From punk to country, from old-timey, to sugar-coated power pop, Mr. Neutron scales the best of 2019.
Mr. Neutron is beguiled by the many flavors of Pacific Northwest pop music, as it infectiously invades his brain and heart with a mishmash of resplendent gravity and joy.
Mr. Neutron searches his record closet for twang and bonyfidy country western stars from the Pacific Northwest.
Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library (WA)
Jug band, hokum, whatever you call it, the Pacific Northwest has it.
Mr. Neutron's panegyric to the varieties of current Pacific Northwest Punk.
Mr. Neutron pontificates on the profusion of fine surf bands in the Pacific Northwest
...it's not your electropop or your indie pop or your synth pop. Today is about...Power Pop.
Mr. Neutron spotlights the soundtrack for the 2017 film Baby Driver, and marvels at its melding of audio and visual.
Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library (WA). Focus is on music of the Ram Rams, Choke the Pope, and Kulululu.
Spotlighting the swing music in Everett Public Library's music collection.
Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron
Ron ruminates about his favorite 2018 PNW albums.
Mr. Neutron spotlights Birch Pereira, a laid-back, yet frenetic Seattle artist who, along with his band The Gin Joints, somehow spans the chasm separating Perry Como, Johnny Horton, Fats Waller, and Artie Shaw.
Mr. Neutron's audio tribute to Tacoma band Girl Trouble, who weaves a magical web of lava lamps, black light posters, and shag carpeting.
Mr. Neutron sketches sixty years of Pacific Northwest rock.
Mr. Neutron samples The Funhouse Comp Thing 2, a raw, dirty-sounding, dangerous compilation of bands who played in Seattle's Funhouse, a punk bar that closed in 2012 to make way for an apartment building.
Mr. Neutron analyzes the psychedelic roadtrip, fuzz, reverb, and patchouli served up by Seattle's own Night Beats.
chord fragments: "Something's Missing," by Brett Edmonds. Courtesy of Internet Archive.
They're young, they're fresh, they're huge in Spain! Hear fuzz, psychedelia, hooks courtesy of Paul Revere and the Raiders, Yardbird guitar solos, and a trip to the garage circa 1966.
Mr. Neutron surveys the Country/Power Pop/Cuddle-Core output of our own Neko Case.
Mr. Neutron theme music by Ron Averill.
Mr. Neutron provides a snapshot of a truly dynamic era in Everett music.
Seattle-area instrumental music of the fifties and sixties is the focus of Mr. Neutron's latest foray.
Mr. Neutron looks at the Mods latest, English Tapas, a strange, innovative work, a slightly warped version of music we've heard before.
Featuring Jason Webley and Oliver Elf Army.
Sound effect: 70043_juskiddink_sci-fi-2, from freesound.org
Image of Jason Webley performing in Gdynia, Poland, courtesy of Blueye, via Wikimedia Commons
Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill of Everett Public Library, Washington.
Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron, from Everett Public Library in Everett, WA.
"...a band of three lads dedicated to frivolity, wit and butt-shakin' boogaloo."
Thumbnail image by Andrew Hitchcock