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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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John Roderick + Jonathan Coulton are getting through the holidays, One Christmas at a Time

I know you haven’t even had the chance to gorge yourself on turkey yet — don’t get all in a panic you guys, but really, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. And not just what gift to give your new in-laws (liquor) but the more important questions, like what music will rock the seasonal […]

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Wasted Youth Blues EP

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The Morning Clouds is sole product of Josh Wambeke, a Denver resident who has been involved in numerous projects, but is perhaps best known for his work with a band called Fell, who was apparently lauded by none other than Thurston Moore. As if that is not impressive enough, Wambeke has recently recorded and released Wasted […]

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Favorite band alert: Dangerous Ponies {at the Comet this Wens 4/27}

In this era of sponsored hype nonsense and corporate grassroots initiatives, it’s time to get back to the core of why we get dirty fingernails flipping through record bins and sacrifice respectable sleep patterns and clean laundry to recharge the batteries of our hand-stamped hearts. Enter the Dangerous Ponies from Philadelphia.  A seven-piece who describe […]

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Month of May

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One-half of this new musically-inclined duo has been a friend of mine for years: Celene Ramadan, AKA Leeni – so just to be clear, this isn’t lip service or me trying to pump up a pal’s music, as I’ve been a genuine fan or her pretty tunes since the moment she started creating. I’ve got […]

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Enchanted Chapel

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{The Young Evils have a bunch of shows coming up: 9/8 at The Crocodile, 9/25 at Easy Street Records (West Seattle), 10/9 at the Reverb Festival} According to genius Stranger scribe Trent Moorman in a recent Line-Out interview, the debut from The Young Evils opens with a song singer/songwriter Troy Nelson wrote during Seattle’s most […]

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Connor Desai returns with her sensual, smart, simmering sounds to ToST this Friday, July 30

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnY1MrN_Zxk&feature=related] Connor Desai is set to play ToST in Fremont this Friday night with two bands, including Benyaro. She’ll be going on about 9 PM, and though her excellent second album Use Your Hands features delightful playing from other musicians (including Paris Burley on violin), this will be a stripped down solo set to show […]

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