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Tom Dyer & True Olympians to Make Seattle Debut!

The True Olympians will be making their Seattle debut at Conner Byrne, 5140 Ballard Ave NW, Seattle, for the release on the latest Ball of Wax Audio Quarterly. It is a holiday special and they will be playing all four of their jolly Christmas songs, plus other rowdy favorites. They will start at 9:00 sharp so you don’t have to stay up late to rock. The Olympians are only playing [...]

By | November 12th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Green Monkey Releases Richard Peterson Catalog!

Green Monkey is most pleased to announce we are in the process of making the long out of print Richard Peterson catalog available to the world! Following up on the release of Seven, we have made 4 earlier albums available on our GMR bandcamp site and will be working on getting his first two albums available as well shortly. The bandcamp releases include full cover scans so you can read [...]

Richard Peterson Gets Great Review!

Richard's SEVEN  gets a thoughtful and excellent review! Renaissance man: Richard Peterson’s ‘Seven’  November 1, 2019 Gillian G. Gaar There’s no two ways about it: Richard Peterson is a bonafide Seattle institution. Maybe you’ve seen him outside the sporting arenas on game day, playing his trumpet for spare change, in the finest tradition of busking. He released his first single, “Want to Be in the States”/“Let’s Take a Trip to Spokane,” [...]

By | November 9th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Some Green Monkey History for Ye.

Dennis White has put together an extensive GMR travelogue for the interested: EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN  Tom Dyer & Green Monkey Records Be forewarned this is only part one - the Green Pajamas are Part 2!! Dennis writes the occasional NW music history column for Jive Time Records and GMR is delighted to be included.   "It’s September 15, 2019. I’m on the phone with Tom Dyer from his home in [...]

By | November 7th, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Toiling Midgets Get Love

Toiling Midgets: Sea of Tranquility (Green Monkey/digital outlets) Graham Reid  |  Oct 14, 2019  |   1 min read It has been about 15 years since we sat on the back deck of the Seattle home of musician Jeff Kelly and his artist wife Susanne.But we've never forgotten their hospitality . . . and the regular albums by Kelly and/or his band Green Pajamas (new or reissues) from the local label Green Monkey have just kept arriving. [...]

By | October 23rd, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sweet Chemistry Set Review!

All told, an excellent artifact from “the other Seattle sound of the ‘80s”. CHEMISTRY SET – THE INCOMPLETE FABULOUS STINKING 2xCD on Green Monkey Great Scott(s), it’s Chemistry Set! Not THE Chemistry Set, the prolific John Peel-championed cult neo-psych British quartet. In fact, these Pacific Northwesterners only released an EP and single in their brief mid-‘80s lifetime. No, if this Chemistry Set is remembered at all, it’s for ‘Underground’, their stonking [...]

By | October 21st, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Mr. Kelly Gets another fine review!

Jeff Kelly - Beneath the Stars, Above the River (Green Monkey) 16 October 2019 by Michael Toland It’s not unusual for an artist of any kind to be influenced by places: their beauty, their culture, their overall state of being. So it is with Beneath the Stars, Above the River, the eighth solo album from Green Pajamas leader Jeff Kelly. Inspired by his travels in Spain and Portugal, the album mixes fado and flamenco into [...]

By | October 16th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sally Barry Review – “Calm Elegance”

SALLY BARRY – RENDITIONS (CD on Green Monkey) While they may stem from a punk, noise and metal background, former Honeymoon Killers’ drummer Barry and guitarists Mark Brunke and Ruth Davidson (who doubles on cello embellishment) bring a calm elegance to these nearly two dozen tracks, which Brunke originally composed between 20 and 35 years ago. ‘Sunbleached’ suits rainy day navelgazing, with Barry’s measured vocals weaving languorous smoke rings around Davidson’s cello [...]

By | October 14th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

WRI-ETTE Show Tomorrow – Comp Available Now!!

Green Monkey is releasing a 100% super-good download-only compilation album WRI-ETTE as well as co-sponsoring the WRI-ETTE Show for Women's Rights tomorrow night at Black Lab Gallery at 1618 Hewitt Ave in Everett. Wri-ette is a Pop-up Art show, a live music show PLUS a music compilation to benefit Planned Parenthood! Art viewing starts at 7:00 - Music starts at 8:30. Zelda Starfire, Christa Porter, Killinsworth, Her etc and Lady [...]

By | October 4th, 2019|0 Comments

More Jeff Kelly/Green Pajamas Vinyl Available Now!

We have new Jeff/PJs vinyl available at our GMR bandcamp site - The Green Pajamas - Poison In The Russian Room, Jeff Kelly - Beneath The Stars, Above the River and a couple copies of A Spoonful of Sugarbush, a comp with an unreleased Pajamas track, "Copper Eyed." So much beauty!

Green Pajamas’ Phantom Lake Out On Vinyl!

We have some lovely Oxblood Red and None-More-Black vinyl double LPs for The Green Pajama's Phantom Lake: Northern Gothic 3 (with 5 bonus tracks) - released by our Greek pals at Sound-Effects Records on a very limited basis. We have a few for sale on ye olde GMR bandcamp site, so if you want one don't delay - download available for modernists!

By | September 21st, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Chemistry Set Review!

Chemistry Set- THE INCOMPLETE FABULOUS STINKING (GREEN MONKEY) I’ve got an old 7” by this longtime/old school Seattle band and I knew they’d released other stuff but never full dug in. I like what I’d heard an here the Green Monkey label has released a double cd which I’m guessing is everything the band ever recorded (an EP, a single and some comps tracks, etc).  I’d always lumped these guys [...]

By | September 19th, 2019|0 Comments

Another fine review for 1+1 = ?

Another darn TD Review: "idiosyncratic but this is appealingly odd and engaging." Graham Reid     Tom Dyer: 1+1=? (Green Monkey) by Graham Reid The Green Monkey label boss Tom Dyer continues on his idiosyncratic way (an album a year in the past decade), this time taking a sideways a step away from left-field rock/pop and into what are nominally “duets” . . . although he sings everything and the other party [...]

By | September 2nd, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Dyer “1+1” Review in Expose’!

"1+1=? is an intriguing curiosity, a vision of pop-rock music viewed through a kaleidoscope of warped mirrors and unpredictably shifting angles, and a lot of fun to boot." Tom Dyer — 1 + 1 = ? (Green Monkey GM1055, 2019, CD / DL) by Jon Davis, Published 2019-08-30       Tom Dyer is something of a musical institution in the Pacific Northwest, having been involved in a variety of endeavors since [...]

By | August 31st, 2019|Tags: , |0 Comments

Whisperin’ and Hollerin’ 1+1 Review Dudes!

"If you like your duets albums off the planet and out there some this is the album for you". Well of course we do! Our Rating:           This is the latest album by Green Monkey Records head honcho Tom Dyer and this time it's an album of collaborations with other artistes on the label and favored friends that I should have reviewed at least a month ago, but well since [...]

By | August 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Mark Brunke Directs New Tom Dyer Video

Tom Dyer has released a third video for from his 1+1 = ? album: "Barbra." The song (named for Ms. Streisand but is not about her) is a collaboration between TD and Mark Brunke.  Mr. Brunke directed the video and states the following: The film is made up of outtakes used in films shot on various kinds of Super 8 film. The film is made up of black and white, [...]

By | August 4th, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Excellent Kelly Review!

  Jeff Kelly's latest solo album was written about his travels through Spain and Portugal in 2017 and 2018 which is something this reviewer has also done, but rather than going in spring like Jeff did I went in October and found this album does a good job of evoking those feeling and would sound perfect if listened to on headphones while sitting on the train from Gran Via in [...]

By | July 22nd, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Tom Dyer Releases New Video For “1+1 = ?”

Tom Dyer has released a new video for "Seven Times Is Love" from his 1+1 = ? album. The video features the paintings of Vicki Dyer, Susanne Kelly and Mark Brunke. Music lovers should be forewarned - one viewer gushed "the video made me a little seasick." Dr. Dyer currently has plans for at least three additional videos from the album.

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