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 Jun 20 - 26, 2013 
Four Up

Four Up

Messages for the future, heroic after-party, noisemakers near and far and in the key of gris-gris

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Whether you’re in the mood for avant-garde performance, a superhero soirée, acoustic grind violin or post-punk blues, Four Up knows the score.
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Mark Beyer



May 2013 scene report

By Derek Caterwaul
DJ and DIY promoter Derek Caterwaul revisits May music happenings in the latest installment of MaximumCaterwaul.

Sonic Reducer

Laura Marling Once I Was An Eagle · Tricky False Idols · TAHNZZ Xila

This week, we listened to new releases from Laura Marling, Tricky and TAHNZZ.
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EVENT HORIZON (Tuesday, Dec 1)

Bloodsuckers Licking Your Ears

Vampires Everywhere! • rock • Consider Me Dead • Set to Stun

By August March
Metalcore masters Vampires Everywhere! will be rising from their decrepit coffins…
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Kelly O.

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Dec 4)

I Tawt I Heard a Puddytat

Tacocat • post post punk pop • Red Light Cameras

By Robin Babb
Everything about Tacocat is candy-coated. Technicolor-dyed hair, surfy guitar vibes and unabashed riot grrl revivalism combine in this energetic quartet from Seattle to make some of the best pop-punk tunes you’ve heard since you became okay with listening to pop-punk again. It’s good music for gleefully burning pictures of your ex. With punchy but sweet vocals and catchy choruses that you’ll be humming for days, their latest album NVM is worthy of heavy rotation. Their second LP (and first on the Hardly Art label), NVM features beefed-up production but the same garage-y, DIY sound from their earlier EPs Woman’s Day and Take Me to Your Dealer. Stand-out tracks are “Crimson Wave” (which is about exactly what you think it’s about) and “Psychedelic Quinceñera,” a ballad about a girl who would rather forego the regular quinceñera formalities on her 15th birthday and get hella blitzed with her amigas instead. After exhausting the basement venues of Washington, Tacocat is heading inland on their winter tour with Sallie Ford. Red Light Cameras open. Pay your 10 bucks and get ready for the most colorful 21+ mosh pit of your life!
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