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Photo Essay: Chad VanGaalen w/ Women and Cataldo @ Chop Suey

Show Date: April 3, 2009

Quick. What comes to mind when you hear Calgary, Alberta? the Stampede? oil? The Flames? Cold? Sure, all those things are distinctly Calgary when the crowd shouted out those words for Chad when he introduced himself on stage at Chop Suey. He jokingly referred Calgary as a bumhole of a town but we know what […]

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John Spalding Benefit Concert with Minus the Bear, Rocky Votolato, Cave Singers and more…

Show Date: January 9, 2009

On Friday night the Showbox hosted one of the many series of benefit shows for local Seattle legend John Spalding who passed away from cancer last November. All proceeds from the show including merch benefit the John D. Spalding Medical Fund. This was an all-ages show featuring Minus the Bear, Rocky Votolato, Cave Singers, Past […]

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In high rotation: stella by starlight {now Star Lake Drownings}

Speaking of how it is going to be a great day… this morning I pulled stella by starlight's self-released EP from it's DIY photocopied sleeve, slipped it into my computer and I haven't stopped listening to this 7-song EP since. They are from Seattle, WA and are totally all over the Lush / shoegazer catalog, […]

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World War


On their third release, World War, Das Llamas mix hammering hooks, dub bass lines and propulsive percussion to craft gritty music that reflects post-punk and goth influences while incorporating elements of electroclash and no-wave. At times the instruments blend into a cacophonous blur of sound, but the music never veers into grating or atonal territory. […]

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Buy old Seattle street signs

Mayor Greg Nickels announced this morning that they will be replacing Seattle's street signs with new ones. The old ones are for sale for only 5-15 bucks (depending on the sign and condition). Check out their inventory. I feel like I can make an awesome purse out of a couple of these. Or maybe re-side […]

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Seattle nightclubs need your help

I've goten a few emails this morning from folks active in the Seattle music scene, about a pending deadline for installing sprinkler systems in all Seattle nightclubs and the potential impact it might have. This just in, from former club-owner and all-around music scene advocate Dave Meinert: Sprinklers of course seem like a good idea. […]

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