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Belle & Sebastian at the Paramount Theater

Show Date: April 7, 2015

Michael Hadreas’ solo project Perfume Genius took the stage as people were still filling up the always lovely Paramount Theater and alongside 3 backing musicians they wasted no time doing what they do best. The bass and drums reverberated loudly throughout the theater as Hadreas’ booming vocals grabbed everyone’s attention. For most of the set […]

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This weekend's picks for City Arts Fest, version 1.0

Now that summer’s officially 86’d, it’s time for the inaugural (hereafter annual?) City Arts Fest, which takes over our fair city this upcoming Wednesday – Saturday {Oct. 20th – 23rd}. Laden with an impressive lineup at venues far and wide, CAF is catering to more of the mini-SXSW feel that makes these ‘festivals’ enjoyable — […]

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The BBC Sessions

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I have always loved Peel sessions and other BBC radio sessions where (often up and coming) bands are encouraged to come into the studio and record two to four tracks that are essentially committed to tape live. The noteworthy thing is that these sessions almost always run neck and neck with the proper album versions. […]

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The Life Pursuit

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Belle & Sebastian are a one trick pony. There, I said it. I've been listening to them since the beginning, since Tigermilk got everyone's attention. I've always liked Belle & Sebastian. They're cute, they're fuzzy, they're like muppets but, you know, Scottish and human. There's nothing empirically wrong with them or their music. Then why […]

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Best of 2003: Your #1 Album Picks of the Year

Although some folks couldn’t rank their lists {igChar}… which is fine… you know… if you just can’t bear to proclaim to the world, “THIS WAS THE BEST FUCKING ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!” but some of us could. And albums that have such an exclamation bestowed on them deserve a special note. So here they are… […]

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Best of 2003: Top 100 Imaginary Albums of the Year

You voted, and we tabulated. Now you can print and clip the top 100 imaginary albums of the year list for your post-holiday-gift-certificate shopping pleasure… The Postal Service, “Give Up” The Shins, “Chutes Too Narrow” Death Cab for Cutie, “Transatlanticism” Radiohead, “Hail To The Thief” Outkast, “Speakerboxxx/The Love Below” The White Stripes, “Elephant” The Long […]

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