Langhorne Slim and Pickathon Girls

Pickathon Langhorne Slim

Just to prove that this is not your daddy's Pickathon festival here's a some of this year's attendees patiently awaiting the arrival on stage of the mighty Langhorne Slim

Pickathon Langhorne Slim

Pickathon Langhorne Slim

Album Review: Neu! Box Set (Groenland)

NEU!
The influence of the Krautrock movement - the rough collective of German bands that mixed rambling guitar rock with the glistening sound of synthesizers and programmed beats - is a wonderfully enduring one.

Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival 2010

Pickathon Music Festival Portland

Well kids, we're not sure that the Pickathon Indie Roots Music Festival is quite the right title for what is an extraordinary, and a simply riotous collection of some of the best independent music artists around.

Album Review: Menomena - Mines (Barsuk)

 

Apparently, context is everything when it comes to listening to the new Menomena album. Skittering through my earbuds on the bus and at the office, Mines comes off as meandering, unfocused, and too full of ideas and incident to really capture me.

Album Review: The Roots - How I Got Over (Def Jam)

The Roots

As The Roots have grown in stature in both the hip-hop community and in the larger international music scene, their sound has gotten leaner, more exacting, and much more direct.

Album Review: Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer Of The Void (Sub Pop)

Blitzen Trapper
By Robert Ham: On the one hand, it is disappointing to hear how sedate Blitzen Trapper has become relative to the eclectic start that sparked the band's recent successes. Their first batch of albums found this sextet jumping joyfully all over the map from blues-y acoustic breakdowns to trudging T.

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Robert Ham: Dispatch From Sasquatch (Days Two & Three)

My intention was to have regular updates from the Sasquatch Festival up on the site while the festival was going on, but the Internet service at the event had other ideas. I conceded defeat quickly and decided to instead spend my time concentrating on the almost overwhelming amount of music at my disposal.

I think I made the right decision as almost every one of the bands and performers that I saw on Sunday and Monday hit their marks with deadly accuracy, leaving the often-overflowing crowds ravenous for more.

Guest Post Robert Ham - Dispatch From Sasquatch (Day One)

Sasquatch Festival 2010 Nurses Nurses - Photo: Chona Kasinger/Seattlepi.com

If anyone had any questions about the commercial potential of the roughly drawn http://www.bravelydone.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=301genre known as indie, they would easily be put to rest when looking over the sea of thousands of shirtless men, tattooed young women, and gents in bear suits populating the grounds of the Gorge Amphitheatre this weekend.

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