Ryan Bingham has one of those voices that usually takes a lifetime of cigarettes and booze to cultivate. His raw, world-worn vocals belie his mere 30 years, but he’s still had his fair share of experiences, including a stint as a bull rider, which he started doing his late teens. Around that time, a guitarRead more…
Valentine’s Day will kick off a monstrous week of live music coming through the jewel of the Northwest, including but not limited to The Decemberists, Gang of Four, Yo La Tengo, Smith Westerns, Shabazz Palaces, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Justin Townes Earle, and, of course, your usual dosage of local flavor.
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2010 was a year of many things: of economic hardship, of loss, of social progress, and of musical innovation. Going into 2011, and more specifically Martin Luther King day, we must focus not on what we have lost, but how we are embracing the rhetoric of “hope” and “progress” and the “American dream.”