Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Hamilton Leithauser and Courtney Marie Andrews at the Neptune Theatre 10/21

Five songs into Hamilton Leithauser’s headlining set at the Neptune Theatre last week, a man got down on one knee and proposed to his sweetheart. The news didn’t reach the stage until after the former frontman for The Walkmen howled the last refrain of “A 1000 Times,” from his latest studio LP, I Had A Dream ThatRead more…

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Live Review: Elbow at The Showbox 11/10

All photos and review by Alan Lawrence (view set) Earlier this month, Elbow brought their wide range of emotional music to The Showbox, performing to a sold out, adoring crowd. In fact, the show sold out in one day making tickets some of the most highly sought after of the year.

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Live Review: Taylor McFerrin, SassyBlack, and Noel Brass, Jr. at Nectar 11/11

Even with the most voracious of music fans, there’s still likely a certain feel or sound that comes to mind when you see the word “jazz.” Maybe it’s the swing of the music or that magical feeling of seventh chords walking down a piano. For others, it might be the drone of smooth jazz orRead more…

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Live Review: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile at the Moore Theatre 10/21

Categorization systems are important for us as humans. It’s how we make sense of this sometimes nonsensical world we live in. Which is why as soon as radio delivered us a bevy of different styles of music, we immediately had to put everyone into categories, starting with the basics: jazz, rock, classical, and eventually getting hyper-specificRead more…

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Live Review: Lucy Rose at the Neptune Theatre 10/18

All photos and review by Bebe Besch (view set) On October 18th, arguably the month’s stormiest of evenings in Seattle, a celebration was taking place inside of the Neptune Theatre. Two of England’s brightest talents were charming the venue’s stage. Strolling out to a nearly packed crowd was singer-songwriter Lucy Rose. Her demeanor is aRead more…

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Live Review: Broken Social Scene at the Neptune Theatre 10/23

Broken Social Scene’s second night at the Neptune Theatre last Monday was an absolute lovefest. The Canadian indie rock vets rocked, grooved, and, later, hugged it with a sold-out crowd during their celebratory two-hour set. Beginning the night with the driving, post-rock blast of “KC Accidental,” from 2002’s seminal You Forgot It In People, theRead more…

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Live Review: Ballake Sissoko & Vincent Segal at the Seattle Art Museum 10/22

Review by Emily Slider, DJ assistant for Wo’Pop on KEXP The Earshot Jazz Festival has been in full swing all over Seattle (ending November 12th), and on a recent Sunday night at the Seattle Art Museum, Earshot hosted an evening with Ballake Sissoko and Vincent Segal. The two entered, dressed formally for their culture. ForRead more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #19 with Perfume Genius and Briana Marela 10/21

It’s not every night that you get to enjoy the sounds of two beautiful, local artists and donate to a good cause simultaneously. KEXP’s 19th Little Big Show at the Neptune Theatre was one such exception. The show, whose proceeds benefited Lambert House, a community center in Seattle for LGBTQ youth, brought together performances fromRead more…

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Live Review: Arcade Fire / Phantogram at KeyArena 10/15

Like a kind of watershed moment, there are live show experiences before seeing Arcade Fire and live show experiences after seeing Arcade Fire. They’re really a gauge for everything now. A religious experience whether you’re religious or not. A spiritual “Wake Up” call. A concerted church. An eidetic ecstasy. Call it whatever you want! It’sRead more…

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Live Review: The War on Drugs with Phoebe Bridgers at the Moore Theatre 10/9

Last Monday, at the first of two sold-out shows at The Moore, Philly’s The War on Drugs delivered nothing short of a visually and viscerally stunning display of dream rock dopeness with their cascading waterfall of sound. It’s like multiple shots of Nixon-defying dope coursing through your veins that makes you in-the-moment bliss out, forget your surroundings, cavort inRead more…

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