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Imaginary Interview: Black Kids

When I met Black Kids’ frontman and guitarist Reggie Youngblood for an interview at Neumo’s before the band’s recent show with Mates of State, he told me that TIG was one of the first websites to write about his band, following their much buzzed-about set at the Athens Popfest in 2007. I had no idea […]

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Kyle Johnson's Top Ten Live Music Photos of 2008 {taken by fellow Seattle photographers}

Editor's note: Seattle has some of the most picturesque vistas (most of which are found within local clubs like Chop Suey and the Comet Tavern). It's no surprise that TIG photographer Kyle Johnson has a stack of photos he loves that have been taken by some of Seattle's finest photographers. (Here's a recap of Kyle's […]

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Vote in the NME USA music awards. Or not.

NME is sponsoring the first-ever NME Awards USA. I just tried going over to their website to read about the nominees, and when voting ends, but apparently you need to be a registered user to see the information. And that's completely lame. So I won't be voting. If you don't have the same online editorial […]

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NME's NBTs

NME has released a list of what it thinks the Next Big Things of 2008 and well, it is quite a list. Sure, its very UK-centric, but judge for yourself… here's the list with whatever YouTube link I could find. I have to admit, after listening to all of them, many of them sounds the […]

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igAsh's favorite songs of 2007, with {some} free downloads!

I made a ‘Best of ’07’ compilation for coworkers and thought I’d share my picks with you, in no particular order. Hope you’ve got a little time to spare! All downloads have been posted with permission from the bands themselves. Thanks bands!   1. Nicole Atkins and the Sea: “The Way It Is” I think […]

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CMJ 2007: Part 2

Show Date: December 18, 2017

Picking up where we left off in CMJ 2007 part one… After my Thursday afternoon with Yo Majesty and Elk City, I headed over to the White Rabbit to meet up with Fat Asian Baby again and watch Georgia band Dead Confederate, whose moody and dramatic indie rock soundscape was punctuated by dim lighting and […]

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Athens PopFest 2007: Day 3 with Fishboy, Cars Can Be Blue, Daniel Johnston and more…

Show Date: August 11, 2007

Black Kids were the surprise of the PopFest. And I'm not alone in my Black Kids adulation–everyone in my 8-person group was screaming "I LOVE BLACK KIDS" after their show. They were the opening band on this, the final day of the PopFest and their quick wit banter was disarming and hilarious. Their songs were […]

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