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Some of our must-sees for Bumbershoot 2012 {Sept. 1-3}

There's plenty to dig into at this year's Bumbershoot Music Festival outside of the big-draw acts (Gotye, anyone?) that make the daily ticket price well worth every hard-earned dollar you're going to spend. There's an impressive comedy lineup, KEXP's always-awesome "secret" Music Lounge, endless vendors, and the sunny goodness of the Seattle Center grounds — […]

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Guestlist best of 2009: Scott Giampino of the Triple Door

With End of Year listmaking being the favorite holiday pasttime for a lot of us around here, we asked some of our local music friends to submit their own top 10 lists this year. The first to return theirs was Scott Giampino, the talent buyer at the Triple Door. His list (in no particular order, […]

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Monsters of Folk: not just another bunch of dudes with beards.

Show Date: October 15, 2009

If this is what the kids are calling folk these days, I’ll take it. It’s been a little bit of a rough go for me, as it has with many people, to get past the band name “Monsters of Folk.” Really. Partially because it’s just bonkers, and partially because the “folk” part conjures up old […]

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Win tickets to see Monsters of Folk (and find out if M. Ward continues to be the last hold out on Monster beardedness)

It pains me that I’ll be out of town the night that Monsters of Folk take the Paramount Theater stage on Thursday, October 15, so I want a lucky imaginary reader to go and weep and cheer and love it all in my place. Want to be my stand in? Email [email protected] with the subject […]

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A whole lotta news about Monsters of Folk

Have you heard about Monsters of Folk yet? If not, it’s probably because you’re not lucky enough to get PR emails. Our imaginary inboxes have been full-to-overflowing with news of the project, a collaborative effort of three indie-heavyweights: Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Jimmy James of My Morning Jacket, and singer-songwriter M. Ward. We batted […]

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M. Ward croons his tunes at The Showbox

Show Date: March 6, 2009

It's interesting trying to trace a path between M. Ward's older music, wending your way through all the projects Ward has worked on (most notably the 2008 release of Volume One from She & Him with actress Zooey Deschanel) and then setting all that against his newer, sandpaper-smooth songs. Seattle doesn't usually embrace the singer-songwriter […]

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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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What Northwest bands are playing Bumbershoot 2008? Let the rumors begin…

It has come to my attention that people are very curious about what local Northwest bands will be playing at Bumbershoot this year (ahem, hi Mad Dog). I've checked the official Bumbershoot website and have found: M. Ward Blitzen Trapper¬† The Fall of Troy Arthur & Yu ADDED: New Faces But I know they usually […]

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