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Woke Up Falling

Show Date: August 24, 2002

I was randomly fortunate enough to make it to the last ever performance of KEXP's 'The Live Room' on Saturday, August 24, to see Portland band Woke Up Falling tear up the airwaves. It was a joyous yet dolorous occasion, as Cheryl Waters, Abe Beeson, and company said goodbye to a nine-year tradition. There was […]

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Sick Bees

Show Date: August 23, 2002

I really-really-really think that Sick Bees are one of the best, under-appreciated, bands in Seattle. Yeah yeah, I know that this is saying a lot but I've been enthralled with the group ever since I saw them at the CMJ festival back in 2000. So after playing only a couple of shows in the past […]

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Sick Bees

Show Date: August 23, 2002

I really-really-really think that the Sick Bees are one of the best, under-appreciated, bands in Seattle. Yeah yeah, I know that this is saying a lot but I've been enthralled with the group ever since I saw them at the CMJ festival back in 2000. So after playing only a couple of shows in the […]

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Kinski

Show Date: August 23, 2002

Item! A veritable Who's Who of show-goers was on hand at the Crocodile last Friday to watch shoegazing, spacerocking, psychedelic train driving monsters Kinski as they plowed through yet another mind-blowing set of all those songs that we only know as "The one that goes, 'do-do-do -do-do-do -DUN-DUN-DUN-do.'" And they were certainly up to the […]

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Los Halos

Show Date: August 22, 2002

Until recently, I had always been a big fan of music. However, thanks to my inability to say no to a woman, I am now instead a Music Critic. Thursday, the 22nd of August, Loveless Records' recording artists Los Halos played their First Show Ever. To reciprocate, I made my first ever trip Out to […]

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Horns and Halos

I am not a film fanatic. Sure, I enjoy the occasional foreign film, documentary, or Owen Wilson movie, but I am far from being able to talk intelligently about a Kurosawa resurgence or the latest Brad Pitt movie. So, if I proclaim that a film has inspired me to want to see it again, you […]

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Rhett Miller

Show Date: August 19, 2002

Finally(!) that whole falling in love and getting married thing has worked to my advantage… in the form of Rhett Miller and his first solo record entitled The Instigator (release date: September 24, 2002). The last time we saw Rhett, he was fronting the ever-kick-ass alternative outfit, the Old 97's. He was unmarried and the […]

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Yeek Yak Airforce

Show Date: August 8, 2002

Quickie Pacific Northwest Indie-Cred Checklist: 1) Do you wear converse? Check! 2) Did Phil Ek record/produce your album? Check! 3) Has Kathleen Wilson mentioned and/or insulted you in her column? Check! 4) Do you drink cheap no-nonsense American beer? Check! 5) Did you spill said beer over imaginary girl who came to review your show? […]

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Six Parts Seven

Show Date: August 10, 2002

Six Parts Seven immediately demonstrated that they're not your typical indie-rock band… Playing instrumental melodies at once buoyant and brooding, deliberate and evocative, the band featured no less than three guitars (with "high-lonesome" guitarst, Matt Haas alternately playing lapsteel), a bass guitar and drums, playing intricate lovely compositions. A singer…? Hmm. I'm not seeing a […]

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