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The King Is Dead


As most semi-popular music fans know, the two oldest stories in the history of the rock album as “art” is actually the same one from different ends. The grand, ornate, rococo resurrection – and the stripped down, for serious or fun reinvention. Dylan invented all this with his trilogy of amphetamine-fueled apocalypse pop in the […]

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The 2011 Sasquatch bill is un-frack-withable

{Sasquatch photo by asclepius6 from the Imaginary Flickr Photo Pool} Do you hear that? It is the sound of folks feverishly tweeting and posting about the amazing #Sasquatch line-up just announced. After weeks (who are we kidding, months!) of mathematically calculating probabilities based on tour schedules and record release dates, we finally have a firm […]

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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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Countdown to Musicfest Northwest in 3… 2…

Technically, you can get your Musicfest Northwest (MFNW) on starting tonight — there will be a few gigs going on around town down in Portland to warm up the masses — but our imaginary coverage will officially begin tomorrow and we can’t hardly wait!  There’s quite a few acts and sorta-showcases that we’re espcially stoked […]

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It's time to prefunk! Music Fest Northwest is coming, September 8-12

[video:] While everyone is prefunking Bumbershoot, we’d like to take a moment to officially get the prefunk to the prefunk for Music Fest Northwest going. Starting today. If you’ve never been, MFNW is like a crazier, spread-out-ier Bumbershoot — spanning four days and venues all over town — or a tinier, cleaner SXSW. Minus […]

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The Decemberists' Colin Meloy to write children's books for HarperCollins

Most TIG readers realize that Colin Meloy knows his way with a fetching narrative whether in song (on oodles of albums by his band The Decemberists among others, including under his own name) or in memoir (his superb 33 1/3 book on The Replacements’ Let It Be, which has been unfairly lost in the shuffle […]

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Sasquatch 2009 Wrap-Up: Day 1

Show Date: May 23, 2009

Sasquatch was a doozy. I wrote a lil bit o' news about a few bands I saw each day via my check-in's for days 1, 2 and 3. There were people having sex during the Decemberists right out in front of {supreme being} and everyone, and I met a TON of Canadians "eh". I saw […]

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