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Liz's DJ set from Monday's Crocodile Happy Hour

{photo by the lovely Victoria VanBruinisse} Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the Crocodile on Monday! It was *so so awesome* seeing you and boy oh boy did the double helpings of pizza make my tummy happy. I still have a couple of those wooden tokens for rum drink specials left over; I suppose […]

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Bring back the sun (??!!) with Imaginary Amie's Summer Mixtape

Ahhh….summer. There’s nothing quite like cranking up a bouncy, happy song on a sunny day – whether you’re in a car with the top down, or taking a sunshiny sidewalk stroll with your earphones firmly in place. Sadly, once again this summer,  the sunny days in Seattle have been few and far between (Hello, July?). Here’s […]

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Show me a word that rhymes with epic: a Pavement review

Show Date: September 5, 2010

Since their breakup in 1999, it has been the dearest daydream of Pavement fans everywhere that someday they would reunite, bringing peace to the Middle East, and dogs and cats together to live in harmony. 2007 brought rumors of an appearance at Coachella, and then nothing. The 20th anniversary of the band and of Matador […]

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Somebody pinch us: we've got Pavement tickets to give away!

If you’re anything like the rest of the free world, you haven’t seen much of Pavement since sometime in the late nineties. Recording, releasing, and playing live music for the better part of a decade, Pavement firmly established themselves in the lo-fi pool of the ‘alternative’ world in 1989 — that’s just shy of pre-indie, […]

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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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Audio Oasis: An Imaginary Treatise on Sound

You know Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, Dan Deacon and other great indie innovators are getting textural and contextual inspiration from somewhere other than what’s reviewed in Rolling Stone or Pitchfork, but where? In The Blink Of An Ear, written by Seth Kim-Cohen, subtitled Toward A Non-Cochlear Sound, might put you on their same journey outside […]

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Malkmus Interview: You're the Maker of Modern Minor Masterpieces for the Untrained Eye

The potential for greatness was all here, but it didn't quite deliver. Two rock stars talking about rock and roll- slam dunk, right? Not so much… Ian Svenonius of VBS.TV's Soft Focus interviewed Stephen Malkmus in a 4-part interview that was, in a word, abtruse. Intervewer and interviewee seemed out of synch for much of […]

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Crocodile Rock- a rainy Thursday afternoon diversion

In celebration of the Croc reopening, for some reason, I spent more time than I probably should have this morning thinking about my favorite songs about reptiles. Please note- "Crocodile Rock" by Elton John was a deliberate omission, both for being obvious and trite and for the fact that I hate that high pitched laaaaaaaa-lalalala. […]

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