Charlie Zaillian

Charlie Zaillian
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Charlie Zaillian is a Seattle-based journalist. Formerly music director at Olympia’s influential KAOS-FM, he currently writes for The Seattle Times, The Big Takeover, and American Songwriter, among others. You can read Charlie's published work here.
Fountain, a post-punk band from Victoria, B.C. were the talk of the Sled Island music festival in Calgary last weekend. (Photo courtesy of Candace)

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Post-punk bands from smaller Western Canadian burgs few Americans could even pinpoint on a map stole the show at last weekend's Sled Island Festival.

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Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.

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What’s in a name? For Viet Cong, who plays a sold-out show in Seattle this Friday, way more than they thought.

Things get a little bit weird with Swedish psychedelic band Goat, one of more than a dozen international acts currently signed to Sub Pop. (Courtesy photo)

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Your world tour of alternative music departs from Sea-Tac — but you won’t even have to get on a plane.

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The first few times my Seattle-based band went to Vancouver, Canada to play D.I.Y. gigs, the city felt perfect. Apparently, our B.C. buds enjoyed non-stop kick-ass...