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Music, Hear This Youth Lagoon: Show Preview

Youth Lagoon: Show Preview

The Year of Hibernation is the best possible title for Youth Lagoon's first full-length. But another good one would have been Record About the Emotionally Draining Confusion, Desperation, and Nostalgia That You Can Feel Even When You're Only Something Like…
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Music, Built to Spill’s struggles to capture its signature sound

Built to Spill’s struggles to capture its signature sound

For any musician, trying to come up with a foolproof formula for success is folly. Pick up your guitar one day, and everything flows effortlessly. The following day, nothing sounds right, no matter what you do. One album might utterly…
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Calendar, Night&Day Moves to Melt You

Moves to Melt You

Few who have experienced Montana’s Glacier National Park would argue that it takes the cake for epic scenery among U.S. parks. But if global warming continues at the current rate, the result could be a glacier park sans glaciers. To…
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Music, Bouncer Spying the generation gaffes at MoMo's

Spying the generation gaffes at MoMo's

As I write this, I am sitting on a big sofa in a big atrium in a big hotel in Grand Teton National Park. There is a big picture window that looks out over the big mountain range: Think of…
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Music, On the Rebound

On the Rebound

Who would've imagined that a poke in the eye would have such a profound effect on a music career? Built to Spill frontman Doug Martsch didn't think much of it when he first sustained the injury during a basketball game…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

Hey, Dude -- You Were, Like, Duded, Man! Blunt explanation: I just read Harmon Leon's Infiltrator article ; how sly. If he would have told us the truth about who he…
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News, Feature

The One ... the Only ... Circus Redickuless

Going There "There are only two kinds of people in the world," said Chicken John. "People who are in the circus, and rubes." Chicken, the ringleader of a troupe called Circus Redickuless, paused for a second. " 'You're on the…
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Popping Off Originally conceived as a one-night showcase for local bands, the fourth annual "Noise Pop Festival" has grown to a four-day affair featuring multivenues and 27 bands who, by hook or by crook, have come from as far away…
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