Seattle’s Sister Psychic goes against the grain of grunge

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 31, 1992 By Steve Newton From the heady, hook-filled pop-grunge soaring off Sister Psychic’s debut CD, Fuel, you’d think the members of the Seattle power trio had been together for years, honing their skills with their chosen instruments until the time was right to unleash that sound on … Continue reading Seattle’s Sister Psychic goes against the grain of grunge

The Black Halos are back in black

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, SEPT. 1, 2005 THERE COULDN'T BE a more appropriate local group opening for the New York Dolls at the Commodore tonight (September 1) than the Black Halos. The hard-rocking quintet performed twice-once at the now-defunct Ms. T's, then again at the Pic Pub-as a Dolls tribute band under the name the New … Continue reading The Black Halos are back in black

The old school rules for 3 Inches of Blood

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, AUG. 26, 2009 By Steve Newton Cam Pipes's obsession with Iron Maiden’s Powerslave goes back more than a few years. The heavy-metal landmark introduced him to the joys of ear-busting rock when he was eight. “My buddy who lived on the same street as me would bring over all his Twisted … Continue reading The old school rules for 3 Inches of Blood