Slacking off on Record Store Day

My first stop on my favorite holiday was Cellophane Square on the Ave where I plucked a few CDs from the dollar bins. After lunch, I headed to Ballard, where Sonic Boom’s sidewalk was full of enterprising young rockers from the School of Rock Music who silk-screened a t-shirt for me with half a heart […]

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Blue Moon 75th Anniversary Photos: We Wrote the Book on Connectors, A Gun That Shoots Knives & junkface

We Wrote the Book on Connectors, A Gun That Shoots Knives and junkface played spectacular sets last night at the Blue Moon for the bar’s 75th Anniversary. I had heard of Portland’s junkface but this was my first time seeing them – they’re a band to keep a close eye on. And the guys from […]

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Photos: Portugal. The Man, H is for Hellgate and Alligators @ The Crocodile

The new Croc felt downright cozy Thursday night – people sat and chatted at the tables scattered around the main floor between the stage and the bar or stood in small groups chatting with friends. With Via Tribunali now open, you can order pizza (my companion’s looked and smelled delicious) and enjoy while watching the […]

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Photos: Dr. Dog and the Cave Singers at the Crocodile

Dr. Dog and the Cave Singers played the Crocodile on Tuesday night. Photographer Julie Harmsen got some extremely beautiful photos – I like that patchwork design in the background:

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Show Review & Photos: White Lies @ Neumos

“We’re White Lies, and this is Death,” that’s how singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh ended White Lies’ set last Tuesday at Neumos in Seattle. The stage was stark, black and white with bits of fog drifting in and out and I felt like this was a bit like what Ingmar Bergman would have done with a rock […]

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