Category Archives: Live Reviews

Live Review: OFF! with Cerebral Ballzy and NASA Space Universe at El Corazon 4/13/14

“This is a really beautiful city”, Keith Morris remarked halfway his El Corazon set with super punk supergroup OFF!. He was talking to the punk kid who had fought his way to the very front of the crowd, sweating profusely through the leather jacket he dared not remove in the pit. “You don’t know thatRead more...

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Live Review: Odesza with D33J and Kodak to Graph at Neumos 4/12/2014

Last September, ODESZA were slotted for Saturday night of Decibel Festival at Neumos, along with Slow Magic and a headlining set from Gold Panda. Set to open the night’s festivities up, the boys were a bit nervous. As our photographer Dave Lichterman recalls from a conversation with Harrison, they were concerned about stage presence, consideringRead more...

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Live Review: Factory Floor with DVA Damas and Stres at Barboza 4/8/14

It’s been a long time coming, but British post-industrial trio Factory Floor have finally made it out to the US west coast. The band dropped their self-titled debut LP last year on DFA after releasing one-off singles and remixes in the current lineup for the better part of four years. Over the years, their unique,Read more...

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Live Review: Future Islands with Ed Schrader’s Music Beat at The Crocodile 4/3/2014

After the band finished ripping through a particularly danceable rendition of “Spirit” off their new record Singles, Future Islands frontman Sam Herring looked down at his sweat soaked shirt and pants. After a failed attempt to wring a piece of it out, he just laughed along with the rest of the crowd. The guy couldRead more...

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Live Review: Dum Dum Girls with Blouse and Grave Babies at Neumos 4/5/14

“Trouble is my name” is how Dee Dee Penny chooses to end the new Dum Dum Girls record Too True. There’s a great reason - the girls are a quietly devastating storm. Their refusal to give way to the all too familiar tropes of the business means that Penny and her band members will neverRead more...

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Live Review: Chickfactor Music Fest at the Bell House, 3/20-21/14

Wherever Chickfactor goes, I will follow. The premiere indiepop zine, Chickfactor began in 1992, around the same time the east coast pop scene was starting to explode. Labels were forming, like Slumberland and Teen-Beat, and founders Gail O’Hara and Pam Berry were on the scene, interviewing bands, taking photos, and organizing fantastic little pop fests.Read more...

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Live Review: London Grammar w/ Highasakite at Neumos 3/29/14

It’s no surprise that British downtempo pop group London Grammar sold out their second Seattle show in six months Saturday night. Back when they played the Crocodile at the end of September, their excellent first full length If You Wait had just come out only weeks before in the states. Now that it has hadRead more...

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Live Review: The War on Drugs w/ White Laces at Neptune Theatre 3/28/14

Adam Granduciel has never been one to let success and fame get to his head. “It’s Friday night!” he exclaimed to the Neptune crowd at the The War on Drugs‘ sold out performance that night,.“Does anyone have any big plans for the weekend?” The innate irony of the question is lost on no one butRead 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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Live Review: Nils Frahm with Douglas Dare at The Triple Door 3/18/2014

The Triple Door was the place to be last night if you’re a fan of Decibel Festival and need something to tide you over until September. The venue featured two identical back to back shows of Erased Tapes artists Nils Frahm and Douglas Dare. The two pianists made for an impressive showcase of everything fromRead more...

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