Tonight in Seattle:  

Sonic Youth

Let the Halloween video parade begin: Sonic Youth, Smoosh, Beck, Arcade Fire unite!

Here's a video put out a while back from The North American Halloween Prevention Initiative. It's kinda weird and it was hard to get my brain around it before the morning muffin... but it features a ton of awesomeness in the line-up -- and that's good enough for me.

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Greatest Indie Anthems

Just because it is now officially NME Thursday, how about we talk about the Greatest Indie Anthems ever... and what NME / Xfm and the general UK public think they are.

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Latest comment by: Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer: "I think Champagne Supernova should have been higher on the list. As well as Wonderwall. Those were songs that like defined my mid schooling years. Everyone listened to Oasis no matter who you were, what you liked, whether you were popular or ...

1987 Was a Beautiful Year

KEXP uber-DJ John in the Morning just completed a wondrous feat: an hour and a half of music all straight outta 1987. At first I thought myself caught in a timewarp, and then I wondered aloud, "who died?"

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Latest comment by: imaginary dana: "Heh, don't thank *us* -- thank John! It's all his fault. :)"

Talkin' shit about an indie rock t-shirt

Hey Cool Thing...

at Bumbershoot

Everyone knows the Indie-Rock-Show-T-Shirt Rule™, right? You know the one, that unwritten rule: whatever band you are going to see, you must, if you insist upon wearing a band t-shirt, wear a band shirt that is at least one degree more obscure, cool, or unknown than the band you are currently seeing.

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Latest comment by: Anonymous: "or you could wear what you want and not be held captive by bullsh!t social conventions. "indie" is short for "independent" after all"