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MusicfestNW, Saturday: Explosions in the Sky

Explosions in the Sky are exactly what their name implies: a thunderous, cathartic, emotional live act whose crashing, delirious symphonies detonate with the fire of a sun. That might sound like a lot of hyperbole to swallow, but for these four Austin-based dudes, it’s apt. The dying genre of post-rock has all but been leftRead more…

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Monday News Roundup

Jerry Leiber of songwriting team Leiber and Stoller, who together wrote many rock ‘n’ roll hits of the 50’s and 60’s, died today at 78. Leiber and Stoller penned hits by Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, The Coasters, The Clovers, and many others, including “Hound Dog,” “Love Potion No. 9,” “Yakety Yak,” and “Is That AllRead more…

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party: Sunday

Sunday at the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party was all about one band for me: Battles. Battles! They’d done a fantastic show at the Crocodile back in May, and I was thrilled beyond belief when I heard that they’d be back in Seattle so soon for the Block Party. Indeed, I was so focused onRead more…

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Live at the Capitol Hill Block Party: Explosions in the Sky

Has anybody ever written a good live review of Explosions in the Sky?  A review that, when read, might perhaps reflect some amount of the energy and environment found at an Explosions show? I found myself asking this question after their set during dusk on the closing day of CHBP 2011. During the music, thereRead more…

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KEXP’s 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party Preview!

Though the weather doesn’t want to admit it, it’s that time of year again — for long, beer-soaked summer nights and sweaty, over-capacity music festivals. If you’re living in Seattle, there’s no question which of these you’re most excited for this year: the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party boasts one of the fest’s best lineupsRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

The big story this week, of course, is the Capitol Hill Block Party, which runs Friday through Sunday and takes over a big chunk of the neighborhood. TV on the Radio, Explosions in the Sky, Ghostland Observatory, The Head And The Heart, Best Coast, Thurston Moore, Ra Ra Riot, and Les Savy Fav are someRead more…

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Out This Week 4/26

In the ongoing spirit of Record Store Day, another full round of excellent new albums awaits shoppers in stores this week. Highlights from the mostly independent releases include the anticipated debut LP from Seattle-by-way-of-Spokane band The Globes, who will be live in our studio on May 17 at noon, and the self-titled duo debut ofRead more…

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Sonic Roundup 3/9

Wild Flag is the new punk supergroup featuring Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (of Sleater-Kinney), Rebecca Cole (of The Minders), and Mary Timony (of Helium), and they’re gaining momentum heading towards the release of the debut album. Below, watch them perform a cover of Patti Smith‘s classic “Ask the Angels,” and see Brownstein get herRead more…

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