Author Archive | Andrew Boe

Band alert: A Beautiful Noise

A Beautiful Noise are a contemporary shoegaze group from San Diego, CA. They live up to their name — and they're fantastic. Last year they released their debut, a six-song E.P. called Electric Soul that recalls the greatness of The Jesus and Mary Chain, Spacemen 3, Spiritualized, My Bloody Valentine, and the Cocteau Twins. They've […]

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Longplay 2

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In 2003, Pacific UV released their first self-titled CD, an album mainly inspired by the shoegazing genre that was mistakenly referred to in early promotional copies as Longplay One. Founding members Clay Jordan and Howard Hudson then parted ways after a tour and the release of an EP. Several years later, Jordan migrated to Portland, […]

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The Cult live in Seattle

Show Date: March 25, 2008

I have always thought that the first few records by The Cult were great. Their 1984 debut Dreamtime is perhaps the best, with its powerful songs and personal lyrical content. Singer Ian Astbury is part Native American and the record is filled with themes related to the struggles and plight of the race. Dreamtime also […]

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Pride

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Midway through the recording of Pride, Matthew Houck, the man behind Phosphorescent, decided to migrate from Athens, Georgia to Brooklyn, New York. The change of scene proved to be advantageous; Houck instantly picked up where he left off and finished the album with renewed inspiration. This is Phosphorescent’s third full-length release, following 2005's Aw Come […]

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The Duke Spirit, Live at Neumos

Show Date: March 7, 2008

As part of KEXP's Spring fundraising event, The Duke Spirit paid us a visit here in Seattle, all the way from London (and part way through a US tour). The show was a fundraiser for the station and also celebrated DJ John Richards' birthday. Experiencing The Duke Spirit perform, one is instantly reminded of glorious […]

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Go Away White

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Waiting twenty-five years for a new Bauhaus album has been far too long, but from the unmistakable guitar noise of Daniel Ash and the funky fretless bass playing of David J. on the opening moments of the first track "Too Much 21st Century," Go Away White proves itself to be well worth the wait. Bauhaus […]

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Sasquatch schedule information

The Sasquatch! Festival pre-sale information has been announced. This year's ticket prices are as follows: VIP: $250.00 General Admission through 3/9: $56.50 General Admission through 5/18: $66.50 General Admission through show dates: $76.50 The pre-sale runs from March 5th at 10:00am until March 7th at 10:00pm and the password is rock. (more information) If you […]

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Open Field

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Concretes vocalist Victoria Bergsman wasted little time in venturing out on her own once she decided break away from the band. Taken by Trees is the name of her new ensemble, which is essentially a solo venture. When Bergsman left the Concretes, she suggested that the group had lost its playfulness. This is somewhat ironic, […]

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