Tag Archives: The Decemberists

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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Sonic Roundup 8/10

MGMT‘s James Richardson can officially cross off “being pelted by a barrage of shoes” from his bucket list. This past weekend, during a show at California’s US Open of Surfing. During a break in the set, Richardson announced “Everybody give me your left shoe right now!” Amusingly, the crowd obliged, providing a volley of sneakersRead more...

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The Decemberists Live @ Sasquatch! 2011

Colin Meloy’s Decemberists played a sunset performance on the closing night of Sasquatch!, and a rowdy crowd greeted them with open arms. The band rocketed through tunes new and old, opening with “The Infanta” and “Down By the Water,” eventually gracing the Gorge with their hit “The Crane Wife 3.” Multi-instrumentalist Chris Funk dressed forRead more...

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Sasquatch! Monday photos!

Many of the best bands at Sasquatch were saved for the last day, Monday, Memorial Day, a day off for the 25,000 attendies of this year’s festival. Wavves kicked off the day. Chromeo and Foster the People drew some of the biggest crowds of the weekend on their respective stages, Black Mountain’s set was hypnotic,Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

Some concerning news starts off this week’s roundup as Jenny Conlee, the lovely Decemberists’ mulit-instrumentalist, has been diagnosed with breast cancer. Thankfully, the cancer was caught early and the “prognosis is very very good for a full recovery.” As per Jenny’s request, no tour dates will be canceled, but the band will certainly be playingRead more...

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Sonic Roundup 4/15

Arcade Fire haven’t always been winning Grammys and playing surprise gigs internationally; newly surfaced video shows the band playing a house show in 2002, a full two years before Funeral. The video, which features early cut “My Heart is an Apple,” also snags a sneak peek at fellow Canadian Alden Penner (of The Unicorns) inRead more...

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Bonnaroo 2011 Lineup Announced

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2011 has been released! This year, the Tennessee festival celebrates its 10th anniversary with the likes of Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, The Strokes, The Decemberists, Bassnectar, Iron & Wine, Girl Talk, Florence & the Machine, Explosions in the Sky, Gogol Bordello, Beirut, Scissor Sisters, Ratatat, Robyn, Deerhunter,Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

You’ve been living under a rock if you haven’t heard by now (or you haven’t been on the internet for a day or two, which is basically the same thing), but in case that’s somehow been the case, The White Stripes have officially split up for good. ‘Tis a bummer.

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Album Review: The Decemberists - The King is Dead

Colin Meloy and his Portlandia posse return from the studio (...er, barn) with The King is Dead, an earthy, organic alt-country gem. This stripped-down modern marvel finds The Decemberists with their heads out of the clouds and rock opera tendencies forgotten. It’s a journey from the shanty-town tribulations of yesteryear to the wildest of Wests.Read more...

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Thursday News Roundup

A week after Cake made history with the worst selling album to make it to #1 on the Billboard 200 charts ever, the Decemberists have supplanted them with their new release The King Is Dead, which sold close to 50,000 more copies in its first week than Cake’s Showroom of Comparison. The indie folk rockersRead more...

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