photo by The Kozy Shack
Fuel up this weekend because there are a couple weeknights this coming week upon which it is imperative to get yourself over to Nectar (in Fremont). This Tuesday and Thursday night, Seattle will be visited by the indie-pop kings of Norway and Sweden. Stoic grumpies will swoon, frozen hearts will melt, and weâ€™ll forget that the days are getting shorter and shorter and dance like itâ€™s high summer!
Tuesday, November 6th: Jens Lekman / Throw Me The Statue / Viktor SjÃ¶berg at Nectar
Itâ€™s been two years since Swedenâ€™s Jens Lekmanâ€™s last visit to our fine city. Since that time heâ€™s released another critically acclaimed album and charmed even more folks over the landscape with his romantic twists of Magnetic Fieldsâ€™y guitar pop. With him heâ€™s recruited our favorite newcomers to the Seattle lo-fi indie pop scene (and recent signings to our noble friends Secretly Canadian Records) Throw Me The Statue. Opening up the night is the sexily umlautâ€™d Viktor SjÃ¶berg, a Swedish DJ extraordinaire. Read our keystrokes, this is not a show to be missed. Need more proof? You should read the thesis we posted about his latest album.
Thursday, November 8th: Sondre Lerche/Dan Wilson at Nectar
On Thursday, head back to Fremontâ€™s Nectar to see Sondre Lerche. The Norwegian singer/songwriter is more than just cute folksy songs about love and nature, his subtle charisma is a force to behold. Weâ€™ve seen him tame a drunken wily SXSW crowd and wake up a sleepy aloof Seattle crowd. With his guitar and sweet rapport with the audience he drifts from jazz standards to A-ha-ish catchy tunes to Elvis Costello-y thoughtful songs. If you havenâ€™t seen him before, this is a great opportunity to see him in a cozy setting surrounded by your cool cat peers.
Musik Ã¤lskarna fÃ¶rena,
three imaginary girls
(Three Imaginary Girls is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest and beyond to music lovers worldwide. We post a Settle live show calendar to help you fill your day-planner with loads of great shows, as well as record reviews, live show reviews, and an imagi-blog to entertain you throughout the day.)