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April 17, 2014 at 9:16 AM

Vinyl junkies, what’s going in your bag on Record Store Day?

Record Store Day is April 19.

Record Store Day is April 19.

I am a vinyl junkie and Record Store Day is my drug. The annual event takes place on Saturday, April 19 and features a growing list of rare gems and limited-edition releases for sale at independently owned record stores.

Started to boost sales of a then slagging vinyl market, the event has grown in popularity with die-hard vinyl fans lining up around the block to get their hands on unique releases.

Last year I set my alarm for 5 a.m., foolishly thinking I’d probably be the first person in line. When I arrived I was 15th in line and ahead of me was a guy who had spent the night in a tent.

A full list of what’s available is on the Record Store Day website.

Built To Spill's "Ultimate Alternative Wavers" will be reissued on vinyl for the first time.

Built To Spill’s “Ultimate Alternative Wavers” will be reissued on vinyl for the first time.

I’m hoping to snag a copy of Built to Spill’s “Ultimate Alternative Wavers,” which is being released on vinyl for the fist time, 21 years after it was initially released on CD and cassette by C/Z Records.

A full list of Seattle area music stores participating can be found here.

Let us know in the comments, or via Twitter what you’ll be looking to score.

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March 20, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Funky Fremont Solstice ads Built To Spill, Blue Scholars to music lineup

The rap duo Blue Scholars: Sabzi (right, real name Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and Geologic (left, real name George Quibuyen).

The rap duo Blue Scholars: Sabzi (right, real name Alexei Saba Mohajerjasbi) and Geologic (left, real name George Quibuyen).

The Fremont Fair and Solstice Parade has added a ticketed all-ages Solstice Concert Series to the June 20-21 celebration.

The annual event turns 43 this year and will feature music by Built to Spill on Friday and Seattle’s own Blue Scholars on Saturday.

Advance tickets are $20 for single-day entry and $35 for a two-day pass and available for purchase at Fremontfair.com.

Friday’s lineup:

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December 27, 2013 at 11:51 AM

Built to Spill draws fans young and old | Concert review

(Joseph Sutton-Holcomb)

(Joseph Sutton-Holcomb)

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb
Special to The Seattle Times

If you’re an incredibly lucky musician, you’ll join a band that has the staying power of Built to Spill.

Thursday night marked the first of three consecutive sold-out shows for the ’90s-vintage, Idaho-bred group at Capitol Hill’s Neumos. The Friday and Saturday shows are for patrons 21 and over, but the incredible number of young people at Thursday’s all-ages show was proof of the band’s staying power.

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December 20, 2013 at 5:35 AM

Built to Spill, La Luz play Neumos | Concert preview

(Stephen Gere)

(Stephen Gere)

If you had asked Built to Spill (BTS) founder Doug Martsch what music he was listening to a year ago, when he was DJing a show on community radio in Boise, Idaho, he would have rattled off a list of his favorite music: old soul, reggae, maybe some Delta blues.

But recently he’s been listening to bands like Slam Dunk and The Warm Hair, the latter of which shared a couple of dates with BTS earlier this year.

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August 12, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Doe Bay Fest 2013: Good views, good vibes and good music — for the lucky few

La Luz at Doe Bay Fest

La Luz at Doe Bay Fest (Photo by Andrew Matson)

The sixth annual Doe Bay Music Fest — the instantly sold-out music festival on Orcas Island, where families and singles gather for outdoor eating, tent camping, and music performances scattered in the woods like Easter eggs — is a wrap.

There likely won’t be a negative review among the 1,200 guests and 250 musicians who convened there Friday and Saturday. That’s partly because Doe Bay Fest happens at the Doe Bay Resort, where lush acres slope to a natural cove with a spectacular view of Blakely, Cypress, Lummi and Sinclair Islands. If you don’t like the view, you don’t like the Pacific Northwest.

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July 14, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Sub Pop’s Silver Jubilee festival draws thousands to Georgetown

Georgetown was festive Saturday, and with good reason: hometown music institution Sub Pop Records was turning 25. “This is one of the five best jubilees I’ve ever been involved in,” said Matt Korvette, the singer of rock act Pissed Jeans, from the main stage. “You can take that to the bank.” Under broad, sunny skies and busy…

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May 25, 2013 at 11:39 AM

Sasquatch! 2013: Rock in the gloaming with Built To Spill and Arctic Monkeys

After an afternoon of fervid performances by young Seattle hip-hop talent, the early evening hours listed more toward a rock n’ roll journeymen vibe with a main stage set by Northwest mainstay Built To Spill.

Built To Spill (photo by Christopher Nolan/courtesy of Sasquatch!)

Built To Spill (photo by Christopher Nolan/courtesy of Sasquatch!)

There was a sunshower just as the set began, and thunderclouds wafted down over the wind farm on the ridge behind the stage. In that peculiar light, the band played a solid and heartfelt set. To say it was low-key wouldn’t be exactly it, but it was together and right.

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