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New Wave Night Artist Spotlight: Kurt Bloch

Happy Thursday! We’re only a few days away from TIG’s NEW WAVE NIGHT, which means it’s time to introduce you to another one of our exceptional vocalists. Ya hi, can we talk for a sec about TOTALLY QUAL musician Kurt Bloch? Of all the performers in this city, this dude probably wins the “member of […]

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Let's talk about our favorite Pacific Northwest releases of 2010 {now and on KUOW}

{Head and the Heart photo by Victoria VanBruinnisse from the Imaginary Flickr Photo Pool} I love this time of year. Besides the {sometimes forced} joyous disposition of folks and my annual fancy birthday breakfast {on December 24 for those keeping track}, we all get to ruminate on the best albums and songs of the year […]

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Recommended for tonight: Fastbacks mania at the Tractor

Oh man is tonight going to be a good one! Get thee to the Tractor tonight for a very, very special night, as everyone sings “It’s Your Birthday” to two Seattle pop legendaries – Lulu and Kurt of the Fastbacks. The evening starts off promptly at 8:30 with a heavy dose of Seattle royalty- the […]

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Tonight's recommended show: A lotta famous Johns at the Tractor

I'm not sure exactly what is going on at the Tractor tonight, but I do know it's going to be one hellava hoot. With that much personality set to take the stage in the course of ONE night, it'll be a bill to remember: John Wesley Harding & Eugene Mirman Jon Auer John Roderick Thee […]

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Humpday power pop – the Tripwires, The Cute Lepers, and Thee Sgt Major III at Chop Suey tonight

It's Wednesday, and though the weather is nice today (thanks, nature!) it snowed yesterday. It's February. We should be beyond this already, shouldn't we? And it's 3 days to Valentine's Day, a common source of stress for many. How do you kill the blahs and the stress, you might ask? By seeing some kick ass […]

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6th Annual Double Album Christmas Benefit for Musicares: Quadrophenia!

Show Date: December 13, 2008

I'm just going to say it. I'm going to say it, and I'm not going to feel bad about it, and you can't stop me. I love grown-up musician dudes. Shut up. Now, that's not to say I don't love me some young musician dudes, or that I pre-judge and categorize bands or performances based […]

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Coconut Coolouts/Head/Thee Sgt. Major III at the Funhouse

Show Date: June 6, 2008

I don't feel like I'm a true Seattle indie rocker. In the near two years that I've lived here I had never been to the Funhouse until last Friday night. Fortunately, the Coconut Coolouts, Head and Thee Sgt. Major III were the bands fated to pop my Funhouse cherry. With a name like the Coconut […]

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Replacements cover night / Kim Warnick benefit at the Comet

This Tuesday, January 29th, the Comet is hosting a special benefit for Seattle rock icon Kim Warnick (The Fastbacks, Visqueen) in the form of a Replacements cover night. Here are the deets: Jim Walsh is coming to town to do a reading for his excellent new Replacements bio ("The Replacements: All Over But the Shouting: […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Seattle Powerpop Blog's Anniversary Party

Tonight's recommended¬†show is a celebration of my favorite non-TIG music website in town. Gary Miller and his Seattle Powerpop blog have turned me on to so many great powerpop bands over the past 365 days or so that it isn't even funny. Tonight his blog turns 1 and he's assembled some fine bands to celebrate.¬†Even […]

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If you've spent any time working with kids, raising kids, or just watching kids' TV shows, you may agree with what I've seen during a handful of years teaching elementary school, and now having a young one of my own: there are three categories of music entertainment "for kids." Evil and Intent on Destroying All […]

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