1990: Seattles Music Scene Distorts As 80s Glam Goes 90s Grunge Published Today!

American Folklore from the great northwest in the early nineties!

Call it punk, metal, garage rock or rawk, Seattle’s music scene has always thrived, during the roaring 90’s the city’s local musicians took the global stage and owned our collective attention.

1990 Promo CardThe music made then by Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, Nirvana, Soundgarden, as well as Queensryche, continues to influence the music of today. It all starts here.

1990: Seattle's Music Scene Distorts As 80's Glam Goes 90's Grunge

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1990: Seattle’s Music Scene Distorts As 80’s Glam Goes 90’s Grunge is first official release of new LinkeBook media, by subsidiary of Albuquerque’s Double Gold Publishing

Albuquerque, NM – May 10, 2012 – LinkeBook Publishing, an electronic imprint of Double Gold Publishing, is pleased to announce the release of the first title in the Seattle’s Music Scene series from local Nob Hill author/filmmaker Michael Edward Browning.

What: LinkeBook Publication of 1990 Press Party
Where: Street Food Asia, 3422 Central Ave, SE [as chef/owner Tai showcases the new menu]
When: Wednesday, May 16th, beginning at 4:20 p.m.
Who: Author Michael Edward Browning introduces the latest LinkeBook offering, 1990: Seattle’s Music Scene Distorts As 80’s Glam Goes 90’s Grunge.

A writer/producer active in Seattle before, during and after the global grunge phenomenon Browning focuses here on the year before absolutely everyone on the planet knew how hot the compost in Seattle’s Music Scene was. 1990: SMS Distorts includes seminal historic interviews with the bands bringing Seattle to the center of the world stage at that moment in time.

Also included are illuminating articles on other bands integral to the scene’s vitality but who never got the notoriety of platinum record sales. Community, cooperation, collaboration; the key components woven thru the creative uprising that occurred in this societal microcosm of compassionate possibility. Step into this snapshot to feel the vibe first-hand, from those creating it.

Alias * Alice In Chains * Andrew Wood * Billy Idol * Breda * Dio * Faith No More * Fire Choir * Heart * Love/Hate * Mother Love Bone * Paisley Sin * Queensryche * Red Platinum * Sedated Souls * SGM * Soundgarden * War Babies

Interviews can be requested by emailing interest to: meb@michaeledwardbrowning.com

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In association with Amazon Kindle, this title is published for Kindle Fire in LinkeBook’s trademark style, allowing the reader to gather additional multi media backstory supporting referenced subjects. Somewhat of a live, linked bibliography in reverse, instead of footnotes citing sources, the author links a vivid information wave for the reader to surf.

A standard eBook offering a few hours of reading entertainment now expands into dozens of immersive hours on today’s portable devices from a single title. Truly a new generation of “Linked” eBook [LinkeBook™] is offering the reader/viewer untold hours of informative entertainment.

WordCamp 2011 – Albuquerque

ABQ WordCamp


Karin – ART:
Galleries/Multiple Galleries/Lightbox

Michael – FILM:
Easy Video Player 2, embedding YouTube video

Aryon – MUSIC
Google Calendar Plugin, Facebook Social Plugin, Bandcamp Plugin, MailChimp Widget

Word Camp ABQ 2011

Moderator: Jennifer De la Garza
Art: Karin Pitman
Film/Writing: Michael Browning
Music: Aryon Hoselton

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on WordPress.tv right here.

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Louis XIV at RIO Voodoo Lounge [Rock Over America – 11/29/2007]

Louis XIV
RIO Voodoo Lounge
Las Vegas, NV

A local LV artist named Katie painted a sweet young thang named Mariah who consented to her role as set dressing during the “free drinks” portion of this evening. I was a little surprised that after spending two hours in panties and pasties getting painted, Mariah never got more info on Katie, like even her last name.

Body Painted Mariah

I can’t blame her too much. It was Mariah’s first time modeling oil paint and it kinda speaks to the surface factor inseparable from Vegas itself.
“Sure, I’ll get naked for body painted performance art, Katie, is it?”

Body Painted Mariah's Backside

Body Painted Mariah’s Backside

My first shot from the cell-cam obscured her great smile, so she posed for me later in the hall. Thanks Mariah, and YOU are welcome!

The night itself was a Thank You card from Area 107.9 to its Alien Nation audience. Sponsored also by Bombay Sapphire Gin, the drinks were scheduled to flow from 9 to 11, when the band was supposed to start.

As always in Vegas venues, the crowd was an eclectic mix of touristas and true rockers. Several devotees waited patiently at the banister above the stairwell leading down to the meet-n-greet for radio winners. Without the proper wristband or laminate credentials, Joe Average was kept on the upper level.

At 11:11, I decided to visit the hookah stand at the top of the staircase to sample a taste of the Apple/Blueberry, White Grape and Mixed Fruit they had bubbling away. Yummy tokes!

Finally at 11:47 the band manage to mosey onstage and a few minutes later dumpy Duncan, Area 107.9’s Program Director and morning ‘personality’, introduces Pineapple recording artist “Louie, the 14th”!

Singer Jason Hill starts in on Paper Doll backed by guitarist Brian Karscig’s basic strum structure.

Louis XIV - Voodoo Lounge 11.2.2007 Las Vegas

Louis XIV – Voodoo Lounge 11.2.2007 Las Vegas

“Sing, sing me a song, bang me like the girls in Hong Kong / I know, I know I ain’t correct but politics are so much better when there’s sex.”

And that pretty well sums up LXIV’s central thrust. Cock rock for the young, witty sensibility. Well-spoken lewd. Shrewd.No apologies needed. None offered. Just full throated odes to the trampling of teen queens.

The San Diego based quartet was three on stage tonight with drummer Mark Maigaard playing a stripped down set with a white towel muting the snare. The starry-eyed ladies up front must’ve inquired about bassist Mr. Ambrust III, since Jason offered, “Jimmy’s at home sleepin’. We couldn’t get the fucker out of bed!”

Between songs, Jason straps on an amped acoustic guitar of his own, sweetly and sharply enunciating his path through Pledge Of Allegiance:“Milkshake, milkshake, I love to feel you sweat/you don’t have to go to the pool if you want me to make you wet / Can you keep a secret, the best secrets are kept / and you’re my best fucken secret yet!”

For A Letter To Dominique, Jason introduces, “A song about a girl named Dominique. She used to come around my house and then one day she just disappeared.” It translated well enough to the acoustic show but the album version is kinda simple and boring. Seemed to work tho for a trio of radio winners coyly vogueing up front, grinning and giggling their way.

Radio Winners

Radio Winners

They brought the tempo down for a new song, possibly called Traffic Control or Lookin’ Down. This one really showcased the femmy falsetto of Brian’s backups (and sometimes leading vocals).

Brian Karscig of Louis XIV

Brian Karscig of Louis XIV

To me anyway, he sounds like a chick most of the time his mouth is open. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! His input fits the music and tone perfectly when it’s his time, like when he’s quipping “Wind you up and make you crawl to me / tie you up until you call to me” on Finding Out True Love Is Blind.

Their hottest single happened to be the obvious crowd favorite, but also the short set ender. An intimate, abbreviated acoustic performance for radio fans known as the Alien Nation.

LXIV lightly strummed and snared about a half hour of toned down Anglo-rock and was all done by 12:12. They left the stage with an offer to drink with everyone into the night and, “Thank you very much. We’ve had a pleasure!”

Louis XIV Singer Jason Hill, Voodoo Lounge 11.2.2007 Las Vegas

Louis XIV Singer Jason Hill, Voodoo Lounge 11.2.2007 Las Vegas

Seems like when I saw them this summer at Hard Rock’s Rehab Pool concert series, I remember having an absolute blast (and them rocking much harder when fully plugged in). I also remember someone, I think Brian, playing a violin on several songs. The problem with remembering that show was the hours before the band started.

Vegas runs on juice and sometimes it’s free. A site called SpyOnVegas.com sponsors a deal called Open Bar and got dialed in with the Hard Rock’s Friday night pool series. Doors and sponsoring alcohol got opened at 5pm. Free designated drinks for about four hours, then bands were due onstage at 9pm. It was quite a summer line-up and those locals in the know caught great bands and imbibables, gratis for all summer long.

Louis XIV will be on tour over America during January and February, returning to Sin City on St. Valentine’s Day 2008. Do yourself two favors; check out LXIV on this upcoming theater tour and check out SpyOnVegas.com when you come to town. You’re sure to have a debaucherously good time!

This article first appeared in Rock Over America.


Left Standing

The heart. That’s where Left Standing plays from. That’s all you really need to know about them to know that they are an excellent band to catch live. They get off on giving the audience a tangibly enjoyable experience.

NoCover: Left Standing

NoCover: Left Standing

June 2000

June 2000

Pirate Television – Kid Sensation & Artis the Spoonman [1997.03.04]

PTV [1997.03.04]

In The Mix

2 Live CrewDo The Damn Thang [World Premiere]

Nasty Nes Rodriguez introduces, live in studio, Kid Sensation!

On The Floor

The ProdigyFirestarter

Rockin’ Out

MxPxMove To Bremerton [World Premiere]

On The Scene

Gas HufferSixty Three Hours

Doc Rock introduces, live in studio, Artis The Spoonman! For this night’s performance, Artis was backed by Evan Schiller & Paul Hinklin of Sadhappy.

If any viewer out there has a copy of this show, please let me know!

Pirate Television – Citizens Utilities & Squeek Nutty Bugg [1996.12.03]

PTV LogoPTV [1996.12.03]

Classic Cut

Alice In ChainsWe Die Young

In The Mix

Low Life GangstasG’s Come Out At Night [World Premiere]

Nasty Nes Rodriguez introduces, live in studio, Squeek Nutty Bug!

Crank It Up

GoodnessWicked Eye [Click on the title for the original video]

On The Scene

Mike JohnsonOne Way Out

Michael Dean introduces, live in studio, Citizens’ Utilities!

If any viewer out there has a copy of this show, please let me know!

This was the first of four live airings, followed in January, February and March, 1997. Produced and cross-promoted in conjunction with M&M Productions Eye On Seattle.