Thursday News Roundup

James Blake - photo by Christopher Meister

  • British post-dubstep sensation James Blake recently came through Seattle, where he played a set at, of all places, the Tractor Tavern, a venue known for its proclivity to host more western, country, and folk-themed musical acts. Despite the cowboy boots strung up overhead, Blake made the Tractor his for the night and wow-ed the sold out crowd (read a review here). Not a week after the show, Blake has announced a fall tour which will see him back through Seattle, but this time playing at the Showbox at the Market on September 24. That’s more like it!

Black Lips - Arabia Mountain

  • A band knows they’ve made it when they get a chance to perform on Jools Holland. KEXP’s favorite 90s indie rock revivalists Yuck recently did so. Here’s a video of their performance of “Get Away”:

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