Category Archives: Live Reviews

Capitol Hill Block Party, Day 1: Run the Jewels

“They’re a festival band”, a friend said. “That’s so true, they know exactly how to get a crowd going in less than a minute and keep ‘em going for nearly an hour; like one big party!” I said back. Though, what I really love about Run the Jewels is the ease with which one passesRead more…

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Forecastle Fest, Day Two: LCD Soundsystem, JD McPherson, Sturgill Simpson, Beach Slang, Lucy Dacus, Vince Staples

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Written by Morgen and Amie Schuler Day two of Forecastle Music Fest in Louisville, KY started the same way day one did: hot. That didn’t stop me from getting there as early as I could to start capturing the fantastic musicians they had scheduled. Lucy Dacus kicked it off with her sweet voice and low-keyRead more…

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Live Review: The Drums at Neumos 7/17

The Drums played a packed Neumos on July 17th, with frontman Jonny Pierce giving a spirited rendition of tracks from across The Drums discography. The Seattle show was the kickoff to an extensive tour for the band, which goes on until the end of the year, and includes a lengthy stint in Europe. A handful ofRead more…

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KEXPort 2017, Day 1: Dynfari, Hatari, Hórmónar, Kuldaboli, Une Misére

Now in its sixth year, KEXPort celebrates KEXP’s ongoing relationship with Kex Hostel in Reykjavik, where we broadcast every year during Iceland Airwaves. Typically, it’s a music marathon consisting of 12 bands in 12 hours, but this year they’ve expanded the program to feature 15 bands over two days. While a few artists this yearRead more…

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Forecastle Festival, Day One: ODESZA, Chicano Batman, Waka Flocka Flame

Written by Morgen and Amie Schuler As I stepped onto the grounds of Forecastle Festival in Louisville, KY, I had a weird combination of anxiety and nostalgia roiling around in my chest. You see, I grew up in the area and Louisville is the place I called home for over 18 years. I still do,Read more…

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Live Review: Beach Fossils at The Crocodile 7/11

“Tonight’s a special show,” lead vocalist Dustin Payseur said at the beginning of Beach Fossils’ sold out show at The Crocodile. I’m sure many artists say this at the start of every show, but Beach Fossils stayed true to their word, pulling out songs they haven’t played live before, and bringing out an audience fullRead more…

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Live Photos: Seu Jorge at ZooTunes, Woodland Park Zoo 6/20/2017

After more than a decade since its release, Seu Jorge set sail to bring back his much-acclaimed 2005 soundtrack to the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou to adoring fans. Performing live across the globe, the acclaimed Brazilian singer-songwriter provided not just nostalgia for that quirky movie, but reminded us once againRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 3: Kyle Craft

For the uninitiated, Kyle Craft can sing. At once raspy, evocative, and grandiose, Mr. Craft’s voice sounds straight from his soul, imbuing his music with an immediate punch and anchor. His voice was the clear focal point of an excellent performance at Day 3 of Sasquatch Music Festival at the Yeti Stage, drawing a small but enthusiasticRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival, Day 2: MGMT

Before a closing performance from Twenty One Pilots, MGMT played a packed set at Sasquatch Music Festival‘s Main Stage, playing tracks from each of their past records, including several to be featured on the forthcoming Little Dark Age. As evidenced by past live performances, MGMT are unafraid of spectacle. The band’s Sasquatch set featured four large video monitorsRead more…

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Sasquatch! Music Festival 2017, Day 1: The Head and the Heart

As the sun began to set on The Gorge Amphitheater, The Head and the Heart played a memorable set at Day 1 of Sasquatch Music Festival, representing Seattle in the Eastern Washington Sasquatch setting. Despite Josiah Johnson still being absent from the band, the band still demonstrated their ability to craft heart-rending harmonies, drawing onRead more…

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