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Hear it here: Presidents of the USA’s Obama inauguration song

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

What better band to sing a song about President Barack Obama’s inauguration than Seattle’s very own Presidents of the United States of America?

The band wrote “Moving In” in honor of today’s historic events and debuted it on NPR over the weekend. You can download it for free here and you can listen to it below.

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: “MOVING IN”


Chris Burlingame’s birthday w/H is for Hellgate @ Chop Suey tonight + other Inauguration Day events

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

In case you’ve been living under a rock or recently woke up from a four-month slumber, a new president of the United States is going to be sworn into office today.

With the swearing-in of this new commander-in-chief (It’s some guy named Obama. You might have heard of him.) comes plenty of celebrating in the Emerald City. There is a good list of local Inauguration Day festivities penned by Jonathan Zwickel over on the Seattle Times’ Web site that is well worth checking out.

While JZ’s list is definitely a solid place to go if you’re looking for something to do tonight, there is one show that is not on his list that I encourage you to attend. Here are the details:

Chris Burlingame’s Birthday and an Inauguration Day Party
H is for Hellgate
Friday Mile
Benjamin Bear
Ed Wang
Guests
Chop Suey
7 p.m.
$7

For those unfamiliar with Chris Burlingame, he is a local music scribe and contributor to threeimaginarygirls.com Along with celebrating Barack Obama, the night will be a celebration of Chris’ 30th birthday and it should be a great show!


The connection between Gov. Chris Gregoire, Barack Obama and Endfest 17

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Note: The original version of this post incorrectly stated the company that owns The End. The information has been replaced with the correct company.

As mentioned Wednesday night, Endfest 17 will be happening Sept. 13 at Marymoor Park. Also mentioned earlier this week was the appearance of links to the campaigns of Gov. Chris Gregoire and Barack Obama on the festival’s Web site.

So what’s the deal with the sudden possible political slant on the annual summer music festival? Is The End (an Entercom station) officially endorsing candidates? Will money from ticket sales go to the campaigns of Obama and Gregoire?

I zipped an e-mail to Joe Hammill, the station’s promotions director inquiring about the connection to the upcoming election. Here is his response:

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Endfest 17 lineup revealed

Wednesday, August 6th, 2008

Local alt-rock station 107.7 The End (KNDD) has announced the lineup for its upcoming annual summer concert, Endfest. You can read all the details here.

Here is who is on the bill:

Bad Religion
Presidents of the USA
The Faint
Atreyu
Ting Tings
Everlast
Airborne Toxic Event

Ticket information has yet to be released, but the show will be held at Marymoor Park in Redmond on Sept. 13. See you there!

*UPDATE: Tickets cost $39.50 and go on sale Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. There is a presale and the password is “theend” but no info on when the presale begins has yet to be announced.

Also, the show appears to be somehow sponsored by, or at least associated with, Barack Obama and Gov. Chris Gregoire.


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