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The Gas Mask Anthems

One society’s junk is L’Orchestre d’Incroyable’s folk music.

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Traipsing through a Technicolor conception of our generation’s Old Weird America, some trashed would-be troubadour crops up with a pair of suspenders helping keep his pants at about waist leve   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 DAVE CANTOR

Introducing...: Unicorn Domination

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Who: Chelsea Unicorn, Lucia Luna, Clint “ClickAttack” Harvard. Sounds like: ’80s French electro processed with glitter, Lucky Charms and a black widow spider. For fans of: Air, Massive Attack,   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 GRACE STAINBACK

Show Preview: MusicfestNW Presents: Icona Pop, K. Flay, Sirah

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[POP TRIUMPHALISM] Banging into the global consciousness in 2012 with summer jam nonpareil “I Love It,” 20-something Swedes Caroline Hjelt and Aino Jawo have finally released a debut album pro   More
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 JAY HORTON

The Fixer

Pere Ubu’s David Thomas isn’t a jerk. He’s just smarter than you.

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There’s been a nasty rumor going around the last, oh, 35 years or so, that David Thomas, founder of the pioneering art-punk band Pere Ubu, is an asshole. Like his early inspiration, Lou Reed, th   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

Letter To My 13-Year-Old Self

RE: Third Eye Blind

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Dear 13-Year-Old-Pete: It’s yourself again, from the future. You’re probably sitting in the basement eating Hot Pockets while eagerly awaiting MTV’s Amp and the slim chance they’ll air the co   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 PETE COTTELL

Show Preview: King Krule, Willis Earl Beal

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[THUG LYFE] Archy Marshall is a lover, not a fighter. The music he creates under his nom de plume King Krule is wise beyond its years—gritty, stubborn, stark and impossibly tuneful. Watching the   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Midlake: Friday, Dec. 13

Texas folk rockers find there is life after losing your lead singer.

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Eric Pulido hardly hesitates when asked the obvious question. “No, we never thought about quitting,” says Midlake’s founding guitarist and new frontman. “We had a record to finish.” In 2   More
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 MARK STOCK

Party Rock

The Dismemberment Plan is back. Because why not?

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It only takes a few minutes for Travis Morrison to start messing with me. “When you finish a record, there’s this period where some of the songs quickly join the party,” he says, describin   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Show Preview: Lorde

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[PROTO-GOTH] The latest enfant terrible climbing the charts and roiling the blogs, Lorde recorded her debut album, Pure Heroine, at the tender age of 16 and became the youngest artist to top the B   More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 JAY HORTON

Q&A: Dylan Magierek, Badman Recording Co.

How running a small label is like buying a new house—every year.

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Dylan Magierek wanted out of the independent record business. By 2004, he was five years into running his label, Badman Recording Co., in San Francisco. He’d had some successes—a few records from    More
Wednesday, December 4, 2013 MATTHEW SINGER

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