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Thursday News Roundup

Remember the Sony distribution warehouse that caught on fire during the London riots earlier this month? The one that contained over 3.2 million items that were burnt to a crisp? Though originally thought to be an unfortunate but circumstantial result of the riots, new evidence suggests that the blaze might not have been a resultRead more…

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Out This Week 8/30

Live at KEXP Volume Seven, the latest in our annual series collecting live performances recorded exclusively for KEXP, hits stores today. On this disc, you will find one-of-a-kind, exclusive live tracks from some of this year’s greatest artists, some well known, others just discovered. All the bands on this compilation have donated their performances toRead more…

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Polaris Music Prize 2011 Shortlist Announced

As previously mentioned, the countdown to the 2011 Polaris Music Prize Gala is in full swing. Slated for September 19th, yesterday saw the Long List of 40 nominees pared down to 10. The ten Short List nominees will each receive $2,000 and and performing slot at the gala. For those uninitiated, Polaris is the annualRead more…

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Live Review: Destroyer with The War on Drugs and Yuni in Taxco @ Crocodile 3/18

It was a packed house on Friday at The Crocodile as Destroyer, also known as Dan Bejar of the New Pornographers and his 8-piece orchestra, were in town, fresh off the release of their ninth studio album, Kaputt. Though Bejar is who put the SOLD OUT sign on the ticket office window, it was notRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Tuesday, March 15 GIRL TALK @ Showbox SoDo My first experience with Girl Talk came unexpectedly at a music festival a few years ago. At the time, my friends and I weren’t terribly familiar with Girl Talk – who he was, what he did, or what kind of following he had – and we wereRead more…

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Out This Week 1/25

This week’s list of new releases is full of challenges. As you head out, you’ll find yourself testing the limits of your strength as you lug around your shopping cart full of all the great new albums on record store shelves today and the endurance of your ears as you listen to it all. ButRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Remembering Mick and Gerry: One of two significant losses in the music world this week, Mick Karn, the bassist who performed with David Sylvian and Steve Jansen in Japan and with Peter Murphy in Dalis Car, died Tuesday after a battle with cancer. Read a thoughtful remembrance here. Another loss, singer-songwriter Gerry Rafferty, perhaps bestRead more…

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Monday News Mash-Up

Hip Hop pioneer Guru suffered a heart attack yesterday and remains comatose and in critical condition. According to DJ Premier, Guru’s former partner in the legendary Gang Starr, the 43-year-old rapper, whose real name is Keith Elam, will undergo surgery today. Our thoughts are with him and his family

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Monday News Mash-Up

In the grand tradition of indie label anniversaries, North Carolina’s Merge will be celebrating 20 years of existence with their own 5-day festival. XXMerge (we can’t wait for the 30th Anniversary edition) already promises 25 performers, including label bedrock Superchunk, along with indie favorites Spoon, Arcade Fire, Destroyer, Conor Oberst, and M. Ward. It’s aRead more…

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