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2011-06-03-indiepop

Indie-pop abounds at the Rendezvous tonight! {6/3}

One final reminder about the big indie-pop extravaganza TONIGHT at the Rendezvous! The evening has morphed into a mini-popfest featuring the finest soft-core indie-pop flow: – Monnone Alone is the moniker for Mark Monnone’s post-Lucksmiths project that, as you expect, charms with Aussie DIY magnetism. – The Special Places will bring on the sweetheart pop […]

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Seattle's very own one-night popfest: The Smittens, Math & Physics Club, The Special Places, Monnone Alone {ex-Lucksmiths}

The best thing about the San Francisco PopFest, besides the fabulous line-up gathered in one city over five consecutive days for the massive delight of p-fest attendees, is fact that all of those PopFest bands sometimes spread their west coast wings and, in the most wonderful of cases, travel north to visit us in Seattle. […]

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Fox News inadvertently features {an imaginary favorite} gay band on homophobe's show

It’s always a surprise to hear a favorite song as the backdrop of a commercial {a la Los Campesinos! in a recent Budwieser commercial}… but imagine the gasp heard ’round the indie-pop community when it was discovered that ultra-conservative Fox News ‘personality’ John Gibson featured the Smittens song “Something Sassy“ (with guest vocals from Tullycraft’s […]

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My fave video of the moment: Oh Hell, I Married an Indiepop Girl

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5uo60kfx6A] I’m not sure what neat Windows(R) software created this video, but even with the program I couldn’t have come up with a funnier indie-pop girl / husband sample conversation. For the love of Morrissey!!!  You’ll never be English, get over it. What should be the next video in this series?  A barista to boyfriend […]

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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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San Francisco Popfest: Day 3 {Saturday Evening}

Show Date: May 23, 2009

And on with our San Francisco Popfest coverage coming to a close, here's our post about the Saturday evening show at the Rickshaw Stop featuring the Smittens, The Magic Bullets, My Teenage Stride, Northern Portrait, and our very own Seattle darlings, Tullycraft. Keenan Dowers: Tonight was the night. The crowning glory of indie pop. I'd […]

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Indietracks lineup announced

Holy bajeezus! It's the week for popfest announcements! The lovely folks over at Indietracks have put out their innitial lineup for their amazing train station festival in Derbyshire, UK for July 24th-26th. They're advertising five stages, free steam train rides, and indie pop discos. This lineup hurts my head, and last night, all I could […]

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San Francisco Popfest announce partial line-up

I don't know about you guys, but Sasquatch has never really been my cup of tea. I'm sort of a whiner about huge festivals. But, book a bunch of indie pop bands that I love over a series of smaller venues? I'm there in a quicker than you can shake a tambourine. This Memorial Day […]

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