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Bumbershoot 2016 Day 3: Billy Idol is our guardian angel.

Show Date: September 4, 2016

I felt pretty much in top form by the time this third day rolled around. As my cells re-calibrate to being that of a not-sick person, I keep thinking about the wide scope of eras represented this year, in particular—some which peaked some time ago, some which are still at their peak, some which I […]

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Bumbershoot 2016 Day 2: JoJo makes a teenage girl of us all.

Show Date: September 3, 2016

I am quickly starting to measure this weekend by the level of health I feel, yesterday being two American beers, or, medium. We had so much fun today, in part thanks to a much-needed dance party and also Reggie Watts (in general, as a human, for existing). (more…)

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Bumbershoot 2016 Day 1: We are definitively not “soft-dick trash.”

Show Date: September 2, 2016

After spending a whole week sick and struggling to keep most of the contents of my nose in my nose where they belong, we kicked off our weekend at Bumbershoot! It rained, it was sunny, it rained again but lighter, it was patchy sun, it was rainy, it was HOT SUN… you get the picture. […]

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Photo Essay: The Living End, Wild Roses and The Wages at Neumos

Show Date: August 28, 2016

Though I’d been on my sinus deathbed all week, I somehow maneuvered my barely breathing body to Neumos on Sunday, because I simply COULD NOT MISS THIS SHOW. The Wages I caught only the last two songs of openers The Wages, but their bluegrass rockabilly already had the crowd in a cheerful mood. Wild Roses […]

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Pretty sure they were just helping each other find a contact lens?

TEAM BIRTHDAY: Block Party Day 2 Recap

Show Date: July 23, 2016

Day 2 was brought to you in part by coconut water. Seriously. Wow. After we dragged our butts back up the hill and ate a combined fuckton of dumplings/pad thai we were ready take on Block Party Day 1: The Sequel. Today I also happily discovered that the underbutt is the hottest accessory you can […]

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Quiroga and the REAL MVP OF CHBP, stay tuned to follow the rest of his journey with us.

TEAM BIRTHDAY: Block Party Day 1 Recap

Show Date: July 22, 2016

Day 1 kicked off with two separate freak-outs as #teambirthday acknowledged this as the last weekend we will ever party in our respective ages. But hey, once we got over that minor brush with our own mortalities, we felt ready to join the horde of partygoers kicking it at Block Party! Death shmeath, am I […]

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Photo Essay: Lush and the Young Evils at the Showbox

Show Date: April 20, 2016

As a wee pre-teen in ’96, my first introduction to Lush was “Single Girl“ off a free comp called Alternative Summer. It was a swift 90s pop number with gorgeous girl harmonies, jangly riffs, and an abrupt finish that called for an immediate replay on my boombox. This track along with Ash’s “Goldfinger” were my very first […]

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