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{Sasquatch 2013 / by John Gleason}

The 2013 Sasquatch diaries, pt. I

Show Date: May 24, 2013

Sasquatch 2013 got off to a good start with young Seattle rapper Shelton Harris. Harris was a late addition to the lineup, and he took full advantage of his opportunity. Rhyming over indie music samples from the likes of Matt & Kim and Youth Lagoon, Harris’ rhymes recalled the upbeat ‘believe in yourself, you can […]

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Monday morning check-in

Wow there was a lot to choose from this weekend, including just hanging out in your friend's back yard pondering how to make it to all the shows happening this summer (yay warm weather tour season!). By the looks of Amelia Gyde's photos from Friday's Lonely Forest / New Faces show at Vera… that *might* […]

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Erik Gonzalez's best o' 2008

It has now been 2.5 years since I moved out of Seattle for the Golden State. I've slowly drifted out of the NW music culture, so sometimes I wonder if I know what to say on TIG these days. Combine that with the fact that I was so distracted from music for a lot of […]

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NME Top 10, found yet again, this time subsumed by the evils of MTV2

Well, NME might have finally jumped the shark by totally ceding control of their Top 10 songs to MTV2 UK, or at least that is what it seems to me. After months of searching for the NME top 10, I did finally find it on the MTV2 website, or at least what it claims is […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite albums

Sometimes I think it takes me waaay too long to come up with my Top 20 albums of a given year. There are a lot of internal debates and arguments that really have no right answer. Really, you reach a point where all the albums are good but how to rank them gets to be […]

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Best of 2007: Erik G's favorite songs

OK, well, nobody likes to reflect and rank more than I do (I’m a scientist, I love to quantify), so here goes. I’ve got my favorite songs of 2007 – no, not best or most innovative, but rather the songs I liked … lots and lots and lots. There is a little overlap from my […]

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Exclusive songs benefiting Darfur relief projects

Here's a chance to get some exclusive songs from some of your favorite bands and help a great cause, the crisis in Darfur. The proceeds of the album are going to support various organizations trying to aid the people of Darfur. You can get more information on the project and pre-ordering the music here. $10.99 […]

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"Pioneers" (M83 Remix) by Bloc Party

Remix albums are an odd entity. Most of the time they are, how do you say, completely, utterly, remarkably and fabulously unnecessary. How many “good” remix album can you think of off the top of your head? Not many. I remember enjoying things like Moby’s Everything is Wrong: Remixed and Mixed double disc, but that […]

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