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Live Around Town This Week

A great week for shows in the Northwest, and most notably great local talent big and small. We skip Monday this week and go ahead and start on Tuesday (tell your work KEXP said it was OK) with a great local show at Neumos starring Stephanie, Flexions, Erik Blood, and OC Notes as well as a lovelyRead more…

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Northwest Artists Pick Their Best of 2011

In keeping with blog-age tradition (see: 2010, 2009, 2008), I checked in with some of my favorite local artists and asked what albums musically defined their 2011. Here are the results: Galen from Pickwick: Gardens and Villa Shabazz Palaces – Black Up Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues Chad Vangaalen – Diaper Island Eccentric Soul –Read more…

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Live Around Town This Week

Another great week of music lies ahead. Monday starts off beautifully with The Decemberists and Okkervil River at Marymoor Park, and then we’ve got a complete mixed bag. There’s Tapes & Tapes at the Crocodile, Daniel Johnston at Neumo’s, and Cloud Cult at Neptune Theatre.  Friday is also our last (and arguably most anticipated) KEXPRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

This looks like a week for hard drinking and hard rocking, so make sure and pace yourself. There are also some great free options to explore almost every day of the week. Things start off strong with a great local show at Chop Suey featuring Land of Pines, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion play atRead more…

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Live Around Town This Week

KEXP and Seattle Center’s Concerts at the Mural begin this weekend, with two free shows — Friday night with The Maldives, Hey Marseilles, Black Whales, and all day Saturday with Fool’s Gold, Rainbow Arabia, Capsula, Virgin Islands, Mad Rad — but there’s a lot else going on, including a full weekend outside of Portland atRead more…

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Capitol Hill Block Party Photos: Sunday

Sunday might have been the final day of the 2010 Capitol Hill Block Party, but the bands weren’t going out without a fight! Sunday featured the following Seattle based bands: hip hop duo Blue Scholars, folk pop group Grand Archives, ferocious punk rock from Steel Tigers of Death, electro rappers Mad Rad, acoustic folk trioRead more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Friday at Capitol Hill Block Party

by Ben Funkhouser photos by James Bailey Audacity: I spent some time at the Vera stage before the weekend got warmed up, just to enjoy an otter pop and feel the sun on my back. I chatted with some of the Audacity dudes, who turned out to be pretty nice guys. Their bass player toldRead more…

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Oh, Messy Life: Seattle to Oly and back

by Ben Funkhouser The Pharmacy are on their way to New Orleans. These guys have been around for nearly a decade. Since The Eds and The Terrordactyls, Brendhan Bowers and Scott Yoder have been playing music together. After gaining (and losing) Joey Seward’s bass/synth thrashing, noisy Plan-It-X Festing, redefining themselves as “psychedelic/thrash,” releasing another album,Read more…

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