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SIFF 2013 Preview: Face the Music

Hello, Imaginaries! This year’s Face the Music program at the Seattle International Film Festival contains some music documentaries I AM SUPER EXCITED ABOUT!!! You can buy passes to SIFF now, and inividual tickets go on sale this week on Thursday, 5/2. And so, let us (stage) dive in: First up: a few special events put […]

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How I almost missed the Rufus Wainwright show

Show Date: November 8, 2009

I’m not sure how it wasn’t on my radar — probably because the tickets went on sale back in August — but I didn’t hear about last Sunday’s Rufus Wainwright show at Benaroya Hall until last Saturday. The announcement came over the KEXP airwaves as I was driving up Capitol Hill, subsequently almost taking me […]

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Lily Allen covers The Clash with Mick Jones, Hold Steady covers Bruce…

I know we just got done with the 2008 lists, but this one's clamoring for my top compilation spot for '09 already! Not only is the track list out of the stratosphere, but a portion of the proceeds go to charity, too. Read on (bracketed emphasis mine, obvi): WAR CHILD ANNOUNCE HEROES FULL TRACK LIST […]

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Release the Stars

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It almost doesn’t seem right to judge Rufus Wainwright against the mainstream of modern rock. He’s not really like most of them at all. He’s more a “performer” than just a “musician.” I suppose on the modern rock family tree, his closest relatives might be Morrissey or David Bowie, but Rufus is even more theatrical […]

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Plague Songs

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Nothing says fun like biblical plagues! I mean, I'm sure the pharaoh was having a blast (or so I'm lead to believe by The Ten Commandments), so why not make an entire album that sets the whole thing to music. Bloody brilliant! For those of us just waiting for such a miraculous intersection of indie […]

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"Bring 'Em Home Now!" concert

Show Date: March 20, 2006

Hipsters, hippies, suits, and sorority girls converged on 34th Street's Hammerstein Ballroom in eager anticipation of the "Bring 'Em Home Now!" concert, which featured an array of artists and activists, including Michael Stipe, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Cindy Sheehan, Iraq veterans, Fischerspooner, and Steve Earle. The show marked the third anniversary of the Iraq War […]

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