Author Archives: Janice Headley

SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall

Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall (USA | 2017 | 100 minutes | directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright) Festival Screenings: Monday, May 29 at 7:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Egyptian Thursday, June 1 at 4:00 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown When people talk about the DIY scene, it usually conjures up thoughts of the ’70s punkRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Hoops

“Anybody here from Indiana?” Representing their hometown of Bloomington, Hoops took the Yeti stage early Sunday afternoon at the Sasquatch Music Festival. On their debut album Routines, the quartet (or quintet live, with touring guitarist) solidify the dream-pop sound they began developing on their self-released cassettes and last year’s self-titled EP. It’s funny to thinkRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 2: Aesop Rock

Born and raised in New York, Aesop Rock originally emerged from the city’s indie hip-hop world, releasing his breakthrough album Labor Days in 2001 on Definitive Jux, the label ran by El-P (Run the Jewels). But, Aes (real name: Ian Matthias Bavitz) moved to Portland in 2008, so after nearly a decade in the Northwest,Read more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 2: The Radio Dept.

The Radio Dept. don’t seem like your typical “summer festival” style band. On their most recent album, 2016’s Running Out of Love, the Swedish duo paired their dreamy ’80s-influenced synthpop with fierce, biting lyrics towards their homeland’s government. But, somehow, the group got the bros and teens bopping to the songs like “Death to Fascism”Read more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 1: LCD Soundsystem

As the lights went up on the Sasquatch! Music Festival main stage, James Murphy, founder, frontman, and mastermind of LCD Soundsystem, sauntered out from the wings, sipping a glass of white wine. There‚Äôs cause to celebrate: he shared with the audience that the band finally finished their highly-anticipated new album a mere two days ago.Read more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Preview: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Canada | 2017 | 103 minutes | directed by Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana) Festival Screenings: Friday, May 26 at 7:00 PM – Paramount Theatre Saturday, May 27 at 11:30 AM – SIFF Cinema Uptown (Executive Producer Ernest Webb and Producers Lisa Roth & Tracy Rector scheduled to attendRead more…

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SIFF Face the Music 2017 Review: Bill Frisell, A Portrait

Bill Frisell, A Portrait (Australia | 2017 | 114 minutes | directed by Emma Franz) Festival Screenings: Sunday, May 21 at 2:30 PM – SIFF Cinema Uptown Tuesday, May 23 at 4:00 PM – AMC Pacific Place You may very well have passed Bill Frisell on the streets of Seattle, and not even realized youRead more…

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In Stores Now 5/15

Older acts dominated this week’s batch of new releases, but a standout LP from a new band is the sophomore release from L.A. duo Girlpool. KEXP Music Director Don Yates notes the album “finds them recording with a full band for the first time, and the end result is a more muscular and fully realizedRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

That David Byrne is unstoppable. The influential icon was just in town, launching a run of his musical Here Lies Love at the Seattle Repertory Theater (watch an exclusive KEXP interview about it here). And now, upon his return home, he’s announced a “music-related variety show” to held for one night only at the TownRead more…

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Tuesday Music News

If you’re going to have a eerie, gory music video, who better to narrate than Iggy Pop? UK trio alt-J have recruited the Grandfather of Punk to do just that in their clip for “In Cold Blood.” Director Caspar Balsey does a little too good of a job building up the tension as a smallRead more…

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