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News from 10/2008

TUE, OCT 28, 2008 at 8:32 AM

Foals, CSS, and Fleet Foxes on mtvU


Check out these awesome "li’l promo videos ": that CSS, Foals, and Fleet Foxes shot at the Treasure Island Festival for mtvU.

Posted by Lacey Swain

FRI, OCT 31, 2008 at 8:38 AM

Use the Google to find your polling place


We’d hate to see you get lost trying to vote on this, the mostest important of election days. Fortunately for us, so would Google! Take a look at this fanciful tool they put together to help you find your polling place:

Just type your address into the form field on the left (that is, the address at which you’re registered to vote), click “search” and voila! You’ll be well on your way to becoming a high-information voter. Or at least a voter that knows where to find their polling place.

Oh, yeah. The election is on Tuesday. November 4th. That last part matters.

Posted by Harry Dean Hudson

MON, OCT 20, 2008 at 8:07 AM

Blitzen Trapper Live @ Vintage Vinyl, St Louis


Portland, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper are booked to play at St Louis’ Vintage Vinyl record store on Sunday November 2nd at 1pm. It’s free, it’s all ages, so bring your kids and your parents and support your local record store by picking up Blitzen Trapper’s cracking new record Furr.

Posted by Richard Laing

WED, OCT 8, 2008 at 9:35 AM

At Last! Vetiver Is Ours!


We are thrilled to announce that Sub Pop is now the proud owner of Vetiver! In the parlance of our times, we simply issued some commercial paper to raise the requisite capital and now Vetiver is ours. Or, that’s how we “understand” these things to work anyway…

Anyway, because we assume you all to be discerning music fans (attractive ones at that!), we’re sure that you’re already familiar with Vetiver, the ever-evolving musical home-base of singer/songwriter Andy Cabic. We’ve been nurturing an increasingly devoted fondness for their work, both recorded and otherwise, since the release of their debut album in 2004. The new album, bearing the evocative and fairly badass title, Tight Knit is complete and will be released on February 3, 2009, giving it the distinctive honor of “first post-Bush release on Sub Pop!” I know. Weird, right? The album is easily their most varied yet and we can’t wait to let it off the leash to roam free.

We mentioned that we’re thrilled already, right? Well, we are.

Explore the Vetiverse here

Posted by Chris Jacobs

TUE, OCT 7, 2008 at 10:47 AM

A Drink for the Kids 2008!


A Drink For The Kids, the Vera Project’s annual benefit event for the 21-and-over crowd, is happening October 8th through 11th in bars across Seattle, including a grand finale show at Neumo’s on the Oct. 11th. All proceeds from the show and from any Red Hook and Dewar’s drinks purchased at the venues will help keep music and art accessible to people of all ages. So pick a spot in your neighborhood every night, and save Saturday October 11th for the show! By simply ordering a Redhook or Dewars and coming to a great show you can lend your support for the Vera Project, Seattle’s all-ages, volunteer-run music and arts space.

Check out the schedule below, and get tickets to the concert here!

Wednesday October 8, 6-10 p.m., 21 and over

The Saint
Easy Street West Seattle –with a 7p.m. show with Abigail Washburn & The
Sparrow Quartet (featuring Bela Fleck)

Thursday October 9, 6-10 p.m., 21 and over

Cha Cha
Hattie’s Hat

Friday October 10, 6-10 p.m., 21 and over

Linda’s Tavern
King’s Hardware
West 5

Saturday October 11—Neumo’s Presents A Drink for the Kids 2008 —Grand Finale Concert

Very special super secret surprise guest headliner!
The Ruby Suns
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
Hosted by People’s Republic of Komedy’s Kevin Hyder
DJ Righteous Trash

$15 adv.
8 p.m. doors

See you there!

Can’t make it? Donate to Vera anyway! You can make a tax-deductible donation
online here

Posted by Chris Jacobs