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Sky Full of Holes

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More than a great percentage of people I’ve met, I’m someone who likes things I can count on. This might explain everything from why I’ve worked only two jobs over the past decade to why I always pack my cigarettes exactly eight times. OK, “I’m nuts” might be a better explanation for the latter but […]

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Bring back the sun (??!!) with Imaginary Amie's Summer Mixtape

Ahhh….summer. There’s nothing quite like cranking up a bouncy, happy song on a sunny day – whether you’re in a car with the top down, or taking a sunshiny sidewalk stroll with your earphones firmly in place. Sadly, once again this summer,  the sunny days in Seattle have been few and far between (Hello, July?). Here’s […]

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Fountains of Wayne with Jon Auer at the Triple Door

Show Date: January 15, 2009

Fountains of Wayne are pure pop genius. I'm not kidding one bit when I say that last Thursday's show was nothing short of brilliant. They're catchy enough to make you sing along for days, and smart enough that you don't have to feel dirty for loving them. The songs are part twee, part twang, melancholy […]

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What Christmas songs are you enjoying right now?

If you're not already sick of Christmas music (and who could blame you if you were?), are there any songs this holiday that you are especially enjoying? Here are 15 videos that are making my holiday season just a little bit more tolerable, in no particular order: Harvey Danger – Sometimes You Have to Work […]

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Best of 2007: ChrisB's Top 10 list

{Over the coming weeks, our staff writers here at TIG will be posting their best of 2007 lists. We welcome you to read, comment… and most of all, VOTE for your own favorites in our Best of 2007 Readers Poll.} ———————————– Since I have the time and am not terribly anxious to go outside in […]

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Are we all doomed?

So I was browsing around the iTunes music store and I stumbled across a section called "Alternative for Adults". Having just turned 30, I was curious what they expect adults who like alternative should be listening to these days. Well, I was slightly mortified. Here is the list: Brandi Carlisle, Augustana, Ray LaMontagne, Patty Griffin, […]

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As Seen On TV: Amy Sedaris, Modest Mouse, BRMC, Arctic Monkeys and more!

For as many listings we've got this week, there's nothing I'm super excited about. Amy Sedaris is always a hoot (she and Letterman have quite the banter). Kaiser Chiefs are all over the place, and Alice Cooper chatting up Carson Daly (or vice versa) could be interesting. ***Monday, April 30***Kaiser Chiefs on LENODinosaur, Jr. on […]

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Traffic and Weather

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A few years ago, rock writer Michael Azerrad wrote a book that profiled several underground rock bands from the 1980s to early 1990s. It's a terrific book that everyone should read. But the title, Our Band Could Be Your Life, always bugged me. I know it came from that song by the Minutemen, but there's […]

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