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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 2

Show Date: August 31, 2008

Sometimes a picture says a 1,000 words. If that’s the case, then we’ve got a whole lot to say about the rock and roll goodness that was Day 2 of Bumbershoot 2008, as captured by photographers Chona Kasinger, Andrew Waits, Nathan Feder, and Kyle Johnson. Our coverage includes reviews of Tapes N’ Tapes, the Saturday […]

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The Shackeltons rock pants off at Neumo's

Show Date: April 10, 2008

The Shackeltons rocked the crowd Thursday night, and the rest of the lineup at Neumo's featured local Seattle bands you should know more about too. Openers Born Anchors played with enthusiastic hearts. The lead singer liked to wail more than a bit, and the drummer played with a maniacally-happy smile, as my plus one for […]

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Mika could be anything you like, as long as it's glampop

Show Date: February 14, 2008

In the beginning there was a large blue ball. Then it burst and an angel appeared, who danced & disappeared into the fog as Mika came on stage to sing "Relax, Take it Easy." High-pitched girlish screams rippled through the audience at this point; since it was an all-ages show on Valentines Day, there were […]

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The Shackeltons

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Proceed with exuberance: The Shackeltons' new self-titled album may lead to blown out speakers and excessive speeding. The band has found that perfect indie-rock sound, with sonically charged, powerful post-punk beats anchoring lead singer Mark Redding's talking/screaming/pleading vocals. These are eleven modern love songs. The listener is placed on a ship at sea (there are […]

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