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The Dutchess and The Duke barely illuminated at Sonic Boom

Show Date: October 7, 2009

Wednesday night at the Sonic Boom on 15th (soon to be relocated) The Dutchess and The Duke put on a pre-emptive record release show for eager listeners lined up between aisles of records and CD’s. On a darkened stage Kimberly Morrison and Jesse Lortz hit their harmonies more solidly than the previous time I saw […]

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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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Imaginary Interview: The Dutchess and The Duke at Capitol Hill Block Party 2009

Jesse Lortz and Kimberly Morrison of The Dutchess and The Duke sit down at Cafe Vita with threeimaginarygirls to discuss their new album, Sunrise/Sunset, their upcoming tour with Modest Mouse, and poop. Check out Block Party’s youngest patron, seven week old Oscar Lortz! [video:]

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Recommended Show: Capitol Hill Block Party 2009

Considering the window of weather for outdoor antics is pitifully small in Seattle, it seems we have learned to really pack the few months of sunshine with good times, great oldies and a bunch of great new bands as well. 12 years ago Capitol Hill Block Party began and next week you can take part […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers' Poll Winners

Upset. The word of the our 2008 Best Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers’ Poll is upset. With the Fleet Foxes winning readers and critical polls alike, who would’ve thought they wouldn’t get top honors in our humble little Northwest poll? But they didn’t — they placed a distant second to New Faces, another debut record […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 TIG Editorial Picks

TIG staffers are a lot like you — coming up with our list of faves for the year is a fun and gripping process. After comparing/contrasting/debating our individual favorites, we figured the sum of our imaginary parts would make for an interesting list. While ChrisB and Keenan, among other things, brought in the power-pop elements,  […]

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imaginary dana's top Northwest picks for 2008

I’m a chronic procrastinator, so here it is, January 5th, and I’m finally ready to make sense of the musical chaos and wonderment that was 2008 and compile a list of favorites. Don’t even try to make me rank these releases in order, or I’ll never, ever finish my list. Let’s just say these were […]

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