Category Archives: Live Performances

Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 3: Yo La Tengo

While gale winds canceled some early main stage shows, a different force of nature was met with far warmer reception on the Bigfoot stage. Yo La Tengo is certainly a force of nature in the indie music scene and a walk back through their discography is a long one, as the group have consistently releasedRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2016, Day 1: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra has not slowed down since releasing the spectacular 2015 album, Multi-Love. The band has been on an ambitious world tour since the release of the album, and solved many people’s first world problem of a lack of new UMO music last week by releasing a new single. Aptly titled “First World Problem,”Read more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 1: East of My Youth

Opening this year’s live broadcast from Kex Hostel at Iceland Airwaves Music Festival is Icelandic experimental electro-pop band East of My Youth. Formed just last year, East of My Youth created a lot of buzz with their first single “Lemonstars” at the end of last summer, and have since been on a steady upward trajectory. ComprisedRead more…

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Live Review: Macefield Music Festival, Day 1

This past weekend, Macefield Music Festival presented a stellar lineup, with performances by more than 20 Seattle bands over the course of the 3-day celebration. A diverse set of music fans strolled the Ballard neighborhood to see shows from some of the biggest players in Seattle’s indie music scene. Friday offered the first glimpse at the impressiveRead more…

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KEXP Presents Hood-to-Hood Day 2015 in West Seattle this Friday!

The word on West Seattle is that once you live there, you will never move to another neighborhood in Seattle. Find out what all the fuss is about as KEXP celebrates Hood-to-Hood Day West Seattle! Join us this Friday, May 29, as we salute the beloved neighborhood, winners of last year’s Hood-to-Hood Challenge, with aRead more…

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Live Review: Twin Peaks with Meatbodies at Vera Project 11/19/14

All photos by Brittany Brassell This past Wednesday at The Vera Project felt more like an awesome house party with all your friends – somewhere sunny and warm, and where a bunch of grimy dudes are taking turns playing songs in said party house’s dad’s garage – people chilling on the driveway, dancing or thrashingRead more…

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Live at Project Pabst 2014, Day 2: The Thermals, Shabazz Palaces, Lord Huron, GZA, Modest Mouse and more

Day two of Portland’s first ever Project Pabst began with Portland psych-pop band Grandparents, then a Heart-meets-Led Zeppelin performance from 2014’s Thelma & Louise, a.k.a. rock band Deap Vally, as well as a set from Massachusetts indie rock band Speedy Ortiz. The beer was once again aflowin’ and the venue even sunnier than the previousRead more…

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Live at Project Pabst 2014, Day 1: Violent Femmes, Red Fang, Phosphorescent, Rocket From the Crypt, Tears for Fears and more

History was made (and relived) this weekend in Portland with the first ever Project Pabst. The festival, a testament to the PDX+PBR love affair, tossed Portland into a beer-fueled time warp. Along with newer acts, Zidell Yards hosted some 80s and 90s greats like Tears for Fears, Violent Femmes, GZA, Modest Mouse and Rocket from the Crypt. While some festival-goers may have describedRead more…

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Live Review: St. Vincent with Noveller at Moore Theater 3/26/14

On a rainy Wednesday evening, Annie Clark brought wonder and beauty to Seattle and to the Moore Theater with her St. Vincent return to our fair city. Both of the last times we’ve had the chance to see clark, it was alongside David Byrne, playing some original material, but mostly cuts from their collaborative recordRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves 2013, Day 3: Ásgeir

Concluding the KEXP broadcast live at KEX Hostel for Iceland Airwaves 2013 is Icelandic singer-songwriter Ásgeir. His father is a poet and his brother a musician (in another Icelandic favorite, Hjatalin). He’s not short on any of the family talent, and lucky for his listeners, an adolescent injury caused him to put down his athleticRead more…

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