Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Live Video: Christopher Owens

Christopher Owens makes for one of the most interesting characters on the indie scene. His band former band, Girls, garnered mass critical acclaim in the late aughts, with a bright, unique rock sound and Owens’ brilliant albeit dark assessment of the modern context of youth and progression in the city he lived in. Then, aRead more…

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Album Review: James Murphy – Remixes made with Tennis Data

Since he broke his band up in the most grandiose way possible, James Murphy has stayed incredibly busy – maybe busier than he was when he was in LCD Soundsystem. It seems like every couple months, there’s word of a new project from James, though not necessarily musical in nature. Sure, James has continued DJingRead more…

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Video Roundup: The Best in New Christmas Music!

Most years, a select handful of artists whip up enough end of the year motivation to bust out a halfway decent holiday cover that we can all jam out to while making the rest of our end of the year lists. But in 2014, the scene went above and beyond the call of duty toRead more…

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Live Video: Ballet School

If you, like myself, live in 2014 but still can’t get over 80s new wave, you can’t get much better than Berlin band Ballet School. The band is a godsend for new wave diehards and make some of the most incredible synth pop around. But tribute isn’t Ballet School’s only trick in the cards –Read more…

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Live Review: Say Hi with Unlikely Friends at Barboza 12/12/14

Holy shit, Say Hi knows how to get the party started on a Friday night at 9PM! I honestly think I saw more empty drink cups and shot glasses lining the Barboza shelf of subwoofers tonight than I’ve ever seen at their weekly Saturday night dance gigs. In a city on a hill where weRead more…

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Live Review: HAERTS & Mikky Ekko at The Crocodile 12/13/14

For all of those in attendance at the Crocodile on Saturday night, rest assured that you got see a show that will never, ever happen again. Tonight, we saw Columbia and RCA’s freshest flagship acts play a co-headlining date showing off records that are only crawling up the charts as we speak, and this willRead more…

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Live Review: Pallbearer with Sólstafir & Mortals at Barboza 12/11/14

It’s not often you get to say you saw a three band gig where all three bands blew you away for completely different reasons. Luckily for those crammed in Neumos basement at the sold out Pallbearer, Sólstafir, and Mortals show Thursday night, that was 100% the case. Each with an entirely different flavor of “I’mRead more…

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2014 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Best in Free

As another year of declining CD sales hits us, music distribution continues to move in a progressively liberal direction. Sure, vinyl might be making a temporary comeback in sales, but for the most part, what little is left of the intake for small artists in terms of direct music sales is taken from streaming servicesRead more…

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Album Review: Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments to an Elegy

Love him or hate him, you simply cannot call the Billy Corgan of 2014 predictable. For the dedicated Smashing Pumpkins out there, this fact is a wonderful, rewarding thing. Sure, Billy is currently rolling out an extensive set of rereleases and remasters of the classic Pumpkins years, each complete with an elaborate collection of rareRead more…

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Live Review: Alvvays with Absolutely Free at Barboza 12/2/14

Toronto indie rock band Alvvays introduced themselves to Seattle in quite a dazzling fashion Tuesday night. This was the band’s last US show on the tour supporting their fantastic self-titled debut (out now on Polyvinyl) before heading up across the border to finish things off before the end of the year. The sold out crowdRead more…

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