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By Alicia Kamenick A sold-out crowd at The Showbox was treated to a night of moody, experimental and visually stunning performances by FKA Twigs. The British singer (born Tahliah Barnett) has released only two EPs and one full-length album, but she used her hour-long set well to mesmerize the crowd. After a long, droning electronic introduction […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown Mudhoney is apparently a great reason to get yourself out of the house and shove someone very hard, and repeatedly at that. Their recent show at Neumos served to showcase a band and its loyal fans who refuse to mellow over the years. The angry knot at the […]
By Victoria Holt After opening for Julian Casablancas mere hours before, Mac DeMarco brought his rowdy live show to Chop Suey last Thursday, November 13th for a late night set. Originally from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, and now based in Brooklyn, he and his band of troublemakers put on an entertaining set full of nudity, tongue-in-cheek […]
By John Lill Los Angeles based alternative electronic pop duo Capital Cities performed at Showbox SODO on Sunday as part of their current fall/winter tour that kicked off in early October after opening shows on Katy Perry’s spring tour. Their tour sponsored by Xbox One seemed like one big commercial from the beginning. A […]
By Arlene Brown Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service) and Eric Anderson (Cataldo and Ruler) enchanted the crowd at the Neptune Theatre on Saturday, November 15 – with all ticket sales going to Seattle ArtsFund. Both crooners lead their own bands in effortless fashion. Both are snazzy dressers. Both are very easy […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick and Christine Mitchell If you haven’t been to the Sunset Tavern lately, well, it’s time for another visit. Aside from the negligible awkwardness of having the bar separate from the concert space (necessitating getting your hand stamp checked each time you grab a beer), there is now a […]
By Mocha Charlie With production for the second season of Band In Seattle well under way, the show, (which airs on The CW Saturdays at 11 p.m.) has more musicians yet to feature before they wrap things up for 2014. The unique production not only showcases Northwest musicians, but the audience can also be an […]
By Alicia Kamenick Photos By John Lill Although First Aid Kit is from Sweden, it isn’t evident in their heartland harmonies, or even their accent-free speaking voices. But indeed, sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg are from Stockholm, and were drawn to music coming out of the American heartland such as Bright Eyes. The young […]
By Mocha Charlie Those who’ve seen GWAR at their live shows, know where to stand (or not to stand), and to show up wearing a white shirt, or at least dressed in clothes that can be thrown away at night’s end. As for the fans at their show last Wednesday night at Showbox SODO, […]
By: Susan Galbraith Photos by: John Lill Returning to Seattle for the sixth time off of their Hearthrob tour, it was obvious that this town gladly welcomes this pop duo with open arms each time. Despite their small frame, Tegan and Sara were larger than life silhouettes of fist pumping, guitar strumming, energizing talent amidst […]
By Arlene Brown When a band is so taken with a crowd that words can’t express their love of a city and its people, well, there’s not much to say. That’s how New Politics felt during and after their unbelievable set at Neptune Theatre on November 6. As part of their Everywhere I Go (Kings and […]
By Christine Mitchell Ruler is on the rise, and mastermind Matt Batey has devised a pop equation that has an alluring potential. If you make the easy investment of checking out the two Ruler tracks currently available on Bandcamp, you’ll understand immediately: Ruler is polished and poised for bigger things. Batey has been known to […]