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by Mocha Charlie The 1200 seat theater was at capacity for Thursday night’s show at The D & R in Aberdeen. Mocha Charlie made the 2+ hour drive to cover the show. Tacoma native, Regan Lane (Strangely Alright) opened the show. Unfortunately many concert goers weren’t yet seated when he took the stage, as he […]
by Mocha Charlie I’ve had my reasons as to why I’ve missed seeing Mayer Hawthorne perform live, and after FINALLY seeing him a few weeks back at (yet another) sold out show here in Seattle, not one of my reasons for missing him are excuse worthy. He was INCREDIBLE. This Michigan singer/songwriter/pop/soulful musician holds nothing […]
by Christine Mitchell I’m not sure whether it’s serendipitous or not, but I’ve been pawing through Martin Aston’s comprehensive label history ‘Facing The Other Way: The story of 4AD’ . . . and then the Dum Dum Girls’ third album, ‘Too True’ (Sub Pop) materializes and begs me for attention. I can’t help but look at the cover […]
by Ian Cunningham Portland-natives Aan have an aversion to the cliché-soaked radio hits of today. As the album title would suggest, there is such a thing as too much pleasantry. Too much pandering for approval through accessibility. That’s not to say that their music is unapproachable; its foundation still lies in the orthodox formulas of rock. But […]
by Christine Mitchell Photos by Arlene Brown At last, the eagerly expected Sasquatch! Festival Launch Party arrived. The soiree took place last week. Now that the festival is spanning two long weekends (Memorial and Fourth of July) and on the heels of last year’s lightning-fast ticket sellout, contest winners and other lucky people filed into […]
by Ian Cunningham Just before the start of the new year, Fremont’s The White Rabbit closed its doors one last time. Having been a local landmark in one form or another since 2002, the Rabbit was home to regular acts such as Michael Shrieve’s Spellbinder and funk band Marmalade. News of it’s closing seemed to […]
Leave it to legendary Northwest concert promoter Adam Zacks (Sasquatch!), to pick some of the best artists in the Northwest and put them all on one stage, this past Wednesday was no exception. Zacks partnered with Capitol Hill Block Party and Sub Pop to bring some of the music loving masses the latest installment of Red Bull […]
by Xander Deccio Seattle-based singer Mary Lambert has been on a roll as of recent. She’s been nominated for a Grammy for the work she did with hometown superstars Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (M&RL), and she just signed a record deal with Capitol Records. Mary recently released her newest EP, Welcome To The Age of […]
by Greg Roth Sean De Tore an assistant producer of the Ron and Don Show, on KIRO Radio. He is also a passionate music journalist and colleague. Sean has been hosting his Mixtape podcast for over 4 years. The Mixtape features some stellar Northwest music talent of all genres. This past summer, Sean hosted his very first Mixtape “Live” at Barboza in Capitol Hill. Headlining […]
by Greg Roth Jonny Lang sings and plays his guitar from every ounce of his soul. The American blues, gospel artist started his career at the tender age of 13, and at that time was compared to that of a 40-year-old blues veterans. Known for his uncanny vocal ability and his stunning guitar solos, the former prodigy has five […]
by Greg Roth Photos by Alex Crick Anyone that goes to a Brent Amaker and The Rodeo show know that they are going to get more than just a music concert. Amaker and his band combine elements of Broadway, Vegas, and Vaudeville to drive their musical point home. Last Thursday night’s performance at Neumos was part performance […]
by Arlene Brown I knew the night was going to be something special when I drove down Stewart Street heading to The Crocodile. People on the street were cheering and screaming “GO SEAHAWKS!” But something told me that there was going to be something even more special about this evening. A last-minute surprise show with Foster […]