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The Cave Singers at Neumos on Saturday

The majority of the discussion initially focused on how Derek Fudesco, Pete Quirk, and Marty Lund all played in loud rock bands prior to The Cave Singer’s formation, but the continual touring shows they consider this far more than a side project. Their debut in the fall of 2007, Invitation Songs, was notable for being […]

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Trashcan Sinatras at The Triple Door tonight

For over 20 years, Trashcan Sinatras have been providing us with moody, jangly guitar rock (think Smiths, Orange Juice, Luna) from their home in Glasgow. Even though their previous album Weightlifting was their most successful to date, they promised something different this time around – In The Music, their fifth studio album, will supposedly feature […]

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Imaginary Radio–tune in today from 5-7p

For those who were not already aware, Imaginary Elle is in charge of promotions for Hollow Earth Radio, a local online radio station focused on presenting "a forum for music, sounds and perspectives commonly under-represented by the media." She also hosts a weekly audio calendar show, and has kindly invited me guest dj this evening's […]

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Pumpkins for Obama

If you still hadn't decided what design will be best for your Jack O' Lantern this year, perhaps consider making a Barack O' Lantern instead, for fun and prizes. Yes We Carve: Download, carve, and share your Barack O' Lantern. Because every pumpkin counts.   There are stencils available if you'd prefer, but originality counts (well, according […]

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"The Last Happy Night of Your Life" coming in October

Late Fall tour dates are starting to trickle out, and one that caught my eye also offers up a strange combination of talents. First, the really positive news – after multiple sold-out, uncomfortably packed nights at Neumo's, The Mountain Goats finally graduate to The Showbox(!) on October 20th. In a twist, though, it's being billed […]

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An Acknowledgement

So, while the show at Chop Suey was a great time, the last thing I expected (as you could tell from my one-word response) was to have the microphone put in my face. Getting it out of Dana's hand is usually impossible, anyway. Had I a chance to collect my thoughts, though, I would have […]

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Indie rock memoirs

On the heels of Joseph's excellent Eels review*, it's worth mentioning that Mark Oliver Everett has a book coming out this fall entitled Things The Grandchildren Should Know (St. Martin's Press). He looks back at being raised by a world-renowned physicist, and how Mr. E got to where he is now (playing the Showbox 4/11). For those […]

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New owner(s) for the Croc?

Huzzah! According to this Seattle Times article, a deal is in place for the purchase of the Croc. It's hard to say what a software development company wants with the club, but I'll be supportive if it means the return of one of my favorite music venues. The application for the liquor license seems to […]

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Best of 2007: Sero(tone)in's picks

Every December I go through over 80 albums and try to codify them some way. Though it may take until after Christmas before my final top list (and mix cd) is ready, my favorite albums of the year are always fairly obvious to me by now. These are the ones that meant the most to […]

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New Radiohead album!

Radiohead will be releasing their new album in just 10 days. It's wonderful what a band can do when it realizes it's big enough to not need a record label 🙂 The box set (£40.00) will contain the album on cd & two 12" heavyweight vinyl records. The second enhanced cd has more songs, photos, […]

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