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Local goodness (and more!) at 2012's City Arts Fest

Now that this year's City Arts Fest is over, I can take a step back and realize that I have been blown away by four solid days of an amazing array of (mostly) local bands, all giving Seattle some truly amazing sets. Each night showcased what the Pacific Northwest had to offer, and it was […]

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Bumbershoot 2011: Cheat sheet for mutants and marginals, Day One {Saturday, 9/3}

{Photo: Christpher Nelson} I've been going to Bumbershoot for, say, around 500 years (post-the Age of Enlightenment made it more awesome, though — since then there's been less jousting and witch house-burning). There are going to be some regional and national musical acts at Bumbershoot 2011 I probably won't dare to miss, though some of […]

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Imaginary Interview: Tomten talk about headlining the High Dive {4/28}, the Vera Project {5/13} & more

For those out of the loop, Tomten is a Seattle band that enchanted the judges this year at the EMP Sound Off! finals. So much so, they aced the “Wild Card” vote and won. (OK, yeah, I was one of those smitten judges, hence the following interview.) They have a sweet nine song debut available […]

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Come get your corduroys charmed off by Tomten at Columbia City Theater {3/31}

As was reported earlier on this sparkling site, I was one of the judges at this year’s Sound Off! battle of the bands at EMP last month. I could write a book about the weird tension at events like these, pitched between melodramatic mainstream rock bands (and their pressuring fans) — and those of us […]

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Double shot of TOMTEN: Saturday at Mars Bar and Sunday at Skylark Cafe

Hey young rock and rollers, are you looking for cool summer jams to lower your core temperature from the blood boiling heat? Look no further. Seattle’s own TOMTEN are the musical equivalent of catching snowflakes on your tongue. If they were a delicious summertime ice cream confection, they would be one scoop Fats Waller and […]

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