Role play

Role play

How to navigate the world of tribute bands, with a little help from Missoula's Glass Spiders

I used to look down on tribute and cover bands for the same reason most people do: If you can play someone else's music so well, why not just play your own?

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Talk, talk, talk

The pregnant silence of the Furs' Richard Butler

Richard Butler isn't giving interviews this time around.

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Biggest splash

Portland's Divers go deep on new 7-inch

I saw a lot of notable bands at last year's Total Fest, the final year of the popular three-day independent rock festival.

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Adia Victoria

Beyond the Bloodhounds

Adia Victoria has a clear, dry voice, and she can do the same sustained high-throat break as Chan Marshall, better known as Cat Power.

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Castle

Welcome to the Graveyard

While listening to the first track on the Los Angeles-based metal band Castle's newest release, my wife and I were immediately confronted with something vaguely familiar about the opening riff.

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Stir it up

What's underneath Candace's dreamy reverb?

Candace has a satisfying, cinematic feel to their songs.

(Music)   Jul 14, 2016

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Cave Singers

Banshee

This Seattle electric folk rock band is pedigreed and the members have their papers: Past bands include 1990s and early 2000s groups Pretty Girls Make Graves and The Murder City Devils.

(Music)   Jul 14, 2016

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Wizzerd

Doomchild

With roadside "Ten Commandments" billboards seemingly every half mile along the Flathead Valley, I shouldn't be surprised that Kalispell would produce a raging, doom-based backlash of longhaired rockers like Wizzerd.

(Music)   Jul 14, 2016

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