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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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Celebrate 15 years of Barsuk! {UPDATED!}

UPDATE: The lineup has been announced, and it's a doozy! The Long Winters performing When I Pretend to Fall, Nada Surf performing Let Go, Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter, Menomena — plus tons of other bands and special guests! The links below have all been updated, and non-VIP wristbands are available to get you […]

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David Bazan presale… UPDATE: we've got tickets to give away!

It’s all happening! ***UPDATE*** Since this post, two stellar things have come to pass: one, Quasi and Rocky Votolato have been added to the line-up, which has taken the night from full-throttle amazing-style to absolute non-negotiable — and two, we’ve got not one, but two pairs of tickets to give away to the show! We’ll […]

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See Sia at the Showbox tonight

I hadn’t paid too much attention to the music of Sia Furler until I started managing her home country, Australia, in the Pop World Cup. After going back and listening to her very good and breakthrough 2008 album Some People have Real Problems, I found myself impressed, but even more so with her next album, We […]

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Win a signed CD from, and tickets to see, Florence and the Machine on April 15

Next week (April 15 to be exact), the much-buzzed-about UK avant-pop act Florence and the Machine will be in town to surely please the audience at the Showbox at the Market. As though it wasn’t exciting enough, we have a pair of tickets to giveaway to see Florence, along with a signed copy of her […]

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Photos from last night's (*incredible*) Raphael Saadiq show

Last night’s Raphael Saadiq show was pretty amazing, truth be told. His band sounded great, covering hits by The Fifth Dimension, as well as spanning most of Saadiq’s career. The crowd loved every second of it. It really was the type of show that people who weren’t there should have made excuses to themselves for […]

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