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Capitol Hill Block Party 2009 {Saturday}

Show Date: July 25, 2009

As I approached Block Party from Broadway on day two of Block Party, I heard the rising wave of Hey Marseilles on the main stage. Upon entering, my half hung over self was immediately swept up in their orchestral swell. Their performance only got better and better until the last song where their improvised musical […]

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Yes No Yes No Yes No


Clocking in at just a touch over 25 minutes, the new ten-track CD by the Girls is a retro power-pop release for all of your dancing needs. Titled Yes No Yes No Yes No, the Seattle group's new offering is gaining attention from the airwaves of KEXP to positive reviews from Pitchfork, among other sources.  […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 1

Show Date: August 30, 2008

Bumbershoot is a musical extravaganza, spanning the three-day Labor Day weekend with more bands, arts, and elephant ears than anyone can possibly capture. We had a posse of imaginary writers (ChrisB, Chris Estey, imaginary elle, imaginary dana, and Cory), and photographers (Chona, Kyle, Nathan, and Andrew) all over Seattle Center, trying to capture the frenzy […]

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Candy Fest

Add another great Seattle summer music festival to a calendar burgeoning with them: Candy Fest, a one-day wham-glam-pop-and-roll-thank-you-ma'am whirlwind of music. The whole event goes down on July 12, and is brought to us thanks to the fabulous bookers at the Comet Tavern and King Cobra. Here are the deets from the official press release: In a […]

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Join us Friday night for the second "Unscrew the Croc Employees" benefit show at Chop Suey

Last Sunday's "Unscrew the Crocodile Employees Benefit Show" at Chop Suey was a mega hoot–gathering all of us to recount memories, see incredible performances by a slew of our favorite bands and all for a great cause. Join us at Chop Suey this Friday (January 4th) for a second "Unscrew the Crocodile Employees Benefit Show" featuring stellar Seattle […]

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Another UNSCREW the Crocodile Employees benefit in January

It's good to know that there's a ton of folks who loved and miss the Crocodile and it's employees as much as we did.  Glory be to this town and the folks that have gathered the recent benefits to help the Crocodile employees who have found themselves suddenly and fairly inexplicably without jobs in this […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2007: Viva Voce, The Girls, John Vanderslice, BOAT, Speaker Speaker… aka "Band's we wish we'd seen"

Show Date: July 28, 2007

Since we imaginaries couldn’t be everywhere at once, we wanted to share some photos of the shows that we missed, but our erstwhile photographers — Laura Musselman and Chona Kasinger — saw and documented. The Girls (photo by Laura Musselman)   Viva Voce (photo by Laura Musselman)We’ve heard nothing but great things about Viva Voce’s […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: The Ponys, Deerhunter, The Girls at Neumo's

Join The Ponys at Neumo's tonight as they plod through their critically-acclaimed catalog. From what I've heard of their new album, they've taken it up a notch crafting an album that is (in the words of one wise reviewer) "denser, noisier and more fucked-up than its two predecessors." Make sure to get there in time […]

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