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Photoessay: day four of Sasquatch! at the Gorge

Our last day out at this year's Sasquatch! music festival went out with an absolute bang. The morning started out with the sweet, big guitar + indie.altpop sounds of the Young Evils on the Yeti stage, followed by a smash-up singalong set by the Old 97's on the main stage (where we promptly got our […]

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Win a pair tickets to see Stornoway at the Triple Door {Tuesday 5/31}

Last year one of my favorite albums of the year was Stornoway’s Beachcombers Windowsill. The aptly named album has a magical soothing effect, conjuring Maxwell House International Cafe-style visions of life in a quiet British seaside town, watching the fog roll in and sipping earl grey.  It was such a treat to see them perform […]

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Sneak peek: our picks for mind-melters at Sasquatch 2011

It’s high time we started scouring the schedule and getting that backlog of laundry done — because this year’s Sasquatch festival up at the Gorge is upon us, and we’ll be heading up there for the long Memorial Day weekend (including Friday) to report back the best of what’s good. Here’s a blow-by-blow of what’s […]

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The 2011 Sasquatch bill is un-frack-withable

{Sasquatch photo by asclepius6 from the Imaginary Flickr Photo Pool} Do you hear that? It is the sound of folks feverishly tweeting and posting about the amazing #Sasquatch line-up just announced. After weeks (who are we kidding, months!) of mathematically calculating probabilities based on tour schedules and record release dates, we finally have a firm […]

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Imaginary Liz's favorite songs of 2010

It usually isn’t in my nature to go against the John Roderick grain, but when it comes to end of year lists of favorites, I can’t help myself. I have to gather all of my favorite songs into an MP3 scrapbook for my own current and future mental sanity. Perusing the song stacks of the […]

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Stornoway, Zorbing, and a ticket giveaway

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B8OAj9F7hI] One of my favorite albums of the year comes from the Oxford-based band Stornoway.  It’s an understatement to say they craft sumptuously understated melodies that draw from ponds of the Decemberists, later-era Lucksmiths, and Nick Drake and would sit comfortably on mixtapes between Teenage Fanclub, Belle and Sebastian.  Given the line of influence, it’s […]

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