Sam Coomes spent most of his adolescence between home in Mission Viejo and sets by Black Flag and the Meat Puppets in Hollywood, and then left at about 18 for San Francisco and couldn't stop creeping north. Now he lives in Portland, where he spent his last day off before tour with his daughter and his last night off on the phone talking about Quasi—his band that started as a recording project with drummer Janet Weiss in 1993 and which has just released its biggest beast... More >>>