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A night with Hotels

Show Date: February 26, 2011

Although this was not my first time seeing local band Hotels, this was my first visit to the Columbia City Theater. The theater recently came under new management, who renovated it and re-opened it this past June to rave reviews. The theater certainly has the history, hosting the likes of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald and […]

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Recomended show + free tickets: Hotels at the Columbia City Theater {2/26}

The new Hotels album On The Casino Floor came out digitally yesterday, and is a concept album about the earth exploding in tandem with the grand opening of the first casino complex in space (awesome!) with the single “The Bat Watusi” up at the front of the line. Solidly built around the pulsating bass and […]

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Recommended Show + ticket giveaway: Dancing on the Valentine, Strangelove @The Croc {2/11}

Every Valentine’s weekend, my lovely friend Jenny George celebrates another year on earth by flipping off the bastard that almost took her from it with a birthday cover show that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This year, please join us at The Crocodile this Friday, February 11 for Dancing on the Valentine VI: Strangelove […]

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Jason Tang's Top Ten Concert Photos of 2009 (plus a few extras)

As I was picking out my favorite shots from this past year, it quickly became apparent that I couldn’t just leave it at ten.  I’ve posted my top picks below (in no particular order), but you can check out the rest here. Huge thanks to the TIG crew, especially Chris and Keenan, for giving me […]

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Favorite Bumbershoot photos by Jason Tang

I asked both brilliant and talented photographers Erik Clineschmidt and Jason Tang to list their five favorite Bumbershoot photos. Jason offered these as his favorites. – ChrisB. Head Like a Kite: “I almost didn’t go to this one because Metric was playing 15 minutes after [their set began].  I’m so glad I did, even if it was for […]

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Imaginary Interview: Hotels

Over the past few years, Hotels have emerged as one of the most enjoyable bands in Seattle. They have a synth-heavy sound recalling artists such as New Order, Joy Division and OMD; their excellent second album, Where Hearts Go Broke, would not sound out of place if it were released by Factory Records circa 1981. […]

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Local music brings the Crocodile back to life

Show Date: March 25, 2009

"The Crocodile is alive again," I thought, as opening act The Globes pounded out rhythms like a heartbeat: BAH-BOOM, BAH-BOOM, BAH-BOOM. As drummer Marcus Ourada led the percussion into the first song of the night, the revived rock club on the corner of Second and Blanchard came to life once more with the sounds of […]

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