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Shaprece shines on Columbia City

By Hanna Stevens On November 20, Columbia City Theater was filled with musicians and community members out to support Shaprece, Budo, and Theoretics, as well as many other contributors and collaborators. Theoretics opened, delving into their new sound a bit more with One-A-Month artists. They debuted their newest track with powerhouse Maiah Manser, and were also […]

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Usher at Key Arena

By Susan Galbraith Photos by John Lill True Usher fans have been with him since the beginning and after the explosive dance moves and silky smooth vocals witnessed on Wednesday night at the Key, it’s obvious why he’s been one of the kings of R&B for over two decades. Starting with  “My Way” and “You […]

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Steel Panther and Judas Priest metal up the Tacoma Dome

By John Lill Back in the day, Frank Sinatra would have a comedian open for him, someone like Don Rickles. Saturday night at the Tacoma Dome, Judas Priest had Steel Panther, a contender for the world’s funniest band, not just for the songs but what happens in between. Steel Panther, a hair band from the Sunset Strip, totally rocks while […]

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FKA Twigs at The Showbox (Photo by Hanna Stevens)

FKA Twigs Enchants at The Showbox

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 […]

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Mudhoney at Neumos (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Mudhoney brings the aggression to Neumos

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 […]

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Mac DeMarco Surfs Crowd Adoration at Chop Suey

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 […]

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Capital Cities light up Showbox SODO

  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 […]

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Ben Gibbard at Neptune Theatre (Photo by Arlene Brown)

Ben Gibbard and Eric Anderson enchant The Neptune Theatre (Photo Slideshow)

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 […]

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Thunderpussy at the Sunset: hot rock

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 […]

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SweetKiss Momma at Band In Seattle (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

Band In Seattle, Now Taping for Season Two!

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 […]

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First Aid Kit perform at the Moore Theatre. Photo by John Lill

First Aid Kit Bring Their Pure Harmonies to The Moore

  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 […]

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GWAR at Showbox SODO (Photo by Mocha Charlie)

GWAR’s Eternal Tour Left Floor of Showbox Covered With More than Extra Carpet

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, […]

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