Posts tagged "actual pain"
King Dude's Burning Daylight

King Dude’s Burning Daylight

Seattle’s TJ Cowgill wears a few hats: Owner/operator of clothing label Actual Pain, vocalist for burnt-black metal band Cross (stream their new split here) and leader/vocalist for the dark, pagan-folk project, King Dude. All three entities are worth your attention, but this post- like our last one- is about that underbelly royalty he occupies. King Dude announced...
Photos: King Dude, Dangerous Boys Club, Pure Ground- Los Globos

Photos: King Dude, Dangerous Boys Club, Pure Ground- Los Globos

Writer, Actual Pain owner, musician and hellva nice guy, Seattle’s T.J. Cowgill is also King Dude. An encapsulating, dark folk project, Cowgill and his pair of bandmates played a Slow Motion/Mount Analog/Dais-booked night this past Wednesday at Los Globos. Support came from Dangerous Boys Club and Hive Mind / Brotman & Short-related act, Pure Ground.  A...
As Above, So Below: A Visit to Actual Pain

As Above, So Below: A Visit to Actual Pain

Formed six years ago by designer/musician/writer TJ Cowgill, clothing label Actual Pain has breached the clogged world of always-borrowed, nostalgic-heavy tee shirt designs to establish itself as a nimble, yet forceful player headed forward not only because of their aesthetically pleasing, symbol-heavy creations, but with their sought-after smattering of religious, philosophical and occult imagery into something simple...