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Hear the next big thing now! EMP’s Sound Off! 2016!

The EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition puts a spotlight on our area’s abounding riches of talented all ages bands (rules are: under 21 and live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia). It’s a best of the battle of the bands – taking out the “Mean Girls popularity” quotient, and rewarding those with the creative […]

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Semi Precious Weapons and Ladyhawke overshadow Perez Hilton (fortunately)

Show Date: September 28, 2009

  Perez Hilton’s leap into the music business is, in nearly every way imaginable, a complete failure. He was given his own imprint at Warner Brothers and thus far, his only signing was a French pop star named Sliimy, who was already on a European imprint of Warner – this meant that the former Mario […]

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NPSH replacing Ida Maria on the [redacted] tour; playing Showbox next Monday

It’s been a tough go for the tour put together by [redacted] (a figure so loathesome I’m not going to mention his name here, although last time I did, I wrote approvingly of violence against him): it’s been plagued by low ticket sales and one of the headliners, the insanely talented Norwegian pop star Ida […]

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Bumbershoot preview: Natalie Portman's Shaved Head

If you are looking to dance on Fischer Green during Bumbershoot, Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head will deliver the beat to get you moving your feet. Their electro thrash has been garnering them attention since their debut show at the opening of 826 Seattle in 2004. Last year they released their first full-length album, Glistening Pleasure, […]

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First acts confirmed for Bumbershoot

I doubt this is an April Fool’s joke so I’ll put it out there, Bumbershoot announced the first list of acts to play this year. There are certainly some that I’m really excited to see (some again) and others I’ll pass on. I know there’ll be a lot of people bitching about Katy Perry but […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers' Poll Winners

Upset. The word of the our 2008 Best Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers’ Poll is upset. With the Fleet Foxes winning readers and critical polls alike, who would’ve thought they wouldn’t get top honors in our humble little Northwest poll? But they didn’t — they placed a distant second to New Faces, another debut record […]

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imaginary dana's top Northwest picks for 2008

I’m a chronic procrastinator, so here it is, January 5th, and I’m finally ready to make sense of the musical chaos and wonderment that was 2008 and compile a list of favorites. Don’t even try to make me rank these releases in order, or I’ll never, ever finish my list. Let’s just say these were […]

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Natalie Portman's Shaved Head to play CMJ, tour with the Faint

Seattle-based post-teenage electro-pop sensations Natalie Portman's Shaved Head have just announced a mini-tour with none other than Saddle Creek Records' band the Faint. With all the sad news about Seattle bands breaking up in recent weeks, it's great to hear about one of our own heading out on such a high profile tour. The band […]

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