Archive | Schoolyard Heroes


Hear the next big thing now! EMP’s Sound Off! 2016!

The EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition puts a spotlight on our area’s abounding riches of talented all ages bands (rules are: under 21 and live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia). It’s a best of the battle of the bands – taking out the “Mean Girls popularity” quotient, and rewarding those with the creative […]

Continue Reading

This weekend is chock full of amazing shows — might we suggest…

It’s the weekend before Christmas which means holiday party season has kicked into high gear.  This weekend there are so many shows to choose from {it’s like a mistletoe’d SXSW or something} that my eggnog’d head is spinning. Might we suggest: ***Friday, December 18*** BOAT / The Exploding High Fives / Concours d’Elegance at the […]

Continue Reading

Schoolyard Heroes want your soul for Christmas

Schoolyard Heroes, my favorite horror-pop rockers from here in Seattle, are releasing a 2-song holiday single today. The single is called "I Want Your Soul for Christmas" and the b-side, not to leave out our Jewish friends, is called "Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!" The press release says: Seattle's Schoolyard Heroes are set to release a […]

Continue Reading

Looking for a great "Hallowindie" Mix

Hello, Imaginary World. I make a point out of living up Halloween each and every year. My annual tradition is to create a Halloween mix CD- not one of those clichè ones with "The Addams Family Theme" and "Monster Mash", but a really good, unique one. My past lists include songs by Depeche Mode The […]

Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Block Party additions

Some very local, very TIG approved additions to this year's Capitol Hill Block Party (July 25 & July 26th) have been announced: Fleet Foxes Throw Me the Statue The Cave Singers Jaguar Love Schoolyard Heroes   If you missed the earlier announcement, the CHBP has already confirmed a bunch of noteworthies: Vampire Weekend, Les Savy […]

Continue Reading

Best of 2007: imaginary stella's picks

It’s always odd to revisit what you’ve reviewed over the course of a year. Sometimes, much can change – as after subsequent listenings, you realize that record you thought was pretty decent just blows (see The Killers’ Sam’s Town) or you come to love an album that you’d previously dismissed as mediocre (see “Into the […]

Continue Reading

Best of 2007: ChrisB's Top 10 Northwest releases

OK, the rain has let up a bit but I’m still not anxious to leave the apartment yet. Here’s my 10 favorite local albums from 2007, complete with YouTube-y goodness – as best I could find it. (I’m sure there’ll be some continuity issues with the scores I’ve assigned – I wrote the reviews for four of the albums below. This […]

Continue Reading



Before I can even begin this review, I have to acknowledge some controversy that’s been brewing around Schoolyard Heroes. A while back, EarCandy, a Seattle-based music blog, printed a letter from an angry – ok, downright irate – un-fan. The author claimed SYH as “avowed Satanists” who “want to corrupt our children and drive them […]

Continue Reading

Schoolyard Heroes to tour with Sum 41, Birthday Massacre

Seattle's own Schoolyard Heroes are about to embark on a big ol' tour with a couple of heavyweights: Sum 41 and Birthday Massacre, to support their forthcoming album. On September 18th, the band will release its third record, Abominations, on Stolen Transmission Records (after two stellar releaeses on local label the Control Group, Fantastic Wounds […]

Continue Reading