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Recommended festival: Pickathon 2012 {August 3-5}

We know, we know — Pickathon? you say, with an air of disbelief. Isn't that a bunch of beardy hippies with banjos out on a farm someplace in rural Oregon? Do they even have wi-fi? Fret not, dear imaginary friends: we are here to share the good news, which is the plain and simple fact […]

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Did you make your Sasquatch! schedule yet? Here's our picks!

It seems crazy to be talking about it already, but ready or not, 2012's Sasquatch! Music Festival is right around the corner! Next weekend, in fact, we'll be packing up our cars and celebrating the impending start of summer by spending a long weekend in the sun, poring over four days of band schedules and […]

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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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Photos: Capitol Hill Block Party Saturday

Show Date: July 24, 2010

More photos from Saturday at the Capitol Hill Block Party! This post is packed so tight with snaps there is really no room for words. So I’ll leave it you to let us know what you saw and what rocked. ATMOSPHERE   !!!     BLITZEN TRAPPER   FERAL CHILDREN   REDWOOD PLAN   THE […]

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Peak experiences at the 2010 Capitol Hill Block Party

This year may have been my favorite year ever for the Capitol Hill Block Party. With an up-to-date, enthusiastic focus on exciting developments in local hip-hop and rock, 2010 stands out as a year in which so many hot regional bands amped crowds and few out-of-region big name performers were as required. The presence of […]

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Destroyer of the Void

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For their fifth full length for a band that has been around since 2000, Blitzen Trapper come on like a mighty gust of minty fresh barf. When I listen to Destroyer of the Void I am trainspotting back to the bedroom I shared with my brothers with scattered piles of gatefold LPs surrounding me, Roger […]

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Free Sub Pop sampler on Amazon.com featuring Conchords, Furs and Trappers

This sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? Seriously. Look at that thing. Thankfully, it's fact and not fiction. Sub Pop is just that kind of rad. They're giving away a ton of tracks on this sampler at Amazon.com, featuring everyone from the Fleet Foxes and the Handsome Furs to Blitzen Trapper and Chad […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers' Poll Winners

Upset. The word of the our 2008 Best Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers’ Poll is upset. With the Fleet Foxes winning readers and critical polls alike, who would’ve thought they wouldn’t get top honors in our humble little Northwest poll? But they didn’t — they placed a distant second to New Faces, another debut record […]

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Furr

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When you get noticed by Sub Pop and they subsequently sign you, that’s a good sign that you've pretty much made it. Case in point: Blitzen Trapper. Their acclaimed album, Wild Mountain Nation, a woozy cornucopia of sound and style, a genre that might be called ADHD-addled psychedelic indie jams (?), put the Portlanders on […]

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