Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

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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Live Review: EL VY with Hibou at Neumos 11/4/15

Among other things, Matt Berninger is known for making a live show count. Whether it’s embodying the introverted distance of his work with The National in straightjacket contortions or diving into furious anger, throwing wine glasses into the air and crushing them under his feet, in all things, Berninger is a vivacious wonder. The bitterRead more…

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Album Review: Rustie – EVENIFUDONTBELIEVE

Can someone tell Rustie to slow down, please? His last LP for Warp, Green Language, barely came out a year ago. In the meantime, he’s played a world tour, including a Sasquatch! date, dropped a free EP of music, and produced a track from a hospital bed. Russell Whyte does not let up on theRead more…

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