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Music, Hidden Agenda Punk Debunked: Criminal Code and Vexx Find Exceptions to Any Alleged Rule

Punk Debunked: Criminal Code and Vexx Find Exceptions to Any Alleged Rule

Quick tempos tend to stifle the rhythmic complexity of rock bands. Meter subdivided so many times demands consistent reminders of the downbeat, and that typically doesn't leave room for much syncopation in between. For punk, an impoverished rhythmic vocabulary doesn't…
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Music, Hear This The Sonics: Show Preview

The Sonics: Show Preview

As one of the greatest garage-punk bands to emerge in the U.S. in the 1960s, Tacoma quintet the Sonics helped establish a long tradition of unhinged Northwestern rock with the raucous three-chord blast of "The Witch" in 1964. Following in…
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Dining, SFoodie If Seattle Can Have a Cannabis Farmers' Market Why Can't We?

If Seattle Can Have a Cannabis Farmers' Market Why Can't We?

SFoodie has always found shopping the farmers' market a powerful kind of therapy, hooking our hemp shopping bag over one shoulder, digging the gorgeous colors, and wallowing in the sensual luxury of sniffing herbs and flowers. For shoppers at Seattle's…
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Calendar, Night&Day

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

An American lust for freedom -- from rules and boundaries and convention -- is the clear thematic link among surf, rockabilly, and garage bands, all home-grown offshoots of the original rock formula. Over time, these offshoots have mutated and spread…
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