Tag Archives: Ben Gibbard

Live Review: Ben Gibbard w/ Damien Jurado at Showbox at the Market 11/16/12

In a sort of homecoming, Ben Gibbard played a sold out show last Friday at Showbox at the Market that may have put long-time fans of Gibbard’s various projects (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service, All-Time Quarterback, and his solo work including excellent new record Former Lives) into comas. Over the 25 or soRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The cold has snapped back here in Seattle but we’ve got a great week of shows ahead. The bar gets set high early with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Quasi at the Crocodile on Tuesday night. On Wednesday night, Titus Andronicus and Ceremony are at Neumos, and Milo Greene and Bahamas are at the Crocodile.Read more…

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Tuesday Music News

Yesterday was a sad day for Seattle Mariners fans, as Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the Yankees. In his personal response to these events, Ben Gibbard has written an upbeat yet melancholy tribute to the well-loved baseball player entitled “Ichiro’s Theme”. Listen to it below:

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Tuesday Music News

It’s about time that Ben Gibbard release a proper solo album! After years and years with Death Cab For Cutie, side projects like All-Time Quarterback and The Postal Service, Gibbard is releasing his debut solo record on Barsuk Records on October 15. The release will be followed by a short supporting tour. For us inRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard is the latest target of the Westboro Baptist Church, a noted hate group who plans to protest an upcoming Death Cab show in Kansas. Gibbard recently got involved with Music for Marriage Equality, appearing in a video expressing his support for Referendum 74, which if upheld wouldRead more…

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Happy birthday, Kurt Cobain!

It’s pretty much a rite of passage for any new band these days to cut their teeth on Nirvana covers, and it’s a testament to the band’s universal influence when musicians from all genres (and even the bands who influenced Nirvana to begin with) are more likely to play Nirvana songs than those of anyRead more…

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Friday Music News

If you are confused by the above picture, don’t fret. Ben Gibbard stopped by the annual San Francisco Sketchfest this week to do a piece with Bobcat Goldthwait. Gibbard played guitar behind Goldthwait as he did his best impression of Bono singing “YMCA”. It is quite random, but the picture is priceless. New music releasedRead more…

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Event Spotlight: Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative Launch

This weekend, the City of Seattle and Sea-Tac Airport invite you to Experience the City of Music. Join us on Saturday, January 28, for the Sea-Tac Airport Music Initiative | Experience the City of Music Launch Party with free performances to celebrate this new initiative showcasing the Northwest region’s music culture throughout the airport. ThisRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Veteran Seattle rockers Pearl Jam are showing their greener side: to mitigate the carbon footprint for their 2011 tour, the band bought $8,000 worth of native trees to plant on 4.6 acres of land along the Stillaguamish River. This isn’t the first time, either; In 2010, the band, celebrating its 20th year, donated $210,000 toRead more…

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Death Cab’s Codes And Keys Gets Cover, Tracklist

We’ve heard about the new album and gotten a sneak peek at the title track, so the tease-wagon is just about full. Or is it? Today sees the release of the album’s cover (above) and tracklist (below). The cover seems like a close-up of a pay phone, a now-extinct species that died out when theirRead more…

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