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Tonight's Recommended Show: Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble at the Crocodile

Tonight at the Crocodile, behold the power of Chris Funk and his ensemble of cunning accomplices as they take over the room with their part rock jam / part concerto hymns. Chris is usually up to his neck in Decemberists duties, so we should all savor this opportunity to see him shine center stage with his friendly, […]

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Symphonic Decemberists

You know a band has hit the bigtime when they get to play with a symphony orchestra. And that's exactly what the Decemberists get to do! This summer, if you're in LA, Atlanta ("but they have a second-rate symphony"), Columbus (MD), Philadelphia, or Chicago, you can catch Colin and the band performing their songs in […]

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"It's all okay till they open their fucking mouths"

Imagine if Three Imaginary Girls met Pete and Ray and you'd have Breakfast at Sulimay's, a trio of grouchy old men music critics {Joe, Moon, and Bill} evaluting some of the indie bands du jour. See what these three have to say about the latest from Joanna Newsom ("Music's not bad till she opens her […]

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Let me go crazy, craaaazy on Blitzen Trapper!

It's a proud Northwest moment! Portland band Blitzen Trapper have just released about the coolest cover song I've heard in ages: Heart's "Crazy on You," replete with blings and bleeps and of course, some buttrock(ish) power chords. The track comes from a forthcoming release on Arena Rock Records called Bridging the Distance, which features loads […]

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Best Northwest Releases of 2006

Zow — it's been another great year for music everywhere, and a particularly amazing one for music straight outta the Northwest (we hate to brag, but the hometown pride has us beaming!). Thanks to all of you who voted in our fourth annual Best Northwest Releases of 2006 Readers' Poll. As always, we are pleased […]

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Our Imaginary Editor Picks: Best of 2006

I'm so proud of the Pacific Northwest music scene, as she has given us some of the best records released anywhere (although Suburban Kids, Art Brut, Manhattan Love Suicides, and Graham Coxon — I love you like a sister). If I may have a moment, may I publicly declare love for my favorite releases of […]

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