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Concert Review: Cake

Concert Review: Cake

Jory Spadea February 27, 2011 0

No opening act, no frills, no bullshit; Cake didn’t plan a four-night stint at West Hollywood’s landmark Troubadour to screw around. Shortly after eight o’clock, a rainbow of spotlights skittered across the modest mountain

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Concert Review: Smith Westerns

Concert Review: Smith Westerns

David Harris February 24, 2011 0

Halfway through the lackluster Smith Westerns set in front of a modestly full Doug Fir Lounge crowd that stood locked-kneed and arms-crossed (sans one drunk girl in front of me), singer Cullen Omori reminded

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Concert Review: Shabazz Palaces & THEESatisfaction

Concert Review: Shabazz Palaces & THEESatisfaction

Chris Middleman February 22, 2011 0

An intoxicating brew of African instrumentation, obscure samples and science fiction-worthy synth effects working as the underpinning of sagely, world-class rhymes aside, Seattle’s Shabazz Palaces earned their world-of-mouth cred via their image as much

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Revisit: Boards of Canada: Music Has the Right to Children

Revisit: Boards of Canada: Music Has the Right to Children

Joe Clinkenbeard February 21, 2011 0

Revisit: Boards of Canada Music Has the Right to Children 1998 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. From the very first staggered, flutelike tones on

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Concert Review: The Radio Dept.

Concert Review: The Radio Dept.

Nathan Kamal February 17, 2011 0

It seemed somehow perfectly appropriate to see the Radio Dept. by myself, late on a Sunday, the day before what promised to be a bleak and lonely Valentine’s Day. Not only did it make

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Concert Review: Cotton Jones

Concert Review: Cotton Jones

Joe Clinkenbeard February 16, 2011 0

Wedged between an explosive set from opener and Portland-based quintet The Ascetic Junkies and a decidedly underwhelming performance from headliner Nicole Atkins, Maryland duo Cotton Jones was allotted a slim 45 minutes to present

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Revisit: Rilo Kiley: Take Offs and Landings

Revisit: Rilo Kiley: Take Offs and Landings

Katie Bolton February 14, 2011 0

Revisit: Rilo Kiley Take Offs and Landings 2001 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. Before she was a universal indie rock crush, Jenny Lewis was

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Concert Review: Best Coast/Wavves

Concert Review: Best Coast/Wavves

Stacey Pavlick February 13, 2011 0

It was with a healthy dose of irony that we trudged through uncleared sidewalks of ice-encrusted snow to reach the “Summer is Forever” tour co-hosted by Wavves and Best Coast. It couldn’t have felt

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Concert Review: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield

Concert Review: Evan Dando and Juliana Hatfield

Stacey Pavlick February 9, 2011 0

Time warp recommendation: Play the Lemonheads’ It’s a Shame About Ray and Juliana Hatfield’s Hey Babe back to back. It’s a two-disc set, really, or something like a mega-album. They both appear on each

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Revisit: Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul

Revisit: Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul

Nathan Kamal February 7, 2011 0

Revisit: Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969 Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look. In his final years, Isaac Hayes’ public image was so thoroughly dominated

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