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by Mocha Charlie The English Beat, The Beat, The British Beat . . . their name may change based on where they play, and what members they have on stage, but regardless, The English Beat can still draw a crowd after all these years. Established in 1978, this band and their fusion of ska, pop, […]
by Christine Mitchell Photos By Arlene Brown At times it felt like my skull was being ripped off the top of my head. And I loved it. I’ll scream it from the rooftops: Pixies at The Paramount is my favorite show of the year, so far. Their performance was a surprise and a delight. Why […]
by Christine Mitchell Photos By Arlene Brown Fans of The Presidents of the United States of America (PUSA) are super, super friendly. Chatty, happy, and they seem to take regular “smoke breaks.” This glum girl is becoming more and more appreciative of these types. Yes, because otherwise I would probably mope. And as a moper, […]
by Brent Stavig Perhaps the testosterone-dominant crowd was still permeated by post-Valentine’s Day resentment, but as soon as I entered the Tractor on a rainy and windy Saturday night I could feel tension in the air. “Sold Out” signs were plastered around the entrance, but the clamoring hordes of ticketless Seattleites didn’t materialize as I’d […]
by Arlene Brown Photos by Mocha Charlie Rarely does a day go by that an Imagine Dragons song isn’t heard in my house. Or car. Or my head. To see them live was definitely a big one off my bucket list. Knowing they are going full blast on their US tour, I knew it was […]
They are Influenced by the likes of 60′s rock icons such as The Beatles, The Zombies and The Beach Boys, those influences are reflected on the catchy 2008 hit single, “Nine in the Afternoon.” Panic! At The Disco is back with a brand new record entitled, Too Rare to Live, Too Young to Die. Last month the band kicked off their […]
by Hanna Stevens Indie folk band Lord Huron sold out the Showbox Market on Friday, January 24, touring behind their October 2012 release Lonesome Dreams. Minneapolis band Night Moves opened the show in place of the originally scheduled Nashville band Night Beds. Lord Huron, a five-piece band, started as Ben Schneider’s solo project in Michigan. […]
by Alicia Kamenick Photos by Bill Bungard Seattle should be prepared for weeks – if not months – of artists coming to town and referencing the Seahawks Super Bowl victory. This, of course, is a good thing. Ana Popovic and her band invoked the 12th Man multiple times throughout their set Wednesday night at Dimitriou’s […]
By Christine Mitchell Photos by Alex Crick & Arlene Brown I’m going to spare you the formalities with this article. I’m not going to warm you up to it. I’m gonna smack you upside the head, just like what was served me at the Augustines/My Goodness show at Neumos last Friday. Let’s plow. My Goodness brought […]
by Jessica Kaminski When a label touts an album as “highly anticipated” I am always a little skeptical, as was the case with Young The Giant’s sophomore album Mind Over Matter. “Highly anticipated” is almost as disingenuous as “hardest working band in *fill in the genre*. Regardless of their label’s claims of anticipation, Young The […]
by Christine Mitchell Photos By Arlene Brown I came into this show with no small amount of trepidation: Toad The Wet Sprocket was the first musical crush that I had where I was able to see a band multiple times live and actively collect singles, vinyl, posters, and ephemera with wild abandon. My future husband […]
by Mocha CharlieWhen Austin Jenckes announced his west coast tour, his January 14 date at Seattle’s Crocodile was billed as his “home town” show, and quickly sold out, (prompting the addition of two more dates, both of which also sold out). Jenckes was born & raised in Duval, Washington, but moved to Nashville in 2012. […]