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March 25, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Exhausted but unfazed, Perfect Pussy takes Seattle | Concert review

Perfect Pussy

Perfect Pussy, pictured, played The Vera Project Monday. Photo by Samantha Marble.

If you’ve read a music magazine lately — any magazine, really — odds are you’ve heard about Perfect Pussy, the band from the middle of nowhere with the unprintable name and unbeatable live show.

From Elle publishing singer Meredith Graves’ tour survival guide, to bloggers analyzing bassist Greg Ambler’s spontaneous decision to throw his instrument off a bridge at Austin’s South by Southwest conference, it’s easy to forget the Syracuse, New York five-piece didn’t even exist this time last year.

A curious audience gathered Monday at Seattle’s Vera Project to draw its own conclusions about these buzzed-about noise-punks.

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December 13, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Noveller’s game of drones at The Vera Project | Concert preview

Noveller

Noveller, née Sarah Lipstate. Photo by Alexis Fleisig.

Fans of the popular Radiolab podcast — particularly, attendees of last month’s “Radiolab Live” at The Paramount — might recognize Sarah Lipstate as guitarist for the traveling show’s musical crack team, alongside upright bassist Darin Gray and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche.

Lipstate, who releases records and tours under the alias Noveller, returns to Seattle Friday to play a solo show at The Vera Project — though, with her Fender Jaguar and phalanx of effects pedals, she won’t be alone.

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0 Comments | More in Rock/Pop | Topics: New York, Radiolab, The Vera Project

May 27, 2013 at 10:39 PM

Squatch Watch: the 5 Squatchiest Squatchers of day three, Seattle pride edition

With an official recognition from Governor Jay Inslee under its belt, Sasquatch! is now a Pacific Northwest institution and there was no shortage of sartorial love for the PNW in general, and Rain City specifically. Today we’re rounding up some of the most legit Seattle pride garments from Sunday at the Gorge.

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0 Comments | Topics: Brothers from Another, Mariners, Nacho Picasso