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Recommended Show: Los Straitjackets and Marshall Crenshaw at the Tractor on Saturday {Sept 16}

Marshall Crenshaw y Los Straitjackets will play at the Tractor Tavern on Saturday, September 16, 2017 with Kim Virant and Friends opening {tickets and more info}. Nary a band in lucha libre masks can match Los Straitjackets. Always an enigma wrapped in a (wrestling) mask, they’ve bent strings and chugged along for decades, and now […]

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Live Show Recommendation: Swans at The Neptune Theatre this Friday

Swans have been around since the early 1980s and have undergone a fair amount of lineup changes over the years. They have also weaved through an evolution of sound from their colossally heavy pre-industrial early years to their more melodic and complex middle years to the intoxicatingly beautiful extended compositions on their last original album, Soundtracks […]

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2017 Preview!

We’re officially in the thick of Seattle’s Summer music festival season and that means it’s time for block party again! It just so happens it’s also time to introduce a new writer to the team, Imaginary Adrienne! We’ll be taking on CHBP together this year with Adrienne acting as wordsmith and myself acting as image-smith(?) […]

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Recommended show & ticket giveaway: Echo & the Bunnymen at The Moore {09/23}

Echo & the Bunnymen are an international treasure. If Nicholas Cage was searching the world for the most influential UK bands of all time, he’d undoubtedly unearth a statuette of them in their hometown of Liverpool. Echo pushed british pop to grandiose levels, sprinkling soaring ballads and post punk vibes into the new wave dreamscape […]

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Hear the next big thing now! EMP’s Sound Off! 2016!

The EMP’s annual Sound Off! competition puts a spotlight on our area’s abounding riches of talented all ages bands (rules are: under 21 and live in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or British Columbia). It’s a best of the battle of the bands – taking out the “Mean Girls popularity” quotient, and rewarding those with the creative […]

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