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    1. News : FREE – Vocal Few Art Walk At The Tin Lizzie Lounge

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      This Wednesday, 8/18, Vocal Few (aka Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime, with wife Kristie) will be performing at the Tin Lizzie Lounge in Queen Anne for the Uptown Art Walk afterparty. Free! So free and so good. Starts at 8PM, details available on Facebook.


    2. News : The Classic Crime, American Island, And Peace Mercutio At The Nectar Lounge 8/31

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      Seattle icon The Classic Crime hasn’t played a single live show yet so far in 2014, but good news: the band will be playing a Seattle show featuring American Island and Peace Mercutio in August! The band will be playing The Branx in Portland 8/27 and the Nectar Lounge in Seattle 8/31. These shows will undoubtedly sell out, so pick up tickets online ASAP.


    3. Album Review : The Only Constant – Moneta

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      The first I heard of Seattle’s Moneta was six years ago. I fought a crazy cold to see Sherwood at Chop Suey, and one of the opening acts was Moneta and maybe Madison Drive. I remember liking the poppy rock I heard, but I was too busy meeting my San Luis Obispo heroes to stop by the Moneta table.


    4. Gallery : The Weak’s End 10th Anniversary Tour At El Corazon 1/24

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      Ten years, almost to the day. 9 years, 353 days. Last Friday night at El Corazon, Emery kicked off the West coast leg of their ‘The Weak’s End’ 10th Anniversary tour. With fellow Seattle bands Peace Mercutio and The Classic Crime and Long Beach’s This Wild Life in tow, the second leg of the tour is off to a sensational start. As with the East Coast leg of the tour, the lineup is largely acoustic, with stripped-down Emery songs and Q&A sessions between sets.


    5. News : TONIGHT! – Emery’s ‘The Weak’s End’ 10th Anniversary Show

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      Tonight at El Corazon in Seattle, Emery will be kicking off the West coast leg of ‘The Weak’s End’ 10th Anniversary Tour! It’s sure to be a blast, with support from fellow Seattle acts Shoreline Drive, Peace Mercutio, and Matt MacDonald of The Classic Crime, and an appearance by California band This Wild Life. The headlining Tooth & Nail golden boys will offer a blistering electric play-through of ‘The Weak’s End’, as well as a few other favorites. Tickets are $18 on the El Corazon website, and doors are at 6:30!


    6. News : Vocal Few Announce Valentine’s Day StageIt Show

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      Seattle sweethearts Vocal Few have announced a Valentine’s Day flavored StageIt show (not another baby), set for 6:30 PST on 2/13. As always, prizes will be awarded to the top supports, including a disposable camera with pictures documenting the show, handwritten lyrics by Matt MacDonald, signed CDs, shirts, and other fun things. Pick up tickets on StageIt, and catch Matt playing The Classic Crime songs acoustically this Friday for Emery’s The Weak’s End 10th Anniversary West Coast Tour Kickoff!


    7. Staff Blog : ANTHONY DOES 2013 BIG…2013 DOES ANTHONY SO TINY SMALL

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      Today, on my 24th birthday, I bid 23 and 2013 a formal ‘good riddance!’ and attempt to salvage an otherwise crappy year with some good music. I know I get wordy, so let’s just get into it. 10 favorite albums, 10 favorite singles, no filler.


    8. News : Vocal Few Set Winter StageIt Show For 12/19

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      Seattle darling duo Matt and Kristie MacDonald, collectively known as Vocal Few, has scheduled a second Stageit performance, this time hinting at a holiday set. As before, the streaming concert is pay-what-you-can, with a handful of special rewards for the highest paying “attendee”. Find out more about the show on Stageit, and head to the Vocal Few Facebook page to connect with the duet!


    9. News : Emery ‘The Weak’s End’ 10th Anniversary West Coast Venues Posted

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      The long-awaited West coast leg of Emery’s ‘The Weak’s End’ 10th Anniversary Tour is getting more meaty, with venue and dates posted last night. Emery, The Classic Crime’s Matt MacDonald, This Wild Life, and Peace Mercutio will kick off in Seattle 1/24 at El Corazon, and follow up with a date in Portland’s Bossanova Ballroom the following evening. Keep an eye out for ticketing information!


    10. News : The Weaks’ End 10th Anniversary Tour West Coast Dates Added

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      Seattle icon Emery will be continuing ‘The Weak’s End’ 10th Anniversary Tour for about two weeks in the new year, with dates in Seattle 1/24 and Portland 1/25, featuring original guitarist/vocalist Devin Shelton. Supporting acts The Classic Crime (Matt MacDonald Acoustic) and Peace Mercutio, both Seattle bands, will continue with the tour, and Long Beach CA’s This Wild Life will also be playing. Keep your eyes peeled for venue and ticketing information!