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Scene Around Town: Minus the Bear at the Westcott with As Tall As Lions and Twin Tigers (plus PHOTOS) by Isabel Alcantara

Minus the Bear put on a phenomenal show at the Westcott Tuesday night

PREVIEW: STREAM Minus the Bear’s “Into the Mirror”
VIEW: PHOTOS Under the Cut

As Tall As Lions, Twin Tigers, and Minus the Bear ravaged the Westcott Theater Tuesday night with a show that only large carnivorous mammals could deliver.

It takes a hell of a band to get a crowd jumping on a Tuesday night, and Minus the Bear brought Saturday night energy to the Westcott.

Just when the crowd seemed to be calling it quits after luke-warm performances from the openers, Minus the Bear delivered a show worth rocking out to. Continue reading

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ISSUE 19 | Q&A: 20 Watts Interviews Minus the Bear by kjfahey
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20 Watts talks to Minus the Bear's Erin Tate

Minus the Bear have a message for aspiring musicians everywhere: please, guys, try not to suck.

It’s obvious wisdom, perhaps, but wisdom that has certainly worked for the Seattle-based indie rockers.  Minus the Bear’s most recent album, Planet of Ice, not only garnered critical acclaim, but also hit No. 74 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.  In anticipation of the band’s upcoming single and new album, as well as a concert at the Westcott Theatre on November 17, 20 Watts took some time to ask drummer Erin Tate about musical evolution, self-censorship and the constant struggle “not to suck.” Continue reading

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