• THEESatisfaction

• We are so excited to announce the 2014 Stranger Genius Award finalists in music: production wizard Erik Blood, jazz virtuoso quartet Industrial Revelation, and Amber Kai Morgan and Garrett Kelly, founders and tireless organizers of Hollow Earth Radio and Magma Festival. Congratulations! The winners will be announced at the Genius Awards ceremony, taking place October 18 at the Moore Theatre.

• Speaking of Genius nominees: The new album by 2012 Genius noms THEESatisfaction (Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White) is completed. It will be released by Sub Pop and has been mixed and engineered by Erik Blood (a nominee for this year's award, as you just learned). Stay tuned for its release later this year!

• Heavy and witty Seattle rock unit Kinski are recording a new album this August with the excellent Phil Manley (guitarist for Trans Am, Life Coach, Fucking Champs, etc.) producing. More details TBA.

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