Sam Coomes, musician
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For the past 20 years, Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss have made passionate, raucous music in Quasi. In the beginning, their partnership was marital as well as musical, but it continued past their divorce and concurrent with their work in other bands: Coomes in Heatmiser with Elliott Smith when Quasi beg...

well, strangely enough, a Crock track is going to somehow be featured (or at least included) on a TV show called Californiacation? or Californication? in a couple days - "#609, March 10" - I dont have cable, but if you normally watch the show keep an ear out.

Spencer's new band with Aaron Ross

It's all like "duggida duggida woowwowowoow"

Somehow Grok made it into UK stereo mag HiFi World, in there with Jefferson Airplane, Shocking Blue, & Kaleidascope UK

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lest we forget...

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theres a couple innacuracies which are probably my fault - but Im happy when Crock gets a little notice

Many a musician dreams about that ultimate media coverage -- the right story in the right publication that finally gets your music in front of the right people. The result would be success beyond your wildest dreams, possibly a Grammy and a hot tub full of Bollinger '75. So what sort of glorious res...|By The Oregonian

"Grok" listed in New Yorker's best music of 2011...who knew they even had such lists? Strange but cool.

To finish the year, here’s an order of ordinals followed by some re-gifting. Plug in your microwave. Five year-end lists: 1. For The Quietus, Rory Gibb selected the top electronic and dance 12-inch singles of 2011, complete with a...
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live at the 5th Annual Austin Analog Synthesizer Party 10-04-09

extensive "review" of Grok in new Tape Op (#86)- actually its more like a detailed description of the recording process of the album, giving away all secrets. Its print, not online...go down to store & pick it up.

Grok record of the day at WFMU...nice

Sign up for Twitter to follow WFMU (@WFMU). The freeform radio station of the nation. Independent, creative, rocking radio. Tweeter in Chief lately is Station Manager Ken.

someone said they heard Crock mentioned on NPR, but Im not sure I believe it.

Sam, Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsome, Bill Callahan), Rachel Blumberg (Norfolk & Western, Bright Eyes, M.Ward), & Lisa Schonberg (STLS, Explode Into Colors) have organized a project to encourage people in the Portland music community & everyone else for that matter to move their money out of the big banks in to local credit unions & local banks

word of mouth

record of the week at Aquarius, with a very nice review a little bit down the linked page...

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