"...“I am the rain, I am the new year, I’m the way home,” insists Kim Deal on “New Year,” opening track of the Breeders’ seminal 1993 album, Last Splash, and first song in the band’s set at Emo’s last night...."
"...But there's one big area where everyone doesn't agree: Spay/neuter groups and most of the Animal Advisory Commission want council to pass an ordinance requiring pet owners either to fix their animals, or to buy pricey licenses to keep them intact. Others, particularly hobby breeders and dog show people, have made clear they'd rather eat high-end puppy chow than allow government to get between their pets' legs..."
"...Here, he talks with many people who keep chickens as pets: one dresses hers in diapers and lets it roam the house, another gave her chicken CPR. Lewis also investigates the commericial chicken industry, as well as talking with the breeders of cockfighters and their angry neighbors who are at wit's end regarding the noisy roosters..."
"...For the third consecutive year, Seattle's KEXP broadcasts live from the KLRU studios on the Friday and Saturday of the Music Conference. Scheduled performances include Devotchka, the Breeders, the Raveonettes, and Blitzen Trapper, among others, and are open to the general public..."
"...PABS, Pet Anti-Breeding System, is commonly referred to as a Pet Chastity Belt- which covers and protects your four-legged female friend's reproductive parts to prevent unwanted breeding. It's a great alternative to spaying you pup, perfect for pet breeders and show dog owners..."
"...Truth be told, the lineup's actually a bit disappointing. Jack Johnson headlines Friday night, supported by the Verve, the Raconteurs, and the Breeders..."
"...Item 90, lead sponsor Mike Martinez, also deals with animals, creating an ordinance that would ban retail sale of dogs and cats in pet stores. “A a review of USDA inspection reports from more than 100 breeders who sold animals to the nation’s largest retail pet store chain revealed more than 60 percent of the inspections found serious violations of basic animal care standards, including sick or dead animals in their cages, lack of proper veterinary care, inadequate shelter from weather conditions, and dirty, unkempt cages that were too small,” reads the item backup...."
"...Sixteen Deluxe opened their Bubble Studios, thus creating a haven for Trance Syndicate refugees in the aftermath of the local indie label's closing shop at the end of 1998. -- And They Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Lil' Cap'n Travis, SXIP, Kathy Zeigler, and even semi-famous people like the Breeders have all dropped in to record at the Bubble..."
"...Senfronia Thompson, D-Houston, seeks to end the cruel and inhumane practices of so-called "puppy mill" breeding operations. It requires regulation and inspection of large breeding operations and requires breeders to provide sufficient cage space, exercise, food, and water for the animals..."
"...Despite the plenitude of parenting Web sites, there's a paucity of online destinations offering more than recipes, due-date calculators, and pop-up ads for belly balm. Why? Most breeders don't check their brains at the delivery-room door (or toss them out after the homebirth)..."
"...Insect edibles are already a common source of protein in Japan, Mexico, Africa, and elsewhere and are now appearing in Dutch supermarkets and restaurants. Thinking big, a group of insect breeders and farmers has formed a trade group to promote the product and help set health standards for raising and selling it...."
"...tops the list of confirmed acts for the 2008 South by Southwest Music Conference, touring in support of its 14th album, Accelerate, due in April. Other names found floating around in cyberspace include the reunited Breeders, the Slits, the Black Crowes, Daniel Lanois, the Black Keys, Blitzen Trapper, and Vampire Weekend, while both Domino Records (the Kills, Sons & Daughters, Lightspeed Champion) and Norway's Smalltown Supersound (Bjørn Torske, Arp) are signed on for label showcases..."
"...Clan of the Cave Bea meets Frankenstein-goes-to-war is about the most concise description I can muster for Illusion Machine's spring release Dawn of War, which features warring bands of Cro-Magnons, Neanderthals, and a fantasy race of post-dinosaurian humanoids. Not only can each band learn and develop new technologies during play, but they can sire stronger, smarter offspring with the right combination of breeders..."
"...Even worse was a show in front of the Cattle Breeders Association Union...."
"...A native Texan, Phillips made her name in the lesbian avant-garde as founder of Two Nice Girls and Meat Joy in Austin in the Eighties. In the early Nineties, she moved to San Francisco briefly before returning here, and is currently in New York writing and performing with Dusty Trails, featuring Vivian Trimble (ex-Luscious Jackson) and Josephine Wiggs (ex-Breeders)..."
"...There's more this 4/20 weekend than just celebrating Mary Jane. Twerk out some riddim at the Austin Reggae Festival, get that hipster-rock on with the Breeders, and witness the miracle of young people playing accordion..."
"...Vincent, Father John Misty, Janelle Monáe, rap boy band Brockhampton, Justice, and Deftones. For indie rock enthusiasts, the Breeders’ return will surely prove a fan favorite...."
"...However, for a whole generation of ladies who came of age in the early 1990s and didn't necessarily identify with shaggy-hair dude rock, Kim Deal was the ideal. The Breeders, the band she formed with twin sister Kelley after the Pixies split, agreed with my Midwest sensibilities, and their 1993 LP Last Splash is forever part of my musical education...."
"...The 1990s allowed me to disengage from “The New Sincerity” music scene & explore songwriting from a grittier arena. The Breeders were my catalyst: during a road trip with non-stop abuse to my Breeders & Pixies cassettes (back in the day!) I was feeling inspired so I pulled over at a rest stop and called Greg (ahem - Wendell Stivers)..."
"...The lesbian twist is the movie’s only really remarkable feature, although the actors are fine, and Goode makes a favorable impression as a likable guy trying to figure things out and make his marriage work. I’m hesitant to commend the filmmakers for making a real bisexual date movie, although that is an achievement, and the movie gives Luce and Rachel’s relationship plenty of romantic-comedy juice (they get a meet cute, a date montage, and a tense third-act miscommunication, just like the breeders do)..."