Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: Three Nights with Pedro The Lion at The Tractor Tavern 12/20-22

The harsh cold air bites at my hands as I walk toward the Tractor Tavern to see Pedro The Lion play their first Seattle show in 11 years. The harshness of freezing breeze turns my thoughts to Pedro The Lion’s “The Longest Winter.” “In time memories fade, senses numb,” the young David Bazan sings on the chorus.Read more…

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Live Review: Cloak & Dagger: Dusk Till Dawn in Los Angeles 10/20-21

By Abbie Gobeli On the weekend of October 20th in downtown Los Angeles, Cloak & Dagger: Dusk Till Dawn shrouded the Globe and Tower Theaters into a vision of night. Doors flooded with patrons dressed in pitch black to see an array of musically dark artists from institutions like The Jesus and Mary Chain, emergingRead more…

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Live Review: Pixies and The Orwells at the Paramount Theatre 12/3

Pixies had little to say, but lots to play at the Paramount Theatre on Sunday, December 3. The alt-rock pioneers, who formed in Boston in 1986, blazed through a 33 song set in just over an hour and a half, speaking a grand total of two words to the crowd between songs. Fans didn’t seem toRead more…

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Freakout Fest 2017, Day 2: Kelli Schaefer, Baywitch, Porter Ray, JusMoni, Guantanamo Baywatch, Tomo Nakayama

Reviews by Dusty Henry (DH), Gabe Pollak (GP) Guantanamo Baywatch With a name like Guantanamo Baywatch, you have a pretty good indication that what you’re about to experience is going to be wild. Having seen them before, I’m still always caught off guard by their manic, feverish, and undeniably fun live sets. Within an instantRead more…

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Freakout Fest 2017, Day 1: Bombay Beach, Strawberry Mountain, Battleme, My Goodness, Spesh, BlackWater HolyLight

Reports from Kaitlin Frick (KF), Dusty Henry (DH), Gabe Pollak (GP) Battleme If there was a showmanship award to be handed out at Freakout, Battleme would be a top contender. The Portland rock outfit gleefully indulged in the audience from the stage at Tractor Tavern. Lead vocalist Matt Drenik prowled the stage, possessed and hellbentRead more…

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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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