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Summer lovin’, had me some jams!

I recommend all these tunes because apparently I can't stop playing 'em: here's a quick alphabetical assessments of what's been hummin' in my iPod on Metro the past few weeks! The Blank Tapes, "Coast To Coast" from the album Vacation A little Zombies-meets-Badfinger surf hippie flower power pop from this (not surprising) SoCal band. The Blank […]

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Sub Pop takes over Seattle {7/11-13}

You've likely heard the news, but just in case you've been on a media / internet fast or something: Sub Pop is taking over Seattle, with a couple of ginormous events around town in honor of their 25th anniversary {aka their Silver Jubilee}. There's a lot of details to get to, so we're going to […]

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"Best" of SIFF 2013 series begins Today {6/12} at the Uptown

So unless you've been hiding under a giant rock for the past month, missing the TIG SIFF team's extensive coverage, overlooking the 'round-the-block queues at some of our fine local movie houses, and/or oblivious to the palpable cinematic energy felt throughout the 206 area code, you've been at least vaguely aware that SIFF was going […]

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Hobbyist – Hobbyist

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The self-titled debut from Chicago, Illinois, duo Hobbyist is a knock out-passionate post-punky protest against all the societal gears that grind women (and men) down every day in work, religion, home, health, life and death. Holly Prindle (vocals) and Marc Mozga (vocals, drum machine programming, guitars, bass, melodica) angle their arch, sample-fueled, dubby rant-stomps as musical […]

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Bumbershoot 2013 lineup announced!

We're going to go out on a limb here: the Bumbershoot announcement was released yesterday, and seriously you guys, it might be one of the best festivals of the summer. Sasquatch! is always a party, and Pickathon will be a one-of-a-kind experience — but the lineup for this year's Bumbershoot seriously knocked it out of […]

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Lost in the Stacks: 2012 music I’m getting around to now, pt. II

Part 2 of things I missed listening to last year, but have caught my interest. You can find Part 1 here.  Ninja Turtle Ninja Tiger – I’ll Find You In Colors Conspiracy Theory Music Yeah, I know it’s a super silly name, but this Portland band is bringing the shiny electro-synth-pop HARD. It’s bouncy and […]

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Lost in the Stacks: 2012 music I’m getting around to now, pt. I

What. More things from 2012? Haven’t you gotten around to the 2013 stacks? Why yes, yes I have—I just haven’t had proper time to listen to them, while this batch of things has been drifting around in my iTunes playlist for awhile and has gotten plenty of spin time. Dear bands, please accept my apologies […]

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