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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Green Pajamas are a Northwest Institution

March 31st, 2014

Here’s a nice write up the Pajamas got in The Stranger recently for a show for KEXP. The show was great by the way.
(Sunset) My girl DJ Sharlese over at KEXP digs deeper than the much-celebrated Northwest-’90s era, and instead has a keen ear for Seattle-area bands from the previous decade. I first heard the Green Pajamas on her Audioasis show and have been kinda fascinated with them ever since. In 1984, the Green Pajamas brought the paisley underground to Seattle by way of mellow, guitar-driven psychedelic pop and have made um, 32 albums since. It’s probably “Kim the Waitress” you know them by—a moony little number of earnest, unrequited lust. Though I just haven’t had the days or weeks (months?) to listen to their entire discography, playing G-PJs-songs roulette has included: Xanax-coated power pop, fuzzed-out indie, sleepy love songs, and a valiant cover of the most boring Christmas song, “O Holy Night.” With Tango Alpha Tango and Campfire OK.  – Emily Nokes


“November” Review in All Music Guide

March 31st, 2014

Oops – missed this one. “November is a document of a very specific moment in time for the Green Pajamas; it finds them young, wiry, and enthusiastic, and if this isn’t the live album some fans might have dreamed of, it captures them, warts and all, on one of the better nights of their lives together.” Mark Deming. All Music

Queen Annes – You Got Me Running/CityArts Attractive Single for April!

March 31st, 2014

Fueled by overdriven guitar and harmonica, “Running” is a vintage wrecking ball. – Jonathan Zwickel

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Colorplates review!

March 30th, 2014

Ran into the review I missed in Dagger.
THE COLORPLATES- AGONY AND ECSTASY- GREEN MONKEY RECORDS- Subtitled “Post-punk art rock, Seattle, 1979-1982” so there you go. The Green Monkey label has been unearthing some old Pac NW artifacts like this. This goes from straight-ahead rawk (opening title track) to stuff more like no-wave (“Call on Me #1”) and everything in between. 21 songs….interesting.

Queen Annes – Something Quick 1980-1985 Review!

March 30th, 2014

“we’re now able to hear how moving these songs were and are, and be dumbfounded at how they didn’t get a chance to break through nationally or internationally” John Book This is Book’s Music

The Green Pajamas Live on KEXP!!

March 30th, 2014

Queen Annes Review in!

March 21st, 2014

“It is a time capsule, if you will, ranging from garage-band-Northwest to psychedelic freakout to the crunch that drove grunge a few years later.”  Frank Gutch

Queen Annes CDs in stores NOW!

March 19th, 2014

The new Queen Annes CDs should be in the finest record stores about now. If you don’t see it ask for it!

The Green Pajamas at the Sunset Saturday!

March 4th, 2014

The Green Pajamas will perform this Saturday, March 8th, at a KEXP benefit for Nick of Time Foundation which is dedicated to educating schools, athletes, families and communities about Sudden Cardiac Arrest. The Pajamas will OPEN the show at 9 o’clock followed by the bands, Campfire OK and Tango Alpha Tango at Ballard’s Sunset Tavern.
Come early to hear the hits Kim The Waitress, Rattlesnake Kiss, The Red Red Rose and a bunch of others!

King County Queens Rock West Seattle Tonight!

February 22nd, 2014

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