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The Poison Control Center back in town this Thursday at the Sunset

Constant pavement pounders and Midwestern sweethearts the Poison Control Center are back on the road and will find themselves back in Seattle this Thursday, June 9th! I’ve expounded endlessly on my love for these boys, and have often referred to them as “Pavement with acrobatics”, but their newest record Stranger Ballet, out today on Afternoon […]

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Keenan's Top 10 Songs of 2010 (with Videos)

It’s hard to believe 2010 is already over (which is probably why this list is so late), as it was one of the biggest and craziest years of my lifetime. I quit working full time to start a business with my fiance, and, as some of you know, mid-way through last year I decided it […]

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Athens Popfest roundup: 5 days of awesome

{a rare Popfest sight – an empty 40 Watt, by Rich Guiterrez} I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Athens Popfest is always the best week of the year for indie pop nerds, and this year was no exception. Think five days straight of raging shows, surrounded by so many old and new […]

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One more recommended show: The Poison Control Center at High Dive

If Ariel Pink isn’t your thing, then consider checking out Iowa’s favorite sons, The Poison Control Center tonight at the High Dive! Think of it as Pavement with gymnastics. I’ve seen these boys a bunch (including last night in a 200 sq ft basement in Olympia) and they are absolutely one of my favorite live […]

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Wish I'd Kept A Scrapbook: Tullycraft covers comp

{Tullycraft photo by Steve Louie} Holy indie pop incredibleness! Do you miss Tullycraft as much as I do? It’s only been less than a year since their farewell set at San Francisco Popfest (which still gives me chills just thinking about), but just knowing that there may be another chance to sing along to such […]

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Brand new video from the Poison Control Center and a Seattle date for this summer!

If you’re like me, and summer is not just the promise of good weather, but also amazing summer jams, then you’re in luck: Ames, IA’s The Poison Control Center have a brand new record coming out! Their Pavement-for-a-less-slacker-generation laid back indie rock always translates much mellower on record than live, but in this video for […]

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Athens Popfest 2007 details announced!

Thanks to Pitchfork for the deets on the Athens Popfest 2007! I can't seem to find a schedule anywhere, but here's the info that's gone public so far: The Popfest will fill up two Athens venues (40 Watt Club and Little Kings Shuffle Club) from August 8-11, 2007 and will, as always, be brought to […]

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Ltd Ed. Vinyl = Happy Happy Birthday To Me!!!

Oh how the indie-pop kids are SO hard to buy for. The minute they find something they like, it goes out of print (or out of stock of their size). Finally – the perfect gift for your hard-to-buy-for vinyl loving friend (let me know if you need my mailing address). note: the first 150 subscribers […]

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