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May 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

One-hit wonder? Not so fast Macklemore & Ryan Lewis critics

Thought you’d seen the last of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? Well, think again. After the chart-topping success of the single, “Thrift Shop”, the duo are back on top of the Digital Songs chart with “Can’t Hold Us.” Billboard reports the band’s latest single, “Can’t Hold Us,” received a 25 percent boost in Top 40 airplay, which…

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May 2, 2013 at 10:30 PM

Bumbershoot 2013 lineup, day by day

The official lineup for Bumbershoot 2013 is below. Who are you excited to see? Saturday, August 31: Heart, Kendrick Lamar, Crystal Castles, Gary, Numan, Jason, Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Maceo Parker, !!!, Icona Pop, Joey Bada$$, Washed Out, Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Thao + The Get Down Stay Down, Robert Glasper Experiment,…

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April 25, 2013 at 9:54 AM

The Postal Service tickets go on sale Saturday

This video of the Postal Service performing “Such Great Heights” at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is a preview of what’s coming to KeyArena on July 18. The visuals are stunning: Massive crowds clapping along, a Ferris wheel and Ben Gibbard giving a command performance on vocals and synthesizer. The reunited band, which…

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April 4, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Low, slowcore pioneers, play the Crocodile Saturday

Low has been making sparse, slow-tempo rock music for 20 years. I first saw the Duluth, Minnesota trio in 2008 at Sub Pop’s 20th-Anniversary Festival and I was ill prepared for how massive the band’s live show would be. Sandwiched between the Fluid and Mudhoney, I assumed the audience’s chatter would drown out the band’s…

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March 28, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Update: Timber! Music Fest adds more artists

The Timber! Music Festival, which takes place July 26-27 at King County’s Tolt-MacDonald Park in Carnation, WA, has added some great bands to its already stellar lineup. Additions to the festival include Portland indie rockers Quasi, led by Sam Coomes and Janet Weiss (Sleater-Kinney/Wild Flag). Seattle bands Hobosexual,…

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