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March 23  |  By Steven Graham
Electronic producer Zeds Dead has joined forces with rapper Omar LinX. The result is Victor, a tasty seven track dubstep driven, hiphop collaboration that I can’t stop listening to.

Picking just one of these songs was really hard because they are all so good. After extensive field research I was able to settle on one. This week’s song of the week is “No Prayers”.

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March 20  |  By Steven Graham
Friday night, Head Like a Kite and Daydream Vacation performed in front of a packed house at the Croc in Seattle. It was more of a party than it was a concert. That's not to downplay the quality of the music at all, but when the show ends with several members of the crowd dancing on stage you can't help but get the “party” vibe.

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March 16  |  By Steven Graham
After seeing The Submarines open for Guster Monday night at the Neptune I had to go with their song “Shoelaces” for the song of the week. They sounded great live and I was very impressed with their performance.

I got to the show a little late but when I walked in I heard Blake Hazzard say “this song is called ‘Shoelaces’” and tried to wiggle my way to the front of the standing section in the crowd to enjoy my favorite Submarines song.

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March 15  |  By Steven Graham
Guster is on the road for their first ever acoustic tour and Monday night they played the Neptune Theater in Seattle.

The Submarines opened the show and did an amazing job. I have been enjoying their most recent release the Shoelaces EP since it was released in December and my first time seeing them perform live was a real treat. It's always nice when you love a band's studio stuff and they don't let you down when they are on stage.

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March 13  |  By Steven Graham
Why isn't there more good, live music in Everett? When I say “good,” I don't mean country music superstars or whatever resurrected '80s pop or rock band happens to be playing Comcast Arena. Don't get me wrong, that stuff has its place and it is great for the community when those bands come to town. But I am talking about something different.

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March 9  |  By Steven Graham
Seeing as how we have already been talking about Damien Jurado this morning, “Working Titles” seemed like a good pick for song of the week. The Buzz surrounding Jurado’s latest release Maraqopa is huge right now and not just in Seattle where he is from. It’s easy to see why. Maraqopa is beautiful and brilliant.

“Wearing death like a cape or a costume

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March 9  |  By Steven Graham
Last week I enjoyed my first concert at the Fremont Abbey Arts Center. It was an all acoustic show with a lineup that included Jonathan Russell of The Head and the Heart, Daniel Blue of Motopony, and Gregory Paul. I realized as soon as I walked in that it was one of the cooler places I have been for a concert.

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March 6  |  By Steven Graham
Last Thursday night I made my way down to the Tractor Tavern with some friends to see Geographer perform. But when we left the venue we were all talking about the headlining band of the night, Miniature Tigers. I am familiar with Miniature Tigers but honestly didn't even know they were on tour with Geographer until two days before the show and now I am a little embarrassed.

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March 2  |  By Steven Graham
Last night I got to see Geographer perform in Seattle. I will post more about that show next week but for now I thought it would be timely to go with a Geographer song for the song of the week.

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March 1  |  By Steven Graham
I slacked the last couple of months and didn't get my monthly show recommendations out. There are some pretty exciting shows coming up in March but there are two shows that I think are must sees.

20 Riverside is playing in Seattle for the first time in almost a year and they are playing one of my favorite venues for live music, The Triple Door. If you somehow haven't seen 20 Riverside yet this is what you are missing.

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February 28  |  By Steven Graham
I get a lot of emails telling me about shows happening between the Canadian boarder and Portland. Typically these emails are press releases about shows in Bellingham or Seattle. Sometimes Tacoma or Olympia. The email I got last night was a little different.

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February 24  |  By Steven Graham
This week's song of the week is “Wait For Me” by Seattle/Tacoma band Motopony. Last summer I kept hearing about Motopony from friends who insisted they were going to be the next big thing out of Seattle. Everybody in Seattle says that about whatever band they saw perform most recently so it took me a little while to catch on, but I think those friends might be right.

These guys are awesome.

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February 23  |  By Steven Graham
After more than five years away The Shins are breaking the silence. Their new album Port of Morrow is set to be released on March 20th and the few tracks I have heard so far sound fantastic.

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February 22  |  By Steven Graham
A little while back I posted a video of a new band from Everett called Russian Dragons. They have been working on some new material lately and asked me to stop by their practice space again the other night to check the new song. What came out of my visit was the video below and a new band name. The guys informed me they are no longer Russian Dragons but have changed their name to Mysterious Fires.

I like it.

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February 17  |  By Steven Graham
The passing of Whitney Houston has certainly been felt in the music world this week. When an idol like Whitney is lost you always get a lot tributes in their honor and I have seen quite a few Whitney Houston tributes this week. Some better than others of course. I thought it would be nice to share a couple of my favorite tributes that I have seen so far. Both of these are beautiful but in very different ways.

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February 17  |  By Steven Graham
This just confirmed by NWProgressive.org. After President Obama wraps up his Boeing visit in Everett he is headed to the Bellevue Westin for a lunch fundraiser where The Head and the Heart will be performing for him.

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February 17  |  By Steven Graham
Our song of the week was an easy pick this week. It’s the new song/video “Clever Is Not My Best Excuse” from Seattle’s Daydream Vacation. The song is catchy and extremely danceable. Daydream Vacation is the duo of Dave from Head Like a Kite and Asya from Smoosh.

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February 16  |  By Steven Graham
Update, Feb. 17, 2012: Due to high demand, the show has been moved to Neumos. Tickets for the Tractor will be honored.

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February 13  |  By Steven Graham
The 10-year celebration of the Everett Station was Friday and in a very cool move the people in charge decided to have Everett band 20 Riverside play the event. The banquet room at the Everett Station was an unlikely place for concert but the 20 Riverside boys took advantage of the beautiful 4th floor view and rocked the all ages party.

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February 10  |  By Steven Graham
It's time for a new segment on the blog. Every Friday I am going to post a song of the week. Sometimes the song will be from a local artist and sometimes it won’t. Sometimes the song will be brand new and sometimes I will dig deep in the vault and brush the dust off an old gem.

If you have a songs you want to nominate for song of the week please send me an email and share. Also, feel free to comment and let me know your thoughts if you love or hate the song I post each week.

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February 10  |  By Steven Graham
In case you didn't watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, Chevy is pushing their new Sonic pretty hard right now and stepping up their advertising game by teaming up with OK Go for this amazing video for their song “Needing/Getting” that features the new car being used in a very creative way.

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February 8  |  By Steven Graham
In honor of the Sasquatch! Music Festival presale starting today, it feels like playlist time. I loaded the playlist up with 40 tracks all from artists playing at Saquatch this year. Hopefully that’s enough to keep you busy for a while.

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February 7  |  By Steven Graham
Seattle singer-songwriter David Bazan is doing something pretty cool. Last Friday night Bazan kicked off his Living Room Tour. Over the course of the next two months Bazan will play 40 shows in 26 different states. The tour started with a show in Bellevue, WA and will end back in Seattle on March 28.

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February 6  |  By Steven Graham
Last week Seattle folk band The Horde and the Harem released their new record "A Long Midwinter" and held a release party to celebrate. I don't have the new record yet but I have heard a couple of songs from it and they sounded great.

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February 3  |  By Steven Graham
It's here. The 2012 Sasquatch! Music Festival lineup has been released and it does not disappoint. The crowd at The Neptune went crazy when lights went down and the video began to play showing a lineup that boasts a ton of local talent.

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February 2  |  By Steven Graham
I'll be at the Sasquatch! launch party, live tweeting the lineup for this year's music festival as it's announced tonight:

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January 30  |  By Steven Graham
Seattle singer, songwriter and producer Graig Markel's new self-titled solo album is finally here. Last summer tracks from Markel's new project started to surface on SoundCloud.com and they sounded amazing. After six months or so the waiting is over and Graig did not disappoint. He broke me down with the very first song "Life on the Moon" and that voice didn't let up for the rest of the album.

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January 25  |  By Steven Graham
The Sasquatch! Music Festival has become a pretty big deal around these parts and next Thursday night the 2012 lineup will be announced. This year the Sasquatch! Launch Party will be held at the Neptune Theater where the lineup will be announced throughout the night. The party will be hosted by Luke Burbank and feature music from Junip, Matthew Caws of...

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January 18  |  By Steven Graham
This Friday night Lisa Dank is bringing electronic music to The Jet Bar and Grill in Mill Creek and she is ready dance. Not only is it her first time performing at The Jet but she will also be celebrating her 25th birthday and performing a new song for the first time.

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January 16  |  By Steven Graham
A while back I got the chance to interview Seattle soul singer Allen Stone and we spent a good portion of the interview talking about a show he had coming up with the Seattle Rock Orchestra. What was originally going to be one show quickly turned into a pair of sold out shows that took place this past weekend at Seattle's Neptune Theater.

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