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Combining musical influences from around the world, Gogol Bordello’s albums and raucous

Combining musical influences from around the world, Gogol Bordello’s albums and raucous

Combining musical influences from around the world, Gogol Bordello’s albums and raucous live show have long offered up an energetic mix of feel-good punk rock… Continue reading

Combining musical influences from around the world, Gogol Bordello’s albums and raucous
Since the breakup of Uncle Tupelo some 20 years ago, Jeff Tweedy

Since the breakup of Uncle Tupelo some 20 years ago, Jeff Tweedy

Since the breakup of Uncle Tupelo some 20 years ago, Jeff Tweedy has gone on to explore rock music’s many facets music with Wilco while… Continue reading

Since the breakup of Uncle Tupelo some 20 years ago, Jeff Tweedy
Ivan Neville comes from an insanely musical family. His dad is Aaron

Ivan Neville comes from an insanely musical family. His dad is Aaron

Ivan Neville comes from an insanely musical family. His dad is Aaron Neville and he is the nephew to various members of The Neville Brothers… Continue reading

Ivan Neville comes from an insanely musical family. His dad is Aaron
The Tate-less Queensrÿche.

On a warm summer night this past June, Jason Ames handed out

On a warm summer night this past June, Jason Ames handed out flyers for an upcoming Queensrÿche gig at the Moore Theatre. He walked the… Continue reading

The Tate-less Queensrÿche.
First things first: Seattleite Shelby Earl is not a country artist, dammit.

First things first: Seattleite Shelby Earl is not a country artist, dammit.

First things first: Seattleite Shelby Earl is not a country artist, dammit. She’s not Shelby Lynne nor related to Steve Earle, so stop describing her… Continue reading

First things first: Seattleite Shelby Earl is not a country artist, dammit.
Hannalee’s Mike Notter is one of Seattle’s hardest working musicians. In addition

Hannalee’s Mike Notter is one of Seattle’s hardest working musicians. In addition

Hannalee’s Mike Notter is one of Seattle’s hardest working musicians. In addition to his work with the popular folk trio, which includes his wife Anna-Lisa… Continue reading

Hannalee’s Mike Notter is one of Seattle’s hardest working musicians. In addition
SoCal punks Face to Face play the Showbox Market this Sunday (6/30).

The eighth studio LP from long-running Southern California punks Face to Face

The eighth studio LP from long-running Southern California punks Face to Face is a bit of a departure. Drawing from classic British punk influences like… Continue reading

SoCal punks Face to Face play the Showbox Market this Sunday (6/30).
Jack Endino got famous by recording a slew of early records from

Jack Endino got famous by recording a slew of early records from

Jack Endino got famous by recording a slew of early records from then-burgeoning grunge superstars, including Nirvana, Soundgarden and Mudhoney. And though he’s remained an… Continue reading

Jack Endino got famous by recording a slew of early records from
Rose Windows Band Photo

Psychedelic Seattle rockers Rose Windows might not be the rowdiest band on

Psychedelic Seattle rockers Rose Windows might not be the rowdiest band on Sub Pop, but that didn’t stop the septet from draining the label’s vending… Continue reading

Rose Windows Band Photo
Sister Act The Staves play the Triple Door Sunday, June 16th. Photo credit: Rebecca Miller.

After a pair of tours supporting Bon Iver and The Civil Wars,

After a pair of tours supporting Bon Iver and The Civil Wars, British sister act The Staves are back in the U.S. for a headlining… Continue reading

Sister Act The Staves play the Triple Door Sunday, June 16th. Photo credit: Rebecca Miller.
The Everclear-lovin' Front Bottoms play the Vera Project Wednesday, June 19. Photo by Mark Jaworski.

Quirky New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms have upped the ante for

Quirky New Jersey duo The Front Bottoms have upped the ante for their latest LP, venturing out of the basement to record in a proper… Continue reading

The Everclear-lovin' Front Bottoms play the Vera Project Wednesday, June 19. Photo by Mark Jaworski.
Oxford’s Foals had major buzz coming right out of the gate. All

Oxford’s Foals had major buzz coming right out of the gate. All

Oxford’s Foals had major buzz coming right out of the gate. All three of their records have gone gold in their homeland and the last… Continue reading

Oxford’s Foals had major buzz coming right out of the gate. All
Yo La Tengo is the kind of band more bands should aspire

Yo La Tengo is the kind of band more bands should aspire

Yo La Tengo is the kind of band more bands should aspire to be like. The New Jersey trio might not epitomize indie cool, but… Continue reading

Yo La Tengo is the kind of band more bands should aspire
It may not be a traditional path to musical stardom, but winning

It may not be a traditional path to musical stardom, but winning

It may not be a traditional path to musical stardom, but winning a television singing competition has certainly becoming a more common launchpad for musical… Continue reading

It may not be a traditional path to musical stardom, but winning
If you’re not going to drop acid, you’ll at least want to

If you’re not going to drop acid, you’ll at least want to

If you’re not going to drop acid, you’ll at least want to get rip-roaring stoned (it’s legal, after all) before heading out to see this… Continue reading

If you’re not going to drop acid, you’ll at least want to
Ghost B.C. plays Showbox at the Market on Saturday.

Ghost B.C. are all about duality. The Swedish metal band bundle songs

Ghost B.C. are all about duality. The Swedish metal band bundle songs about the antichrist in a catchy, pop-metal package. They want to be huge… Continue reading

Ghost B.C. plays Showbox at the Market on Saturday.
Mudhoney, with Mark Arm (left) and Steve Turner (right), enjoy the spoils of middle age.

The members of Mudhoney may not have bought each other silver Tiffany

The members of Mudhoney may not have bought each other silver Tiffany pendants to celebrate their quarter-century together, but at least they got their fans… Continue reading

Mudhoney, with Mark Arm (left) and Steve Turner (right), enjoy the spoils of middle age.
Pickwick self-releases Can’t Talk Medicine on March 12.

There are plenty of establishments where it makes sense that Galen Disston,

There are plenty of establishments where it makes sense that Galen Disston, lead singer of the popular Seattle band Pickwick, would be recognized: browsing bins… Continue reading

Pickwick self-releases Can’t Talk Medicine on March 12.

Though they never found the same kind of commercial success as Bay

Though they never found the same kind of commercial success as Bay Area punk peers like Green Day or Rancid, Swingin' Utters have been at… Continue reading

Rocky SchenckMark Oliver Everett, also known as E, has been leading his

Rocky SchenckMark Oliver Everett, also known as E, has been leading his band Eels for almost 20 years now. Though the band had some commercial… Continue reading