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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 3: Posse

Seattle newcomers Posse have actually been around for a couple years. Although their debut self-titled album came out earlier this year, the trio, which began as a quartet, formed in 2010 before the departure of their bassist. Instead of replacing him the group continued on sans-bass, resulting in a melody heavy, guitar focused rock groupRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 3: Low

Nine albums and 18 years into their career, Low knows what they’re good at, and are really good at doing it. Known for their infamously intimate performance where they often opt to turn the music down rather than up, Low is not one for elaborate stage antics and outwardly excited crowds. Instead, the trio focusesRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 3: Lee Fields & The Expressions

Lee Fields has been around for quite a while, but unlike most stars who’ve been shining for decades, instead of burning out, Fields shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Touting an impressive resume, playing and recording with countless legendary soul and funk bands over the past 40 years including Kool & The Gang,Read more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 2: The Helio Sequence

With time, Portland’s The Helio Sequence have only gotten better. In the earlier days of their 16 year career, their balance of complicated drum and electronic textures and strong vocal and guitar lines made for a danceable but complex experience. But with Keep Your Eyes Ahead and the forthcoming Negotiations, due out September 11 viaRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2012, Day 1: Photos

Bumbershoot 2012 started off with a bang yesterday with plenty of sunshine and some outstanding performances from King Khan & The Shrines, The Helio Sequence, and many, many more. Check out photos from Saturday’s performance below:

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 1: JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

After their fantastic cover of Wilco’s “I Am Trying To Break Your Heart” went viral in 2010, JC Brooks rose to the top of the indie soul scene with a fresh vibe than channeled the classic Chicago bluesmen of old. His vintage soul arrangements balance old-school complexity and bluesy builds with some professional showmanship toRead more…

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 1: THEESatisfaction

Stasia Irons and Catherine Harris-White, also known as Stas and Cat, have had a busy couple of years. After coming together as THEESatisfaction in 2008, the Seattle duo began a journey that took them across the world writing, recording, and sharing their cosmic sound. Signing to Sub Pop after being featured on the Shabazz PalacesRead more…

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Friday Music News

The first video from Trash Talk’s forthcoming album 119 album was released today and is pretty much exactly what you would expect from a hardcore group signed to Odd Future’s record label. Directed by none other than Tyler, The Creator, the video for “F.E.N.B.,” which stands for “Forwards Ever Backwards Never,” features a lot ofRead more…

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Live Video: Jovanotti

“I’m groovy like James Brown. I sing like Pavarotti.” raps Italian hip-hop, singer-songwriter, producer, actor, DJ, VJ, MC, and all around all around awesome human being Lorenzo Cherubini, better known throughout the world as Jovanotti. After being introduced to hip-hop at the age of 14, Jovanotti fell in love with the straightforward atmosphere of theRead more…

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Thursday Music News

After the disbandment of one of his countless other bands Sunset Rubdown, former Wolf Parade member Spencer Krug has turned his full attention to his solo-project Moonface. A fan of intricate titles and keeping you in shape, His latest music video from the album With Siinai: Heatbreaking Bravery for the track “I’m Not The PhoenixRead more…

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