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Bumbershoot 2013 wrap-up: the return of the 3-day music marathon

Bob Mould appears to have rocked his own face off in my crappy iPhone photo. Hi guys. Hi there. Remember how, for the last, like, 5 years, I've been all "OH I AM SO OLD I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU GUYS DO THREE DAYS OF BUMBERSHOOT"? Yes. Well. This year, I convinced myself that I […]

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Bumbershoot 2013 music picks: my dream list for Saturday!

Now that I've covered everything else I'm looking forward to this weekend at Bumbershoot, it's time to get into the music. Please note: I say "Dream" list, because it's entirely possible I might not make it to see every single one depending on how much of an old lady I feel like I am after […]

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Bumbershoot personal pan preview 2013: Saturday & Sunday

I am going to tell you what I know about this year's Bumbershoot line up for its full three days — fortunately, it's a great year and there's almost too much to chat about! Thus, I'll be breaking it down in parts. And I know a little bit about a lot of things, and parts […]

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Bumbershoot 2013 lineup announced!

We're going to go out on a limb here: the Bumbershoot announcement was released yesterday, and seriously you guys, it might be one of the best festivals of the summer. Sasquatch! is always a party, and Pickathon will be a one-of-a-kind experience — but the lineup for this year's Bumbershoot seriously knocked it out of […]

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'Tis the season for celebrated mythology: The Secret History of Rock 'N' Roll

Christopher Knowles is the author of the recently published book The Secret History of Rock ‘N’ Roll, which ties the rock-era music scene back to mystery cults formed “since the Stone Age.” Christmastime is a festive season when we party hard, glory vicariously in exciting fables, and when some of us even shove our mystified […]

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Heart doesn't heart McCain

I'm delighted to see a news story blending two of my current obsessions: NW music and the presidential political campaign. In today's news, Heart takes on the Republicans for copyright infringement. Heart's 1977 song "Barracuda" has been blaring from Republican public speakers since the nomination of Sarah Palin for VP (Palin earned the nickname "Sarah […]

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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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