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April 24, 2013 at 9:55am

Newish indie-pop band Legs headed to Olympia

LEGS: The band was named after Tina Turners' legs. Photo courtesy of LogLady Records

FUTURE THINGS ARE COMING >>>

Bay Area/New Zealand post-punk prodigies Legs dropped their album Pass the Ringo April 23 on LogLady Records. I was recently turned onto Legs, and a listen to their music nestles them comfortably in my repertoire between REM and The Vaselines.

With their vehicles full of music gear and road litter, the band is heading up the coast on tour behind their album with a stop at Olympia's Le Voyeur May 1.

"We are very pleased to have Legs performing," says John Manini, booker at Le Voyeur. "The stuff I have listened to is a pretty dreamy combination of the better elements of jangle pop, garage and a restrained wall of sound. It's not totally biting any of those in the ass so it doesn't sound tired or recycled and the vocal melodies and harmonies are fairly engaging."

Bringing in the local draw is below-the-radar rockers Vex, with their hot punk feel and aggressive female vocals.

"Every couple of years, downtown spawns a handful of bands that set the bar for what is going on in Olympia," says Manini. "They hit the kids hard with rad sounds and then go away for other projects or opportunities and make room for the next crop of bands and the cycle repeats. Vex is leading the charge right now."

LE VOYEUR, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 6 P.M., ALL AGES, 404 FOURTH AVE. E., OLYMPIA, 360.943.5710

November 5, 2012 at 1:02pm

Movember Madness! Let's see those mustaches!

MOVEMBER: It's on at The Brotherhood Lounge in Olympia. Photo credit: Nikki McCoy

SOUTH SOUND SEXY >>>

Movemeber - that cute portmanteau of mustache and November - is in full swing, promoting men's health awareness around the world.

The emphasis is prostate cancer, which, according to cancer.org, affected more than 2, 300,000 men in the United States in 2008 - more than thyroid, colon and kidney cancers combined. Women diagnosed with breast cancer totaled near 2,600,000 that same year.

Founded in 2004, the Movember Foundation has been launching health awareness campaigns across New Zealand and Australia, and by 2007, across the globe, most notably by encouraging "Mo Bros" to grow mustaches.

The pink ribbon has been around since 1991, it's high time men have an international symbol that gains momentum - Snickers and Foster's beer have both launched Movember ads. The mustache encompasses both manliness and playfulness, acting as the perfect catalyst for a sometimes heavy, taboo topic. 

Men (and women) are praising, and growing mustaches of all types - from the Burt Reynolds to Ringo Starr - to bring attention to other men's health issues as well, including early detection, treatment, diagnosis, awareness of family history and a move toward healthier lifestyles. 

Dudes, the Weekly Volcano wants to see your Movember ‘stache. Women and children: send in whatever - fake mustaches, drawn mustaches, paper mustaches, grandma mustaches! Send a photo of your mustache to feedback@weeklyvolcano.com.

Last week we cruised the streets of Olympia with our Mustache Cam. We posted a few below. For more photos, check out our 2012 South Sound Movember Picture Gallery.

BONUS: Lakewood Playhouse has a mustache for you

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