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Here we go, Austin! Here we go! *clap!* *clap!*

Yup. There sure are a lot of exclamation points up in that headline, and with good cause: we're heading off for Austin City Limits this weekend, to catch some bands and some tan in the near-hundred-degree sun. Between pre-trip laundering, hydrating, charging our camera batteries and getting all that three-ounce-or-less business handled for the flight, […]

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Bumbershoot adds Cold War Kids, Old 97s, Yeah Yeah Yeahs; releases full schedule

Late last night, Bumbershoot unveiled their final lineup for the Labor Day weekend festival this year (barring any unforseen cancellations, of course). As usual, it looks like a pretty great lineup. I was especially thrilled that The Yeah Yeah Yeahs will be playing a Main Stage show. Also added were Cold War Kids and Old 97s, also […]

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Singing along with Cold War Kids, and why Crystal Antlers are amazing

Show Date: April 22, 2009

This night will always be remembered as the first time I heard the music of Crystal Antlers. They are just that good. The Antler's music is hard to describe, so experimental and original that it lingers somewhere between the lines of garage, lo-fi, progressive, punk, and neo-psychedelia – it's a frantic, beautiful frenzy of noise. […]

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Tonight's recommended show: Cold War Kids, Crystal Antlers at Showbox at the Market

You're probably familiar with indie rock outfit Cold War Kids through one of their hit singles, as "Hang Me Up to Dry" and "In Hospitals", both from their debut album Robbers and Cowards, have experienced heavy rotation on radio stations across America. Their singles are infectious, with lead singer Nathan Willett leading the steady song rythms […]

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New DCfC video by Walter Robot, and some minty-fresh tour dates!

I can't think of a better start to my Wednesday than an email asking me if I want to post about Death Cab for Cutie. I can, actually. When said email contains news about DCfC's involvement with the commemorative Obama inauguration CD-DVD, and tour dates, and a gorgeous Walter Robot video for "Grapevine Fires" that […]

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Deck the Hall Ball 2008

Show Date: December 9, 2008

Aqueduct opened up the night, with David Terry greeting the audience in his jovial, well mannered way. He seemed even bubblier than I remembered in the past, repeated asking the audience “Are you ready to rock?!” and even giving a shout out to his coworkers at “TNS”, a video game designing firm. I seldom give […]

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DCfC sneak-peek-a-rama from last night's show

I had the privilege and pleasure of shooting for the house at last night's WaMu show, featuring Death Cab for Cutie, among a plethora of other bands — The Killers headlined, plus Cold War Kids and Shiny Toy Guns, with Aqueduct opening. Chona took some bad-ass shots that are up in the Flickr pool – […]

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