The Stranger, September 11, 2003UP & COMING
To know, know, know him is to love, love, love him. And I do. Along with his record label, the Bret Lunsford-helmed Knw-Yr-Own, Karl Blau can be comfortably credited with great deal of the inspiration currently fueling Anacortes' modest music scene. On top of his folk-heavy solo work and his longtime contributions as a member of D+, Blau's earthworn touch has been subtly felt over a good deal of the Microphones' recordings since that band's inception. Blau is joined by representatives of Anacortes' other beacon of light--the Department of Safety arts collective--in the form of the evocative and atmospheric songs of the Poison Dart.