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Bumbershoot 2017 Day 3: Looks Like We Made it to the End

Show Date: September 3, 2017

Why did I use Blur lyrics in the headline you ask? I don’t know either. That’s just the kind of thing that happens when you get to the third day of a festival. Your brain simply stops making sense and it’s best to just go with it and enjoy the music wafting in and out of […]

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OMG it’s the Bumbershoot 2017 Preview Post!

It’s that time of year again! Bumbershoot is fast approaching and we’ve got some hand picked recommendations for your earholes. So get your granola bars, misting fans, and hot pants READY.   FRIDAY J GRGRY | 3:45pm | Mural Seattle local J GRGRY cranks out anthemically angelic tracks that harken back to the 80’s drum […]

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Imaginary Mixtape: Shuffle Surprise!

You know that point when your iTunes gets so filled up with awesome stuff that you can't possibly listen to everything that's in there with any kind of regularity? Where, like, you put it on shuffle and then you hear a song and you're all, "OHHHH right, I love this song! But I forgot about […]

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Our Noise: The Story Of Merge Records to be released September 22nd

Warning: This is an ecstatic early plug for the upcoming fan-dream book, Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label that Got Big and Stayed Small. As Magnet magazine is quoted, “[Merge] might be responsible for more indie-rock classics than any other label in the past two decades.” David Byrne considers their survival […]

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Shortlist Nominees … already?

Maybe there are just too many awards now to keep track, but the Shortlist of Music (the U.S. equivalent to the UK's Mercury Prize) announced its 2007 nominees. The award is meant to honor an album that sold less than 500,000 copies. Of course, this year's nominees were picked by a guy from Snow Patrol, […]

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Another Best of '07 list: Chop Suey booker Pete Greenberg's favorite albums

I’m a huge nerd when it comes to pouring over annual, best of lists (I’m still biting my nails in anticipation of the Idolator critic’s poll that should be out soon), and I’m always intrigued by what the favorites of people who work in the business of music but aren’t (necessarily) critics or reviewers. So, […]

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Best of 2007: Sero(tone)in's picks

Every December I go through over 80 albums and try to codify them some way. Though it may take until after Christmas before my final top list (and mix cd) is ready, my favorite albums of the year are always fairly obvious to me by now. These are the ones that meant the most to […]

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Best of 2007: imaginary stella's picks

It’s always odd to revisit what you’ve reviewed over the course of a year. Sometimes, much can change – as after subsequent listenings, you realize that record you thought was pretty decent just blows (see The Killers’ Sam’s Town) or you come to love an album that you’d previously dismissed as mediocre (see “Into the […]

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