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Wednesday Music News

Has it really been 20 years? Scottish post-punk band Mogwai celebrate two decades as a band with the retrospective collection Central Belters, a box set of hits and rarities available as a three-CD or six-LP. As an example of the goods, today they share a video for an 18-year-old track “Helicon 1″ (aka “New PathsRead more…

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Live Review: Stephin Merritt with Calvin Johnson at Benaroya Hall 5/13/15

There are very few artists who can pull off what Stephin Merritt did this night at Benaroya Hall: a 26-song set with the song titles performed alphabetically, from A (“Andrew in Drag”) to Z (“Zombie Boy”). Songs were culled from his extensive catalog of not only his most well-known project, The Magnetic Fields, but alsoRead more…

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Video Premiere: K Records’ All Your Friend’s Friends

You might think it’s odd that K Records has released the Northwest hip hop compilation All Your Friend’s Friends. The iconic local label has made a name for itself releasing mostly indie pop/rock over the past thirty years. But, as you’ll see, this collection is one of the most “K” things the label has everRead more…

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Review Revue: Beat Happening – Jamboree

I’ve covered Beat Happening records in this space before, but it’s been just over six years, so I figure the time is ripe to go back to that well. For my previous post, I compared the reactions to the Oly DIY heroes’ first and fourth albums. Today we’ll split the difference (sort of) and goRead more…

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SIFF 2014 Face The Music Preview: Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble

Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble (Directed by Isaac Olsen, USA, 2014) At one point in the documentary Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble, a teary-eyed Neko Case looks at the camera and says, “I don’t think this band realizes how much they mean to people.” And it’s true: the legendary Tacoma bandRead more…

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Scene and Unheard: Nightmare Fortress, Ruby Pins, Calvin Johnson and more!

On any given weekend in Seattle, there are a million amazing shows to see – from jazz at a coffee shop or theater, to a grunge show at a DIY space, to a major act at any one of our large venues. Maybe this weekend you want to try something new, maybe you heard oneRead more…

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