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2013: a mostly-local year in the rearview mirror {pt. I}

RSD2013 release, and quite possibly one of the best things I heard all year, AKA Shearon van Ettenwater. In years past, I've looked forward to the construction of my end-of-year lists, especially during years that ran toward the fuller side of new (and new-to-me) music that I was excited to compile and share. Since the […]

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Sunday at Bumbershoot: BEST DAY EVER

the Breeders I really don't know how this year's Sunday installment of Bumbershoot could have been any better, save for maybe being carried around on a fluffy couch while being fanned and fed grapes, I guess? In all seriousness, though: Sunday really was the best fucking day ever. From the moment I stepped foot on […]

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Is it the weekend yet? Bumbershoot 2013 is almost here!

THEESatisfaction, Bumbershoot 2012 With the excitement of Bumbershoot's approach comes that sad-trombone realization that summer is coming to a close (seriously you guys, LABOR DAY ALREADY?) and in this year's case, a particularly mighty and sunny Seattle summer at that. But really, what better way to spend it than a breezy weekend down at Seattle […]

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Highlights from Pickathon 2013

It was another incredible year out on Pendarvis Farm for this year's installment of Pickathon. Having had our inaugural visit last year, blistering temperatures and all, we knew that this year's trip would be nothing short of fantastic! With a great lineup (and cooler forecast) on the horizon, we went into the weekend with high […]

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Why Pickathon is a festival you shouldn't miss this year {8/2 – 8/4}

Langhorne Slim at Pickathon 2012 ***UPDATE: Tickets are still available for Pickathon {this weekend!}*** As most of the music industry flocks to Austin, Texas this week each March for South By Southwest, I find myself considering the often-unwieldy animal of festival atmospheres: why some are great, why some are terrible; in the case of the […]

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Bumbershoot 2013 lineup announced!

We're going to go out on a limb here: the Bumbershoot announcement was released yesterday, and seriously you guys, it might be one of the best festivals of the summer. Sasquatch! is always a party, and Pickathon will be a one-of-a-kind experience — but the lineup for this year's Bumbershoot seriously knocked it out of […]

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Heavy {local} rotation: Pickwick, Heligoats, Sallie Ford, Wimps

You know what? There is a metric shit ton of good new local music out there right now, leading me to believe that in the statistical history of on-off years, 2013 is going to be an ON. Aside from The Orwells (non-locals, but worth mentioning for the sheer amount of times I've listened to their […]

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Save the date(s): KEXP's 2012 Concerts At The Mural series

With August right around the corner, the time of year has come once again to reserve every Friday for a lovely lounge with your friends on the lawns of Seattle Center, where KEXP will be presenting another fantastic year of their Concerts At The Mural series. There's a night for everyone, with bands ranging from […]

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The weekend in photos: Sasquatch! 2012, part III

{This is part three of a three-part Sasquatch! 2012 photo recap. Be sure to check out part one here, and part two here!} The last day of a festival often comes with a mixture of relief and nostalgia, concurrent: on one hand, you're tired, dirty, a little dehydrated, and longing for a real cup of […]

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Did you catch our post on Daily Candy yesterday?

True story! The fine folks over at Daily Candy featured a playlist of ours, on the heels of Imaginary Victoria's what-you-can't-miss-at-Sasquatch post we ran last week. It's a quick drive-by of some local (and farther-reaching) favorites that we're excited to see this weekend, and includes tracks from Yellow Ostrich, Pickwick, THEESatisfaction, Hey Marseilles, We Are […]

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