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Dave Alvin is headlining a benefit for the amazing Susie Tennant at the Tractor {tonight!}

{Dave Alvin, Christy McWilson, Kasey Anderson, and Andrew McKeag are playing a benefit for Susie Tennant on Tuesday, October 11, at the Tractor Tavern.} Susie Tennant is an incredible lady, having helped the Seattle music community in a gazillion different ways: from promoting Sub Pop artists with the verve and creativity of the artists and […]

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Sky Full of Holes

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More than a great percentage of people I’ve met, I’m someone who likes things I can count on. This might explain everything from why I’ve worked only two jobs over the past decade to why I always pack my cigarettes exactly eight times. OK, “I’m nuts” might be a better explanation for the latter but […]

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Beauty Parlor: hey, all you pretty things! {new record review column}

I’m going to start this new “album round up” for Three Imaginary Girls with the above recent You Tube video for Sean Rowe‘s “Jonathan”: (1.) Because I think it’s the best song off of his recent Magic album (recently given full treatment here) and though it’s been out a while the video is new. More-so, […]

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Get delightful with Darren Hanlon this Saturday {4/16 – early show!}

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1x-JOp9t_U] Our favorite Australian balladeer is coming to Seattle for an early Saturday show on Saturday 16th!¬† Touring in support of 2010’s brilliant I Will Love You At All (which was one of my top 10 records of 2010) and the recent Butterfly Bones EP (which features two songs from the album), Darren Hanlon will […]

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Little Moon

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Uneven albums by your favorite artists are like spending a uneventful, sort of boring evening with your very best friend. You could criticize the night, but you’re still really glad she was there anyways, and it’s not like you would take those hours back. In the wake of roots-soulful indie rock band Grant Lee Buffalo, […]

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I Think This Is

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It would be enough for an artist to release a great album from his own group while helping out a huge, still vital band like REM create new, meaningful music since the mid-90s. But Seattle-in-Portland-exile (well, that’s how I see it) indie rock originator Scott McCaughey simultaneously released a mighty fine Minus 5 full length […]

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Killingsworth

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The Minus 5 are releasing Killingsworth at the same time leader Scott McCaughey is putting out Young Fresh Fellows’ I Think This Is, both on Yep Roc. McCaughey’s OG band was the YFF, one of the most high profile “college rock” bands of the 80s, their sinuous chicane garnering acclaim from Rolling Stone to scores […]

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