Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Live Review: Little Big Show #14, with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lower Dens, and Hibou 1/29

Every time a Little Big Show happens, our accomplishments seem to get bigger and better. Our must recent show, at Neptune Theatre last Friday, marks the fourteenth occasion on which Starbucks, STG, and KEXP have put their heads together to line up a crazy good show. And not only that – like all other LittleRead more…

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Album Review: Savages – Adore Life

Post-punk gods Savages have done the unthinkable with their second outing: they made their sophomore record an unabashed anthem to embracing life and love. “Love is the answer” – this is the message of Savages’ first single off of Adore Life, their second LP and follow up to the highly acclaimed 2013 debut, Silence Yourself.Read more…

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Live Review: The Juan Maclean with Marcus Marr and Pressha at Nectar Lounge 1/9/16

There are few better ways to ring in the new year than staying up until 2am dancing incessantly to furious house music. Thankfully for us, John MacLean and Marcus Marr agree with us, and this week’s The Juan MacLean show at the Nectar Lounge was a pretty fantastic way to kick off another year ofRead more…

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Sasquatch! 2016 Launch Party with Charles Bradley, M. Ward and DJ Sassyblack at Neptune Theatre 1/11/16

How about that lineup, am I right?! Holy smokes, I don’t think I’ve seen an undercard that solid on a lineup in years. Good luck figuring your schedule out, everyone! It’s going to be damn near impossible to catch all of the phenomenal talent coming to the Gorge this year for the Sasquatch! Music Festival.Read more…

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Album Review: David Bowie – Blackstar

Despite the innumerable sources of praise and worship from every corner of the earth, David Bowie somehow finds a way to face a sort of misrepresentation in the modern world, where every new album is slated as a comeback. Each forthcoming effort from the aging rock legend has some sort of Lazarus effect over theRead more…

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Live Review: HEALTH with Pictureplane and Ian Hicks at Neumos 12/8/15

HEALTH‘s new record Death Magic has a pretty significant lead up to it. After working on a third album for some time, the band got an opportunity to work on the soundtrack for Rockstar’s Max Payne 3, which they knocked out of the park in every plausible way. The extra time focused on production andRead more…

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Live Review: Okkervil River (Will Sheff solo) at Columbia City Theater 12/14/15

Okkervil River‘s 2005 masterpiece, Black Sheep Boy, is one of those records that grabs you wherever you’re at. If you haven’t gotten the divine pleasure of experiencing it yet, I promise you, it will grab you at some point soon. There’s just something about the coming-of-age brilliance of its narrative that is simultaneously easy toRead more…

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Live Review: ODESZA w/ Hayden James & Louis Futon @ Paramount Theater 12/6/15

Last week, Seattle sons Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight took their hometown for three straight sold-out nights at the Paramount Theater. It is truly mind-boggling how quickly and how flawlessly ODESZA has skyrocketed over the last three years. The band’s debut album Summer’s Gone came out only three short years ago, and thanks to anRead more…

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Live Review: Gardens & Villa with De Lux at The Crocodile 11/16/15

There are lots of reasons for two bands to tour with each other. For example, they might have a similar fanbase. Or, they might have a similar sound, and can cater to a single collaborative night of music fairly easily. Or, in the case of Los Angeles pairing Gardens & Villa and De Lux, theyRead more…

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Live Review: Telekinesis and Say Hi with NAVVI at Neumos 11/7/15

Five and a half weeks and thirty one dates later, Telekinesis and Say Hi return to Seattle. These two local veterans embarked on an epic co-headlining tour back at the beginning of October, and Saturday night, they wrapped it up with an unforgettable stop at Neumos. Both of their new records dropped on the sameRead more…

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