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In Concert: The Head and The Heart – Seattle – 10/22/2011

My neighborhood blog once posted about a local band needing help with their first music video. They requested cool, funky lamps dropped off at one of the bars near my apartment and promised to take good care of them.

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In Concert: Death Cab For Cutie – Seattle 10/22/2011

You might be forgiven for thinking that Key Arena was a poor choice for hosting a Death Cab for Cutie concert. I mean, how does a band with a catalog of seemingly sad, mellow songs keep an entire arena entertained? I was skeptical, but I was also very wrong.

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Photos: The Black Keys in Seattle 10/21/11

The Black Keys played a VIP show for the opening of the new Microsoft Store at U Village in Seattle on October 21, 2011.

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Video: Ravenna Woods – “Brother” LIVE

When we heard this new song during Ravenna Woods‘ set this past weekend at Co-opalooza , we knew we had to share. It has a delicate and haunting feel – both in the way it sounds and the way it sticks with you. Coming up in early November, we will have a full ThisCityRocks episode with Ravenna Woods, […]

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Reverb Festival Photos & Review

The Seattle Weekly REVERB fest is a local-acts-only deal, with no big name headliners and no mainstage – just a half-day lineup of some of the best up-and-coming artists playing in Ballard’s finer establishments. Kudos to Seattle Weekly for providing a showcase for the local musicians trying to find their footing.

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Music News: Well, A Lot From Seattle Today

The vinyl loving Pickwick release their “Myths” EP on CD today! Local record stores Easy Street and Sonic Boom will carry copies and at the Seattle locations of Everyday Music and Silver Platters. 

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This Weekend: Reverb Music Festival

If you’ve Bumbershooted, Block Partied and Folklifed yourself all over Seattle this summer (and still want more) then you might want to check out the Reverb Music Festival this Saturday in Ballard.

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Jets Overhead ‘fully shed’ the layers for Chan Centre show

Jets Overhead ‘fully shed’ the layers for Chan Centre show

Beautiful. In the most concise way possible, that is how I can describe the stripped-down CBC Radio 2 Live Sessions show that Jets Overhead delivered last night. There is always something special about seeing a band in a room designed specifically for music performance, with an audience hanging on every note in silence. Every instrument […]

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Dog Day Afternoon Photos

Dog Day Afternoon Photos

I’ve been in Toronto this week banging on doors – spreading the ThisCityRocks word!  I caught the Dog Day Afternoon Concert on Saturday night and posted some photos of Metric, The Secret Machines, Holy Fuck, and The Fiery Furnaces over on Flickr.

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