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Streetside: ‘Oh Comely’, Dear Neutral Milk Hotel, Back to Seattle’s Neptune Theater; April 4

In 2012, Jeff Mangum visited Seattle’s The Moore Theater for two nights, the first of which – as was the case at dates across the country – sold out almost instantaneously. It marked the first […]

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Listing: 5 Darkly Poignant Lyrics from St. Vincent’s ‘St. Vincent’

St. Vincent‘s return comes with a new look, but also with a heavy dose of distorted, synthesized funk. It’s a bit weirder than her past fare, but she actually seems to be getting new converts […]

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It took balls to for MGMT to abandon Oracular Spectacular‘s catchy-as-hell, platinum-selling, indie dance party feel on follow-up Congratulations. After the resulting ‘we don’t conform to your expectations’ rep, it took a similar amount of oxymoronic balls to […]

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Streetside: Postmadonna Turn Seattle’s Crocodile into a Sweat Lodge; June 30

If ever there were a time and place for a packed LP-release show, it’s probably not the tube-shaped Crocodile Café Back Bar on a Sunday night during an uncharacteristically-epic heat wave in Seattle. Still, DIY […]

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Spotlight: Rose Windows

Incubated at a home in Seattle’s Central District circa 2010, where a group of seven psych-rock leaning hearts could band together over a mutual love for drone pioneers, Earth, Rose Windows are a curious breed […]

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Streetside: Black Moth Super Rainbow Tear Up Neumo’s; May 20

Maybe it has something to do with our antiquated dance laws, but Seattle audiences have a bad rep amongst killer bands – the best out-of-town acts rarely come on weekends. Such was the case as […]

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Spotlight: How To Destroy Angels

Disrupting forte for alt-industrial pioneer Trent Reznor, How to Destroy Angels marries, the marriage, of his new love Mariqueen Maandig, and Oscar-Grammy golden collaborations with producer Atticus Ross (The Social Network, The Girl with the […]

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Listing: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ ‘Push The Sky Away’ in 5 Boundless Lyrics

As cryptic and stream of consciousness as Push The Sky Away is in passing, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds‘ 15th record is one of the most accessibly intimate 2013 has birthed. Typical Cave story arch: […]

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Spotlight: Bosnian Rainbows

What’s the next step after your band finally gains commercial success with one of the most influential albums of the decade? If you’re At The Drive-In, so goes the process: break up and start a […]

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Listing: The Plot from Coheed and Cambria’s ‘The Afterman: Descension’

Coheed and Cambria’s entire discography is a soundtrack to frontman Claudio Sanchez’s The Amory Wars comic book storyline, with every lyric fitting the plot, while simultaneously aiming to stand alone. Talk about ambition. We last left […]

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