Category Archives: City Arts Festival

Live Review: Blitzen Trapper, Fruit Bats & Seabear @ City Arts Fest, Showbox 10/22

To be completely honest, I was most excited to see Seabear on this incredible bill showcasing some of the best in indie-folk. Seabear is from Seattle’s sister city, Reykjavik, Iceland. Fresh off of the 2010 Iceland Airwaves Festival, Seabear performed a set of contagious folk rock with a seven-member stage presence, equipped with keys, mini-baritone,Read more…

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Live Review: Cat Power and J.Tillman @ City Arts Fest, 5th Avenue Theatre 10/23

Playing at the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre in downtown Seattle, J. Tillman and Cat Power put on a splendid show full of heartfelt rock ballads. J. Tillman (first name Joshua) started off the night with a half-hour set of acoustic songs, many telling interesting stories similar to Fleet Foxes’ lyrics, of which he is currentlyRead more…

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Live Review: City Arts Festival… Belle & Sebastian @ Benaroya Hall and Gogol Bordello @ Showbox SoDo 10/20

Belle & Sebastian @ Benaroya Hall The lines to buy a six-dollar Heineken or a ten-dollar martini made it almost impossible to get through the lobby of Benaroya’s symphony hall. After a set of melodramatic and somewhat lethargic songs from Trashcan Sinatras with questionable lyrics (“people who fall in love / feel like I’m oneRead more…

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Live Review: Belle & Sebastian @ Benaroya Hall, City Arts Festival 10/20

Just from hanging around the lobby in Benaroya Hall before they allowed people in to take their seats, it wasn’t hard to tell that Belle & Sebastian’s performance on Wednesday was going to be a special one. It was one of the widest ranging crowds you could imagine, all eating finger foods, checking out merch,Read more…

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