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Favorite Bumbershoot photos by Jason Tang

I asked both brilliant and talented photographers Erik Clineschmidt and Jason Tang to list their five favorite Bumbershoot photos. Jason offered these as his favorites. – ChrisB. Head Like a Kite: “I almost didn’t go to this one because Metric was playing 15 minutes after [their set began].  I’m so glad I did, even if it was for […]

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Party with USE on Sunday and get their new record early

I’m just getting ready to work on transcribing my interview with the lovely ladies (and, full disclosure, my friends) of USE when I got an e-mail mentioning this item that should be of particular interest to our readers, I’m sure. This Sunday, after USE plays Bumbershoot (at 4:15pm on the Broad Street Stage), USE is […]

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The Blakes and USE rumble at the Crocodile tonight

The group Future Sounds sponsors a series of shows across the country in selected cities (New York, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego and San Francisco). Tonight (Monday, August 3), they are kicking off the first Rumble in Seattle. It features Battle Hymns, USE and The Blakes. This is a monthly event in all of the […]

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Bobby Bare, Jr. broke my heart, and U.S.E. helped me forget all about it.

Show Date: March 27, 2009

Saturday was probably the weirdest multi-show night I've experienced in quite some time. Hopping from the Tractor to the Sunset, or catching Jon Auer, Pablo Trucker and Visqueen all in one night – that doesn't sound like it's beyond any kind of logical scope. It's just a handful of shows. But Bobby Bare, Jr. at […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: USE at the Crocodile (with new free music!)

When writing these show previews, I try to stick with at least two rules: refrain from writing about bands I have a friend in and refrain from previewing shows that are likely to sell out without any help from me. Tonight, I'm violating both of those self-imposed regulations. USE, or United State of Electronica, are […]

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