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Jim BennettSpencer Moody doing what he does bestNever mind on that Helladope

Jim BennettSpencer Moody doing what he does bestNever mind on that Helladope show; it got switched out for Garaj Mahal at Nectar, which is also… Continue reading

War and Peace: The Year in Music

Beards, Twilight, and plenty of Michael Franti.

No, seriously. While I’m very happy for those of you whose childhoods

No, seriously. While I'm very happy for those of you whose childhoods weren't totally fucked up, that doesn't hold true for most of us. Ever… Continue reading

Black WhalesThat’s right, ladies and gents: we’re giving away tickets to what

Black WhalesThat's right, ladies and gents: we're giving away tickets to what will surely be a show for the ages. Excellent local Americana act Amateur… Continue reading

By the way, Beth Ditto’s hair is now very short and neon

By the way, Beth Ditto's hair is now very short and neon redWhile I fully regret missing most of MEN's set, let alone personally witnessing… Continue reading

Akron/Family10. Akron/Family at Bumbershoot. The band may not have made this list

Akron/Family10. Akron/Family at Bumbershoot. The band may not have made this list if I hadn't been so underwhelmed by Akron/Family's Set 'Em Wild, Set 'Em… Continue reading

The Lonely H, former winners of Sound Off!Every year, the Experience Music

The Lonely H, former winners of Sound Off!Every year, the Experience Music Project hosts Sound Off!, a battle of the bands in which young (i.e.… Continue reading

You’ve gotta love this Photoshop job.Unfortunately, Gabriel Teodros never made it out

You've gotta love this Photoshop job.Unfortunately, Gabriel Teodros never made it out of the country to Europe and Africa as he planned. Instead, he's been… Continue reading

Obviously, this here is a band whose members would like to retain

Obviously, this here is a band whose members would like to retain their anonymity. I wish them luck. Seattle band AFCGT is basically A Frames… Continue reading

As you may already be aware, Kill Rock Stars plans to re-release

As you may already be aware, Kill Rock Stars plans to re-release Roman Candle and From A Basement on a Hill on vinyl (it'll be… Continue reading

MetricCoconut Coolouts, Partman Parthorse, Mean Jeans, Cowabunga Dudes at the Funhouse, 9:30

MetricCoconut Coolouts, Partman Parthorse, Mean Jeans, Cowabunga Dudes at the Funhouse, 9:30 p.m., $6We here in Seattle are fortunate that Coconut Coolouts (a super fun,… Continue reading

Christmas in JaillWhich is awesome for Milwaukee-based band Jaill, but uh, it’s

Christmas in JaillWhich is awesome for Milwaukee-based band Jaill, but uh, it's hard not to notice that Sub Pop hasn't signed a Seattle band all… Continue reading

Zero 7The Vera Project’s DIY holiday craft, record and silkscreen fair starts

Zero 7The Vera Project's DIY holiday craft, record and silkscreen fair starts at 11 a.m. There will be live music. And best of all, it's… Continue reading

The Foghorns!On Saturday, the Vera Project and badass local Internet radio station

The Foghorns!On Saturday, the Vera Project and badass local Internet radio station Hollow Earth Radio are teaming up to hold a fundraiser at the Vera… Continue reading

Though the Sonic Boom website says that their new Capitol Hill store

Though the Sonic Boom website says that their new Capitol Hill store will open tomorrow, December 11, the store -- which is located at 1525… Continue reading

A rumor that Balkan Beat Box, a band that puts on one

A rumor that Balkan Beat Box, a band that puts on one of the most fun, energetic live shows I've ever had the privilege of… Continue reading

Imaginary Girls, Real Love

Imaginary Girls, Real Love

Eight years later, Three Imaginary Girls have multiplied and proselytized, but still keep it light.

Imaginary Girls, Real Love

…at least when it comes to being able to go on tour

...at least when it comes to being able to go on tour with bands whose fanbase is largely made up of minors. As you may… Continue reading

Those of you who were sorely disappointed when disco pop band Passion

Those of you who were sorely disappointed when disco pop band Passion Pit was forced to reschedule its Seattle show due to illness, dry your… Continue reading

Update: The Cranberries have canceled tonight’s show due to illness. Refunds available

Update: The Cranberries have canceled tonight's show due to illness. Refunds available at point of purchase.The Cranberries at the Moore Theater, 7:30 p.m., $33, all… Continue reading