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Sub Pop takes over Seattle {7/11-13}

You've likely heard the news, but just in case you've been on a media / internet fast or something: Sub Pop is taking over Seattle, with a couple of ginormous events around town in honor of their 25th anniversary {aka their Silver Jubilee}. There's a lot of details to get to, so we're going to […]

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Sasquatch 2013: Your guide to navigating the side stages {Friday, May 24th}

Imaginaries! Sasquatch is right around the corner, and as always, this year’s festival has a little something for everybody. There’s the folky hand-clapping foot-stomping sounds of Mumford and Sons, the reunion of The Postal Service after a ten year hiatus (!), the inescapable hip-hop of hometown favorite Macklemore, and, what’s sure to be an unforgettably […]

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Built to Spill and Macklemore kick off Sasquatch! announcement party

Show Date: February 4, 2013

Spring is just around the corner, and with spring and summer comes the music festival circuit. Coachella recently announced some big names with Blur, the Stone Roses, and New Order set to play the California festival, so anticipation has been high for what Sasquatch would roll out. Monday night’s Sasquatch! Launch Party ended all the […]

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City Arts Fest 2011: really, how can you not?

Bands. Art. Comedy. Community. These are just a few of the things you can expect from the upcoming City Arts Festival, taking place at various venues throughout the city from Thursday, October 20th through Saturday, October 22nd. They've done a damn fine job of showcasing a ton of local artists as well as featuring some […]

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City Arts Fest knocks our socks off with huge headliners, sing alongs and lasers

{John Roderick/Long Winters photo by Victoria VanBruinisse} City Arts announced their over the top City Arts Fest line-up late last week.  If you haven’t seen it already, prepare yourself, it’s a doozy (and it’s cut and pasted below)! It looks like our schedules for October 20-22, 2011 will be filled to the brim with radness! […]

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The Smiths as covered by members of Built to Spill, Wedding Present, Vivian Girls, and…

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LduFow83mp8] (Doug Martsch covering a Smiths song that isn’t “Reel Around The Fountain”) It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from a member of the Smiths, so it’s perfect timing for a new Smiths covers album… especially one with tracks interpreted by the Wedding Present,  Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), The Rest (one […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 {Friday}

Show Date: July 24, 2009

Block party started off mellow enough with the sultry blues of The Dutchess and The Duke kicking off Friday on the main stage at 4 pm with “Reservoir Park,” the gravel between Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison’s deep vocal harmonies foreshadowing the fine layer of grit that would coat my skin by the end of […]

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P4K Fest adds Lips to “Write the Night: Set Lists By Request" closer

As if Yo La Tengo, Built to Spill, Jesus Lizard and Tortoise weren't enough.. the brilliant minds (or not so) behind the lauded Pitchfork Music Festival have added the infamous Flaming Lips to the Sunday ender show, "Write the Night: Set Lists By Request". Ticketholders will be emailed a link to a website in which […]

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