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Bumbershoot 2013 music picks: onward to Sunday

By day 2 of Bumbershoot, I'm sure I'll be utilizing my water privileges liberally, and opting for lots of layers since it looks like the weather is gonna do that sun/cloud/possibly rain thing. If all else fails, I'll retreat to The Center House (I WILL NEVER CALL IT THE ARMORY PEOPLE) and take solace in […]

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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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Best of 2008: Top 10 Albums from Pete Greenberg of Chop Suey

As mentioned here Friday, I had asked a few music-related friends to submit their best of 2008 top 10 lists. The next to send their list to me is Pete Greenberg, the very smart and friendly booker at Chop Suey. Pete's top 10 albums of 2008 "that made my head spin (in a good way)" are: 1. Frightened […]

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Barsuk Records 2008 vinyl releases

Barsuk and vinyl: talk about two great tastes that taste great together! I foresee my wallet getting a wee bit lighter when Barsuk Records releases their 2008 vinyl collection. I'm especially excited about that Nada Surf box set… and lucky me, my birthday is this summer! Here's the full list of 2008 Barsuk Records vinyl […]

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Bring It Back


I am a sucker for a number of things: A good, strong cup of coffee Japanese giant robot cartoons Short girls with glasses Discovery Channel shows on volcanoes Male/female vocal harmonies Bittersweet indie love songs By no means is this an all-inclusive list of my weaknesses and predilections, but if you're ever curious how to […]

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Mates of State: a sonnet

Show Date: September 12, 2002

Last Friday night Graceland, those Mates of State Beamed gems of love, rang thru their eyes and song. Whilst melodies made us adore and long. Which first: their ardor, or songs so great? We wondered, as their music did so sate. With voices clear and harmonies inspired, Husband, wife played to our shared delight. Charm […]

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