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Welcome Back Sleater-Kinney! (Photos)

By Xander Deccio Ten years ago, one of the most infamous bands in the Pacific Northwest and a staple in the Seattle Rock Scene,  Sleater-Kinney, called it quits. The band, named after the road in Lacey, Washington, featured the likes of Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker on vocals and guitar, and Janet Weiss on drums. Though […]

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Tacocat at SASQUATCH! Launch Party (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

SASQUATCH! 2015 Launch Party: anticipation rewarded

By Abby Williamson Photos by Christine Mitchell The highly anticipated  SASQUATCH! 2015 lineup has been announced, and includes Modest Mouse, St. Vincent, The Decemberists, Kendrick Lamar, and Robert Plant. To celebrate the big announcement, the Neptune Theater hosted the launch party, with locals The Young Evils and TacocaT, and Ty Segall playing, and comedian Chris […]

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Mad Season at Benaroya Hall (Photo by Dan Rogers)

Mad Season reunites at Benaroya Hall

By Dan Rogers Photos by Brandon Patoc Photography A Mad Season reunion? An evening at the symphony? Perhaps, a Seahawks rally? You could say yes to all. Walking into Benoroya Hall on Friday, January 30, 2015, it looked like it could be a rally, as the lobby broke out into Sea-Hawks chants several times. But, […]

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Waxahatchee at The Sunset Tavern: Photo Slideshow

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick Waxahatchee and The Ghost Ease played The Sunset Tavern last month, which was part of the Red Bull Sound Select concert series. Staff photographer Alex Crick was there to catch the action. Check out the slide show below:

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Planes on Paper at Columbia City Theater: quiet, raw, transcendent

By Christine Mitchell Photos by Mocha Charlie and Christine Mitchell  Planes on Paper’s release show for their second EP, The Ruins, was good. Actually, it was pretty darn incredible, and really, no superlative could encapsulate the beauty of the venue (Columbia City Theater), and how well it meshed with the performances Friday night. Spokane has […]

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Pierce The Veil at Showbox SODO (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Pierce The Veil & Sleeping With Sirens “World Tour” perform to another Sold Out Crowd!

By Mocha Charlie Pvris started off last night’s sold out show at the Showbox SODO. Hailing from Massachusetts, and after changing their name from Paris back in 2013 (for legal reasons), they have been increasing their fan-base on national tours for a few years. They were here last fall a few days after they released their debut […]

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Wooden Wisdom

Wooden Wisdom Bring the Party on a School Night

By Katrina Charles Last Tuesday, Wooden Wisdom pulled out all the stops at Capitol Hill’s Q Nightclub for what was probably the funkiest school night ever. The duo of Zach Cowie and Elijah Wood (who, somewhat unfortunately, does not go by DJ Frodo) are a powerhouse pair that mix their set straight from their own […]

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Death Cab for Cutie Debut New Songs at The Crocodile

By Katrina Charles Death Cab for Cutie is back! Just a week after announcing the release of their new album, Kintsugi, a few hundred lucky fans were treated to a rare intimate show at The Crocodile last night. Announced just last Thursday, the show was sold out in less than a minute when tickets went on […]

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Whiskey Syndicate Release New Album with High-Energy Kickoff

  By Katrina Charles Photos by Mocha Charlie If you missed out on Whiskey Syndicate‘s CD release show, you missed out on a rock party for the books. It was a packed house at the Tractor Tavern last Friday, and with good reason. Joining the celebrating band were fellow heel-stompers Massy Ferguson and Van Eps. […]

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Timbrrr! 2015: brimming out of its britches

  By Christine Mitchell Photos by Xander Deccio and Christine Mitchell The second annual Timbrrr! Music Festival took place in Leavenworth last weekend courtesy of Artist Home, and if the sold out attendance and packed venues were any indication, it won’t be the last. Both Timbrrr! and its sister, summer festival Timber! (held in Carnation) […]

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Patti Smith Brings Her Legend to The Moore

By Alicia Kamenick Considering the wide range of demographics at Patti Smith’s Monday night show at The Moore, it wasn’t a surprise that there were a few souls who really did not care to get up and rock out. Not only did one gentleman make known his displeasure of having his view blocked, but the […]

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Steel Panther Brings the Sunset Strip to SODO

By John Lill   Leopard print spandex, leather jackets, ripped t-shirts, loud guitars and crude humor invaded Seattle on Saturday night as LA glam parody band Steel Panther brought 1987 to a sold out Showbox SODO. Before the show even started, you could sense how outrageous the show was going to be by looking around […]

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