Tag Archives: Blur

Deserted: Hammer & Tongs

Perched on shelves, buried in bins, and collecting dust on racks, some of the world’s best music is left to the fate of time. Forgotten and neglected, these artists and albums are now primed for re-evaluation thanks to a world gone digital. Any would-be musical explorer can now plug in, tune out, and turn up.Read more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Help Make Doc of NW Treasure Jini Dellaccio: The filmmakers behind the documentary of 93-year-old Jini Dellaccio, the Gig Harbor based photographer who shot The Sonics, The Wailers, and the proto-punk bands emerging from the industrial areas around Seattle, as well as international artists like The Who, Neil Young, and The Yardbirds, are now lookingRead more…

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Saturday Afternoon Artist – Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz and Blur)

Every Saturday morning at 9am I wake up and start researching music for that day’s show.  There’s always a list of brand new stuff sent out the night before from the programming team. But before getting to that it’s fun to start with looking for great older songs and bands that I haven’t heard yet. Read more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

No matter your stance on the lofty status occupied by Arcade Fire and their minuscule canon, you can’t deny that their hooks are into plenty of cool projects. Case in point: after providing the triumphant theme for Spike Jonze‘s Where the Wild Things Are, the band could be in line to become Jonze’s subjects inRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

John “Marmaduke” Dawson, lead singer and principle songwriter for 60s country rock gods The New Riders of the Purple Sage, passed away of stomach cancer Thursday. He was 64. The likes of Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Ryan Adams can attribute their early sound to the blend of hippie counterculture and Nashville country cool bredRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

In the sorrow caused by the deaths of Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett, many missed the passing of Sky Saxon, a member of the The Seeds as well as Source Family — the group associated with spiritual leader and folk mystery Father YaHoWha. L.A. Record has a wonderful eulogy from current Wilco fixture and friendRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

The Capitol Hill Block Party just added to the already stellar lineup Built to Spill, The Lonely Forest, Fences, KEXP favorites Pela! Also added: Wild Orchid Children, Awesome Color, and a reunion of dance party masters Sing Sing. How many more reasons do you need to get your tickets now? While it may be aRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

We’re all about the local love, so with that in mind it’s time to discuss this year’s Sound Off! — the Pacific Northwest’s biggest battle of the bands for the 21-and-under set — finalists. SOL, Dyno Jamz, and Makeup Monsters secured their spots performing at EMP’s Sky Church March 7th (this Saturday), as they competeRead more…

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