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Musicfest NW, Day 1: Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists’ most recent album, The Brutalist Bricks, was a sure fan-pleaser, as great as any place to pick up on his combination of philosophical power pop and explosive all out rock (usually in the same song). (“One Polaroid A Day” is one the best bass-massaged new wave boogie songs since TheRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

Wednesday, September 8th THE WALKMEN with The Helio Sequence @ the Showbox at the Market When a band has been together and touring as long as The Walkmen have (since they were teens), it almost always means they’re amazing live. When being in sync, knowing what the other band members are going to do, andRead more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Recently, Ted Leo announced that he was wrapping up work on a musical theater project to hit the internet today. The result: one of the funniest music videos of late, of his recent single “Bottled In Cork,” starring Paul F. Tompkins, John Hodgman, Julie Klausner and Patrick Stickles (Titus Andronicus), and many others, courtesy ofRead more...

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Thursday News Threads

Frequently played KEXP band, Cymbals Eat Guitars, just switched out their bassist for a new guy named Matthew Whipple. The last guy, Neil Berenholz, according to Pitchfork according to CEG’s publicist, left the band amicably because “he didn’t like touring.” Well, that’s probably good because they’re doing a heck of a lot of it lately.Read more...

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Monday News Mash-Up

Singer/songwriter Jeff Hanson was found dead Friday in his Minneapolis apartment; the cause of an apparent accidental fall. The 31-year old artist, known for his high pitched vocals, has been releasing his solo albums with the Northwest label Kill Rock Stars with last year’s Madam Owl being his latest. New Zealand band The Clean willRead more...

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