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Don't miss: two nights with the Cave Singers {12/1 & 12/2}

Pull up those bootstraps, kids, because The National isn't the only game in town that's got a double-decker lineup in Seattle this week. The Cave Singers are about to put on two nights of amazing sound-wall that'll knock you clear off your feet! Here's the deets: Night One, also known as this coming Thursday, December […]

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TIG recommends: Noise for the Needy 2011 {starts tonight!}

{John Vanderslice at the Tractor, Noise for the Needy 2010} It’s that time of year again, where the fine folks over at Noise for the Needy get together a slew of stellar shows to benefit a local non-profit. This year the funds are being raised for Real Change, and suffice it to say, there’s bands […]

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Recommended show + ticket giveaway: The Builders and The Butchers {2/16}

Thinking back to MusicFest Northwest’s performances, the Builders and the Butchers set is hands-down in the top ten “things we won’t forget about the ‘fest, ever” list, for sure. In the middle of the day on Saturday, TBATB stunned a crowd of KEXP fans and friends into silence, with nothing but recording mics on hand […]

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Photo essay: more MFNW! The Builders and the Butchers, The Decemberists, The Head and the Heart, Menomena

Another landslide of gorgeous photos from our imaginary weekend at Musicfest Northwest! The Builders and the Butchers The Decemberists The Head and the Heart Menomena Laura Veirs The Mynabirds {All photos courtesy of imaginary photog extraordinaire, Nate Watters. And don’t forget to check out more MFNW photos over at the imaginary flickr pool… we’ll meet […]

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MFNW recap: the weekend edition — Decemberists, the Head and the Heart, Menomena

{This is part three in a series of recaps about Musicfest Northwest 2010 — make sure you check out Thursday’s and Friday’s coverage too!} The Builders and the Butchers: Saturday at MFNW was chock full o’ rad, with bands around every corner and all kinds of PDX-style awesomeness abounding. The day started off with an […]

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MFNW recap: the pre-weekend edition, part II — Okkervil River, Tallest Man On Earth, Bobby Bare Jr.

Day two at MFNW: also known as Friday, September 10th. With tons of shows all over the city to choose from, we chose to spend our imaginary day with the folks over at KEXP for a series of kick-ass in-studios, and to focus on the highly anticipated Okkervil River / Bobby Bare Jr. and Tallest […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: The Builders and the Butchers and Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground

This show at The Crocodile features two atypical, orchestral pop groups that make some of the best music to come from the Northwest. With the bigger stage and crystal clear acoustics, The Crocodile should be the ideal venue for these two bands. I've long praised Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground as the best band […]

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The Builders and the Butchers opening for Amanda Palmer

Show Date: December 11, 2008

The Builders and the Butchers, on the surface, seemed like an unusual band to tour with Amanda Palmer (the theatrical frontwoman from The Dresden Dolls who is currently touring to support a solo record). Palmer’s set began with her own funeral (did I mention that her album is called Who Killed Amanda Palmer?) but when […]

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A mid-week orchestral pop night with The Builders and the Butchers, See Me River, and Hey Marseilles at Neumos

Show Date: October 15, 2008

I was originally attracted to this show because The Butchers & The Builders are opening for Amanda Palmer's Seattle tour-stop in December, and I'm an avid follower of her art. Say what you want about her solo work (which, versus her Dresden Dolls work, has a very different flavor), Amanda has a good nose for […]

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