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  • Kendall Pavan

Another week, another Mercury music section to read while you burn your Mamas & the Papas records. Oh, not because the whole sleeping with your daughter on a pile of coke thing, but just because John Phillips co-wrote "Kokomo." When compared to that song, everything else that man did doesn't seem all that bad.

Every time my folks visit town, they become obsessed with McMenamins: they eat there, drink there, and even sleep there. It's like catnip for parents. Looks like Deer Tick is the same way, as the Providence band blazes through the all-McMenamins "Great Northwest Music Tour" fueled by pints of Hammerhead.
LISTEN:

Deer Tick - "Easy"

The Accüsed resurrect Martha Splatterhead and celebrate 28 years of punk/metal. Skate or die.
LISTEN:

The Accüsed - "Stomped to Death"

Rain Machine is the solo vessel of TV on the Radio beard farmer/guitarist Kyp Malone. It's political. So, yeah, take that Ashton B. Carter, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics.
LISTEN:

Rain Machine - "New Last Name"

Please make a note of it: Daedelus is more an electronic musical genius, than a Victorian dandy. Nice top hat, though.
LISTEN:

Daedelus - "Just Briefly"

Nancy Wilson from Heart chats about her time in Oregon and her key role as "beautiful girl in Corvette" in Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Now, back to my day job at Captain Hook Fish and Chips.
LISTEN:

Heart - "Crazy On You"

End Hits: No shirt, no shoes... no dice.