Some FEATURED ARTISTS on this week’s Stronger Than Dirt (Saturday,
February 19, 8-10pm) include the Royal Pendletons and Exploding Hearts (RIP
“King” Louie Bankston), Red Squares, Milk ‘N’ Cookies, Dickies, Nikki Corvette,
Squire, Prisoners, Shonen Knife, Hex Dispensers, lots of new music as well as
the weekly Dusty Diamond.
PICTURE SLEEVE OF THE WEEK: Released in 1986, “Sub Pop 100” was Sub
Pop’s very first vinyl release. It was a compilation of diverse underground acts
from the early and mid 80s, such as Scratch Acid, Sonic Youth, Skinny Puppy,
Shonen Knife, and more. It featured an illustration by Seattle artist Carl Smool
and design by Dale Yarger. Click on image to enlarge.
LAST WEEK’S DUSTY DIAMOND (a forgotten gem from the STD vaults): The
Cynics are a long-time garage rock band from Pittsburgh. Formed in 1983, they
have had various band line-ups but have always included guitarist (and Get Hip
Records founder) Gregg Kostelich and vocalist Michael Kastelic. Heavily
influenced by 60s garage punk, they were a bridge from the 80s retro scene to
the 90s garage explosion. After an eight-year hiatus, they reformed in 2002, and
are still active.”Girl, You’re on My Mind” is an uptempo party jangler with a refrain
readymade for crowd participation. It appeared in 1990 on a Get Hip single as
well as their “Rock ‘N’ Roll” album from the same year, also on Get Hip. Listen to it here:
Promo art from a 1975 Milk ‘n’ Cookies single. Photo uncredited.