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Bumbershoot 2014: Day One

Bumbershoot 2014: Day One

Isaac Kaplan-Woolner September 4, 2014 0

(Photos: David Harris and Isaac Kaplan-Woolner) Bumbershoot, Seattle’s premier music and arts festival, is back and better than ever. It’s been a rebuilding effort since the festival seriously overbooked and lost its proverbial shirt

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Concert Review: Big Star’s Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance

Concert Review: Big Star’s Third: An Orchestrated Live Performance

Mike Randall August 27, 2014 0

Under normal circumstances, performing an album in its entirety removes the element of surprise from a rock show. Unless the music is improvisational in nature, the success of a live performance depends on how

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Concert Review: Against Me!

Concert Review: Against Me!

Nathan Stevens August 19, 2014 0

I’ve had a few heated conversations with fellow punk fans who assert that Against Me! sold out the moment their 2007 record New Wave hit the shelves. The new package was too sleek, too

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Concert Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Concert Review: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

David Harris August 17, 2014 0

(Photo: April Siese) Tom Petty has always seemed like a reluctant rock star. Never the jubilant ham like Bruce Springsteen or the bizarro building instruments in his barn like Tom Waits, Petty falls more

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10 Reasons Why Pickathon May Very Well Be the Best Music Festival in the USA

10 Reasons Why Pickathon May Very Well Be the Best Music Festival in the USA

David Harris August 6, 2014 0

(Photos: Sarah Anderson and David Harris) 1) The Audience Noon dawns on your generic American festival. The sun beats down on the crowds tired from partying all night at Sasquatch, Coachella, Bonnaroo, etc. You’re

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Concert Review: !!! /The Very Knees

Concert Review: !!! /The Very Knees

Derek Staples August 4, 2014 0

The regular cast of bartenders at Cleveland’s Beachland Ballroom and Tavern get to partake in a few hundred shows per year while slinging drinks and the city’s most delicious bar food to their diverse

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Concert Review: Andrew Jackson Jihad

Concert Review: Andrew Jackson Jihad

Nathan Stevens July 30, 2014 0

“It’s like vomiting in the best possible way—you just release the bad shit then you feel like a million bucks.” That was my friend’s breathless description of Andrew Jackson Jihad’s wild show at the

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Concert Review: DIIV/LODRO

Concert Review: DIIV/LODRO

Derek Staples July 20, 2014 0

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Concert Review: Bonobo

Concert Review: Bonobo

Derek Staples July 17, 2014 0

(Photos: Tobias Schrenk) Simon Green (aka Bonobo) has created a niche for himself over the last 15 years. Like Thievery Corporation, he morphed what was originally a club experience into a massive, full-stage downtempo

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Concert Review: Fucked Up

Concert Review: Fucked Up

Derek Staples July 15, 2014 0

(Photos: Alex Rudisill) Let me start off by admitting it has been over a decade since I last moshed. Once I surpassed the age of 18 or so, the notion of deliberately paying for

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