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derek_erdman 1
Emily Nokes also loves Sublime.
Posted by derek_erdman on October 17, 2012 at 4:50 PM · Report this
well, i can't speak to the accuracy of his music assessment, as i am unfamiliar, but he does write well.
Posted by ellarosa on October 17, 2012 at 4:55 PM · Report this
jnmend 3
Megan's so punk she dropped the n from her last name.
Posted by jnmend on October 17, 2012 at 5:06 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 4
Shit, we forgot the #1 rule of music journalism: ONLY REVIEW BANDS IF THEY HAVE MORE THAN TWO SONGS ON THEIR BANDCAMP.

Posted by Emily Nokes on October 17, 2012 at 5:14 PM · Report this
McGee 5
This person cares about dumb stuff.
Posted by McGee on October 17, 2012 at 5:24 PM · Report this
This letter is written as if the Stranger was ever recognized as a legitimate source for anything regarding music past the club calendar. If you ask me, Mike Nipper should just take over the whole thing as he's seemingly the only person on staff that owns records and has a working knowledge of music.
Posted by legacy builder on October 17, 2012 at 5:25 PM · Report this
bedipped 7
This is really sub-par for a "Never Heard of Them" column.
Posted by bedipped on October 17, 2012 at 5:34 PM · Report this
lemonde 8
Annie Minard should take over.
Posted by lemonde on October 17, 2012 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 9
i just love his old-timey name. im picturing one of those artisinal Confederacy caps.
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on October 17, 2012 at 5:42 PM · Report this
Dougsf 10
Dude should just volunteer for MRR and put all that typing energy to some use.
Posted by Dougsf on October 17, 2012 at 5:53 PM · Report this
yelahneb 11
P.S. - Get Off My Punk Lawn
Posted by yelahneb on October 17, 2012 at 6:08 PM · Report this
Different things rock for different people.
Posted by Foonken2 on October 17, 2012 at 6:47 PM · Report this
balderdash 13
If this dipshit spent half as much effort blogging as he did angrily writing in to the Stranger he might actually be a writer by now.

Also, his misunderstanding of evolution is deeply stupid and annoys me. You think it's a clever rhetorical jab, Angry Punkier-Than-Thou Internet Guy, but you don't know what you're talking about, so it actually just makes you look like an asshole. (Which I assume is an accurate portrayal, so carry on I guess...?)
Posted by balderdash on October 17, 2012 at 6:52 PM · Report this
Finneas Maxwell appears to have an unhealthy obsession with Dear Abby. What a sad person.
Posted by suddenlyorcas on October 17, 2012 at 6:53 PM · Report this
Keep complaining, kids, and I'll take over as music editor again.
Posted by Dan Savage on October 17, 2012 at 7:37 PM · Report this
Emily Nokes 16
@15 - Dan, let's swap jobs for a day! Freaky Friday style! Without the body switching. Or with, your call.
Posted by Emily Nokes on October 17, 2012 at 8:25 PM · Report this
Simone 17
@16, make sure it's a day where he has a first class ticket to Australia.
Posted by Simone on October 17, 2012 at 9:10 PM · Report this
Not trying to take it personally, but as the brother of the singer/songwriter in Black Hills (who is neither in Minus the Bear or Lonely Forrest) and someone who was around for the recording, there is absolutely zero "electronica" in their songs. Unless he is counting "electric guitars." Although the guys should use this Zep reference in their bio.
Posted by John Totten on October 17, 2012 at 10:58 PM · Report this
Josh Bis 19
At long last, a worthy successor to A. Birch Steen.
Posted by Josh Bis on October 18, 2012 at 12:36 AM · Report this
" Keep complaining, kids, and I'll take over as music editor again.
Posted by Dan Savage "

oh, please god let it be so!

anything is better than 90% of the tone deaf 12 year olds who currently review _only_ the bands they like. "squee!"

this guy (the o.p.) is 100% right.

also, stop letting charles review hip hop. he doesn't get it. . .
Posted by butteredchips on October 18, 2012 at 12:43 AM · Report this
LEE. 21
Well, that tears it... I'm selling out. If this guy is the final arbeitor of what is and isn't punk then he can have it.
Posted by LEE. on October 18, 2012 at 12:54 AM · Report this
@1: I don't read the Stranger's music writers because I have no interest in blandly vapid indie pop, but if true that's pretty damning. A music critic liking Sublime is like a food critic liking Taco Bell.
Posted by also on October 18, 2012 at 3:58 AM · Report this
bring back tricia ramano and kurt b. reighly!!
Posted by Rowlf on October 18, 2012 at 7:27 AM · Report this
--MC 24
Punk rock? How quaint. I thought they all died out after 1988. How old are you, Mr. Maxwell, 35?
Posted by --MC on October 18, 2012 at 7:43 AM · Report this
@22 - that's just not a fair comparison, TB always keeps it innovative with things like the Doritos taco or whatever....
Posted by jnchihuahua on October 18, 2012 at 8:20 AM · Report this
Ron Bennington 26
The only thing worse than music reviews are people who review music reviews.
Posted by Ron Bennington on October 18, 2012 at 8:45 AM · Report this
biffp 27
Lineout is not a music blog, not sure what it is intended to be. I like Megan's hockey interest a whole lot so I'm sorry if it's her pet and I'm offending her. There are almost no reviews. No one seems to go to any shows. You hillsters can hate the Weekly all you want, but Reverb kicks Lineout's sorry ass.
Posted by biffp on October 18, 2012 at 8:46 AM · Report this
yos-wa 28
@27 - while there is stuff that isn't necessarily music related (what you're not wearing, etc.), the majority is music related so i don't see how you can overlook that.

let's look at the titles of the posts that precede this one that you commented on:

Debate Negate: Faust @ the Comet Oct. 16 (faust is a band, by the way. who plays music.)

Today's Significance In Rap (rap is a style of music)

Hunx Starts His Own Record Label + New Web TV Show (hunx is a musician, who makes music. record labels are things that release records, that have music on them.)

Roky Erickson - "If You Have Ghosts" (roky erickson is a musician. sure he may not be as relevant as he once was, but he's still out there.)

so there you go. the post before that did have a picture of somebody's ass and wasn't necessarily music related, but i'd wager that at least 6 out of 7 posts are.
Posted by yos-wa on October 18, 2012 at 9:44 AM · Report this
Hernandez 29
Punk's not dead, it just deserves to die, when it becomes another stale this letter.
Posted by Hernandez on October 18, 2012 at 10:19 AM · Report this
Punk is shit. It's always been shit. It's the phoniest type of music in history. In an authenticity contest, between Sex Pistols and N'Sync, it'd be N'Sync by a mile, because at least they never pretended that their goal was something other than making money for themselves and their corporate owners.
Posted by johnjjeeves on October 18, 2012 at 10:27 AM · Report this
Emily Nokes 31
So wait, is punk a good thing or a bad thing? What is punk? Are we for it or against it? Are we mad at Dear Abby? Do you think this guy is in a band? A punk band? Is Led Zeppelin punk? Is this blog punk? Shit, this blog and everyone reading it (or pretending like they aren't reading it) = punk as fuck! Probably.

What I've learned is: Sublime is not funny to joke about EVER and you want MOAR BOB DYLAN REVIEWZzz.

Annie Minard, Nipper, Dan Savage, Devo and Finny Maxwell are the new music editors, the end.
Posted by Emily Nokes on October 18, 2012 at 11:47 AM · Report this
biffp 32
@28, it's 90% masturbation, and pretty fucking lazy on that scale. There's pretty much no editing, prioritization or anything you can use here. Show reviews are a rarity, and album reviews are non-existent. It's barely a music blog.

With that said, Street Sounds is the best thing on KEXP.
Posted by biffp on October 18, 2012 at 11:53 AM · Report this
Belly 33
SOUR GRAPES. Emily brings a fresh perspective to the music section of the Stranger and writes stuff that I actually want to read. Music journalism doesn't *have* to be an old man's club.
Posted by Belly on October 18, 2012 at 11:59 AM · Report this
Megan Seling 34
Just for the record: "Line Out: Music & THE CITY AT NIGHT." It's about music AND nightlife. So, Drunk of the Week! Partying! Fancy outfits people wear out and about town! Etc.

I'm sleepy.
Posted by Megan Seling on October 18, 2012 at 12:03 PM · Report this
@32 - ALBUM REVIEW, posted TODAY at 10:49 a.m.…

SHOW REVIEW, posted YESTERDAY, at 3:00 p.m.…

Is it confusing? Are you only seeing part of the blog?
Are you only seeing what you want to see? I don't understand.

Posted by Kelly O on October 18, 2012 at 12:29 PM · Report this
Also, to everyone who chooses to exist on the internet under a fake/false name, instead of their REAL NAME, I say to you: Brrrrrrrrrr'ock.... chick-chick-chick-chick-CHIIIIIIIIICK-KEN!

Posted by Kelly O on October 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM · Report this
biffp 37
@35, looking at it over a period longer than a day.
Posted by biffp on October 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM · Report this
yos-wa 38
@36 - i'm posting that image everywhere from now on.
Posted by yos-wa on October 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM · Report this
the part about naomi punk's seattle-centrist reverb-rock drivel... on fucking point.
Posted by cap'n boise on October 18, 2012 at 3:49 PM · Report this
McGee 40
The music coverage in this rag was never better than when Jennifer Maerz was editor.
Posted by McGee on October 18, 2012 at 4:41 PM · Report this
biffp 41
I liked Eric Grandy. I think, "write like teenagers on their phones" is a pretty accurate description of Psy and "I vant to suck . . ." postings.
Posted by biffp on October 18, 2012 at 5:07 PM · Report this
Larry Mizell, Jr. 42
btw @32, thank you
Posted by Larry Mizell, Jr. on October 18, 2012 at 5:51 PM · Report this
LEE. 43

if your experience with punk is limited to the Sex Pistols, I guess comparing them to N'Sync would be the proper (idiotic) thing to do.

@27, etc

it's a music AND nightlife blog. with the inclusion of nightlife, you can play pretty fast and loose with the guidelines. as someone pointed out in a thread over on Slog the other day, since this is a digital medium what people choose to write about is pretty endless since they're not chopping down trees to do it. I guess you could be remarkably petty and complain about servers using electricity, but seriously, just get over it. I never got people who read things solely to complain about the fact that it's being written. it sounds like the ultimate example of a first world problem. I don't love everything about Line Out or Slog, but I like that it reflects aspects of Seattle that I connect with.

as far as Reverb, find me three well-written and interesting pieces by Duff McKagen and I'll show you two dozen by Dave Segal.
Posted by LEE. on October 18, 2012 at 7:26 PM · Report this

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