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Northwest goodness at the Georgetown Music Festival

As Northwest music festivals' line-ups start touting more of the national big guys, like Bumbershoot and Capitol Hill Block Party, the niche for local festivals comprised of mostly local acts is filled with more and more festivals. Personally, I'm a sucker for festivals; the more the merrier I say, even if I have no time […]

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KEXP Yule Benefit: stick to the local brews

Show Date: December 8, 2007

When I arrived at the KEXP Yule Benefit, Feral Children had just begun their set. Screaming, thrashy energy poured out of the local band as they beat on a beer keg for added percussion, which inspired some doofus to climb up on stage and launch himself into a crowd that was fairly populated but not […]

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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {50-41}

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} #50 Common Market — “Common Market” (SCIONtific Records) {official website} * {buy it}     #49 The Catch — Get Cool (Made in Mexico) {official website} * {buy it} * {review}   #48 Degenerate Art Ensemble — The Bastress (Tellous) {official […]

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I'll admit it. If you saw photos of me from 1991-1993 you'd instantly know I was from Seattle. I was at the perfect age to absorb influence. I wore the holey flannel, the scuffed Doc Martin 8-holes with green plaid laces, the Sub Pop Loser shirt that baggily hung over my cut-off camo shorts bought […]

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