Author Archives: Travis, Audioasis

Live Review: The Avett Brothers at The Paramount Theatre 8/28

review by Travis Baer photos by Kyle Johnson This past Friday night The Paramount Theatre was converted from its usual majestic, golden state to a dusty southern bluegrass hall. The Avett Brothers, a folk-rock group from Concord, North Carolina, I feared would be at odds with the regal backdrop provided by the Paramount. Their soundRead more…

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KEXP Suggests: Fremont Oktoberfest 2007

While it may not technically be October yet, the air outside is certainly starting to feel like it. So, whether you are excited for the change of seasons and feel like celebrating with a ton of great music, or if you are depressed about this and feel like drowning your sorrows in a beer garden,Read more…

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Local Show Spotlight: The New Pornographers

While they may have moved onto the big time, The New Pornographers still have local roots. Most of their members have either grown up or now live in Vancouver, Canada. They will be gracing the KEXP studio with their presence today at 1:30 continuing the trend of great in-studio performers today. Animal Collective played anRead more…

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Local Release of the Week: Dolour – The Years in the Wilderness

It has been over three years since the last time we have seen a release from Shane Tutmarc and his ever changing band of musicians that make up Dolour. Thankfully the wait has paid off with not only one, but two new albums (sort of) and a total of 19 tracks. The Years in theRead more…

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Bumbershoot: Andrew Bird

photo by Chona Kasinger I caught Andrew Bird at a jam packed Starbucks Stage at the Mural Amphitheatre at 8:30 last night. He brought along fellow Midwest native, Martin Dosh (Bird is from Chicago, and Dosh from Minneapolis). You may know Martin Dosh from his electronic solo work under the name of Dosh. Using manyRead more…

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Bumbershoot 2007 Local Music Preview

You have an impossible number of local bands to see at Bumbershoot this year. Even if you wanted to, you wouldn’t be able catch half of them, so here are three recommendations from Travis to help you make some tough choices! Good luck! Menomena These Portland, OR, math rockers were in the KEXP studio onRead more…

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Local Release of the Week: The Cute Lepers

This week’s local pick is actually two different 7″ singles by the Seattle, punky, power-pop group, The Cute Lepers. The Cute Lepers is led by Steve E. Nix who you may recognize from fellow Seattle punk outfit, The Briefs. The band has a fair amount in common with The Briefs which is to be expected,Read more…

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Top Local Weekend Shows: The Young & The Old

The Young: This weekend Seattle’s makeshift all-ages venues kick into high gear with the 2007 Carousel Festival. Put on by Seattle DIY, the festival is sure to be promising. If you don’t know about Seattle DIY it is a collective of artists, activists, and all around awesome people whose mission is to promote all-ages, do-it-yourselfRead more…

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