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Live at KEXP vol. 7: on sale now!

Welcome to Rocktober, everybody! And what better way to start the month than with a celebration of what makes the Seattle music scene so great? Yep, we're talking about KEXP. The fall pledge drive is on, and it needs your pledge off support! You can call anytime this week {locals call 206.903.KEXP, toll free is […]

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Here we go, Austin! Here we go! *clap!* *clap!*

Yup. There sure are a lot of exclamation points up in that headline, and with good cause: we're heading off for Austin City Limits this weekend, to catch some bands and some tan in the near-hundred-degree sun. Between pre-trip laundering, hydrating, charging our camera batteries and getting all that three-ounce-or-less business handled for the flight, […]

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Countdown to Musicfest Northwest in 3… 2…

Technically, you can get your Musicfest Northwest (MFNW) on starting tonight — there will be a few gigs going on around town down in Portland to warm up the masses — but our imaginary coverage will officially begin tomorrow and we can’t hardly wait!  There’s quite a few acts and sorta-showcases that we’re espcially stoked […]

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It's time to prefunk! Music Fest Northwest is coming, September 8-12

[video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d7d23xDgq0] While everyone is prefunking Bumbershoot, we’d like to take a moment to officially get the prefunk to the prefunk for Music Fest Northwest going. Starting today. If you’ve never been, MFNW is like a crazier, spread-out-ier Bumbershoot — spanning four days and venues all over town — or a tinier, cleaner SXSW. Minus […]

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Best of 2008: Top 10 Albums from Pete Greenberg of Chop Suey

As mentioned here Friday, I had asked a few music-related friends to submit their best of 2008 top 10 lists. The next to send their list to me is Pete Greenberg, the very smart and friendly booker at Chop Suey. Pete's top 10 albums of 2008 "that made my head spin (in a good way)" are: 1. Frightened […]

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Erik Gonzalez's best o' 2008

It has now been 2.5 years since I moved out of Seattle for the Golden State. I've slowly drifted out of the NW music culture, so sometimes I wonder if I know what to say on TIG these days. Combine that with the fact that I was so distracted from music for a lot of […]

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Bumbershoot 2008: Day 1

Show Date: August 30, 2008

Bumbershoot is a musical extravaganza, spanning the three-day Labor Day weekend with more bands, arts, and elephant ears than anyone can possibly capture. We had a posse of imaginary writers (ChrisB, Chris Estey, imaginary elle, imaginary dana, and Cory), and photographers (Chona, Kyle, Nathan, and Andrew) all over Seattle Center, trying to capture the frenzy […]

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A Hundred Miles Off and 'Pussycats' Starring the Walkmen

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The Walkmen have been busy little beavers in 2006. Two full-length albums for our enjoyment and they couldn't be more different. One is made entirely of sprawling originals (A Hundred Miles Off while the other is a song-for-song remake of a classic 70's album ("Pussycats" starring the Walkmen). They each has its own merits and […]

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Sushirobo

Show Date: September 19, 2003

And on the fifth day, Seattle's own Sushirobo played their CD release party at Graceland with Kaito and the Walkmen, to support their brand-spankin' new CD, The Light-Fingered Feeling of Sushirobo (Pattern 25 Records). igDana heard what they played, and she knew it was good. I think Donny and Marie Osmond said it best when […]

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