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West Seattle gets new venue and starts rockin'

Brace yourself, you bungalow-living-perfect-life having West Seattle-ites (that's a lot of hyphens). The Admiral Theatre will ROCK you! The Admiral Theatre has reinvented itself from an old silent movie haunt into a 400-person show venue. The Hands, Panda & Angel, and Brent Amaker & the Rodeo will inaugurate the Admiral to Seattle showgoers on October […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 2

Show Date: August 31, 2008

Sometimes a picture says a 1,000 words. If that’s the case, then we’ve got a whole lot to say about the rock and roll goodness that was Day 2 of Bumbershoot 2008, as captured by photographers Chona Kasinger, Andrew Waits, Nathan Feder, and Kyle Johnson. Our coverage includes reviews of Tapes N’ Tapes, the Saturday […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2008: The Hands

Show Date: July 26, 2008

Looking like they just rolled outta bed from their night-jobs, the Hands took the stage at Neumo’s and immediately set forth to rock the house. The Hands' raw and emotional brand of explosive rock grabbed hold of the audience and did not let us go to the point that I even got chills three fourths […]

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elle's Georgetown Music Fest Wrap-up

Tennis Pro photo by Jeanine Anderson  I think I've figured it out: Georgetown Music Festival is a marketing ploy to get "out-of-towners" to check out their neighborhood's businesses; I found myself patronizing every shop in the near vicinity, including the little Ma and Pa run pharmacy a block away. I'm alright with that, because most music […]

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The Shackeltons rock pants off at Neumo's

Show Date: April 10, 2008

The Shackeltons rocked the crowd Thursday night, and the rest of the lineup at Neumo's featured local Seattle bands you should know more about too. Openers Born Anchors played with enthusiastic hearts. The lead singer liked to wail more than a bit, and the drummer played with a maniacally-happy smile, as my plus one for […]

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The Hands


Equal parts Mick Jagger swagger and MC5-esque rousing rock sensibility, The Hands' debut self-titled album is the soundtrack to a drunken night spent in a crusty dive. The Stones influence is there, as are rollicking solos and a burly, slightly slap-back vocal approach. It has a high-fiving, ragged boots in a rock club feel to […]

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Fests are upon us: Part 1: Georgetown Music Festival

Summertime in Seattle means nothing if not music festivals. While Bumbershoot and the Capitol Hill Block Party have grown to astronomical (read as: huge touring bands) proportions, The Georgetown Music Festival is keeping it local as can be, with a preliminary lineup of loads of Seattle- (and a few Portland) based bands prepared to rock […]

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