Tag Archives: Ben Gibbard

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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Ben Gibbard Debuts New Death Cab Song Live

Ben Gibbard played solo last Sunday at San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival, and took the time to debut the title track from upcoming Death Cab For Cutie record Codes and Keys. KEXP has previously reported that the new album will feature “less guitars and more synths,” so expect the album version to sound quite differentRead more…

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Monday Morning News Fix

R.I.P. Broadcast’s Trish Keenan: We’re deeply saddened to report that Broadcast frontwoman Trish Keenan died last Friday. A statement on the Warp Records site details her recent battle with pneumonia which had left her in intensive care. Artists share some of their reactions here. Trent Reznor wins Golden Globe: Last night, Nine Inch Nails main man Trent ReznorRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Now that the City Arts Fest has come and gone, it looks like there might not be any big music events or festivals around the Northwest for a while. It should start raining and getting cold soon though, so at least we have that to look forward to. Despite the Summer/Fall festival season coming toRead more…

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Thursday News Threads

Despite the indie cred we’re putting on the line by blogging about that damn Twilight sequel for a third straight week, it’s at least worth mentioning that the complete tracklist has been released. In addition to the lead single from the local boys in Death Cab For Cutie, it will feature completely new or remixedRead more…

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