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Live Review: Indigo Girls, Friday, July 24 @ The Zoo


Where do the animals go at night? If they were around on Thursday, they weren't interested in acoustic empresses Indigo Girls Friday night, who played a hits-ridden set before a large and obedient outdoor crowd.

And like the disciples of Dave Matthews or the dire hard followers o...   More
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Sunset Rubdown, Friday, June 26 @ Doug Fir


He's the busiest man in show business and he still leaves it all on the stage. His name is Spencer Krug, and he's indie rock's version of Ashanti—always busy with a collabo or side project. The tireless Canadian poet graced the Doug Fir's stage Friday evening.

One ou...   More
 
Tuesday, June 30, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: White Rabbits, Tuesday, June 23 @ Doug Fir


With zero stage banter and complete focus, New York's thumping six-piece White Rabbits played a clean three-hour set in less than an hour. Born to play live shows, the group made the quickest return for an encore I've seen to date. Maybe they were playing another show in Seattle that very night. M...   More
 
Wednesday, June 24, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part Three: Coachella Education


Five Things I Learned From Coachella

1. We're poor, but we still like music.

For the first time in its decade long history, Coachella offered tickets on layaway. In other words, in the tongue of a used car salesman, “half down, half paid later—in full...   More
 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part Two: Glass Candy


You have just tuned into part two of Mark Stock's Coachella wrap-up.

While the Killers pouted, the Chemical Brothers spun and Jenny Lewis strummed, a party was underway in the Mojave Tent. The sun had finally decided to leave the good people of Coachella alone and you could hear...   More
 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Mark Stock's Coachella, Part One: Sub, Swelter, Savagery


We sent WW's Mark Stock to the desert. What follows is part one of his three-part series on this year's Coachella festival.

Three days in Indio, California become one long day in the desert when it's 100 degrees. You begin to imagine your limbs are long enough to reach Karen O o...   More
 
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Women at Holocene, Thursday, April 2


There's been a bit of a Beach Boys revival as of late. From Animal Collective to The Besnard Lakes, Brian Wilson's falsetto coupled with surfy guitar paddles on. The latter group shares the Jagjaguwar label with buzzing band Women and their presence confirms the Indiana-based label's ever improvi...   More
 
Friday, April 3, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Four Tet, Thursday, March 26 2009 @ Holocene


Electronica is a cutting edge genre, constantly reinventing itself. In that sense, it has a habit of outdoing itself, stretching itself thin in an effort to sound like the music of 20 years from now.

Four Tet, though shoulder deep in a workspace of cords, dials and laptops, comes ...   More
 
Friday, March 27, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Live Review: Ra Ra Riot, Tuesday, Feb. 24 @ Doug Fir


Tuesday night at the Doug Fir, young Sycracuse buzz band Ra Ra Riot were positively radiant. With an adhesiveness and enthusiasm on stage not witnessed since the Partridge Family, Riot won the crowd over through and through.

Frontman Wes Miles bears a vocal resemblance to Zach Con...   More
 
Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by MARK STOCK

Your Valentine's Day Playlist


Valentine's Day revolves around another special four letter word: S-E-L-F. But face it, you're nothing without sweet, reliable, always-enchanting music. Music will laugh at all your jokes, and it'll do so melodically. In the event you're journeying solo tomorrow, don't fret, because you've always...   More
 
Friday, February 13, 2009 by MARK STOCK
 

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