Tag: Negativland

Ian Allen — key member of Negativland in the ’80s — 1958-2015

Ian Allen — key member of Negativland in the ’80s — 1958-2015

Ian Allen, a key member of Bay Area culture-jammers Negativland from 1981 to 1987, died on Saturday from what the band is calling “unexpected complications and infections” following a heart-valve replacement surgery at Stanford Hospital in California, according to an announcement this morning on the group’s Facebook page.

Casey Kasem’s greatest hit: Negativland and ‘the letter U and the numeral 2’

Casey Kasem’s greatest hit: Negativland and ‘the letter U and the numeral 2’

The death of Casey Kasem on Sunday reminded different people of different things, from those long-distance dedications on “American Top 40” to his iconic voicing of Shaggy on “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!” But for some of us, Kasem’s greatest achievement was his most unintentional.

Bumbershoot 2014: The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, Dream Syndicate

Bumbershoot 2014: The Replacements, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, Dream Syndicate

The Replacements’ reunion train continues to roll on, and now will hit the Pacific Northwest late this summer as Seattle’s Bumbershoot this week announced its 2014 lineup, which will feature the ‘Mats, Elvis Costello, Mission of Burma, The Afghan Whigs, Jonathan Richman, The Dream Syndicate and more.