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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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Interview: Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

Interview: Ken Stringfellow of The Posies

Kevin Korber September 2, 2014 0

Power-pop legends The Posies are reissuing their beloved 1988 debut album Failure on Omnivore Recordings. We recently spoke with one of the band’s co-founders, Ken Stringfellow, about the album’s legacy and about the band’s

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Revisit: The Fugees: The Score

Revisit: The Fugees: The Score

Josh Goller September 1, 2014 0

In the new millennium, gangsta rap has shriveled to a shell of its former self. High-minded rappers like Kanye West have risen to the top. Jay-Z has been tamed by Beyoncé and good living.

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Interview: clipping.

Interview: clipping.

Nathan Stevens August 28, 2014 0

L.A. experimental hip-hop group clipping. has been gaining serious attention for their newest release CLPPNG. We reached out to them via email to pick their brains about their production work, their favorite albums of

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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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Rediscover: The Ornette Coleman Quartet: This Is Our Music

Rediscover: The Ornette Coleman Quartet: This Is Our Music

Jake Cole August 25, 2014 0

The recent death of bass maestro Charlie Haden is not how one wants to be reminded to listen to Ornette Coleman’s legendary Atlantic recordings, which feature Haden as an invaluable asset to the saxophonist’s

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Playlist: Jack White

Playlist: Jack White

Spectrum Culture Staff August 20, 2014 0

For this feature, we are tasked to pick the best song from each album in an artist or band’s discography. There can be only one winner. We are confident this is the best of

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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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Rediscover: Ned Doheny: Hard Candy

Rediscover: Ned Doheny: Hard Candy

Pat Padua August 18, 2014 0

Ned Doheny recently told Wax Poetics, “To tell you the truth, my family had gotten a lot of celebrity at one point, and it did not do us any good. Everybody was very leery

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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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