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Stag: four tracks

New band Stag is making some serious noise in the Pacific Northwest by way of their energetic live shows.  The quintet of Steve Mack (vox), Ben London (guitar/vox), Lincoln Barr (guitar), Rob Dent (drums) and Pete Nordstrom (bass) successfully break down the barriers of power pop and interject a unique

High class and bluegrass

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High class and bluegrass

You hardcore twangers have been waiting a year — and now it’s finally here. Wintergrass 2009 kicks off Feb. 19 at the fancy Hotel Murano, and runs until Feb. 22. That’s right, four days to get your twang on. Now in its 16th year, the festival has become one of the

High class and bluegrass

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High class and bluegrass

You hardcore twangers have been waiting a year — and now it’s finally here. Wintergrass 2009 kicks off Feb. 19 at the fancy Hotel Murano, and runs until Feb. 22. That’s right, four days to get your twang on. Now in its 16th year, the festival has become one of the

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Where’s the blues?

After last year’s dismal Labor Day festival, I didn’t have high expectations about Bumbershoot 2008, but entered the gates armed with a press pass determined to take in all I could with a positive attitude. While I wasn’t disappointed, I sure the heck was glad I didn’t have to plop

The Next Movement

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The Next Movement

 Not neo-soul, not urban, and not contemporary R&B, the Next Movement is authentic R&B akin to such legendary Motown units as the Temptations and the Four Tops.  The Chicago vocal group formed in 1971, and while they never reached the height of their more famous contemporaries, they have been laying down

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Where’s the blues?

After last year’s dismal Labor Day festival, I didn’t have high expectations about Bumbershoot 2008, but entered the gates armed with a press pass determined to take in all I could with a positive attitude. While I wasn’t disappointed, I sure the heck was glad I didn’t have to plop

The Next Movement

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The Next Movement

 Not neo-soul, not urban, and not contemporary R&B, the Next Movement is authentic R&B akin to such legendary Motown units as the Temptations and the Four Tops.  The Chicago vocal group formed in 1971, and while they never reached the height of their more famous contemporaries, they have been laying down

Mothers Anger

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Mothers Anger

If you attend this show, bring your earplugs as Mothers Anger might cause hearing loss for a few days after their gig if you don’t. The Michael Davis (MC5 bass player) -endorsed Israel duo are pretty hardcore as they mix punk, garage and classic rock for a bombastic timbre that

Mothers Anger

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Mothers Anger

If you attend this show, bring your earplugs as Mothers Anger might cause hearing loss for a few days after their gig if you don’t. The Michael Davis (MC5 bass player) -endorsed Israel duo are pretty hardcore as they mix punk, garage and classic rock for a bombastic timbre that

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Pornrific

When I was first asked to write about Ron Jeremy for the music section, I asked, “The porn star?” With the typical ’70s porn soundtrack thumping in my brain, I questioned, “Is he going to sing, dance, MC?" Who knows. Maybe all three. Who knew he was more than a big,

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ROBBIE JORDAN RIP >>> This past Saturday sax man Robbie Jordan was found dead in his car.  While the cause is still a mystery, it is still a big blow to blues fans in the Northwest and beyond. I first met Jordan in the early 1980s. At the time he was

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Have some Trout tonight

Walter Trout and the RadicalsNew Jersey electric blues guitarist Walter Trout is a seasoned veteran with killer licks, rich tones, and exhilarating stage presence.  Having spent years as a sideman, Trout's resume is as equally impressive as his guitar playing as he backed the likes of John Lee Hooker, Big

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