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Parlour to Parlour: Epilogue and Acknowledgments

Michael Fortes closes the book on Parlour to Parlour in 2009 with a look back at the year-long journey and a show of thanks to all who lent...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 25: Cyril Lepizzera

Michael Fortes concludes the Parlour to Parlour journey with a family reunion and some metal shredding in, of all places, the south of...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 24: Steve Taylor

Michael Fortes brings the Parlour to Parlour journey back home to the Bay Area for a visit with Steve Taylor, a piano-toting blue-eyed soul...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 23: The Tripwires

Michael Fortes uncovers a power pop goldmine in Seattle when he finally meets The Tripwires' John Ramberg in Episode 23 of Parlour to...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 22: Half Light

My original intent in returning to Seattle, after spending some time there with the Purrs, was to interview a band I had seen in 2008 that...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 21: The Monolators

It was the need to present an acoustic side of Eli and Mary Chartkoff’s music that caused the Cobra Lilies to form. And the band from...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 20: Cobra Lilies

As we enter the home stretch of the Parlour to Parlour journey, the artists preceding some of these final episodes became important to me...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 19: The Brother Kite

What's taking the Brother Kite so long to finish their next album? Michael Fortes finds out in a visit to the band's Mason, NH studio in...

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The Friday Mixtape: Parlour to Parlour Edition

If you’ve been following the Parlour to Parlour series here at Popdose, you may remember the featured artist from a few weeks back,...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 18: Bill Spooner

In Episode 18 of Parlour to Parlour, Michael Fortes chats up Bill Spooner, former singer/guitarist and co-founder of the legendary San...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 17: The Dazzling Strangers

Michael Fortes heads to northern California for this week's edition of Parlour to Parlour, where he catches up with former Stratford 4...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 16: The Spring Heeled Jacks Original Swinging Jass Band

I knew that the Spring Heeled Jacks Original Swinging Jass Band’s debut album, The Dicky Comstock Show, was going to be good. The...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 15: Norfolk & Western

Michael Fortes scores a last-minute interview in Portland with Norfolk & Western -- and totally blows it -- in this week's episode of...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 14: The New Up

What exactly is a "pleasure pad"? Michael Fortes finds out with San Francisco band The New Up in this week's episode of Parlour to Parlour....

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 13: Lila Nelson

Singer songwriter Lila Nelson takes Michael Fortes to some of the most intimate places in her home... and ends up doing some Parlour to...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 12: Rachel Taylor Brown

As a member of Chris Robley’s band the Fear of Heights, keyboardist/vocalist Rachel Taylor Brown had already endeared herself to me...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 11: Chris Robley

Michael Fortes learns how Julian Lennon inspired one of his favorite Chris Robley songs, and presents a brand new one, as Parlour to...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 10: The Purrs

Episode 10 marks a couple of big firsts for me. This was the occasion of my first visit to Seattle, which was surprisingly sunny and...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 9: Le Switch

How can Michael Fortes refuse a beer in the afternoon and still call Parlour to Parlour's visit with Le Switch's Aaron Kyle a "true rock n'...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 8: Correatown

Michael Fortes drops in on husky-voiced singer/songwriter Angela Correa, a/k/a Correatown, as Parlour to Parlour continues its swing...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 7: The Happy Hollows

This week's episode of Parlour to Parlour captures some of the excitement in the air as the energetic L.A. band The Happy Hollows were...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 6: The Parson Red Heads, Part Two

Michael Fortes concludes his visit with the Parson Red Heads in L.A. with a tour of their blissfully communal pad and an unexpected run-in...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 5: The Parson Red Heads, Part One

Michael Fortes takes the Parlour to Parlour adventure down to L.A. as he reveals some drunken shenanigans in Oxnard with our favorite band...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 4: The Aimless Never Miss

Michael Fortes wraps up the first leg of his visits to Bay Area indie bands in a jovial session with the guys from The Aimless Never Miss....

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 3: Silian Rail

Immediately after I had wrapped the Daniel James interview (which you undoubtedly watched last week) on February 15, the second part of the...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 2: Leopold and his Fiction

Michael Fortes drops in on Daniel James from the San Francisco-based trio Leopold and his Fiction as the Parlour to Parlour journey...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 1: Meredith Axelrod

The Parlour to Parlour journey begins in earnest, as Michael Fortes visits the the young ragtime singer and frequent Craig Ventresco...

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Parlour to Parlour, Episode 0: Chris Robley & The Fear of Heights

Parlour to Parlour begins today with Episode 0. This footage, filmed in San Francisco, CA, during the weekend of November 14-15, 2008, on...

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Introducing… Parlour to Parlour

This week, Michael Fortes introduces a new multimedia series on Popdose, featuring video interviews and performances by indie musicians in...