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Thursday News Threads 6/25

Carson Daly was doing his new show from Seattle last week, and while he was visiting Sub Pop, our own DJ Sharlese tweeted that he should come here… so he did! Check out the video of Carson at KEXP meeting Sharlese, Kevin Cole, Rachel Ratner and others. “It’s kinda cool” he was here! (The KEXPRead more…

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Thursday News Threads 6/18

If you hadn’t heard already, Bob Bogle, lead guitarist of The Ventures and master of the whammy bar, died this past weekend in Tacoma. He was 75. Bogle started The Ventures in Tacoma in 1958 with fellow masonry worker Don Wilson. The group was well known for their theme to the show Hawaii Five-O andRead more…

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Live Review: Art Brut and Miike Snow, Noise for the Needy at Neumo’s 6/13

review by RJ Cubarrubia photos by Chona Kasinger With only one all ages show throughout the week, Noise for the Needy made sure to make it a good one. Combining the electropop producer-trio Miike Snow with the English garage punk of Art Brut, Saturday’s Noise for the Needy show at Neumo’s was a raucous goodRead more…

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Thursday News 6/11

Wanna feel old? The Smashing Pumpkins recently have been jamming with a 19 year old drummer named Mike Bryne, hanging out in the studio with the kid, and even working on demos with the Oregon youngster. An update on the Pumpkins website states” Billy has been working with young (19) Mike Byrne on demos. WordRead more…

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Interview with The Crystal Method

interview by RJ Cubarrubia Electronic icons The Crystal Method are true pioneers still kicking in a genre and culture where new and fresh has taken an online and often blogged meaning marked by technophilia. Their newest effort, Divided by Night, features guest vocals from people you wouldn’t suspect, like Matisyahu, Emily Haines, and Jason Lytle,Read more…

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Interview with Conrad Keely of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead

interview by RJ Cubarrubia photos by Christopher Nelson Longtime Austin (and Brooklyn, sort of) art-rockers …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have always been one of the loudest bands in all the land, combining artistic and thoughtful indie rock with layers of orchestral creativity. After leaving their last label, Interscope, theRead more…

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Interview with Buraka Som Sistema

interview by RJ Cubarrubia photos by Hilary Harris After releasing one of 2008’s best music videos, gaining near universal critical praise with their debut album (including an MTV Europe award), and tearing apart the most talked about set of Coachella, Lisbon, Portugal’s Buraka Som Sistema is ready to take the US by storm. Unlike theRead more…

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Live Review: Dan Deacon @ Vera Project 5/25

review by RJ Cubarrubia photos by Christopher Nelson In Dan Deacon’s world, nothing is too bizarre. Bringing close to 11 members to accompany his signature skull staff onstage, the Baltimore DIY goofball brought beats, cat voices, a dance off, and a gauntlet to a sold out crowd at The Vera Project. Dan’s usual table ofRead more…

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Interview with The Thermals

interview by RJ Cubarrubia photos by Christopher Nelson Armed with a new drummer, a new album, and a new label, Portland indie-pop-punkers The Thermals are back on the beat and ready to blow your eardrums yet again. After the departure of former drummer Lorin Coleman and an amicable split with Subpop, core duo Hutch HarrisRead more…

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Capitol Hill Day: Black Kids

When Jacksonville, FL, dance-pop outfit Black Kids rolled into Caffe Vita in Capitol Hill at full membership sporting only a ukulele, a electric toy piano, and a shaker, we were obviously baffled; but even with the stripped down sound, the group’s fun and loud energy carried through (they even got the crowd singing along aRead more…

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