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Santa John Roderick. Photo credit: Laura Duffy

I’d like to make the world a holiday mixtape…

This morning’s headlines made claim that a Christmas song by the Shins has overtaken Mariah Carey’s holiday anthem as the “the most played holiday song.” Although I love the Shins, their version of a Paul McCartney holiday song, and the idea of it being the #1 holiday song, I have to admit I’m a tad […]

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A surprise show on the Washington Coast, featuring Courtney Barnett!

Show Date: July 3, 2015

Last week, our friends spotted a last minute show listing on Facebook for July 3, 2015: Darren Hanlon returns to the Sou’wester with a special treat in tow, guest singers and songwriters on tour from Australia. Set the holiday ablaze with this show on fire with talent at the Sou’wester! A couple days later, Darren […]

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Building a mixtape: Darren Hanlon and Adorable and that catchy bassline

Over the weekend I had an OMG realization: one of the chord progressions to "The Unmade Bed" by Darren Hanlon perfectly complements (or shall we say, matches) my favorite progression of all time, that being the baseline in "Homeboy" by Adorable.   Both are wonderful songs that I could listen to on repeat independently, but […]

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NYC Popfest 2011 :: recap!

The fifth anniversary of NYC Popfest kicked off with a sold-out show at the Cake Shop with headliners the Pains of Being Pure at Heart, who were announced to the opening night bill only a week before the start of the festival. (Talk about a pleasant surprise!) Pet Milk {hailing from Philadelphia} started the night […]

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Get delightful with Darren Hanlon this Saturday {4/16 – early show!}

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1x-JOp9t_U] Our favorite Australian balladeer is coming to Seattle for an early Saturday show on Saturday 16th!  Touring in support of 2010’s brilliant I Will Love You At All (which was one of my top 10 records of 2010) and the recent Butterfly Bones EP (which features two songs from the album), Darren Hanlon will […]

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Keenan's Top 10 Songs of 2010 (with Videos)

It’s hard to believe 2010 is already over (which is probably why this list is so late), as it was one of the biggest and craziest years of my lifetime. I quit working full time to start a business with my fiance, and, as some of you know, mid-way through last year I decided it […]

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Imaginary Liz's favorite songs of 2010

It usually isn’t in my nature to go against the John Roderick grain, but when it comes to end of year lists of favorites, I can’t help myself. I have to gather all of my favorite songs into an MP3 scrapbook for my own current and future mental sanity. Perusing the song stacks of the […]

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Imaginary Mixtape {December, 2010 – part 2} featuring Eux Autres, Darren Hanlon, Allo Darlin, Sea of Bees, Math & Physics Club

It’s that time of year again: the time of year in which we can listen to “Last Christmas” without headphones and not get chastised by our coworkers.  It also gives us a time to sift through our holiday mixtapes and listen to our favorite bands get all holly jolly Christmas for us. Is there any […]

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Stream the new Tullycraft covers comp plus free MP3s

So remember that Tullycraft covers compilation we mentioned a while back, Wish I'd Kept A Scrapbook? Well, it's done, and will be available for purchase next month. And, you can stream the whole thing on their website! I've been swooning over this all day. (Conflict of interest note: my band, iji, is on this comp, […]

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