It’s almost time for my vacation in the Pacific Northwest, so I’ve been busy creating playlists of all my favorite PNW bands, and deciding what albums off my want list I’d like to look for when I visit all those amazing record shops in Portland and Seattle. I’ve had so much awesome ’90s music in my head that I thought I’d share a few of my favorites for this week’s Friday Five. Now, I could easily just lay down five Sleater-Kinney tracks, because you know they’re my favorite PNW band. But I’ll refrain. For now.
Bangs – S.O.S.
Dear Nora – You Are 26
Lois – The Trouble With Me
Team Dresch – Remember Who You Are
Beat Happening – Godsend
It’s Friday once again, and guess what?! I’m on vacation as of 5:00 PM today. I’ll be on my way to the Pacific Northwest shortly, and I can’t wait to make my way through all the record stores from Seattle to Olympia to Portland. I’m armed with an extensive list of shops, recommendations from Ben at Kill Rock Stars, and a 32-page list of albums I’m seeking.
So yes, this Friday Five will feature more bands from the PNW. Enjoy the tunes, and keep up with my travels via Twitter and Instagram.
1. Tacocat – “Dana Katherine Scully”
2. Bangs – “S.O.S.”
3. Bratmobile – “Cool Schmool”
4. Cadallaca – “Fake Karaoke Machine”
5. Courtney Love – “Uncrushworthy”