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Lost in the Supermarket: The Sonic Castle

In Skyway, Tad Doyle builds himself a studio where he can be as loud as he likes. When I pull up to the house occupied by Tad Doyle and his wife, Peggy Tully, I’m certain I have the wrong address. The front lawn is sprawling and neatly manicured,...
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Lost in the Supermarket: A Loaded Film

Duff McKagan steps into a more modest and merry reality with a new music movie. It’s the night before Christmas Eve, and though temperatures have sunk to teeth-chattering levels in West Seattle, the Feedback Lounge is almost uncomfortably cozy and...
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Lost in the Supermarket: 7 for ’11

Hannah Levin shares her list of can’t-miss music for the new year. (Read this story now in our Seattle edition.)
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Lost in the Supermarket: 7 for ’11

The lowdown on the most anticipated releases of this young year Throughout the holidays, it seemed like every local band I ran into was either putting the finishing touches on a new release, wrapping up tracking in the studio or making plans to enter...
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Cocaine Blues

When I look out over the perpetually shifting, shame- and secret-filled landscape of drug use in the Northwest rock ’n’ roll community, I often think about Raymond Carver’s short story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk about Love. Its...
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Northwest Passage: Andy Kotowicz

On November 1, Town Hall was filled with a palpable sadness and beautiful music, a fitting tribute to Andy Kotowicz, the thirty-seven-year-old Sub Pop executive who had died in a traffic accident a week before. Led by stoic Sub Pop vice president...
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Just Like Heaven

A Madrona supper club will teach you everything you need to know about what makes Seattle music great. It’s an unseasonably warm Monday evening in late September, and I am making my inaugural journey to St. Clouds in Madrona. I’ve been hearing...