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  (The National plays with Okkervil River at the Concerts at the Marymoor in Redmond, WA on September 11, 2010.) I’m a latecomer to The National, the band that somehow sounds like a son of L. Cohen fronting a farm of Radiohead fans with both acoustic instruments and electronic gizmos. I first heard them on […]

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Weekend recap – Sasquatch! Festival 2010

Show Date: May 30, 2010

Every Memorial Day Weekend, scruffy hipsters and hippies alike who lack the cash to drop on a desert jaunt — complete with $5 bottles of water and scorching heat — descend upon the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA (yes, that’s really the name) for the 3-day Sasquatch! Music Festival.  There are considerably less stages and […]

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Rock out for a good cause this Friday with Menomena and The National

I still beam with pride at the critic acclaim earned by Portland trio Menomena. They've amassed such a big time following that they're playing the sweet Moore Theater this Friday (9/19) with fellow critic darlings The National. More than that, the show is a benefit for the National Cooperative Grocers Association. I'm sure with quotes […]

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Finally, the government hits the pop charts

Here's your weekly dose of what the rest of the planet is listening to these days, and boy, it's fun! Our friends in Maroon 5 have supplanted Linkin Park at #1, selling nearly half-a-million copies of their new collection of song It Can't be Soon for Long (oh those clever boys!). Does anyone else think […]

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Mountain Goats live performance/interview series

The savvy folks at Beggars / Amoeba Records / Mountain Goat land have joined forces to launch a four part YouTube series featuring the Mountain Goats live at Amoeba Records. The performances were recorded in August 2006 and also feature an interview with AC Newman of The New Pornographers. This series was launched a few […]

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