Couer de Pirate

Recommended Show and Ticket Giveaway: Coeur de Pirate {2/21 at Neumos}

I’m going through this intense French pop phase right now where all I want to do is listen to sweet-voiced French people sing their dulcet tunes in my ear holes. What is it about the French language? There’s just something there in the back of the throat where vowels burst that is simply un-quantifiable. It was […]

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Newsmash: Thoughts about caucuses, favorite songs, and reasons to leave the house

Hello dear February and all that you’ve brought with you this week! Political things are kicking up and getting real with all kinds of insanity and importance. Have you caucused before? I remember the first caucus I went to back in 2004. Thank goodness I had the guide that our pal Lawrence put together for […]

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies 2015

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

{Pride and Prejudice and Zombies opens in Seattle on Friday, February 5, and is screening at Regal Meridian 16, Lincoln Square Cinemas, and the Varsity Theatre}  “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains.” I’m happy to report that the insanity that is Seth Grahame-Smith’s Jane […]

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Super Furry Animals - at the Neptune 2016

Weak in the knees at the thought of Super Furry Animals at The Neptune {win tickets!}

I had followed the rise of Super Furry Animals in the British press long before seeing them for the first time at Glastonbury 1999. If I wasn’t in awe of them before that point, the last song of their set that day, “The Man Don’t Give a Fuck,” sealed the deal. File them under reverb-electro-psychodelic-politco-art […]

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Newsmash: Sonic Boom Records, Cat Cafe Ideas, Deep Cologne, Prana Crafter, Thermals and more

It’s the end of the week as well as the end of the first month of 2016. There’s a lot going on as we all try to keep our 2016 resolutions intact and aim for making this the best year yet. There’s plenty of sad and troubling stuff going on in the news, but there […]

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Halfsour - Photo by Lindsay Metivier

TIG Exclusive: Halfsour, indie-pop from the other side of the tracks

The folks at Seattle record label (and record store) Jigsaw Records bring us Tuesday Night Live – the debut album by Halfsour. The Boston trio’s brand of indie-pop comes from the other side of the tracks, where “cute and precious” is overpowered by fast-paced, retro jangle and fearless, yet catchy, melodies. I immediately fell for […]

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David Thewlis and Jennifer Jason-Leigh in Anomalisa


{Anomalisa opens in Seattle on Friday, 12/15 at Landmark Theatres’ Guild 45th}  Welcome once again to the twisted fever dream that is writer Charlie Kaufman’s brain, this time in painstakingly beautiful stop motion puppet form. Even if you’re used to Kaufman’s quirks, Anomalisa will still be unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Michael Stone (voiced by David Thewlis) […]

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David Bowie - Blackstar

Our Favorite Imaginary Bowie Things

On Sunday night, while we were all still basking in the glow of KEXP’s phenomenal Intergalactic Bowie Day, (which celebrated the Thin White Duke’s 69th birthday and the release of this 25th studio album Blackstar) David Bowie passed away. Monday, January 11, 2016, as documented on every social media stream and media outlet, was a […]

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