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The Top Seattle Albums of the 2010s

Look, there’s no way to properly do this list. And that’s why Seattle’s music scene is so wonderful. I’ve been utterly awash in Seattle music since moving to the city in 2011 (and then serving a couple of stints running arts departments at local publications. Trying to sum up a decade’s worth of beautiful and […]

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The 10 Most Significant Seattle Albums of the 2010s

The difference between an artistic endeavor’s cultural footprint and its quality are not mutually exclusive, but they often diverge to a noticeable degree. The soundtrack to The Bodyguard is one of the five best-selling albums of all-time, but good luck finding someone who champions it as their favorite album ever. So while it might not […]

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Bumbershoot 2017 Day 2: I Love You Tuba Gooding J.R.!

Show Date: September 2, 2017

After some much needed rest and guitar noodling, it was back to the Seattle Center for me for Day 2 of Bumbershoot! Maybe my back would hurt less today? Hot tip: It didn’t. Shelby Earl From the moment her set started, Shelby Earl had the rapt attention of the KEXP Gathering Space. Her new album’s […]

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Newsmash: Thoughts about caucuses, favorite songs, and reasons to leave the house

Hello dear February and all that you’ve brought with you this week! Political things are kicking up and getting real with all kinds of insanity and importance. Have you caucused before? I remember the first caucus I went to back in 2004. Thank goodness I had the guide that our pal Lawrence put together for […]

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Sasquatch 2014, Day 3

Show Date: May 25, 2014

I have to admit, I kind of like the new Sasquatch schedule of Friday-Sunday instead of the old late Friday-Monday. It’s a little less tiring, and you still get the free travel day on Monday so you can stay out late at the party stages guilt free. With that said, onto the final day of […]

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Come on, Eileen! It's Capitol Hill Block Party weekend: day two {Saturday, 7/27}

This year's Capitol Hill Block Party kicks off the weekend days (after a thrills-packed Friday night) with JK POP, a Japanese and South Korean-obsessed groovy disco explosion, at the Vera Stage. This is a really cool idea, an all day dance party starting and weaving through the other shows happening at the Vera; "Look at […]

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Bumbershoot 2012: Still fighting it out in my head, but I saw lots of neat stuff!

Whoa. Three days of Bumbershoot and one day afterwards got lost there. So here I am, dazed but plowing ahead like Pee Wee on his bike during the Big Adventure, my mind swimming with reflections of all the pop culture madness I grokked and gloamed in for Labor Day weekend. Here's the lights, high and […]

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Finally Punk, TacocaT, Flexions and Talbot Tagora at the Vera Project

Show Date: January 4, 2008

Sunday afternoon at the Vera Project was a punk show that, thirty years earlier, might have looked like a bill at CBGB’s; albeit one with much less cheap beer and presumably cleaner restrooms. Four different bands, all punk in one way or another, played to a crowd of about 100 people early into the evening, […]

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