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July 30, 2014 at 5:09 PM

Shabazz Palaces pushes boundaries again| New recordings

Shabazz Palaces, ‘Lese Majesty’ (Sub Pop) “Focus” is the first word uttered on Shabazz Palaces’ second full-length, “Lese Majesty,” an expectedly dense and boundary-pushing follow-up to its 2011 future-rap opus “Black Up.” It’s a fitting word for a record in which everything demands a closer listen or further consideration, from its lyrics to its track names…

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Comments | More in Electronic, R & B/Hip-hop | Topics: Lese Majesty, New Recordings, Shabazz Palaces

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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Comments | More in Festivals, R & B/Hip-hop, Rock/Pop | Topics: Built To Spill, Doe Bay Fest, La Luz