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Daniel McClenaghan It should be okay to love Neutral Milk Hotel and

Daniel McClenaghan It should be okay to love Neutral Milk Hotel and still be able to discuss how much the band's name sucks. 1. Neutral… Continue reading

The only shitty thing about Pavement is its nameWelcome to my week-long

The only shitty thing about Pavement is its nameWelcome to my week-long rant about band names, in which I'll be calling out five otherwise-good, iconic… Continue reading

My Morning Jacket: better as MMJWelcome to my week-long rant about band

My Morning Jacket: better as MMJWelcome to my week-long rant about band names, in which I'll be calling out five otherwise-good, iconic bands who, for… Continue reading

The cover of Forgiveness Rock RecordThis morning, Broken Social Scene tweeted that

The cover of Forgiveness Rock RecordThis morning, Broken Social Scene tweeted that they're offering up "World Sick," a song from the band's upcoming album Forgiveness… Continue reading

In addition to raising funds for its basic operations, Hollow Earth Radio’s

In addition to raising funds for its basic operations, Hollow Earth Radio's annual Magma Festival always brings in some of the Northwest's finest underground/up-and-coming bands… Continue reading

Alec Ounsworth at Neumos,

Alec Ounsworth at Neumos,… Continue reading

Blunt MechanicIt’s come to our attention that Blunt Mechanic, the new project

Blunt MechanicIt's come to our attention that Blunt Mechanic, the new project of former Kind of Like Spitting frontman Ben Barnett, just got added to… Continue reading

Candysound, last Saturday’s Sound Off! winnerOn Saturday, I served as a judge

Candysound, last Saturday's Sound Off! winnerOn Saturday, I served as a judge for the first round of the ninth annual EMP Sound Off! semi-finals. And… Continue reading

Brendan BensonYou might know Brendan Benson as Jack White’s co-conspirator in the

Brendan BensonYou might know Brendan Benson as Jack White's co-conspirator in the Raconteurs, but his solo power-pop efforts are worth checking out, as well. If… Continue reading

Band: PhantogramAlbum: Eyelid MoviesLabel: BarsukRelease Date: Yesterday, February 9Rating (Skip, Stream, or

Band: PhantogramAlbum:Eyelid MoviesLabel: BarsukRelease Date: Yesterday, February 9Rating (Skip, Stream, or Buy): StreamDownload: "When I'm Small"Fifteen seconds into poptronica duo Phantogram's debut full-length, Eyelid Movies,… Continue reading

Pavement, the only band confirmed to play Sasquatch! 2010 so far.In an

Pavement, the only band confirmed to play Sasquatch! 2010 so far.In an unorthodox turn of events, Adam Zacks and the Live Nation folks will be… Continue reading

The Dwarves like it dirty.The Dwarves, Zeke, the Spittin’ Cobras, Neutralboy, and

The Dwarves like it dirty.The Dwarves, Zeke, the Spittin' Cobras, Neutralboy, and the Triple Sixes at El Corazon, 8:30 p.m., $15The Dwarves: Seminal in every… Continue reading

Annie Clark of St. VincentDo Make Say Think, the Happiness Project, Years

Annie Clark of St. VincentDo Make Say Think, the Happiness Project, Years at Chop Suey, 9 p.m. $14If you're planning on heading out to see… Continue reading

?Dave RawlingsIf you’ve ever seen country music maven Gillian Welch perform live,

?Dave RawlingsIf you've ever seen country music maven Gillian Welch perform live, you've witnessed Dave Rawlings' masterful guitar stylings, even if you didn't know it… Continue reading

Michael GarlingtonOr, the Whale: perfectly paired with the MaldivesFrom what Mt. Fuji

Michael GarlingtonOr, the Whale: perfectly paired with the MaldivesFrom what Mt. Fuji Records head Mike "Jaws" Jaworski told me last time we spoke, scheduling a… Continue reading

Elton and Bill: BFFNoah Gundersen, Sea Fever at the Crocodile, 8 p.m.,

Elton and Bill: BFFNoah Gundersen, Sea Fever at the Crocodile, 8 p.m., $8Young folk songwriter Noah Gundersen's headlining the Croc tonight; guess we're not the… Continue reading

Fred and Toody Cole’s ominous, bluesy punk rock hasn’t changed much since

Fred and Toody Cole's ominous, bluesy punk rock hasn't changed much since the couple started performing as Pierced Arrows, and the Portland-based band's brand-new album,… Continue reading

Matt MenovcikYou may recognize Matt Menovcik from Lesli Wood’s now-defunct band Ms.

Matt MenovcikYou may recognize Matt Menovcik from Lesli Wood's now-defunct band Ms. Led, and perhaps, from a more recent project called Saeta. Lately, though, Menovcik's… Continue reading

Sarah CassThe BundlesThough it seems every other week brings a new collaboration

Sarah CassThe BundlesThough it seems every other week brings a new collaboration between members of several different and famous bands, anti-folk scene it-kids Kimya Dawson,… Continue reading

Whalebones played The Tractor Tavern on Sunday, Jan. 31.When Whalebones first started

Whalebones played The Tractor Tavern on Sunday, Jan. 31.When Whalebones first started playing last night, it appeared that the person who was most excited about… Continue reading