Keno Nifty: the new cartoon band that wants to deconstruct genre

by Richard Allen Alexander

Keno Nifty: the new cartoon band that wants to deconstruct genre by Richard Allen Alexander
Keno Nifty is a band made by the artist and part-time musician Ricky Alexander (also known as Chazz Forte online). It’s about a group of fictional musicians (left to right: Marlene, Penny, Apollo, and Niomi) who travel around, get into fights and use music as a coping mechanism.

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Washington Drive: Be Punk, Do It Yourself!

by Gus Goldsmith

Washington Drive: Be Punk, Do It Yourself! by Gus Goldsmith
Hi, my name is Gus Goldsmith. I’m sixteen years old. I’ve been writing and recording songs in my house for about three years. It’s always just been me, a microphone, and as many instruments as I could teach myself to play. When I couldn’t find anyone to play music with, I did it myself. When I didn’t have anyone to publish my music, I sent it out myself. If I can get my music to mean something to anyone but me, then my goal is accomplished.

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What Do You Want To Do Today? Make Music, or Start a Revolution?

by Cassie Norton

What Do You Want To Do Today? Make Music, or Start a Revolution? by Cassie Norton

I’m a musician. I used to just make and teach music, but lately I have been consumed by climate activism because I love people and nature. I can’t continue living without doing something to prevent it all from disappearing.

E. E. Cummings wrote:

“I arise in the morning torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. That makes it very hard to plan the day.”

This describes pretty much every day of my life now.

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Beast Folk: a Band, Not a Genre

by DT Jackson

Beast Folk: a Band, Not a Genre by DT Jackson
When Beast Folk formed in 2018, we were not called Beast Folk. It was a melding of the minds of a few friends who frequented Darrell’s Tavern in Shoreline, WA. I was slated to play the Hybrid Festival in Everett. Being an acoustic performer engaged in an event that mostly revolved around metal was a jarring task of fear management. I needed a band.

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Ye Olde Grampfather’s Tale

by James Kwapisz

Ye Olde Grampfather's Tale by James Kwapisz
In the beginning, a rock appeared in the firmament, and on that rock a fissure did form. An old man with youthful eyes looked upon this rock and said, “I shall call you ‘Shredrock.'” And upon receiving the reverberations of his utterance, the rock burst forth a great explosion, showering the old man with mystical properties, endowing him with the wisdom of old age and the vigor of youth. And when the phenomenon did cease, the rock told the man, “I shall call you ‘Grampfather.'”

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Underground Non-Star

by MRA NEHLS / WEATHER

Underground Non-Star by MRA NEHLS / WEATHER
Hi, I am Miira. I am living far from YOUR world. I mean far from this patriarchal-smallminded-selfcalled-society. This is a great pool and I am not very sure that I can swim there or if I even want to. So I created my own world, and I am trying to hold its contour above my head.

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It Started Around A Glass Table…

by Catch Me Catatonic

It Started Around A Glass Table by Catch Me Catatonic
Catch me Catatonic is Soul-Punk. It started around a glass table. Some of us had been friends for years, and some of us had only just met, but we were immediately connected by our passion for music. We come from different places and pull our musical inspirations from even more places, but we contribute equally to the creation of every song we play, and it’s been magic from day one.

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From Death, Comes New Life

by Kirk Kisch (with the help of David Vega)

From Death, Comes New Life by Kirk Kisch and David Vega (Among the Wildflowers)
Around the age of 18, I was in a Pop Punk/Hardcore band called “All That.” At the time that was the style of music I wanted to work with, but at the same time, I wanted to mess around with some acoustic songwriter stuff. So I figured, on the side, I’d start my own solo acoustic project. Of course, I needed a name, but I didn’t want to go with my own name. I wanted an artist name, something that stood out. So that’s when I went through the good old music library and came across one of my all-time favorite songs. Among the Wildflowers.

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