Author Archives: Katy McCourt-Basham

Broken Social Scene at Showbox SoDo 2/5/09

review and photos by Katy McCourt-Basham Showbox SoDo was the place to be last Thursday night. I got there a little later than planned, and after waiting in line for ages to get in, I only managed to catch a few songs from the opening act: local boys Grand Archives. They played a good set,Read more…

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Album Reviews: J. Tillman & The Bird and The Bee

J. Tillman – Vacilando Territory Blues Joshua Tillman is an undeniably talented musician. Tillman, who moonlights as the drummer for Fleet Foxes, has been releasing terrific solo albums for the last four or so years. His latest, Vacilando Territory Blues (released January 20th on Western Vinyl), does not disappoint. In Vacilando Territory Blues, it’s easyRead more…

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Live Review: Jenny Lewis @ Meany Hall 1/21/09

review by Katy McCourt-Basham Just a few months after her last Seattle show, opening for Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst, Jenny Lewis made a slightly quieter return, headlining at UW’s Meany Hall — with no band. Opening for Lewis was Portland band Norfolk & Western. The music was pretty mellow as a rule, and theRead more…

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Album Reviews: Matt & Kim, Hey Marseilles

Matt & Kim – Grand There has never been a better time to release a dance pop album. With bands like MGMT and Vampire Weekend dominating the scene, Matt & Kim‘s new album Grand, to be released today, January 20, on Fader Label, will have no problem fitting right in. Grand, the follow up toRead more…

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