Author Archives: Paul Austin

Attention Tom Waits fans with frequent flyer miles...

Tom Waits tickets for the announced U.S. dates go on sale tomorrow. It’ll be “paperless,” as they say in the ticket biz -- your tickets will be available for pickup at the venue night of show; you’ll need both the credit card you used to buy them and a photo ID to get in. Whoah,Read more...

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DeVotchKa at the Showbox Sodo 5/3/08

review by Spike photos by Hilary Harris I first encountered DeVotchKa back in 2004, purely by accident; they were the support act for a Jim White show at the Tractor Tavern. If you’re a KEXP listener, you’re already familiar with the epic sweep of DeVotchKa’s music. (If you aren’t, check out our two week StreamingRead more...

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: Are you there, Ozzy? It’s me, Roger.

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each book focusing on a single album. This is the eleventh installment of one person’s quest to read all 56 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more...

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Stealth News for Cubicles

The Flight Of The Conchords album debuted at #3 on the US Billboard charts this week. The previous record for a debut by a New Zealand artist was held by Crowded House, whom -- apparently unaware they should have lined up a tv sitcom before releasing a record -- only made it up to #12Read more...

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Cometh The Bonnie Prince!

Will Oldham‘s newest CD as Bonnie Prince Billy, Lie Down in the Light, comes out in the US on May 20th via the Drag City label, one day after it drops in the U.K. The Alt.FreshPrince will spend early summer on tour in Europe to support it, and here are the dates. Right now, youRead more...

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: Strange Relationships

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each book focusing on a single album. This is the tenth installment of one person’s quest to read all 56 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more...

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Stealth Links for Cubicles!

photo from You Ain’t No Picasso Black Rebel Motorcycle Club played a gig on “Record Store Day”, and offer you the next best thing to being there: download ten songs from the show as MP3s (for free!) The Libertines have reconvened to write a musical. Think Cats, but with drugs and supermodels. Gedge-ophiles: the WeddingRead more...

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The 33 1/3 Odyssey: Rid of Me, A Story

33 1/3 is a series of pocket-sized books, each book focusing on a single album. This is the ninth installment of one person’s quest to read all 56 (and counting) of these things, and to scribble some impressions of each. As always, please keep in mind that it’s just one opinion, often skewed, and somewhatRead more...

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Sub Pop Turns Twentysomethingish!

SP20 may sound like some sort of soft drink additive, but no, it’s the Sub Pop two-day festival at Marymoor Park! The label has been around for twenty years (give or take two to three) and the July 12 & 13 musicfest is here to mark the occasion. The bill is a good one --Read more...

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