Author Archives: Philip LaRose, KEXP

Decibel Festival 2013: Timetable Records Showcase @ The Crocodile

For the final night of Decibel Festival 2013, Sunday September 29, I headed to the Crocodile for the Timetable Records showcase, featuring Nosaj Thing, with Lorn, Teebs, and D Tiberio. Aside from Nosaj Thing—a veteran of Decibel Festival I’d seen before — I was unfamiliar with the lineup and unsure what to expect. After theRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2013: Cosmic Adventures Showcase @ Showbox at the Market

Saturday, September 28—day four of Decibel Festival 2013—found me headed back to the Showbox at the Market, this time for the Cosmic Adventures showcase, featuring The Orb with the godfather of techno Juan Atkins and newcomer Nick Monaco. The Orb was perhaps the act I was most excited to see at this year’s Decibel Festival.Read more...

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Decibel Festival 2013: Moby & Friends @ Showbox SoDo

For the second night of Decibel Festival 2013, I headed down to the Showbox SoDo for the Moby & Friends showcase, featuring of course Moby doing a DJ set, along with Blondes and the Loops of Fury. And Decibel Festival’s own Assistant Visual Director, Zach Walker, provided the very cool video projections to make thisRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2013: Abstract Earth Project Showcase @ Showbox at the Market

On Wednesday, I was excited to begin my fifth time attending Decibel Festival with the Abstract Earth Project showcase at the Showbox at the Market. This showcase featured Wax Tailor, an artist whose work I’d never yet picked up, but hearing some of it recently on KEXP had me saying “oh yeah, this is great,Read more...

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City Arts Fest: Lost in the Trees @ the Crocodile 10/20

For my last City Arts Festival show on Saturday October 20, a friend who rarely attends shows asked me to join her at the Crocodile to see Lost in the Trees, headlining with Horse Feathers, Midtown Dickens, and Dana Buoy. I knew nothing of any of those bands, but I was happy to accompany myRead more...

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City Arts Fest: Thursday 10/18

On Thursday, October 18, I took advantage of the proximity of two venues to get a better sense of the variety that the City Arts Festival brings, by bouncing between two very different shows. The Crocodile had a fairly typical rock show, with Gold Leaves, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, Throw Me The Statue,Read more...

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City Arts Fest: Ghostland Observatory @ Showbox SoDo 10/19

On Friday, October 19, I went down to the Showbox SoDo for what promised to be the biggest show I’d see at City Arts Fest: Ghostland Observatory. Technically, this was my second time seeing them, as I was at their performance at the 2011 Capitol Hill Block Party. But that time, I was so farRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Shpongle Presents: The Masquerade @ Neptune Theatre

My second evening at Decibel Festival began at the Neptune Theatre with the intriguing-sounding Shpongle Presents: The Masquerade. I wasn’t familiar with Shpongle‘s work, but the showcase description mentioned a blend of traditional acoustic instruments with “computer wizardry”, and more importantly “an elaborate, 3D video-mapped stage configuration”. Last year I had been fortunate to seeRead more...

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Decibel Festival 2012: Beat Prodigies showcase @ Barboza & dB in Dub showcase @ Neumos

Ever since I first attended Decibel Festival in 2009, one of my favorite things about the festival has been the opportunity to bounce between different clubs during the evenings, sampling a variety of artists and styles. As Decibel Festival has grown and expanded across Seattle, that’s become increasingly difficult to do. This year, my bestRead more...

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Live at Bumbershoot, Day 3: Passion Pit

Upon its arrival in May 2009, Passion Pit‘s Manners became one of the first indie albums to transcend the blogosphere into public consciousness, and by the end of 2010, what started as Michael Angelakos’ bedroom project had turned into an adrenaline rush of gold records and sold-out club shows. After spending nearly three years holedRead more...

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