park from For The Love Of Music
  • 17:13 - "The Sickness" by The Hollowpoints, from The Black Spot
  • 21:31 - "Adventures, Baby" by Breaker Breaker One Niner, from their recent demo
Direct download: SPAZ004_Grn_Strp_Haus_Radio2.mp3
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Episode 003 - Interview with Success!

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Episode three! This episode feature an interview and four songs from Seattle band Success! off of their self-titled full-length album. The interview was recorded on September 30th, 2009 in Seattle, WA.

Success! is:
Austin - Bass
David - Drums
Ian - Guitar
Rev - Guitar and Vocals

Photo by Ally Sin.
Direct download: SPAZ003_Success.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05am EDT

There are some great Seattle shows coming up in December. I'll probably add more in the second half of the month as time goes on.
  • Fri 12/04/2009 - Ben Russell's Memorial Show featuring The Damage Done, Smokejumper, Dragstrip Riot, and Like Claws! at The Funhouse, 8pm.
  • Fri 12/11/2009 - Melt-Banana, Tera Melos, and others at Chop Suey, 9pm.
  • Sun 12/13/2009 - Season Of Nightmares, The Arkhams, Dreadful Children, and Shakes at The Funhouse, 9pm.
  • Mon 12/14/2009 - O Pioneers!!!, The Damage Done, Requin at Galway Arms, 8pm.
  • Thursday 12/17/2009 - Like Claws!, Kevin Seconds, Kepi Ghoulie, Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls) at El Corazon, 8pm.
Category:Events -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

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Episode two is here! This is the first SPAZ Radio episode, featuring eight songs by bands that have played at the Grn Strp Haus in Seattle. Enjoy!

Show Notes:

  • 1:00 - "Crass A Nova" by Anchor Down, from Steel To Dust
  • 4:53 - "Gentlemen Prefer Tea" by Destruction Island, from Preaches The New Wilderness
  • 7:29 - "Rage Blackouts" by The Mark Sparkles, from Parking Enforcement
  • 10:37 - "Full House" by The Sweet Revenge, from Creatures of Routine
  • 12:45 - "Loose Teeth Don't Need My Help" by Like Claws!, from Prints & Things
  • 14:40 - "My Boss My Hypocrite" by Marginal Way, from Marginal Way
  • 17:49 - "Mind Eraser" by Shakes, from Shakes
  • 20:31 - "Revolution Schmevolution" by Success!, from Success!
Direct download: SPAZ002_Grn_Strp_Haus_Radio1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30am EDT

In an effort to put out at least two episodes of the show each month, I have decided to launch SPAZ Radio. SPAZ Radio will consist of music-only episodes that will appear regularly between interview episodes, featuring songs by local and touring bands that have played shows in Seattle recently.

I hope to have a theme for each episode to help pick the music that I play. For the first several SPAZ Radio episodes, the theme will be "Best of Venue". For these episodes, I will pick songs by bands that I have seen play at a specific location in Seattle; the first one will be "Best of GRN STRP Haus"!

Since interview episodes come out on the 1st Monday of every month, I'm planning to release SPAZ Radio episodes on the 3rd Monday of every month. However, the first SPAZ Radio episode may be a bit late, since I am just now getting started on it. We'll see!

Category:News -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

I've decided to start posting small lists of upcoming shows on a monthly basis. After all, the whole point of SPAZ is to promote local music. The listed shows will mostly be the shows that I am planning to attend or would at least like to attend if I'm able. There are lots of great places on the internet that list shows more comprehensively than I ever could, so I'll leave that to them and just tell you where you might see me!

Here are the shows I currently have written down for November:

  • Wed 11/04/2009 - Koozbane, Random Orbits, Deathlist5, Rebel Skum, Rev (of Success!) at Studio Seven, 7pm.
  • Thu 11/12/2009 - Erin McKeown at The Tractor Tavern, 7pm.
  • Sat 11/14/2009 - Teenage Bottlerocket, Cobra Skulls, The Cute Lepers, Head at El Corazon, 8pm.
  • Fri 11/20/2009 - Smooth Sailing at The Rendezvous, 8pm.
  • Sat 11/21/2009 - The Damage Done, Shakes, Smokejumper at Grn Strp Haus, 8pm.
  • Tue 11/24/2009 - Off With Their Heads, Municipal Waste, Phobia and Cauldron at El Corazon, 8pm.

I will update this list as new shows come to my attention!


  • Tues 11/10/2009 - The Damage Done, Requin, and others at The Bit Saloon, 8pm.
Category:Events -- posted at: 6:37pm EDT

Episode 001 - Interview with The Damage Done
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Welcome to the first episode of Seattle Punk Audio Zine! This episode features an interview with The Damage Done and four songs from their recently-released full-length album Scream All Of Our Cliches. The interview was recorded in Seattle, WA on September 29th, 2009.

The Damage Done is:
Connor - Drums
Chris - Bass, Backing Vocals
Jake - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ryan - Vocals

Show Notes:

Photo of The Damage Done courtesy of Cameron Collins, all rights reserved.
Direct download: SPAZ001_The_Damage_Done.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:05am EDT

I've decided against releasing an introductory episode of the podcast, since it ended up seeming kind of boring and unnecessary. Instead, I'm just writing up this quick post about how I expect the show to function.

The primary format of the Seattle Punk Audio Zine will consist of a 10-25 minute live interview that I've recorded with a band. Interspersed throughout the interview will be 3-5 songs by the band, chosen by me and the artist(s) in question. I'm going to try to stick to this formula as much as possible and post at least one show a month (on the first Monday of every month) that follows this format.

There will probably be some off-format episodes as well. Examples of these alternate programs might be radio-style shows that are primarily music (perhaps chosen based on a theme of some sort), interviews with non-musicians, or live concert recordings. These shows will (hopefully) be posted between interviews as "bonus content" rather than replacing a monthly interview episode.

Episode 001 should be available on Monday, 11/02/2009. It will feature an interview and music from The Damage Done, one of my favorite Seattle bands. I hope you enjoy it.
Category:general -- posted at: 2:01pm EDT

Seattle Punk Audio Zine is a brand new podcast that will feature interviews and music by punk bands living and playing in the Pacific Northwest. The first episode will appear in late October or early November and will briefly introduce the show and its format. The first "real" episode will follow within a week, with new episodes appearing on a monthly basis after that.

To get in touch with me about the podcast, you can comment on individual entries here or email me at
Category:News -- posted at: 12:49pm EDT