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Damien Jurado – Where Shall You Take Me (Deluxe Reissue) album review

Damien Jurado is a seriously talented singer-songwriter from Seattle. That fact shouldn’t be very surprising, because all musicians are from Seattle, right? Anyway, Damien is a musician with strong melodic gifts, a grasp of American musical history, and a highly intimate emotional quality that draws your attention in a very intense and focused way. This is traditional songcraft, unadorned, with the right amount of studio wizardry. This is evident on the first track, ‘Amateur Night’. The production is so sparse, desolate even, and Damien tells a story of addiction and…

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Sasquatch 2012 Day Four: Sheepish Dogs and a Phallic Phoenix…

Be warned: I may use the term “Show of the Day” more than once. You’re now more prepared for the final day’s review of Sasquatch. I shall now get right to the music. The Sheepdogs opened the day with a bang. “Show of the Day”! Didn’t think it would come that early did you? Well, here’s why they’re contenders for that title: They rocked so hard at noon on the final day of a four day music festival that people started randomly log-rolling down the gorge conjuring images of the…

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Sasquatch 2012 Daily line-up preview Monday, May 28th, 2012

Been an unbelievable experience thus far, hasn’t it? Today Sasquatch goes out with a lot of tree rustling (get the Bigfoot reference?). If you haven’t realized sleep is for Tuesday, I’m annoyed. You don’t go to a music festival to sleep. The Sheepdogs will be kicking things off at midday, beginning an onslaught of strong scheduling clashes and forced choices from then on. The Sasquatch stage has a stacked line up from it’s start, as does the Bigfoot stage. How can you choose between fun. and The Joy Formidable? For…

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