Author Archive | Andrew Boe

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Cigarettes After Sex

The first full-length album from Cigarettes After Sex seamlessly picks up where their 2012 EP I. left off. Released in June of this year, the self-titled 10 track record continues to beguile, with front man Greg Gonzalez’s deliciously androgynous vocals melding with melodic reverb guitar and simple bass lines to create a dreamy, narcotic atmosphere. […]

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Live Show Recommendation: Swans at The Neptune Theatre this Friday

Swans have been around since the early 1980s and have undergone a fair amount of lineup changes over the years. They have also weaved through an evolution of sound from their colossally heavy pre-industrial early years to their more melodic and complex middle years to the intoxicatingly beautiful extended compositions on their last original album, Soundtracks […]

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Midtown Sizzler by STAG

Many people complain that there is no good new music, that they only listen to classics and don’t have the patience for modern bands and recordings. If you fit into this category and you have been wandering around record stores searching for a lost 1970s pop rock record by an unknown, underrated or undiscovered artist, […]

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Weather Diaries by Ride

It has been twenty-one years since Ride called it a day back in 1996, after the two primary songwriters, Andy Bell and Mark Gardener, dissolved the band in the wake of clashing egos and an inability to adapt to the evolving direction of the music scene in the mid-1990s. Since then, Andy Bell played bass […]

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Stealing Sand by Transient Songs

Transience. Traveling to escape customary life. Wandering. Vagabond impulses. Songs that were born and created throughout a determination to experience scenes and emotions outside of the routine experience. Sometimes, one must venture outside of familiar cities, states, countries, and climates in order to reflect upon the beauty of an otherwise uneventful daily existence. This is […]

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Ring in 2014 with The Black Angels {Moore Theater, 12/31}

  There are an assortment of events taking place on New Year's Eve in Seattle, ranging from fireworks at the Space Needle to a Bollywood Masquerade at the Nectar Lounge in Fremont. As usual, there are a host of concerts around town, and our recommendation is one that is certain to include no party favors and […]

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